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Spa Babies for 7/29

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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 29, 2009

Race 5
5 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight (New York-breds)
2-year-olds
Purse $48,400

1.  Late Night Hookup (Hook and Ladder - Tizalittlelater, by Tiznow)
TRAINER:  Gary Contessa
JOCKEY:  Miguel Mena
DATE FOALED:  February 20, 2007
AUCTION:  $27,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Open, March 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD: Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  9-58 (15%) with juvenile debut runners; 4-15 (27%, $4.88 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Unraced
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  GOURMET GIRL (full sister, multiple Grade 1 winner, 33-9-7-10, $1,255,373, 2-3 at two, won debut, 3-13 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet); NORTHERN MISCHIEF (half-sister, Grade 1-placed at two, 16-2-1-2, $123,918, 1-5 at two, 1-8 in main track sprints)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  1-3 (33%, $5.53 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  15-195 (8%, $1.32 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (2-52, 4%, $0.41 ROI) at Saratoga; 1-30 (3%, $0.64 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (older winner with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.1 prior to March auction

2.  Mineswept (Mineshaft - Comeon Dixie, by Mr. Greeley)
TRAINER:  Philip Serpe
JOCKEY:  Julien Leparoux
DATE FOALED:  March 16, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Multiple Grade 1 route winner (18-10-3-1, $2,283,402, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints; 1-1 on wet);
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  3-65 (5%) with juvenile debut runners; sire had no debut winners in 2009
DAM RACE RECORD:  Unplaced (4-0-0-0, $1,990, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud, cost $97,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  LIMEHOUSE (half-brother, multiple Grade 2 winner, 21-7-2-3, $1,110,433, 3-6 at two, won debut, 4-7 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud); BLUES AND ROYALS (half-brother, Grade 2 route winner in Dubai, 4-2-1-0, $1,216,982, 1-3 at two in England, won debut, unraced in main track sprints)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION: 3-35 (9%, $0.61 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-36 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (0-11 at Saratoga); 0-13 with all debut runners in 2009

3.  Never Give Up (Sunday Break - Augustness, by Capote)
TRAINER:  Bruce Brown
JOCKEY:  Jose Lezcano
DATE FOALED:  February 1, 2009
AUCTION:  $7,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2008); $24,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring, May 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 2 route winner (13-4-1-4, $451,220, 0-2 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  4-82 (5%) with juvenile debut runners; 3-18 (17%, $5.58 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Sprint winner (11-1-0-4, $18,905, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Second dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner HOLY BULL
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  5-63 (8%, $0.48 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (0-2 at Saratoga); 0-11 with all debut runners in 2009
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 2 furlongs in 22.3 prior to the May auction; July 6 workout went .02 slower than barn's three-year-old JOVE (finished fourth in career debut on turf at Belmont on July 12 with 54 Beyer)

4.  One Note Samba (Grand Reward - Combanchera, by Seattle Slew)
TRAINER:  Todd Pletcher
JOCKEY:  John Velazquez
DATE FOALED:  March 6, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 2 route winner (24-4-3-4, $545,844, 1-4 at two in England, won debut, 0-3 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  0-19 with juvenile debut runners (1st crop)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Multiple stakes-placed at two (5-2-1-2, $87,235, 2-4 at two, won debut, 1-2 in main track sprints)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  SEATTLE GLORY (full sister, stakes-placed router, 12-4-1-1, $109,150, unraced at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  8-57 (14%, $1.90 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  97-483 (20%, $1.54 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (21-119, 18%, $1.37 ROI at Saratoga); 18-77 (23%, $2.54 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (5 juvenile debut winners, 9 with John Velazquez aboard, 17 winners with Lasix)

5.  City Trooper (City Zip - Such Grace, by Polish Numbers)
TRAINER:  George Weaver
JOCKEY:  Javier Castellano
DATE FOALED:  April 3, 2009
AUCTION:  $50,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 1 sprint winner at two (23-9-5-4, $818,225, 5-11 at two, 9-16 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  95-512 (19%) with juvenile runners
NICKING INFORMATION:  CELESTIAL LEGEND (multiple stakes-winner, 9-6-1-0, $213,730, 4-4 at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Route winner (7-1-1-0, $36,370, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 0 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 2 main track sprint runners, 0 mud runners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  PASTRY CHEF (half-sister, multiple stakes-placed in Japan); SECRET TO LIFE (half-sister, stakes-placed router, 9-2-1-1, $74,040, 0-3 at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-11 (9%, $1.63 ROI) over the past five years with second-out juveniles adding blinkers (0-2 at Saratoga)

