08/24/2013 9:06AM

Saratoga: Spa Babies 2-year-old picks and analysis for Aug. 25

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Race 2
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $80,000

1. GRATITUDE (Elusive Quality - Tizdubai, by Cee's Tizzy)
Sire 43-268 (16%) 2yo FTS; dam G2 sprint SW at 2 (117K, 2-2 at 2, 2-2 sprint) with 1 winner from 4 runners (0-2 with 2yos, 1-3 with sprinters); dam full multiple G1 route SW Tiznow (6.4M, 0-1 sprint), multiple G2 SW Budroyale (2.8M, 1-2 at 2, 5-9 sprint), SW router Tizbud (230K, 0-1 sprint), dam 1/2 SP router C'Mon Tiger (137K, 0-3 sprint); barn 7-45 (16%, $1.55 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 6/9 work matches Dancing House (1st FTS MSW 58 Beyer 7/31); interesting.

1a. FINGERS CROSSED (Elusive Quality - Ruth E, by A.P. Indy)
Sire 43-268 (16%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from sprint winner (61K, 0-3 at 2, 1-8 sprint); dam 1/2 SW Manchurian (125K, 2-3 sprint); dam full turf SP Jinni (132K, 1-2 at 2, won debut); barn 7-45 (16%, $1.55 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 7/4 work matches Sky Painter (1st FTS MSW turf 8/22)

2. POTOSI'S SILVER (Badge of Silver - Classy Date, by Saint Ballado)
125K yearling; 1/2 SW Jehan (302K, 0-6 at 2, 3-15 sprint) by 11-99 (11%) 2yo FTS sire; dam placed sprinting (9K, 0-3 sprint) with 4 winners from 5 runners (0-3 with 2yos, 3-5 with sprinters); dam 1/2 multiple 2yp SW Deputy Warlock (298K, 3-4 at 2, won debut, 1-2 sprint); barn 36-99 (36%, $2.76 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; respect.

3. GO WEST MARIE (Western Fame - Marie's Rose, by Swiss Yodeler)
52K 2yo after 1F work 10.0; sire 12-83 (14%) 2yo FTS; dam SP sprinter (128K, 2-6 sprint) with 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 1-2 with sprinters); female family G2 sprint SW Time to Explode (247K); barn 0-21 past 5 years 2yo FTS dirt sprints; jock's 2nd call

4. MEI LING (Empire Maker - Lochinvar's Gold, by Seeking the Gold)
500K yearling; sire 12-134 (9%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from winning dam (98K, 1-6 sprint); dam 1/2 multiple G2 route SW Master Command (1.1M, 0-2 sprint), 2yo G1 sprint SP X Star (48K, 1-3 at 2, won debut, 1-3 sprint), multiple G3 route SW Aurora Lights (277K, 0-1 sprint); barn 2-5 (40%, $3.02 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; can't ignore.

5. GRACER (Exchange Rate - Tina's Goal, by El Corredor)
150K yearling; sire 138-879 (16%) 2yos; dam won sprinting (83K, 5-10 sprint) with 1 winner from 2 runners (0-1 with 2yos, 1-2 with sprinters); dam 1/2 multiple SW Shag (348K, 2-3 sprint); barn 3-3 (100%, $9.63 ROI) past 5 years 2nd-out 2yos MSW dirt sprint Spa; earned good fig in well-bet debut, but 3rd-finisher returned to only Beyer 29 when 3rd at Parx 8/12; capable.

6. TIZAROCKET (Tiznow - Lungta, by Storm Cat)
100K yearling, 190K 2yo after 1F work 10.2; 1/2 turf SP 2yo Lacy Sunday (Germany, 11K, 0-5 at 2) by 22-292 (8%) 2yo FTS; unraced dam has 4 winners from 7 runners (1-3 with 2yos, 2-4 with sprinters); dam 1/2 multiple turf SW Or Vision (France, 49K), 2yo turf SP Litani River (France, 12K), multiple SW Nijinsky's Lover (179K, 1-2 at 2, 0-1 sprint), turf SP Hip To Time (19K, 1-1 at 2), multiple SW Dixie Fine (74K, 2-9 sprint); barn 1-29 (3%, $1.22 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 6/29 work went .02 faster than Camden Jane (3rd FTS MSW turf 8/22); 7/7 work went .01 faster than Camden Jane

7. VERO AMORE (Mineshaft - Summers Edge, by The Cliff's Edge)
15K 2yo after 1F work 10.3; sire 9-149 (6%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from route winner (11K, 0-2 at 2, 0-2 sprint); female family G3 turf SW Cassis (England, 1-5 at 2, won debut, 1-1 sprint); barn 1-2 (50%, $3.95 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa.

