08/20/2011 10:34PM

Saratoga: Spa Babies for Aug. 21, Race 6

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Race 6
5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $50,000

Analysis:

1. SWEET CAT (Kitten's Joy - Claire's Smile, by Carson City, March 14, 2009 in Kentucky, $95,000 Keeneland September yearling) is by a multiple Grade 1 turf winner (9-14, 2.0M, 2-4 at two, 9-12 on turf) that is 58-300 (19%) with juveniles and 20-127 (16%) with first-turfers. The dam, a $165,000 yearling, was unraced and has foaled 2 winners from 4 runners (1-2 with juveniles, 0-2 with turfers). Sweet Cat is a half-sister to stakes-winner Loose Leaf (5-18, 231K, 2-6 at two, 0-3 on turf). The dam is a half-sister to stakes-placed router Draw It (1-5, 60K). Trainer Todd Pletcher is 4-7 (57%, $5.47 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles going dirt to turf in maiden special weight sprints (0-1 at Saratoga).

7. RUN A RISK (Distorted Humor - Commodities, by Private Account, February 13, 2009 in Kentucky) is by a multiple Grade 2 sprint winner (8-23, 769K) that is 151-864 (17%) with juveniles and 34-375 (9%) with first-turfers. The dam, a $305,000 yearling, was a winner (2-6, 59K, 1-2 on turf) and has foaled 3 winners from 6 runners (1-3 with juveniles, 3-4 with turfers, 1 first-turf winner). Run a Risk is a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Rey de Cafe (4-13, 302K, 2-6 at two, 3-9 on turf), stakes-winner Tricky Causeway (7-38, 333K, 6-22 on turf, first-turf winner) and Grade 3 turfer El Crespo (2-24, 236K, 0-2 at two, 2-20 on turf). The dam is a half-sister to Grade 1-placed sprinter Western Expression (3-16, 140K, 0-1 on turf) and multiple Grade 2 turf winner King Cugat (7-16, 1.2M, 2-4 at two, 7-16 on turf, first-turf winner). Trainer Rusty Arnold is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles going dirt to turf in maiden special weight sprints.

10. MORE THAN LOVE (More Than Ready - I'm in Love, by Zafonic, April 15, 2009 in Kentucky, Withdrawn Keeneland November weanling, $130,000 Keeneland September yearling) is by a Grade 1 sprint winner (7-17, 1.0M, 5-7 at two, won debut) that is 34-307 (11%) with juvenile debut runners (1-36, 3%, $0.33 ROI with all debut runners in 2011, juvenile debut winner) and 54-381 (14%) with first-turfers. The dam, a $160,000 weanling and $215,309 yearling, was a Grade 3-placed turfer (2-20, 193K, 2-8 on turf) and this is her first starter. The dam is a half-sister to British juvenile stakes-placed turfer Tale Untold (1-8, 157K, 1-5 at two, won debut, 0-7 on turf). The August 5 workout matches trainer John Terranova's juvenile filly Flip the Switch (eased in career debut on dirt in $50,000 maiden claimer on August 19).  Terranova is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf routes (0-1 at Saratoga). Terranova is 3-17 (17%, $1.42 ROI) with all debut runners in 2011.

12. SPRING BREEZE (Congrats - Spring, by Stravinsky, March 4, 2009 in Florida, Out OBS Fall weanling, Withdrawn Keeneland November weanling, $72,000 OBS Select yearling) is by a Grade 2 route winner (7-26, 998K, 1-2 at two) that is 36-249 (14%) with juveniles and 6-50 (12%) with first-turfers. The dam, a $45,000 weanling and $110,000 yearling, was unraced and has foaled 2 winners from 3 runners (1-3 with 2yos, 1-2 with turfers). Spring Breeze is a half-sister to Grade 1-placed juvenile router Pulsion (2-16, 194K, 1-5 at two, 0-2 on turf). The dam is a half-sister to Grade 3-placed router Throne (1-18, 75K, 1-7 at two, 0-6 on turf). Trainer Carlos Martin is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles going dirt to turf in maiden special weight sprints.

