07/24/2008 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 7/23

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Welcome to Spa Babies! I'll break down the statistics for every juvenile contest at the meet. Hopefully, we'll end up with a tidy profit.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Race 2
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. Pious David (Aldeberan - Hamba, by Easy Goer)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to stakes-placed turf runner Gijima (9-1-3-1, $59,037, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- half-brother to Grade 1 route winner Monba (6-3-0-0, $577,534, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- out yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- $180,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (25-8-12-3, $1,739,186, 1-1 at two in England, 5-11 in main track sprints)
- sire is 3-20 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-23 (9%, $1.17 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older winners)
- dam was a sprint winner (5-2-2-0, $47,500, 0-1 at two, all races in main track sprints)
- dam has foaled six runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- Easy Goer is 1-15 (7%, $0.49 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 juvenile route winner Silent Account (37-10-5-2, $480,475, 3-7 at two, 8-23 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Group 3 (England) juvenile winner Hadif (34-8-7-4, $398,423, 3-6 at two in England, won debut, 5-18 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1 juvenile route winner Secret Hello (22-6-3-6, $784,259, 304 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router By Your Leave (9-4-2-0, $84,185, unraced at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 27-237 (11%, $1.08 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 8-71 (11%, $0.90 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer was 15-113 (13%, $1.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (ten juvenile debut winners, seven at Saratoga, fourteen with Lasix, two with blinkers, seven with Kent Desormeaux aboard, eight for this owner)

1A. Zensational (Unbridled's Song - Joke, by Phone Trick)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 26, 2006 in Kentucky
- $20,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $700,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Select February 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (12-5-4-0, $1,311,800, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 26-194 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 8-32 (25%, $2.22 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older winners)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (11-4-0-1, $121,674, 2-4 at two, 4-10 in main track sprints)
- dam has foaled one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner
- Phone Trick is 5-54 (9%, $1.97 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Trip (28-11-4-2, $888,773, 0-1 at two, 5-12 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Laity (20-4-0-0, $223,040, 2-5 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 27-237 (11%, $1.08 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 8-71 (11%, $0.90 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer was 15-113 (13%, $1.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (ten juvenile debut winners, seven at Saratoga, fourteen with Lasix, two with blinkers, seven with Kent Desormeaux aboard, eight for this owner)
- worked one furlong in 10.20 prior to the February sale

2. Cognito (Langfuhr - Coral Sea, by Rubiano)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled May 22, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to stakes-winner Kathleens Reel (19-5-3-4, $192,710, unraced at two, 1-5 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to Grade 2 route winner Cool Coal Man (10-5-1-0, $349,531, 2-5 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints
- $135,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $700,000 juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (23-9-7-1, $698,574, unraced at two, 8-12 in main track sprints)
- sire is 119-833 (14%) with all juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (16-4-2-2, $129,010, 0-3 at two, 2-11 in main track sprints)
- dam has foaled six runners, four winners, five juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a three-quarter sister to Grade 3 turf winner Signal Tap (25-7-5-6, $429,108, 0-2 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 135-520 (26%, $1.74 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 6-19 (32%, $1.28 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga
- worked one furlong in 9.60 prior to the April sale

3. Prince Teton (Teton Forest - Princess Sequoia, by Cherokee Run)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled March 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- $130,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $200,000 juvenile (OBS Select February 2008)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (8-3-2-0, $222,000, unraced at two, 2-5 in main track sprints)
- first-crop sire is 0-3 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a route winner in the mud (7-1-0-2, $40,120, unraced at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, cost $140,000 as a yearling, and $400,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam's first runner
- Cherokee Run was 1-28 (4%, $0.28 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2007 (older debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Meter Maid (24-11-2-5, $557,698, unraced at two, 8-18 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3-placed Haus of Dehere (26-5-4-4, $174,126, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Barilko (4-4-0-0, $205,597, all races at two in main track sprints)
- trainer is 29-202 (14%, $1.60 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-20 (15%, $1.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-35 (9%, $0.80 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, two juvenile debut winners both with Robby Albarado aboard)
- worked one furlong in 10.20 prior to the February sale