6.  Magic Tiger (Hold That Tiger - Abby Curestheblues, by Cure the Blues)
TRAINER:  Steven Asmussen
JOCKEY:  Edgar Prado
DATE FOALED:  March 8, 2007
AUCTION:  $7,000 weanling (Fasig-Tipton, December 2007); $38,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select, October 2008); $55,000 juvenile (OBS Spring, April 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Group 1 winner sprinting on turf at two (10-3-1-1, $644,235, 3-5 at two in Europe, won debut, unraced in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  7-112 (6%) with juvenile debut runners; 5-33 (15%, $1.71 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Sprint winner (50-1-10-19, $51,872, 0-7 at two, 1-47 in main track sprints, 0-9 in mud, cost $13,000 as yearling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 0 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 1 main track sprint runner, 1 mud runner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  DEFRERE'S VENTURE (half-sister, multiple stakes-winning sprinter, 27-7-6-4, $223,181, 1-2 at two, won debut, 8-21 sprinting, 1-6 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  2-42 (5%, $0.52 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  138-776 (18%, $1.68 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (7-36, 19%, $1.60 ROI at Saratoga); 34-154 (22%, $1.89 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (23 juvenile debut winners, 33 winners with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION: Worked 1 furlong in 9.4 seconds prior to the April auction; May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 workouts match barn's juvenile BUGGS PRIDE (finished second in career debut over Arlington's polytrack surface with a 51 Beyer); July 22 workout matches barn's juvenile filly GABBA GIRL (finished first in $25,000 maiden claimer over Arlington's polytrack surface on July 22 with 69 Beyer); July 22 workout matches barn's juvenile filly AMEN HALLELUJAH (finished second in $40,000 maiden claimer over Arlington's polytrack surface on July 8 with 67 Beyer); July 21 workout matches barn's juvenile filly KINSEY (50 Beyer top).

7.  Jet to Classics (Sky Classic - Jet Set Jazz, by A.P Jet)
TRAINER:  John Hertler
JOCKEY:  Rajiv Maragh (second call)
DATE FOALED:  April 12, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:  multiple Grade 1 winner on turf (29-15-6-1, $3,320,398, 4-6 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  19-249 (8%) with juvenile debut runners; 1-14 (7%, $0.59 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Sprint winner (20-2-1-2, $45,078, unraced at two, 2-16 in main track sprints, 0-3 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  MA FEMME (half-sister, turf stakes-winner, 26-4-1-1, $170,969, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  1-5 (20%, $13.24 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  2-34 (6%, $2.78 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (2-7, 29%, $13.52 ROI at Saratoga); 0-5 with all debut runners in 2009
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  June 20 workout went .01 slower than barn's three-year-old filly IN FLAGRANTE (finished ninth in career debut on grass at Belmont on July 12 with 42 Beyer; has 11 Beyer on dirt); June 27 workout went .02 faster than IN FLAGRANTE.

8.  Come From Behind (Roaring Fever - Met Her Dream, by Mehmet)
TRAINER:  William Mott
JOCKEY:  Kent Desormeaux
DATE FOALED:  January 18, 2007
AUCTION:  $18,000 RNA weanling (New York Mixed, October 2007); $14,000 short yearling (Keeneland, January 2008); $40,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  stakes-winning router (19-4-4-4, $219,665, 1-4 at two, 3-9 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  5-59 (8%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:  Grade 3-placed at two (32-4-9-6, $164,045, 1-2 at two, 3-24 in main track sprints, 1-6 in mud)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  6 runners, 5 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 1 juvenile debut winner, 5 main track sprint runners, 4 main track sprint winners, 3 mud runners, 1 mud winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  DREAM GENERAL (half-brother, stakes-placed in Mexico)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  32-185 (17%, $1.67 ROI) over the past five years with second-out juveniles (9-46, 20%, $2.08 ROI at Saratoga)

