08/13/2011 8:18PM

Saratoga Spa Babies for August 14, Race 7

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Welcome to Spa Babies! I'll break down the statistics for every juvenile contest at the meet and hope for a tidy profit.

In past years, I would list the stats for each horse before writing up my analysis, selections and wagering strategy.  In order to streamline the content, this year's Spa Babies will showcase written analyses of each juvenile race.  Each analysis will include relevant statistical information.  Following the analysis, top three selections and wagering strategy will be provided.

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MORE DETAILED STATISTICAL ANALYSIS WILL RETURN FOR WEDNESDAY'S CARD

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Race 7
6 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $50,000

 

Analysis:

4. DELIGHTFUL MAGIC (Mineshaft - Magic Kitty, by Storm Cat, March 21, 2009 in Kentucky, $16,000 Keeneland September yearling, $210,000 OBS Spring juvenile) worked a furlong in 10.1 prior to the April 2-year-old auction. Her sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner. The Mineshaft - Storm Cat breeding "nick" has produced Florida Derby winner Dialed In. Delightful Magic is a half to juvenile debut winner She's a Lady Cat (3-10, 34K, 1-6 sprinting). The dam, a $400,000 yearling purchase, went 0-13 in her career and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Sir Hopeful (4-18, 66K, 0-2 at two, 4-15 sprinting) and multiple Grade 3 winner Shawnee Country (5-11, 430K, 3-7 at two, won debut, 2-6 sprinting). Showed high early speed in her career debut and battled My Miss Aurelia, the expected heavy favorite in today's Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes, gamely all the way to the wire. Figures to be on or near the lead once again under Shaun Bridgmohan and looms a strong contender.

1. STOPSHOPPINGMARIA (More Than Ready - Skybox, by Spend a Buck, February 21, 2009 in Kentucky, $50,000 Keeneland September yearling, $100,000 OBS Select juvenile) worked a quarter-mile in 21.1 prior to the March 2-year-old auction. Her sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at Saratoga (5-7 at two, won debut). Stopshoppingmaria is a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Sand Ridge (17-59, 708K in earnings, 2-3 at two, 16-49 sprinting), stakes-winner Dootsie (4-18, 117K, 0-1 at two, 3-12 sprinting) and stakes-placed turf sprinter Peter Paul Rubens (4-13, 148K). The dam, a $35,000 yearling purchase, was stakes-placed sprinting at two (1-6, 23K, all races at two), and is a half-sister to Grade 2-placed juvenile Royal Weekend (2-11, 71K, 0-4 sprinting). Stumbled terribly at the start of her debut and then rushed up to track the quick pace. Ran on gamely to finish third behind Delightful Magic but is stuck with the inside post once again.

7. BOOK REVIEW (Giant's Causeway - Clever Babe, by Distorted Humor, May 14, 2009 in Kentucky) is by a multiple Group 1 winner on turf that is 18-193 (9%) with juvenile debut runners. This is the first foal from the unraced dam (a $100,000 yearling). The dam is a half-sister to juvenile Grade 1 sprinter Irish Smoke (2-9, 217K, 2-4 at two, won debut, 2-7 sprinting) and juvenile stakes-winning sprinter King Puma (2-5, 107K, 2-2 at two, 2-5 sprinting). Trainer Chad Brown won with a juvenile debut runner here yesterday and the August 8 workout matches Brown's 3-year-old filly Yawkey Way (76 Beyer on dirt).

8. TERRALBA (Langfuhr - Marquee Attraction, by Storm Cat, February 13, 2009 in Kentucky $140,000 Keeneland November weanling) is by a multiple Grade 1 winner (9-23, 698K, 8-12 sprinting). The dam was unplaced from three sprint starts at two and has foaled 2 winners from 3 runners (2-3 with 2yos, 2-3 with sprinters). The dam is a full sister to stakes-winning router Gold Trader (2-4, 81K, 1-1 at two, 1-2 sprinting), Grade 3-placed sprinter Swift Attraction (1-6, 42K, 0-1 at two, 1-6 sprinting) and Grade 3-placed sprinter Big Top Cat (2-9, 54K, 0-2 at two, 2-6 sprinting). May have been compromised by a poor start in most recent run at Parx. That race produced next-out winner Lady's Tale (won maiden claimer on grass at Monmouth with 68 Beyer).