4. Flying Private (Fusaichi Pegasus - Beautiful Treasure, by Unbridled)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled March 7, 2006 in Kentucky
- $700,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 52-322 (16%) with all juvenile runners
- dam was stakes-placed sprinting at two (18-1-1-0, $65,025, 1-5 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints, cost $500,000 as a yearling)
- dam has foaled two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Saturday Hero (16-3-1-2, $84,488, 1-2 at two, 3-15 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 3-38 (8%, $0.78 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $0.40 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix at Saratoga

5. Gone Astray (Dixie Union - Illicit, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Claude McGaughey III
- Foaled April 14, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to Group 3-placed (Germany) turf runner Contentious (13-2-4-2, $86,060, 0-2 at two in England, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (12-7-3-0, $1,233,190, 4-6 at two, won debut, 5-7 in main track sprints)
- sire is 15-147 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-30 (13%, $1.11 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, one older winner out of a Mr. Prospector mare)
- Dixie Union - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 3 route winner Grasshopper (12-4-5-1, $685,352, 1-2 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- Dixie Union - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 3 juvenile winner Sensation (7-3-1-1, $181,590, 3-5 at two, won debut, 3-6 in main track sprints)
- Dixie Union - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 3 juvenile route winner Turf War (8-3-1-0, $524,700, 3-5 at two, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- Dixie Union - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced stakes-winner Straw Hat (13-3-3-2, $105,345, 1-9 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints)
- dam was unraced
- dam has foaled two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- Mr. Prospector is 4-30 (13%, $1.09 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2008 (all older, one by Dixie Union)
- dam a three-quarter sister to multiple Grade 1 route winner Smuggler (7-5-2-0, $634,600, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 5-62 (8%, $1.29 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-26 (8%, $1.95 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-13 (15%, $1.59 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older horses with Lasix for this owner)
- May 18 workout went .04 slower than barn's three-year-old Forest Trail (finished second in the Little Silver Stakes at Monmouth on May 31 with 73 Beyer)
- July 3 workout went .05 faster than barn's three-year-old filly Tourism (finished sixth in 'n1x' optional claimer at Belmont on July 10 with 67 Beyer)
- July 3 workout went .05 faster than barn's three-year-old filly With Flying Colors (66 Beyer)

6. Forest Lord (Forest Camp - Texas Silk, by Houston)
Trainer: Ronny Werner
- Foaled February 12, 2006 in Kentucky
- $65,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner at two (11-4-2-0, $339,984, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-8 in main track sprints)
- sire is 14-92 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-26 (12%, $1.01 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older winners)
- dam was unraced
- dam has foaled four runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- Houston is 2-13 (15%, $6.00 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2008 (both older winners)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Nantahela (24-3-3-4, $110,879, unraced at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed (Ireland) juvenile Ziggy's Power (60-1-11-7, $99,674, 1-7 at two)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed router Naughty Nana (21-2-4-4, $52,355, 0-7 at two, 0-6 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 18-131 (14%, $1.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $9.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-23 (9%, $0.84 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut winners, one with Lasix, one with blinkers)

7. Brave Victory (Lion Heart - I'm in Celebration, by Copelan)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled February 14, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to stakes-winner Nice to Know (92-19-13-10, $421,566, 2-11 at two, 4-28 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to stakes-winning sprinter Cheers and Tears (18-5-4-1, $170,124, 2-4 at two, won debut, all races in main track sprints)
- $200,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- $490,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Select February 2008)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (10-5-3-0, $1,390,800, 3-3 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints)
- first-crop sire is 6-17 (35%, $6.86 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner (4-3-1-0, $54,660, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints)
- dam has foaled 11 runners, eight winners, seven juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner
- Copelan was 8-48 (17%, $2.07 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2007 (two juvenile debut winners, one at Saratoga)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Group 1 (Brazil) winner Little Baby Bear (9-5-1-0, $29,446, 5-6 at two)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Dubai Dust (24-4-8-2, $269,332, 1-5 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner First American (13-2-1-2, $259,215, 1-4 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 24-175 (14%, $1.94 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 14-72 (19%, $2.72 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $0.55 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner with Lasix)
- worked one furlong in 10.60 prior to the February sale
- June 17 workout went .01 slower than barn's three-year-old He's Solid Gold (finished third in 'N2L' allowance at Belmont on July 12 with 83 Beyer)