9.  Save Time for Me (Hook and Ladder - Timely Irony, by Iron)
TRAINER:  Thomas Bush
JOCKEY:  Alan Garcia
DATE FOALED:  April 22, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  9-58 (15%) with juvenile debut runners; 4-15 (27%, $4.88 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Multiple stakes-placed (43-6-10-3, $176,246, 2-5 at two, won debut, 5-32 in main track sprints, 0-5 in wet, cost $8.700 as a yearling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 2 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 2 main track sprint runners, 2 main track sprint winners, 2 mud runners, 0 mud winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  PERFECT TO A TEE (half-brother, multiple stakes-winner, 70-16-10-18, $585,339, unraced at two, 3-12 in main track sprints, 1-6 in wet); TIMES AWASTEN PAL (half-brother, stakes-placed, 46-7-3-14,  $97,191, unraced at two, 1-16 in main track sprints, 0-6 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  1-5 (20%, $4.68 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  9-70 (13%, $1.94 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (3-21, 14%, 2.73 ROI at Saratoga); 2-8 (25%, $4.18 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (both juvenile debut winners with Lasix, one with Alan Garcia aboard, one for this owner)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  July 13 workout went .04 slower than barn's juvenile filly SO N SO (87 Beyer top)

10.  Gerard Loves Beer (Songandaprayer - Fit Performer, by Fit to Fight)
TRAINER:  Bruce Levine
JOCKEY:  Ramon Dominguez
DATE FOALED:  February 15, 2007
AUCTION:  $80,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 1 route winner (8-3-1-1, $380,480, 2-2 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  24-162 (15%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-37 (5%, $0.26 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Multiple stakes-winning sprinter (54-9-15-10, $356,309, 2-7 at two, 9-48 in main track sprints, 1-4 in wet, cost $10,000 as weanling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  1 runner, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 1 main track sprint runner, 0 main track sprint winners, 0 mud runners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  SMART ERIN (half-sister, stakes-placed, 17-3-4-0, $43,607, 1-4 at two, 2-6 in main track sprints, 0-4 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  4-37 (11%, $1.29 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  6-68 (9%, $2.06 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (0-9 at Saratoga); 2-26 (8%, $1.08 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winners, both winners without Lasix, 1 with Ramon Dominguez aboard)

11 (AE).  Turnpike Token (Gold Token - Parsippany, by Outflanker)
TRAINER:  Seth Benzel
JOCKEY:  Rajiv Maragh (first call)
DATE FOALED:  April 2, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:  multiple stakes-winner (26-7-6-2, $320,368, unraced at two, 5-18 in main track sprints, 2-8 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  8-79 (10%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-28 (7%, $0.54 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Sprint winner (50-9-7-6, $182,387, 1-7 at two, 9-48 in main track sprints, 3-11 in wet, cost $12,000 as yearling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  SHERKAM (half-brother, stakes-placed at two in Panama); SO RAKISH (half-brother, stakes-winner, 43-3-5-3, $72,281, unraced at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  No debut winners as a broodmare sire in 2009
TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-24 (4%, $1.63 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (0-8 at Saratoga); 0-9 with all debut runners in 2009
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  July 7 workout matches barn's juvenile filly REFINED ELEGANCE (finished second in career debut at Belmont on July 22 with 64 Beyer); July 14 workout matches barn's three-year-old MR. AGAIN (87 Beyer top).