5. WOODFORD LADY (Sharp Humor - Kings Lynn, by Mt. Livermore, April 23, 2009 in Kentucky, $240,000 RNA Keeneland September yearling, $70,000 RNA Keeneland April juvenile) worked 1 furlong in 10.2 prior to the April auction.  She is by a Grade 2 sprint winner (4-10, 490K, 3-5 at two, won debut) that is 9-63 (14%) with juvenile debut runners (4-34, 12%, $0.85 ROI with all debut runners in 2011, 2 juvenile debut winners, 1 on turf) and 2-27 (7%) with first-turfers.  The dam was a Grade 3-placed router (3-24, 140K, 1-8 at two, 0-1 on turf) and has foaled 6 winners from 7 runners (4-5 with 2yos, 1 debut winner, 1-3 with turfers). Woodford Lady is a half-sister to Mexican juvenile Grade 1 winner Jacobino (13-33, 163K, 2-8 at two), Grade 2 winner Sara Louise (4-11, 400K, 2-4 at two) and juvenile Grade 3 sprint winner Just Louise (2-3, 96K, 2-2 at two). The dam is a half-sister to Grade 3 router Scoop (5-15, 337K, 2-4 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf). The August 18 workout matches trainer Ken McPeek's juvenile filly Putthebabiesdown (68 Beyer on turf).  McPeek is 2-14 (14%, $1.47 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf sprints (0-2 at Saratoga).  McPeek is 4-48 (8%, $1.12 ROI) with all debut runners in 2011.

8. SINGN ON THEMOON (Malibu Moon - Listen to My Song, by Unbridled's Song, February 13, 2009 in Kentucky, $110,000 RNA Fasig-Tipton Select August yearling, Out Keeneland September yearling, $85,000 RNA OBS Select March juvenile, Out Keeneland April juvenile) worked 1 furlong in 10.3 prior to the March auction.  She is by a juvenile sprint winner (1-2, 33K, 1-2 at two) that is 47-285 (16%) with juvenile debut runners (9-58, 16%, $1.49 ROI with all debut runners in 2011, 5 juvenile debut winners, 1 on turf, 1 older winner out of an Unbridled's Song mare) and 27-288 (9%) with first-turfers.  The dam, a $600,000 yearling, was unraced and has foaled 2 winners from 2 runners (0-1 with 2yos, 1-1 with turfers). The dam is a half-sister to stakes-winning router Indy Bird (4-17, 136K, 2-9 at two), Grade 2 sprint winner Listen Here (4-10, 287K, 3-4 at two, won debut), Grade 3-placed Listen (3-7, 70K, 0-2 on turf) and stakes-placed sprinter Parade the Flag (5-20, 89K, 0-2 at two, 0-1 on turf). The July 22, July 29 workouts match trainer Gary Contessa's juvenile filly Bourbonstreetgirl (finished first in career debut in $75,000 maiden claimer on August 11 with 65 Beyer).  The August 5 workout matches Contessa's 7-year-old Mor Chances (finished seventh in a $20,000 'beaten' claimer on August 12 with 64 Beyer). Contessa is 0-11 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf sprints (0-3 at Saratoga).  Contessa is 3-25 (12%, $1.72 ROI) with all debut runners in 2011.

2. TANGLEWOOD TALE (Tale of the Cat - Dreambridge, by Unbridled's Song, April 4, 2009 in Kentucky, $60,000 Keeneland November weanling) is by a Grade 2 sprint winner (5-9, 360K, 1-1 on turf) that is 73-393 (19%) with juvenile debut runners (12-54, 22%, $2.34 ROI with all debut runners in 2011, 7 juvenile debut winners, 1 out of an Unbridled's Song mare, 1 at this meet, 1 older debut winner on turf) and 44-421 (10%) with first-turfers. The Tale of the Cat - Unbridled's Song breeding 'nick' has produced Grade 2 sprinter Alpha Kitten (2-9, 227K, 1-3 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf). The dam, an $185,000 yearling and $310,000 juvenile, was unplaced (0-1, $172, 0-1 at two, 0-1 on turf) and has foaled 1 winner from 2 runners (0-2 with 2yos, 0-2 with turfers). The dam is a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Tax Refund (9-27, 317K, 0-1 at two, 2-2 on turf).  The dam is a full sister to juvenile Grade 2-placed sprinter Unbridled Beauty (1-4, 88K, 1-4 at two, won debut).  The June 21 workout matches trainer Dale Romans' juvenile filly Tiara (finished sixth in career debut in $150,000 maiden claimer on dirt on August 5 with 27 Beyer).  The June 29 workout matches Romans' 3-year-old filly Sola Gratia (finished ninth in 'n1x' allowance at Churchill Downs on July 2 with 63 Beyer).  The June 29 workout matches Romans' 4-year-old filly There She Is (finished third in $10,000 maiden claimer on dirt at Churchill Downs on July 3 with 49 Beyer; has 54 Beyer on turf).  The July 10 workout matches Romans' juvenile Silver Max (finished second in career debut in $50,000 maiden claimer on dirt on July 31 with 60 Beyer).  The July 23 workout went .03 faster than Silver Max. Romans is 0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf sprints. Romans is 2-28 (7%, $1.21 ROI) with all debut runners in 2011.