8. In Speight of It (Speightstown - Honest Deceiver, by Is It True)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled February 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- $65,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Select February 2008)
- $140,000 juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (16-10-2-2, $1,258,256, 0-1 at two, 10-15 in main track sprints)
- first-crop sire is 2-7 (29%, $1.86 ROI)) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (19-4-4-4, $150,958, 2-5 at two, won debut, 4-14 in main track sprints, cost $400,000 as a yearling)
- dam has foaled one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners
- Is It True is 2-18 (11%, $0.91 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a full sister to Grade 1 sprint winner Yes It's True (22-11-2-3, $1,080,700, 5-9 at two, won debut, 11-18 in main track sprints
- trainer is 14-144 (10%, $1.21 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $0.63 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer was 3-36 (8%, $0.79 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (all juvenile debut winners with Lasix, one with blinkers)
- worked one furlong in 10.20 prior to the March sale
- April 21, June 14 workouts match barn's juvenile filly Outstanding Henny (finished seventh in career debut on July 16 at Belmont in maiden special weight with 8 Beyer)
- June 22, July 12 workouts went .02 slower than Outstanding Henny

Analysis:
The team of Zayat Stables, Bill Mott, and Kent Desormeaux dominated the juvenile maiden races at Saratoga last year, and PIOUS DAVID may get them off on the right foot in the first baby race of the meet. A half-brother to 2008 Blue Grass winner Monba, Pious David shows steady works for his debut, and has some classy influences in his female family.
BRAVE VICTORY was a $490,000 buyback earlier this year, and Nick Zito has excellent numbers with debuting juveniles at the Spa. The sire, Lion Heart, has gotten off to a wonderfully hot start with his first crop starters.
COGNITO looms the horse to beat for Steve Asmussen. The half-brother to 2008 Fountain of Youth winner Cool Coal Man worked a furlong in less than ten seconds before being sold for $700,000 earlier this year, then had some trouble when running into next-out stakes-winner Proud Jefe. He must deal with the inside post again, but wouldn't be a surprise.
GONE ASTRAY boasts the strong Dixie Union - Mr. Prospector cross, and has been working steadily since early May for his debut. It's possible he'll want a bit more ground, however. FLYING PRIVATE showed excellent speed in his debut at Churchill Downs, and looms a pace factor at the very least. Pious David's entrymate, ZENSATIONAL sold very well earlier this year, and should be respected if the top pick scratches. FOREST LORD is bred both sides for speed, and goes out for an underrated source of first-out winners. IN SPEIGHT OF IT is by a Breeders' Cup Sprint winner out of a full sister to the fleet Yes It's True, but the workouts fail to impress.

Selections:
1. Pious David
2. Brave Victory
3. Cognito

The Play:
Pious David - Brave Victory exacta; Pious David - Cognito exacta

***

Race 5
5 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight (New York-bred)
2-year-olds
Purse $56,000

1. Fiddlers Afleet (Northern Afleet - American Tango, by Quiet American)
Trainer: Thomas Bush
- Foaled February 5, 2006
- Withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $14,000 yearling RNA (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (21-5-3-5, $626,671, 1-3 at two, 3-11 in main track sprints)
- sire is 76-436 (17%) with all juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter at two (31-5-4-2, $192,196, 2-5 at two, 5-29 in maintrack sprints, cost $35,000 as a yearling)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Mexico) Opalina Mia (40-8-9-4, $30,343, 2-2 at two)
- dam has foaled five runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- trainer is 7-37 (19%, $2.57 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile starters
- trainer is 1-7 (14%, $1.57 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile starters at Saratoga

2. Lookin At Her (Hook and Ladder - Absolutely Lovely, by Silver Ghost)
Trainer: Ramon Hernandez
- Foaled February 10, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints
- sire is 12-96 (13%) with all juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple route winner (14-4-2-1, $105,690, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Pacific Fleet (35-7-2-4, $260,919, unraced at two, 4-22 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Siberian Mirage (46-7-9-5, $244,352, 1-5 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- this is dam's first runner
- trainer is 2-32 (6%, $2.20 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile starters
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $4.28 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile starters at Saratoga