Analysis:  SAVE TIME FOR ME makes his career debut for the red-hot Tom Bush barn, and the bay colt boasts solid win-early bloodlines  His sire, Hook and Ladder, earned a 110 Beyer Speed Figure in his career debut, and the dam also won right off the bat.  The July 13 workout looks pretty interesting. 
CITY TROOPER showed good speed in his career debut, and the addition of blinkers may sharpen that already potent early lick.  Expect to see him near the front once again, and the debut experience should serve him well in a field full of firsters. 
ONE NOTE SAMBA makes debut for prolific jockey-trainer combination, and the dam was an extremely precocious performer.  Grandson of Storm Cat shows a quick half-mile gate move six days ago.
TURNPIKE TOKEN draws way on the outside, but he shows some decent workouts for Seth Benzel, a former assistant to top first-out trainer Todd Pletcher. 
COME FROM BEHIND goes out for Hall of Fame conditioner Bill Mott, a trainer that seems to do better with second-time babies than with debut runners.  Comes From Behind chased a hot pace in his debut, and can certainly move forward.
MAGIC TIGER makes debut for top first-out barn, and he worked very, very quickly prior to the OBS April sale.  JET TO CLASSICS goes out for barn that saves their best debut runners for the Spa, but this colt may want a bit more ground. NEVER GIVE UP shows some quick workouts for his debut.  GERARD LOVES BEER attracts Belmont Park's leading rider, Ramon Dominguez.  MINESWEPT may prefer more ground WHILE LATE NIGHT HOOKUP is stuck in the often-intimidating rail post position.

Selections:  1.  Save Time for Me  2.  City Trooper  3.  One Note Samba

The Play:  Win and Place on Save Time for Me (6-1 odds or greater)


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Race 7
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $55,000


1.  Doubles Partner (Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister, by Rahy)
TRAINER:  Todd Pletcher
JOCKEY:  John Velazquez
DATE FOALED:  February 28, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Florida
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS: STORMY VENUS (half-sister, 9-3-0-2, $56,207, 0-1 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints)
AUCTION:  $450,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select, August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Multiple Grade 1 winner (11-7-1-1, $1,870,380, unraced at two, 2-2 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  1-4 (25%, $1.25 ROI) with juvenile debut runners (first crop)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Unplaced (2-0-0-0, $0, all races sprinting on the main track at two)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD: 5 runners, 3 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 5 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 2 mud runners, 0 mud winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  VIVID IMAGINATION (half-sister, Grade 3 winner at two, 21-4-1-6, $194,237, 3-9 at two, 3-17 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud); SERENA'S SONG (full sister, multiple Grade 1 winner, 38-18-11-3, $3,283,388, 4-10 at two, 4-9 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  4-48 (8%, $0.70 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  97-483 (20%, $1.54 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (21-119, 18%, $1.37 ROI at Saratoga); 18-77 (23%, $2.54 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (5 juvenile debut winners, 9 with John Velazquez aboard, 17 winners with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  May 1, May 21 workouts match barn's juvenile GOOD TO BE SEEN (finished fourth in career debut at Belmont on July 16 with 37 Beyer); June 14 workout went .01 slower than barn's juvenile EXHI (finished second in career debut at Belmont on July 24 with 74 Beyer); June 14 workout went .01 slower than barn's juvenile INTERACTIF (finished first in career debut at Monmouth on July 5 with 63 Beyer).

1A.  Antenna (Tale of the Cat - Miss Moonwaki, by Miswaki)
TRAINER:  William Mott
JOCKEY:  Kent Desormeaux
DATE FOALED:  February 20, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 2 sprint winner (9-5-1-2, $360,900, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  51-303 (17%) with juvenile debut runners; 10-59 (17%, $1.75 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners, 1 older winner out of a Miswaki mare)
NICKING INFORMATION:  TALETOBETOLD (multiple stakes-winner, 32-6-8-4, $410,992, 2-8 at two, 3-12 in main track sprints)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Stakes-placed (15-2-2-3, $65,950, unraced at two, 1-9 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud, cost $115,000 as yearling, and $190,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD: 6 runners, 6 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 1 juvenile debut winner, 6 main track sprint runners, 6 main track sprint winners, 5 mud runners, 2 mud winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  HONEST TO BETSY (half-sister, stakes-placed sprinter, 17-3-2-3, $153,451, 1-6 at two, 3-16 in main track sprints, 0-5 in mud)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  5-39 (13%, $1.96 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  29-266 (11%, $0.96 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (8-82, 10%, $0.77 ROI at Saratoga); 4-44, 9%, $1.64 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners, 3 ridden by Kent Desormeaux, 3 winners with Lasix, one with blinkers)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  June 24, July 2 workouts match barn's juvenile COME FROM BEHIND (finished fourth in career debut at Belmont on July 9 with 62 Beyer, entered in today's fifth race)