6. BANDELLE (Elusive Quality - Bandeau, by Quiet American, February 21, 2009 in Kentucky, $75,000 Keeneland September yearling) is by a multiple Grade 3 turf winner (9-20, 413K, 5-12 sprinting). The dam was unplaced from one sprint start and has foaled 2 winners from 4 runners (1-4 with 2yos, 2-4 with sprinters). The dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 route winner Jilbab (3-9, 347K, 1-4 at two, 0-2 sprinting) and Italian Group 1 turf winner Ancient World. Took a good amount of money for her career debut at Churchill Downs, but never made an impression. The winner of that race returned to finish second in the Grade 3 Debutante while the runner-up came back to graduate at Ellis Park with a 58 Beyer.

2. CENTRIQUE (Malibu Moon - Penny Marie, by Sky Classic, April 20, 2009 in Virginia, $60,000 Keeneland September yearling) is by a juvenile sprint winner (1-2, 33K, 1-2 at two, 1-2 sprinting) that is 46-283 (16%) with juvenile debut runners. The dam, a $27,000 yearling and $180,000 juvenile, was a multiple stakes-winner (7-17, 351K, 3-4 sprinting) and has foaled 2 winners from 3 runners (0-2 with 2yos, 0-3 with sprinters). The dam is a half-sister to stakes-placed Blue Creek (5-28, 150K, 0-4 at two, 4-21 sprinting).

9. HEARTS OF RED (Lion Heart - Chestnut Way, by Horse Chestnut, February 27, 2009 in Kentucky, $20,000 RNA Keeneland January short yearling, Withdrawn Keeneland September yearling, Withdrawn Fasig-Tipton Spring May juvenile) is by a multiple Grade 1 route winner (5-10, 1.3M, 3-3 at two, 2-2 sprinting) that is 26-187 (14%) with juvenile debut runners. The dam, a $340,000 yearling, was unplaced from 2 starts (0-1 at two) and has foaled 1 winner from 2 runners (0-1 with 2yos, 0-0 with sprinters). The dam is a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed turfer Inner Circle (5-25, 163K, 0-1 at two), and multiple Grade 1-placed router Invisible Ink (4-14, 465K, 1-3 at two, 0-2 sprinting).

3. BE WITH ME (Corinthian - Sonoma Song, by Unbridled's Song, March 14, 2009 in Kentucky, $85,000 Keeneland September yearling) is by a Grade 1 route winner (6-12, 1.2M, 1-2 at two, 0-1 sprinting) that is 1-18 (6%) with juvenile debut runners from his first crop of 2011. The dam, a $550,000 yearling, was placed sprinting at two (0-2, 6K, 0-1 at two, 0-1 sprinting) and this is her first starter. The dam is a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Saint Marden (4-8, 159K, 0-2 sprinting) and stakes-winner Sweet Lips (6-13, 565K, 1-3 sprinting) and multiple Grade 1-placed router Nehro (1-7, 885K, 0-1 at two, 0-1 sprinting).

5. CERTAINTY (Lawyer Ron - I Don't Know, by Star de Naskra, May 9, 2009 in Kentucky, $22,000 RNA OBS Fall October weanling, $55,000 Keeneland April juvenile) is by a multiple Grade 1 route winner that is 2-13 (15%) with juvenile debut runners with his first crop of 2011. The dam, a $34,000 weanling, was unplaced from two sprint starts and has foaled 3 winners from 6 runners (0-3 with 2yos, 3-4 with sprinters in North America). The second dam is juvenile stakes-winner Bel Ray (10-43, 303K, 2-4 at two, 4-18 sprinting).


Selections:
1. Delightful Magic
2. Stopshoppingmaria
3. Book Review

The Play:
Delightful Magic - Stopshoppingmaria Exacta
Delightful Magic - Book Review Exacta