3. Dancin' Deacon (Hennessy - Serene Ditty, by Unbridled's Song)
Trainer: Philip Serpe
- Foaled May 4, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1 winner at two (9-4-3-0, $580,400, all races at two, 4-6 in main track sprints)
- sire is 29-231 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-28 (11%, $0.70 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a route winner (12-1-3-1, $51,130, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, cost $155,000 as a yearling)- dam a half-sister to British Group 2 juvenile winner Mutaahab (38-7-7-4, 4-6 at two, debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Covering Ground (27-3-2-1, $77,109, 0-3 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner courtly Jazz (33-4-4-6, $258,985, 0-2 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- dam has foaled three runners, one winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- Unbridled's Song is 5-22 (23%, $1.89 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 2-46 (4%, $0.93 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 0-13 over the past five years with debuting juveniles at Saratoga
- trainer was 1-15 (7%, $0.76 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (older debut winner at Saratoga for this owner)
- June 2 workout went .03 slower than barn's juvenile The Cuff Shooter (finished sixth with 0 Beyer in career debut at Belmont on July 10)
- June 16 workout matches The Cuff Shooter
- June 30 workout went .02 slower than The Cuff Shooter
- July 6 workout went .01 slower than The Cuff Shooter

4. A Flying Jet (A.P. Jet - Miss H., by Devil's Bag)
Trainer: Kathleen Mastin
- Foaled May 16, 2006
- $1,000 yearling RNA (Fasig-Tipton Open August 2007)
- sire was a Group 3 winner in Japan (36-4-4-3, $1,411,402, 2-5 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints)
- sire is 17-150 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, raced on turf at two)
- dam a full sister to Grade 3 route winner Devil's Honor (43-10-6-8, $809,916, 4-9 at two, 4-9 in main track dirt sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed turfer Dancing Meg (15-1-1-3, $47,325, 0-2 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- dam has four runners, two winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner
- Devil's Bag is 3-51 (6%, $1.94 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with debuting juveniles

5. Storm Hope (Judge T C - Storm Clipper, by Storm Bird)
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
- Foaled January 27, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 winner (28-11-6-0, $826,826, 3-6 at two, 4-9 in main track sprints)
- sire is 12-198 (6%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-16 (12%, $1.70 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older winners)
- dam was a sprint winner in the mud (8-1-3-0, $39,940, 0-4 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, sold for $130,000 as a weanling, and for $200,000 as a yearling)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Cahill Connection (13-4-3-4, $154,665, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 turf winner Rumsonontheriver (37-3-4-2, $220,755, 1-6 at two, all races on turf)
- this is dam's first runner
- Storm Bird is 2-24 (8%, $2.15 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (botholder debut winners)
- trainer is 10-67 (15%, $2.23 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 3-14 (21%, $1.24 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-37 (5%, $0.61 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older runners with Lasix)

6. Scooty the Pro (Tomorrows Cat - Pro Princess, by Distinctive Pro)
Trainer: Scott Schwartz
- Foaled March 23, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (15-4-4-2, $516,090, 1-4 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints)
- sire is 14-126 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire was 1-26 (4%, $0.27 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam was placed sprinting (1-0-1-0, $6,000, unraced at two, raced in main track sprint)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, six juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- Distinctive Pro is 1-26 (4%, $2.46 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- trainer is 3-39 (8%, $1.34 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 2-14 (14%, $2.31 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles at Saratoga
- trainer was 2-12 (17%, $3.75 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (both juvenile debut winners with Lasix and blinkers, one at Saratoga, one for this owner)

7. Vinnie Van Go (Hook and Ladder - Amazing Madeline, by Gulch)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 12, 2006
- half-brother to stakes-winning sprinter Keesler (16-7-1-3, $216,512, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints)
- $16,000 weanling (OBS Fall October 2007)
- $82,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- out juvenile (OBS Select February 2008)
- $120,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February Select 2008)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints)
- second-crop sire is 7-33 (21%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire was 7-26 (27%, $3.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was unplaced (6-0-0-0, $519, unraced at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Griefnaggravation (29-7-5-3, $201,988, 0-1 at two, 0-5 in main track sprints)
- dam has foaled three runners, three winners, no juvenile runners
- Gulch is 2-29 (7%, $0.60 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners)
- trainer is 14-162 (9%, $1.50 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 2-43 (5%, $0.50 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-33 (6%, $0.70 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut runners with Lasix, one with front bandages)- worked one furlong in 10.60 prior to the Fasig-Tipton February Sale