2.  D'bigcat (D'wildcat - Gloomy Knot, by Once Wild)
TRAINER:  George Weaver
JOCKEY:  Javier Castellano
DATE FOALED:  January 22, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Florida
AUCTION:  $40,000 weanling (OBS Fall, October 2007); Withdrawn yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); $25,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select, October 2008); $130,000 juvenile (OBS Open, March 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 1 sprint winner (18-5-2-2, $570,444, 0-1 at two, 4-14 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  5-56 (9%) with juvenile debut runners; 3-20 (15%, $1.29 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Placed sprinting at two (4-0-1-0, $1,900, all races at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, cost $30,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  1 runner, 1 winner, 1 juvenile winner, 1 main track sprint winner, 1 mud winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  VIVACIOUS SUZI (full sister, stakes-placed, 46-8-12-10, $308,530, 1-8 at two, 0-12 at two, 0-3 in mud)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  No debut winners as a broodmare sire in 2009
TRAINER INFORMATION:  5-84 (6%, $0.83 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (1-32, 3%, $0.19 ROI at Saratoga); 2-20 (10%, $0.85 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (both older winners with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 2 furlongs in 20.2 prior to the March auction; July 5 workout matches barn's five-year-old NEW MEMBER (finished third in 'n2x' optional claimer at Belmont on July 12 with 87 Beyer).

3.  Wildcat Nation (Yes It's True - Scarlet Tango, by French Deputy)
TRAINER:  D. Wayne Lukas
JOCKEY:  Jamie Theriot
DATE FOALED:  March 24, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  VISIONAIRE (half-brother, Grade 1 sprint winner, 12-5-1-2, $465,882, 1-2 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud).
AUCTION:  $400,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 sprint winner (22-11-2-3, $1,080,700, 5-9 at two, won debut, 11-18 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  36-242 (15%) with juvenile debut runners; 6-39 (15%, $1.02 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Stakes-placed sprinting at two (18-4-2-3, $99,493, 2-5 at two, won debut, 4-16 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD: 2 runners, 2 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 2 mud runners, 2 mud winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  DALE'S PROSPECT (half-brother, stakes-winning sprinter, 46-11-10-9, $334,464, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  6-27 (22%, $3.46 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  9-166 (5%, $1.23 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (1-38, 3%, $2.63 ROI at Saratoga); 2-18 (11%, $1.40 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner, both winners with Lasix)

4.  Macjoey (Yankee Gentleman - Pacific City, by Carson City)
TRAINER:  Steven Asmussen
JOCKEY:  Edgar Prado
DATE FOALED:  April 20, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  SPIRITED MAIDEN (half-sister, multiple stakes-placed, 23-6-2-4, $152,952, unraced at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud); EISHIN LOMBARD (half-brother, Group 3 winner in Japan)
AUCTION:  Withdrawn weanling (Keeneland, November 2007); $120,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Stakes-winning sprinter (10-4-1-0, $202,547, unraced at two, 3-7 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  11-72 (15%) with juvenile debut runners; 3-28 (11%, $0.81 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners)
NICKING INFORMATION:  AROSEHASITSTHORNS (stakes-placed sprinter, 7-1-3-1, $24,718, 0-1 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints); BRONX CITY GIRL (stakes-placed at two, 3-1-0-1, $18,510, all races sprinting on the main track at two)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Sprint winner (8-4-1-1, $50,185, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  4 runners, 4 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 1 juvenile debut winner, 4 main track sprint runner, 3 main track sprint winners, 4 mud runners, 3 mud winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  MEDICINE BOW (half-sister, Grade 3-placed at two, 7-1-1-2, $37,553, all races at two, won debut, 1-4 in main track sprints)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  8-55 (15%, $1.26 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (4 juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  138-776 (18%, $1.68 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (7-36, 19%, $1.60 ROI at Saratoga); 34-154 (22%, $1.89 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (23 juvenile debut winners, 33 winners with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  July 21 workout matches barn's juvenile filly FLOWER EXCHANGE (69 Beyer top).