8. CRASHING CONCLAVE (Distorted Humor - Ciao, by Lear Fan)
140K RNA yearling, 50K 2yo after 1F work 10.2; sire 57-337 (17%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from turf SW dam (292K, 2-3 at 2); 3rd dam G1 turf SW Smuggly (France, 147K); this is barn's 1st debut runner; classy pedigree at square price, but also lots of turf to consider

9. OCEAN BOULEVARD (Fusaichi Pegasus - Adorable Jane, by Tale of the Cat)
Sire 116-790 (15%) 2yos; SW dam (184K, 0-3 at 2, 2-5 sprints) has 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 1-2 sprinters); dam 1/2 G3 route SW Susan's Angel (350K, 0-2 at 2, 0-4 sprint); barn 1-77 (1%, $0.04 ROI) past 5 years 2yos MSW dirt sprint; slight improvement 1st-Lasix; jock's 1st call

SELECTIONS:
1.  Crashing Conclave
2.  Gracer
3.  Mei Ling

THE PLAY:
Crashing Conclave to WIN and PLACE at 8-1 odds or greater.

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Race 8
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $85,000

1. JAMAICA BAY (Macho Uno - Dancing Flame, by Seeking the Gold)
24K yearling, 80K 2yo after 1F work 10.1; sire 22-197 (11%) 2yo FTS, 17-186 (9%) 1st-turf; 1st starter from route winner (84K, 0-3 at 2, 0-1 turf); dam 1/2 G2 SW 2yo Bear's Kid (249K, 2-5 at 2, 1-6 turf); barn 2-9 (22%, $3.75 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa; wears 2 aluminum pads

2. NIGHTTIMING (Pioneerof the Nile - Razzi Cat, by Storm Cat)
50K weanling, 100K yearling; 1/2 multiple G1 SW Rocking Trick (Argentina, 223K, 2-4 at 2, won debut, 1-9 turf, 1st-turf winner), multiple G1 SW Randy Cat (Argentina, 122K, 3-3 at 2, 2-2 on turf), SP Song Cat (70K, 1-11 turf) by 3-12 (25%) 2yo FTS, 2-2 (100%) 1st-turf sire; dam won sprint (29K, 0-3 at 2, 0-1 turf) with 9 winners from 11 runners (2-5 with 2yos, 2 FTS winners, 5-8 with turfers, 3 first-turf winners); barn 1-5 (20%, $8.72 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route; 8/12 work matches Artest (90 turf Beyer); jock's 1st call

3. SABBATICAL (Medaglia d'Oro - Daydreaming, by A.P. Indy)
1/2 G1 turf SP Imagining (240K, 4-10 turf) by 23-179 (13%) 2yo FTS, 23-257 (9%) 1st-turf sire; dam G2 SW (696K, 1-3 at 2, won debut) with 2 winners from 3 runners (2-3 with turfers); dam full 2yo G3 SW Accelerator (414K, 2-5 at 2, 1-3 turf, 1st-turf winner), G1 sprint SW Girolamo (443K, 1-3 at 2, won debut); dam 1/2 SW router Harborage (118K, 0-2 at 2); barn 0-11 past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa; 7/7 work matches Caxambas Pass (1st MSW turf 70 Beyer 7/31); 7/13 work matches Mobilize (5th FTS MSW dirt 42 Beyer 7/25); 8/12 work matches Mr Speaker (FTS Sat. R3)

4. SHINE A SPOTLIGHT (Nobiz Like Shobiz - Twinkle and Shine, by Fly So Free)
Sire 7-94 (7%) 2yo, 3-36 (8%) turf; dam won turf (37K, 2-4 turf) with 2 winners from 3 runners (0-3 with 2yos, 0-1 with turfers); dam 1/2 G3 sprint SW Take the Cake (256K, 2-2 at 2); barn 1-4 (25%, $5.25 ROI) past 5 years 2yos dirt/turf sprint/route MSW; even try in solid turf debut followed by tough beat on dirt; can be forwardly-placed.