8. Teapot Dome (Mr. Greeley - Bella Ransom, by Red Ransom)
Trainer: Michael Hushion
- Foaled May 11, 2006
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winner Papua (57-14-10-10, $700,324, 2-5 at two, won debut, 13-49 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (16-5-6-0, $474,452, 2-6 at two, 4-11 in main track sprints)
- sire is 29-265 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-36 (8%, $1.78 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older winners)
- dam was a winner (12-4-2-4, $119,198, 0-1 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to sprint stakes-winner Cardiff (42-5-6-5, $76,527, unraced at two, 5-35 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Lollygag (18-2-1-4, $81,432, 1-10 at two, won debut, 1-6 in main track sprints)
- dam has foaled seven runners, six winners, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- Red Ransom is 3-48 (6%, $0.45 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 7-40 (18%, $2.66 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 1-10 (10%, $1.00 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-10 (30%, $3.39 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner, all with Lasix, two with Channing Hill aboard, one for this owner)

9. Pazzesco (Mayakovsky - Tu Z Potts, by Gold Case)
Trainer: Del Carroll II
- Foaled February 19, 2006
- $14,000 juvenile RNA (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 3 route winner (9-3-1-0, $275,200, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 0-9 with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-8 (12%, $1.45 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older winner)
- dam was a sprint winner (18-5-0-0, $123,252, unraced at two, 5-17 in main track sprints, sold for $11,000 as a yearling)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed New York Gold (39-11-8-5, $157,676, unraced at two, 4-23 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Basic Concern (45-5-5-5, $126,204, 0-3 at two, 5-32 in main track sprints)
- this is dam's first runner
- Gold Case is 1-3 (33%, $5.33 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- trainer is 1-22 (5%, $1.44 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $3.95 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles at Saratoga
- trainer was 2-9(22%, $6.82 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (both older runners with Lasix, one with Mike Luzzi aboard)
- worked one furlong in 10.60 prior to the OBS April 2008 sale
- June 7 workout went .02 seconds slower than barn's nine-year-old Quantum Merit (unraced on dirt, 107 Beyer top on turf)

10. Wiseacre (Wiseman's Ferry - Meg's Habit, by Crafty Prospector)
Trainer: Thomas Albertrani
- Foaled March 8, 2006
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed No Bad Habits (75-10-13-20, $469,263, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-8 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed Schemer (30-5-7-5, $245,422, 1-6 at two, 4-25 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Baxter (12-2-0-1, $106,414, 2-4 at two, won debut, 2-11 in main track sprints)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 route winner (16-4-3-2, $825,266, 1-6 at two in Europe, won debut, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 2-32 (6%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire was 2-28 (7%, $0.28 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (both juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a sprint winner (3-1-1-0, $21,300, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, sold for $35,000 as a weanling, and $60,000 as a yearling)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Crafty North (49-16-6-10, $192,461, unraced at two, 16-48 in main track sprints)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Cute And Cunning (45-4-9-9, $105,241, 0-2 at two, 4-36 in main track sprints)
- dam has foaled seven runners, seven winners, seven juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, two juvenile debut winners
- Crafty Prospector is 6-62 (10%, $0.69 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008(two juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 4-54 (7%, $1.19 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 1-19 (5%, $0.36 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-20 (10%, $1.77 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older runners, one with Lasix)