5.  V Sat (Vindication - Satin Cat, by Storm Cat)
TRAINER:  Nicholas Zito
JOCKEY:  Julien Leparoux
DATE FOALED:  Foaled April 5, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
AUCTION:  $120,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); $90,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton, February 2009); Out juvenile (Keeneland, April 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 1 route winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,950, all races at two, 2-2 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  16-98 (16%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-27 (7%, $0.57 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Turf winner (9-2-1-2, $78,864, unraced at two, all races on turf, cost $1,000,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATIONn:  TROPICOOL (half-brother, Grade 2 route winner at two (24-5-3-5, $299,288, 2-7 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints); ACCLIMATE (three-quarter brother, multiple stakes-placed, 65-13-8-12, $385,669, 2-7 at two, 10-48 in main track sprints, 2-10 in mud/slop); MENDING FENCES (three-quarter brother, Grade 3 turf winner, 27-7-5-3, $231,400, 0-3 at two, 2-10 in main track sprints, 1-5 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  5-78 (6%, $0.44 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  21-165 (13%, $1.84 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (12-73, 16%, $2.25 ROI at Saratoga); 1-23 (4%, $0.37 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (older winner with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.3 prior to the February auction; July 11 workout matches barn's five-year-old mare THUNDERS DOVE (97 Beyer top); July 11 workout went .02 faster than barn's three-year-old colt BIG TOP (86 Beyer top on grass, 83 on main track).

6.  Steady Eddie (Smarty Jones - Sweet and Steady, by Steady Growth)
TRAINER:  Dallas Stewart
JOCKEY:  Calvin Borel
DATE FOALED:  May 11, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  SWEET AND READY (half-sister, Grade 2 winner, 23-4-3-4, $251,598, 1-7 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 0-6 in mud); SWEET AND FIRM (half-sister, multiple stakes-placed, 23-5-7-3, $165,510, unraced at two, 4-18 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud); PROUD AND STEADY (half-brother, stakes-placed at two, 35-2-6-7, $59,195, 1-3 at two, 1-21 in main track AUCTION:  $150,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Multiple Grade 1 route winner (9-8-1-0, $7,613,155, 2-2 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  9-47 (19%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:  Stakes-placed (12-3-2-3, $61,405, 0-2 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  5 runners, 4 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 4 main track sprint runners, 3 main track sprint winners, 3 mud runners, 0 mud winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  BE YOUR BEST (half-sister, stakes-placed, 16-2-4-4, $58,698, 1-2 at two, 1-10 in main track sprints, 0-2 at two); GOOD FOR HER (half-sister, stakes-winner, 11-6-2-1, $109,335, unraced at two, 3-7 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud);
TRAINER INFORMATION:  18-89 (20%, $2.36 ROI) over the past five years with second-out juveniles (3-14, 21%, $3.11 ROI at Saratoga)

7.  Devonshire (Royal Academy - Ice Cream Cone, by Seeking the Gold)
TRAINER:  Karl Grusmark
JOCKEY:  Omar Camejo
DATE FOALED:  February 17, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
AUCTION:  $20,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Multiple Grade/Group 1 winner on turf (7-4-2-0, $758,994, 1-2 at two, all races on grass)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  16-152 (11%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-28 (7%, $0.47 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Route winner (7-1-2-0, $26,650, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  4 runners, 3 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 4 main track sprint runners, 3 main track sprint winners, 2 mud runners, 1 mud winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  AWESOME ASHLEY (half-sister, multiple stakes-winner, 23-5-2-1, $232,793, 1-3 at two, 1-8 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  7-45 (16%, $2.34 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  4-27 (15%, $1.71 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (0-2 at Saratoga); 0-3 with all debut runners in 2009
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  April 25, May 10, May 16 workouts match barn's three-year-old filly CAJUN BELLE (finished first in maiden special weight at Finger Lakes on June 30 with 47 Beyer); June 30 workout matches barn's four-year-old DAVY'S BANK (finished fifth in 'n2L' allowance at Finger Lakes on July 17 with 51 Beyer); July 9 workout matches barn's four-year-old filly REVERSIBLE ERROR (finished third in 'N2R' optional claimer at Finger Lakes on July 20 with 48 Beyer).