5. GONDOLE (Afleet Alex - Great Buy, by Smart Strike)
Sire 15-161 (9%) 2yo FTS, 10-164 (6%) 1st-turf; unraced dam has 4 winners from 4 runners (0-4 with 2yos, 1-4 with turfers); dam 1/2 turf SW Guana (137K, 1-3 at 2, won debut, 4-17 on turf, 1st-turf winner), turf SW Great News (France, 84K); barn 2-6 (33%, $5.10 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa.

6. AMORE GRAND (Grand Slam - Dynacielo, by Dynaformer)
95K yearling; sire 213-1289 (17%) 2yos, 57-523 (11%) 1st-turf; dam placed turf (11K, 0-1 at 2, 0-5 turf) with 1 winner from 3 runners (0-1 with 2yos, 0-1 with turfer); dam 1/2 multiple SP Apak (235K, 2-5 at 2, 0-2 turf), G1 turf SP Adair (Ireland, 86K, 1-1 at 2, 1-3 turf, 1st-turf winner), G3 turf SP Cyclorama (108K, 1-1 at 2, 2-7 turf, 1st-turf winner); dam full turf SW Dynaman (128K, 5-13 turf); barn 1-7 (14%, $1.10 ROI) past 5 years 2nd-out 2yos dirt/turf sprint/route MSW Spa; too early to give up on.

7. ZINZAY (Smart Strike - Music Room, by Unbridled's Song)
250K yearling, 700K 2yo after 1F work 10.2; sire 51-368 (14%) 2yo FTS, 69-601 (11%) 1st-turf; 1st starter from unraced dam; dam 1/2 multiple G1 turf SW Musical Chimes (965K, 0-3 at 2, 4-19 turf), multiple G1 SW Music Note (1.6M, 1-2 at 2); barn 2-14 (14%, $8.94 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route; 6/29, 7/13 works match Clever Beauty (6th FTS MSW dirt 49 Beyer 8/11); 7/25 work went .04 slower than Tapiteao (4th FTS MSW turf 8/22); 7/31, 8/7, 8/15 works match Tapiteao

8. ROCK ME MAMA (Broken Vow - Zoey Power, by Wolf Power)
80K yearling; sire 35-321 (11%) 2yo FTS, 39-377 (10%) 1st-turf; winning dam (82K, 0-5 at 2, 0-2 turf) 2 winners from 3 runners (1-1 with 2yos, FTS winner); dam full SW sprinter Beautiful East (195K); dam 1/2 SW sprinter Bet a Buck (93K); barn 5-37 (14%, $1.11 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa; 7/7 work matches King Cyrus (1st MSW dirt 56 Beyer 8/5); 7/7 work matches Seeking Her Glory (6th FTS MSW 66 Beyer 8/18); jock's 2nd call

9. DOMINO DERVAL (First Samurai - Goldeni, by Gone West)
27K RNA yearling, 70K RNA 2yo after 1F work 10.1; sire 8-90 (9%) 2yo FTS, 10-91 (11%) 1st-turf; 1st starter from unplaced dam (0-1 sprint); dam 1/2 turf SP Skyfall (117K, 1-3 at 2, won debut, 0-4 turf); barn 5-37 (14%, $1.11 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa.

10. CROWN QUEEN (Smart Strike - Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy)
1.6M weanling; 1/2 multiple G1 route SW Royal Delta (4.2M, 1-1 at 2), G2 route SP Empire Way (119K, 1-3 at 2, won debut, 0-3 turf), G1 route SP Carnival Court (151K) by 51-368 (14%) 2yo FTS, 69-601 (11%) 1st-turf sire; dam multiple G3 turf SW (740K, 1-1 at 2, 11-29 turf, 1st-turf winner) has 4 winners from 4 runners (2-3 with 2yos, 2 FTS winners, 0-2 with turfers); dam full G1 SW Indy Five Hundred (244K, 1-3 at 2, 2-7 turf, 1st-turf winner); dam 3/4 G1 turf SW 2yo Biondetti (Italy, 359K, 3-4 at 2, won debut, 2-5 turf, 1st-turf winner); barn 0-26 past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa

11. MISS SUPER QUICK (Rock Hard Ten - Quickest, by Forest Wildcat)
165K yearling; 1/2 SW 2yo sprinter Defy Gravity (146K, 3-6 at 2) by 36-302 (12%) 2yo FTS, 22-181 (12%) 1st-turf sire; unraced dam has 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos); dam 1/2 G1 route SW Super Saver (1.8M, 2-4 at 2), G3 route SW Brethren (385K, 2-2 at 2, 0-2 turf), multiple SP Lisa T. (66K, 1-3 at 2); barn 1-2 (50%, $11.80 ROI) past 5 years 2nd-out 2yos dirt/turf sprint/route MSW.

12. PALESTRINA (Medaglia d'Oro - Maiden Tower, by Green Dancer)
3/4 turf SP Picture Hat (France, 57K, 0-11 turf) by 65-449 (14%) 2yo, 129-1112 (12%) turf sire; dam G2 turf SW (France, 349K, 2-3 at 2, 5-10 turf) with 4 winners from 6 runners (2-3 with 2yos, 3-6 turfers); dam 1/2 turf SW Tokyo Rose; barn 1-2 (50%, $4.35 ROI) past 5 years 2nd-time 2yo turf router MSW; jock's 2nd call

13. HILLHOUSE HIGH (Exchange Rate - Pleasant Laughter, by Coronado's Quest)
75K yearling, 195K 2yo after 1F work 10.2; sire 138-879 (16%) 2yos, 155-1265 (12%) turf; dam multiple SP (172K, 0-2 at 2, 0-1 turf) with 2 winners from 3 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 0-3 turfers); dam 1/2 multiple SP Incumbent (67K, 1-3 at 2, 0-2 turf); lost shoe prior to start 7/22, but ran well on pace; jock's 1st call

14. CELLO (English Channel - Indy Pick, by A.P. Indy)
Full multiple G3 turf SW Optimizer (916K, 1-5 at 2, 5-16 turf) by 20-181 (11%) 2yo, 95-588 (16%) turf sire; winning dam (65K, 1-2 at 2) has 1 winner from 4 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 2-4 turfers); dam 1/2 multiple G1 SW Finder's Fee (708K, 3-8 at 2, 0-1 turf), SP sprinter New Way (120K, 0-1 turf), multiple G2 SP router Treasure Island (96K, 1-1 at 2); barn 0-12 past 5 years 2nd-out 2yos sprint/route turf MSW; even sprint; bred to route.

15. SPANGLED BANNER (Tiz Wonderful - Eastern Ruckus, by Eastern Echo)
55K weanling; 1/2 multiple SW Ladyecho (381K, 2-6 at 2, 0-2 turf), G2-placed router Whatdreamsrmadeof (137K, 1-4 at 2) by 20-118 (17%) 2yo, 3-52 (6%) turf sire; unraced dam has 5 winners from 7 runners (2-4 with 2yos, 0-4 turfers); dam 1/2 multiple SW Gold Star Deputy (416K, 2-5 at 2, 1-4 turf); barn 1-11 (9%, $1.87 ROI) past 5 years 2nd-time 2yos turf; solid debut.

16. ALL STAR KITTEN (Kitten's Joy - Anura, by Giant's Causeway)
140K RNA yearling; full multiple SW Empire Builder (211K, 2-5 at 2, 3-13 turf, 1st-turf winner) by 33-187 (18%) 2yo FTS, 40-256 (16%) 1st-turf sire; dam SP turf (87K, 2-9 turf) with 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 1-2 with turfers, 1st-turf winner); 2nd dam turf SP Shastri (Germany); barn 6-32 (19%, $2.16 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route

SELECTIONS (TURF ONLY):
1.   Nighttiming
2.   Crown Queen
3.   Miss Super Quick
4.   Sabbatical

THE PLAY (TURF ONLY):
Sabbatical to WIN and PLACE at 5-1 odds or greater.