11. (AE) Pegasus Tommy D. (Gold Fever - Lillyatthehelm, by Helmsman)
Trainer: Leo O'Brien
- Foaled April 1, 2006
- $3,500 RNA weanling (New York Mixed October 2006)
- entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (18-7-4-1, $480,712, 3-6 at two, 4-9 in main track sprints)
- sire is 13-156 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire was 1-14 (7%, $1.14 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (older debut winner)
- dam was placed sprinting in the slop (6-0-1-0, $1,660, unraced at two, 0-5 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router Rocker (18-3-3-3, $72,442, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- this is dam's first runner
- trainer is 1-19 (5%, $1.57 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer was 1-7 (14%, $15.43 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (older runner)
- July 17 workout matches barn's four-year-old Thunder Minister (67 Beyer top on dirt)

12. (AE) Stay Alittle While (Flatter - Gosh All Get Out, by D'Accord)
Trainer: Kathleen Feron
- Foaled May 8, 2006
- $3,500 RNA weanling (Fasig-Tipton Mixed December 2006)
- sire was a Grade 2-placed router (6-4-0-1, $148,815, unraced at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 5-47 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-24 (8%, $2.08 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was placed routing (7-0-1-0, $8,400, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winner Jay's Crown (12-4-0-1, $97,655, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- dam has three runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- D'Accord is 3-16 (19%, $4.96 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 0-9 over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with debuting juveniles at Saratoga

Analysis:
TEAPOT DOME is a half-brother to Papua, an earner of over $700,000 that won first-out at two for this owner/trainer combination in 2001. This barn sent out juvenile debut winner Grasberg at the 2007 Saratoga meet, and Teapot Dome shows a quick gate work leading up to his debut.
FIDDLERS AFLEET was hustled up to make the lead midway on the turn of his debut while racing well off the rail. He was a bit late to change leads that day, and couldn't hold off the late charge of 9-1 upsetter Uncle T Seven. He must break alertly from the sometimes-troublesome inside post, but his speed should have him forwardly-placed when the field turns for home.
PEGASUS TOMMY D. is stuck on the also-eligible list, but he shows a sharp five-furlong workout from six days ago. He may show sneaky speed if able to break into the body of the race.
LOOKIN AT HER was no match for Fiddlers Afleet in his debut, and the gray colt may have been racing on the best part (outside) of the track that day. This barn is extremely underrated, however, and is capable of putting one in the winner's circle at a price. DANCIN' DEACON attracts John Velazquez

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Race 9
6 Furlongs
Schuylerville Stakes (Grade 3)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $100,000

Analysis:
All eyes will be on OCEAN COLORS as the Orientate filly attempts to become the first foal from the great Winning Colors to prevail in stakes competition. It won't be easy as she'll have to hustle from the inside post against some speedy rivals, but her debut win at Churchill was promising, and she has one of the best trainers of young horses, Steve Asmussen, in her corner.
COLLEGIATE zipped to the front in her debut at Belmont, and she shooed away next-out winner Softly Spoken in the lane. It's possible that she may be the speed of the speed, and must be respected under Edgar Prado.
MANI BHAVAN couldn't have won any easier in her debut run at Delaware, but she'll be tested for class against these much-tougher foes. It will be interesting to see if she can handle the expected greater pace pressure.
RENDA won his debut in gate-to-wire fashion, but couldn't run early with graded foes in the Debutante at Churchill Downs. She figured to have learned some valuable lessons from that race, and may come running late under Javier Castellano. OUCHY NIGHT went gate-to-wire against New York-breds, but will likely have to stalk and finish against these quick open foes. BOOM TOWN SALLY drew off in her second start at Delaware, but these are tougher. She does have a major positive in her corner - trainer Kelly Breen (34% YTD). MINE ALL MINE is still a maiden, but she showed speed on May 26 over a Churchill Downs track that favored closers. Wesley Ward is a whiz with young horses. CHARTREUX is a New York-bred with valuable winning experience from off the pace. He's an intriguing longshot. CAMERON CRAZIES finished well-behind Renda in the Debutante, and may have to revert to stalking tactics here. JARDIN won nicely first-out for Asmussen, but draws wide here, and must avoid a wide trip. GIRLFRIENONTHESIDE won gate-to-wire over a speed-favoring Delaware surface in her debut, but was no match for the impressive Bold Union in the Astoria.

Selections:
1. Ocean Colors
2. Collegiate
3. Mani Bhavan

The Play:
Ocean Colors - Collegiate exacta;
Ocean Colors - Mani Bhavan exacta.

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager):
0-0-0 (-)