8.  Trappe Shot (Tapit - Shopping, by Private Account)
TRAINER:  Kiaran McLaughlin
JOCKEY:  Alan Garcia
DATE FOALED:  February 18, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Florida
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGSs:  BOUGHT IN DIXIE (half-brother, stakes-winning sprinter, 47-7-6-11, $319,183, 0-1 at two, 7-46 in main track sprints, 0-9 in mud); BULLING (half-brother, Grade 2-placed sprinting at two, 69-4-3-12, $203,302, 2-9 at two, 4-47 in main track sprints, 0-8 in mud); SHOP AGAIN (half-sister, stakes-winner, 21-4-2-4, $122,274, 0-6 at two, 3-14 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud); MISS SHOP (half-sister, Grade 1 route winner, 27-9-3-4, $1,126,038, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-3 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud)
AUCTION:  $850,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring, May 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 1 route winner (6-3-0-0, $557,300, 2-2 at two, unraced in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  3-60 (5%) with juvenile debut runners; 4-27 (15%, $4.98 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (no juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Winner (10-3-1-2, $61,375, unraced at two, 2-6 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  8 runners, 7 winners, 7 juvenile runners, 3 juvenile winners, 1 juvenile debut winner, 8 main track sprint runners, 7 main track sprint runners, 7 mud runners, 3 mud winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  BOYISH CHARM (half-brother, Grade 3-placed, 23-4-7-6, $147,957, unraced at two, 1-4 in main track sprints); LAY DOWN (half-brother, multiple Grade 2 winner, 29-11-2-2, $593,423, unraced at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud); KARLY'S HARLEY (half-brother, multiple stakes-winner, 35-7-4-5, $248,943, 2-5 at two, 1-7 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  2-19 (11%, $0.67 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  29-166 (17%, $1.91 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (7-41, 17%, $1.20 ROI at Saratoga); 2-35 (6%, $0.30 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (one juvenile winner ridden by Alan Garcia, both winners with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in a bullet 10.2 prior to the May auction; June 14 workout went .02 slower than then-barn's three-year-old filly ELUSIVE HEAT (107 Beyer); July 1 workout went .02 faster than barn's juvenile SAINT ELIGIUS (finished fifth in career debut at Belmont on July 16 with 35 Beyer).

9.  Westover Wildcat (Forest Wildcat - Bronze Abe, by Two Punch)
TRAINER:  Anthony Dutrow
JOCKEY:  Ramon Dominguez
DATE FOALED:  March 4, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (20-9-2-1, $478,862, 2-5 at two, all races in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  163-963 (17%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:  Multiple stakes-winning sprinter (32-11-5-8, $520,564, 3-9 at two, 11-30 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Second dam is BUCKLES AND KINKS (multiple stakes-placed, 19-2-9-3, $106,883, 1-3 at two, 2-9 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  2-10 (20%, $1.76 ROI) over the past five years with second-out juveniles adding Lasix

10.  No Truth Told (Tale of the Cat - Belle's Bluff, by Pine Bluff)
TRAINER:  William Cesare
JOCKEY:  Jose Lezcano
DATE FOALED:  March 4, 2007
STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
AUCTION:  $160,000 short yearling (Keeneland, January 2008); $85,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); Withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton, February 2009); $47,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Spring, April 2009); Out juvenile (Barretts, May 2009); Withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring, May 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 2 sprint winner (9-5-1-2, $360,900, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  163-884 (18%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:  Unraced
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 0 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 mud runner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  STROLLING BELLE (half-sister, multiple Grade 3 route winner, 29-9-7-6, $631,785, 1-2 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints); MISS BELLE O (half-sister, stakes-placed sprinter, 6-2-1-0, $78,256, unraced at two, 2-5 in main track sprints); HASSLEFREE (half-brother, Grade 2-placed router, 27-2-7-6, $231,299, 2-7 at two, 2-20 in main track sprints, 0-5 in mud)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-1 over the past five years with second-out juveniles going turf to dirt
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.1 prior to the April auction;