4. RICHBELLE (With Distinction - Misty Springs, by Wild Again, March 12, 2009 in Florida, $42,000 OBS Select August yearling, $80,000 OBS Select March juvenile) worked 2 furlongs in 21.2 prior to the March auction.  She is by a Grade 3 winner (6-29, 447K, 0-1 on turf) that is 9-71 (13%) with juvenile debut runners (7-46, 15%, $2.92 ROI with all debut runners in 2011, 5 juvenile debut winners) and 1-33 (3%) with first-turfers. The dam was a turf winner (1-32, 82K, 0-6 at two, 1-22 on turf) and has foaled 3 winners from 4 runners (2-3 with 2yos, 0-2 with turfers).  Richbelle is a half-sister to stakes-winner Golden Springs (2-15, 63K, 1-7 at two). The dam is a half-sister to juvenile Grade 1-placed Eye Dazzler (3-12, 164K, 1-5 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf).  The August 8 workout matches trainer George Weaver's juvenile Richmond County (0 Beyer on dirt).  The June 28 workout matches Weaver's 3-year-old Diceman (finished sixth in career debut on August 1 with 55 Beyer).  The July 18 workout matches Weaver's uncoupled stablemate Star Vesta.  Weaver is 0-14 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf sprints (0-6 at Saratoga).  Weaver is 4-25 (16%, $2.24 ROI) with all debut runners in 2011.

6. CHESSRATE (Exchange Rate - Transition Time, by Dynaformer, April 28, 2009 in Kentucky, $6,000 Keeneland September yearling, Withdrawn OBS Spring April juvenile) is by a Grade 2 sprint winner (6-15, 479K, 1-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 on turf, first-turf winner) that is 29-192 (15%) with juvenile debut runners (6-41, 15%, $1.60 ROI with all debut runners in 2011, 4 juvenile debut winners) and 21-167 (13%) with first-turfers. The Exchange Rate - Dynaformer breeding 'nick' has produced multiple stakes-winning turfer Zee Zee (3-23, 379K, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-15 on turf, first-turf winner). The dam was a stakes-winning turfer (4-10, 111K, 0-1 at two, 4-8 on turf) and has foaled 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 1-2 with turfers).  Chessrate is a half-sister to multiple French stakes-winning turfer Ticoz (1-3 at two). The dam is a full sister to stakes-winning juvenile Dynasharp (3-15, 80K, 2-2 at two, 1-9 on turf, first-turf winner). The June 25 workout went .01 faster than trainer Chris Englehart's 5-year-old mare Proven Right (finished eighth in $20,000 'N2L' claimer on July 29 with 54 Beyer).  The July 4 workout went .02 faster than Englehart's 5-year-old mare Cherokee Trick (finished eighth in $16,000 starter allowance at Belmont on July 15 with 43 Beyer).  The July 298 workout went .03 faster than Englehart's 3-year-old It's Huge (finished third in career debut over the Tapeta surface at Presque Isle Downs on August 17 with 55 Beyer).  Englehart is 0-1 over the past five years with juveniles on turf. Englehart is 0-7 with all debut runners in 2011.

11. ZUCCHINI FLOWER (Flower Alley - Heathers Promise, by Silver Buck, March 31, 2009 in Kentucky) is by a Grade 1 route winner (5-14, 2.5M, 0-1 at two) that is 10-125 (8%) with juveniles and 4-32 (13%) with first-turfers. The dam, a $20,000 yearling, was stakes-placed (1-10, 84K, 0-5 at two) and has foaled 3 winners from 6 runners (0-2 with 2yos, 1-2 with turfers). The dam is a half-sister to Grade 2-placed router Fund of Funds (1-5, 143K).  Trainer Graham Motion is 1-10 (10%, $0.45 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles going synthetic to turf (0-2 at Saratoga).