Analysis:  V SAT goes out for Nick Zito, and the popular horseman usually has his babies cranked up for the Spa.  V Sat shows a solid string of half-mile works in preparation for his debut, and gets the tepid nod in a wide-open race.
WESTOVER WILDCAT broke a beat slowly when well-bet in his career debut at Philadelphia Park, then made a smooth three wide move to engage the leaders at the quarter-pole.  He was late to change leads that day, but now adds Lasix for high-percentage connections.  The second-time starter/first-time Lasix angle is a potent one in maiden races. 
D'BIGCAT worked very quickly prior to the OBS March sale, and has kept up the fast pace in his recent local drills.  Expect a good amount of early speed if he breaks cleanly from the inside post.
TRAPPE SHOT is unveiled by a barn that dominated with their Saratoga juvenile performers in 2008.  The $850,000 purchase was the highest-priced lot at the Fasig-Tipton May auction, and wouldn't be a surprise.
MACJOEY is bred both sides for speed, and has been working steadily since mid-May for the high-percentage debut trainer Steve Asmussen.  ANTENNA draws a wide post, and may need a race.  Entyrmate DOUBLES PARTNER sold for $450,000 last year, and is out of a full sister to Hall of Fame racemare Serena's Song.  DEVONSHIRE has been training since late April at Finger Lakes, and finds a tough spot for his racecourse debut.  STEADY EDDIE showed good speed in his career debut, but the wheels came off after a half mile.  WILDCAT NATION is by a sharp debut sire, but there's a twenty day gap in the recent worktab.  NO TRUTH TOLD didn't do much at 50-1 odds on grass at Churchill Downs

Selections:  1.  V Sat  2.  Westover Wildcat  3.  D'bigcat

The Play:  V Sat to Win and Place (9-2 odds or greater)

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

Analysis:  HOT DIXIE CHICK took down a track record when a speedy maiden winner going five furlongs at Churchill Downs on June 13.  Trained by Steve Asmussen, one of the best in the world with juvenile performers, Hot Dixie Chick figures to be on a run-and-gun mission under Robby Albarado, and looms the one to catch. 
BEAUTICIAN professionally reeled in the early leaders when a well-bet debut winner at Churchill Downs, and adds Lasix for her first start out of the maiden ranks.  She draws a solid outside post, and may work out a stalking trip from the second flight under Kent Desormeaux. 
SO N SO whipped New York-breds by open lengths in her career debut at Belmont Park, and was flattered when two of her vanquished foes returned to win.  She looks like a pretty quick filly, but draws the far outside post in this crowded field, and may have to work hard to obtain a good early position. 
FRANNY FREUD dominated New York-breds in her career debut, and then ran a solid second behind a promising synthetic track specialist in the My Dear Stakes at Woodbine.  She has tactical speed, and shouldn't be too far away when the real running begins. 
AEGEAN is only two, but she's been a true world traveler with races in Kentucky, England, and now Saratoga.  She looked good beating males in the Grade 3 Kentucky Juvenile at Churchill Downs two back, and her Royal Ascot flop can easily be forgiven.  Expect her to be on the pace for Wesley Ward, a fantastic source of juvenile winners. COWGIRL MALLY showed some moxie by passing rivals in her career debut at Churchill Downs, and she should get a good pace to run at under Belmont Park's leading rider, Ramon Dominguez.  VIVID COLORS hammered maidens in her career debut at Churchill Downs, but that race was conducted over sloppy going, and she'll be stepping up in class.  DECELERATOR upended Hot Dixie Chick in the slop before pulling out a game score in the Grade 3 Debutante at Churchill Downs.  She's another that will appreciate the expected hot fractions, and is one of only two fillies (Vivid Colors the other) with a win at this distance.  SASSY IMAGE didn't have the easiest trip in her debut when third behind Beautician, and she broke her maiden in style over "good" going 16 days later.  THAT'S HOW I ROLL was beaten nine lengths by Franny Freud when both began their careers at Belmont.  WILD WITHOUT WINE ran a huge race when equipped with blinkers for the first time at Delaware, but needs to turn it up a notch if she hopes to run with these early. KINSOLVING seems more tactical than uncoupled entrymate Hot Dixie Chick, but has already been beaten by both Aegean and Decelerator.  STORMANDAPRAYER was no match for That's How I Roll in her debut, and is still a maiden.

Selections:  1.  Hot Dixie Chick  2.  Beautician  3.  So N So

The Play:  Hot Dixie Chick to Win at 5-2 odds or greater