9. CATTARAUGUS (Straight Man - Master Con Artist, by Master Bill, January 30, 2009 in Florida, $4,500 RNA OBS Open yearling) is by a Grade 2 sprint winner (5-15, 333K) that is 11-128 (9%) with juvenile debut runners (1-8, 13%, $2.05 ROI with all debut runners in 2011, (older full sister to Cattaraugus on turf at Saratoga) and 17-129 (13%) with first-turfers. The dam was a sprint winner (5-17, 49K, 0-2 on turf) and has foaled 1 winner from 1 runner (0-0 with 2yos, 1-1 with turfers, first-turf winner). Trainer Lisa Lewis is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf.  Lewis is 3-7 (42%, $14.43 ROI) with all debut runners in 2011.

3. FLY TO THE SKY (Lone Star Sky - Flying Circle, by Pembroke, February 22, 2009 in Louisiana) is by a Grade 3 juvenile sprint winner (3-14, 504K, 3-6 at two, 0-1 on turf) that is 3-51 (6%) with juveniles and 1-15 (7%) with first-turfers. The dam was a multiple stakes-winner (7-24, 483K, 0-1 at two, 4-13 on turf) and this is her first starter. The second dam is stakes-placed sprinter Quest For Round (3-4, 46K). Trainer David Fawkes is 1-2 (50%, $10.10 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles going dirt to turf in maiden special weight turf sprints.

14. RESERVATION BLUES (Indian Charlie - Gone for Christmas, by Gone West, April 1, 2009 in Virginia, Withdrawn Keeneland September yearling) is by a Grade 1 route winner (4-5, 616K, 1-1 at two, 2-2 sprinting) that is 38-242 (16%) with juvenile debut runners (3-35, 9%, $1.14 ROI with all debut runners in 2011, 2 juvenile debut winners).  The dam was a winner (2-9, 73K, 1-4 sprinting) and has foaled 2 winners from 3 runners (0-1 with juveniles, 1-3 with sprinters).  Reservation Blues is a half-sister to stakes-placed router Christmas for Liam (3-7, 107K, 0-1 sprinting).  The dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 route winner Christmas Kid (4-12, 596K, 1-3 at two, 0-1 sprinting) and multiple stakes-winner Elusive Gift (6-16, 211K, 4-10 sprinting).  The July 28 workout matches Todd Pletcher's juvenile Hunt Crossing (finished first in career debut here on August 3 with 87 Beyer). Pletcher is 61-265 (23%, $1.63 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (20-83, 24% at Saratoga).  Pletcher is 24-93 (25%, $1.76 ROI) with all debut runners in 2011.

13. STAR VESTA (Master Command - Star in the Corner, by Holy Bull, March 15, 2009 in Kentucky, $14,000 RNA Fasig-Tipton Summer July yearling, $18,000 RNA Fasig-Tipton October yearling) is by a multiple Grade 2 route winner (8-17, 1.1M, 0-2 sprinting) that is 1-14 (7%, $1.07 ROI) with juvenile debut runners from his first crop of 2011.  The dam was placed on turf (0-11, 4K) and has foaled 0 winners from 1 runner (0-0 with 2yos, 0-1 with sprinters). The dam is a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Winning Agenda (4-30, 123K, 1-3 at two, 1-9 sprinting), juvenile stakes-winning router Dixie Two Star (2-12, 61K, 2-7 at two, 0-6 sprinting) and stakes-placed Anyplace Anytime (5-39, 164K, 2-5 at two, 3-25 sprinting).  The July 18 workout matches trainer George Weaver's uncoupled stablemate Richbelle. Weaver is 2-32 (6%, $0.89 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (1-8, 13%, $1.50 ROI at Saratoga). Weaver is 4-25 (16%, $2.24 ROI) with all debut runners in 2011.

Selections:
1. Sweet Cat
2. Run a Risk
3. More Than Love

The Play:
Sweet Cat - Run a Risk Exacta
Sweet Cat - More Than Love Exacta