07/30/2008 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 7/30

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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.

Monday's result:
Race 5: Barbadillo finished 11th

Week 1 Review:
Not a very good week with several "close, but no cigar" finishes. Join in the Dance did win for us on Friday at 3-1 odds.

Week 1 record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money,and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager):
12-1-6 (- $13.80)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Race 2
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special weight (New York Bred)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $56,000

1. Helen's Lady (Belong to Me - Ms Jaguar Type, by Gilded Time)
Trainer: Ramon Hernandez
- Foaled April 18, 2006
- $60,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (16-7-3-2, $261,166, 1-3 at two, 7-14 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 141-879 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (21-3-3-4, $72,834, 0-2 at two, all races in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop, cost $34,000 as a weanling, $36,000 as a yearling, and $35,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has four runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Cameo Type (23-4-2-4, $76,565, 2-7 at two, 2-12 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-33 (9%, $2.47 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile starters
- trainer is 2-9 (22%, $5.06 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile starters at the Spa (one winner this meet)

2. Saarlandisourland (Saarland - Crypto Kate, by Tabasco Cat)
Trainer: Keith O'Brien
- Foaled February 3, 2006
- $24,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $20,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 route winner at two (21-5-5-1, $595,250, 2-5 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-15 (13%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a route winner (16-4-3-3, $30,602, 0-2 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints, 2-6 in mud/slop, cost $8,000 as a yearling, and $25,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- second dam is stakes-placed juvenile Krypto Katie (17-3-2-3, $71,296, 1-4 at two, 1-7 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $4.65 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile runners adding Lasix

3. Glory Gold (Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla, by Lord Gaylord)
Trainer: Michael Trombetta
- Foaled March 13, 2006
- $190,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $195,000 yearling RNA (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- $150,000 yearling RNA (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- half-sister to Grade 3 winner Mocha Express (34-16-9-1, $960,216, unraced at two, 5-13 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Raving Rocket (34-18-5-1, $224,424, 2-4 at two, won debut, 16-26 in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-8-7-0, $5,754,720, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-16 (19%, $2.95 ROI) with all juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner (11-2-1-4, $31,390, 0-1 at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $102,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has nine runners, nine winners, seven juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, three juvenile debut winners, eight mud/slop runners, four mud/slop winners
- Lord Gaylord was 1-15 (7%, $1.13 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2007 (juvenile debut winner)
- second dam is Group 1-placed (Argentina) La Chela
- trainer is 17-71 (24%, $1.98 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $7.20 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 8-34 (24%, $1.74 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, all winners with Lasix, one with blinkers)
- June 5 workout matches barn's juvenile filly So Vain (finished second in career debut on turf at Colonial Downs on July 4 with 50 Beyer)
- June 18, June 24 workouts match barn's juvenile filly Quickquestionforya (finished eighth in career debut on turf at Colonial Downs on July 4 with 0 Beyer)
- July 2 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Grand Spirit (finished third in career debut over Presque Isle Downs' Tapeta surface on July 27 with 47 Beyer)
- July 9 workout matches barn's three-year-old Walla Walla (59 Beyer top on dirt)

4. Best for Last (A.P Jet (High Road's Last, by Ormsby)
Trainer; Thomas Bush
- Foaled March 14, 2006
- sire was a Group 3 winner in Japan (36-4-5-5, $1,622,369, 2-5 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 17-152 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile Rebecca's Gal (47-8-10-10, $198,238, 1-5 at two, 2-12 in main track sprints, 1-6 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 7-63 (11%, $1.98 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-16 (13%, $3.23 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-14 (14%, $2.08 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner, both winners with Lasix, one with front bandages, one with Edgar Prado aboard)

5. Sneakin Up (Hook and Ladder - Tricky Move, by Tricky Creek)
Trainer: Joseph Pierce Jr
- Foaled March 1, 2006
- $22,000 weanling (OBS Fall October 2006)
- $52,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Multiplication (4-2-1-0, $102,740, unraced at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 13-99 (13%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (27-4-3-5, $112,956, 1-10 at two, 2-19 in main track sprints, 1-9 in mud/slop, cost $3,700 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, three runners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- trainer is 16-206 (8%, $1.19 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners

6. Larcenous Lady (Cat Thief - Gift for the Lady, by Pentelicus)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 19, 2006
- entered yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (30-4-9-8, $3,951,012, 2-7 at two, 1-7 in main track sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 66-425 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (21-3-3-3, $47,298, 0-2 at two, 2-20 in main track sprints, 0-6 in mud/slop, cost $22,000 as a yearling, and $26,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Al Max Diner (12-2-3-3, $131,226, 2-6 at two, 2-11 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 18-134 (13%, $1.31 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile runners
- trainer is 2-30 (7%, $0.82 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile runners at Saratoga

7. Dixie Time Thief (Dixie Union - Twotime, by Two Punch)
Trainer: Patrick Kelly
- Foaled April 28, 2006
- $100,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- 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 15-149 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-32 (12%, $1.04 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut runners)
- dam was a sprint winner (50-7-12-7, $310,974, 1-9 at two, 7-40 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop, cost $16,500 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Two Punch is 8-32 (25%, $2.81 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed My Lucky Strike (57-9-9-9, $623,535, 0-2 at two, 6-32 in main track sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Group 2 (England) juvenile winner Halicarnassus (22-5-1-1, $315,569, 2-3 at two, won debut, all races on turf)
- trainer is 3-43 (7%, $1.90 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-8 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga

8. Akilina (Langfuhr - Fahamore, by Gulch)
Trainer: Christophe Clement
- Foaled April 21, 2006
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (23-9-7-1, $698,574, unraced at two, 8-12 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 120-836 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, sprinted on a fast main track as an older horse, cost $130,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners)
- second dam a sprint-winning half-sister to Group 2 (England) winner Placerville
- trainer is 7-20 (35%, $2.29 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juvenile runners adding Lasix
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juvenile runners adding Lasix at Saratoga

Analysis:
AKILINA attempted to rally over an intensely speed-favoring track in her career debut, and understandably came up short behind the pace-pressing winner. She adds Lasix for her second start, and trainer Christophe Clement has excellent numbers with this move. Akilina appears to have enough speed to gain a good forward position despite breaking from the far outside post.
SNEAKIN UP also attempted to rally against an inside, speed-favoring track in her debut, then failed to improve in her second start. She has the experience edge over her rivals, and should be a playable price.
GLORY GOLD is by a promising first-crop sire, and will make her debut for a barn that sports nice statistics with newcomers.
HELEN'S LADY had early trouble in her debut, but a good break here may put her right into the hunt. SAARLANDISOURLAND adds Lasix after being ignored in her debut. LARCENOUS LADY is capable of improvement after faltering badly in her first start. BEST FOR LAST attracts Edgar Prado for an underrated debut barn. DIXIE TIME THIEF sold for $100,000 last year, and shows some solid morning trials.

Selections:
1. Akilina
2. Sneakin Up
3. Glory Gold

The play:
Akilina - Sneakin Up exacta;
Akilina - Glory Gold exacta

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Race 5
5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight (New York Breds)
2-year-olds
Purse $56,000

1. Dougie (Elusive Quality - I Love New York, by Deputy Minister)
Trainer: Anthony Dutrow
- Foaled April 17, 2006
- $250,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 winner on turf (20-9-3-2, $413,284, unraced at two, 2-4 on turf, first-turf winner, 3-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 26-162 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 19-205 (9%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 4-28 (14%, $1.61 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older winners, two winners on turf)
- Elusive Quality - Deputy Minister 'nick' has produced Grade 3 sprint winner Omega Code (12-3-3-1, $183,847, 2-4 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam was unplaced (4-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Deputy Minister is 6-91 (7%, $1.03 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, two on turf)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1 route winner Friends Lake (7-3-0-1, $696,400, 2-3 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Seeking the Ante (16-5-3-2, $392,829, 0-4 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 6-27 (22%, $4.26 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (five with Lasix, two juvenile debut winners, one with blinkers, all on dirt, one for this owner)
- June 22 workout went .05 faster than barn's five-year-old Lord Snowdon (finished fourth in Don LeVine Memorial on dirt at Philadelphia on June 28 with 97 Beyer, 0 Beyer on turf)
- July 4 workout matches barn's four-year-old Sly (finished first in 'n2x' allowance on dirt at Philadelphia on July 29, 95 turf Beyer top)

2. Saratoga Steve (Freud - Frankly Fran, by D'Accord)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled February 26, 2006
- $28,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- sire was Group 2-placed (Ireland) on turf (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two, in Europe, all races on grass, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 37-243 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 10-72 (14%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a sprint winner (21-4-3-5, $36,635, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-5 in mud/slop, cost $35,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, no turf winners, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner C B Account (58-22-7-9, $212,722, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Look of the Lynx (21-5-3-5, $258,739, 2-5 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with newly-acquired juveniles trying turf for the first time
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with newly-acquired juveniles trying turf for the first time at Saratoga (finished second at 24-1)

3. Double Domino (Stormy Atlantic - Precious Queenie, by Wild Zone)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 9, 2006
- $75,000 weanling (Fasig-Tipton December 2006)
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $150,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- sire was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (15-6-2-1, $148,126, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 36-273 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 35-238 (15%) with first-turf runners
-sire is 8-47 (17%, $1.48 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners, one on turf)
- dam was unraced
- dam has three runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, one turf winner, three mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Wild Zone is 2-6 (33%, $7.17 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner, both winners on the main track)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Royal Strength (57-10-6-7, $158,770, 2-4 at two, won debut, 0-3 on turf, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 14-72 (19%, $1.41 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 7-28 (25%, $1.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 15-80 (19%, $1.48 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all with Lasix, one with blinkers, eight juvenile debut winners, one at this meet, 12 with John Velazquez aboard, one on turf)
- July 11 workout matches barn's juvenile Footnote This (finished sixth in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on July 27 with 37 Beyer)

4. Wiskaway (Wheelaway - Georgies Doctor, by Barachois)
Trainer: Bruce Levine
- Foaled March 14, 2006
- $47,000 RNA weanling (New York Mixed October 2006)
- $37,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- sire was a stakes-winning router (7-2-1-1, $249,760, unraced at two, unraced on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-38 (3%) with juvenile debut runners
-sire is 2-29 (7%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 4-24 (17%, $4.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older runners, one on turf at this meet)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner at two (37-5-8-4, $205,181, 5-11 at two, 0-3 on turf, 0-4 in mud/slop, cost $31,000 as a yearling, and $48,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has six runners, four winners, five juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, four turf runners, one turf winner, one first-turf winner, four mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Princesse Rapide (11-3-2-0, $41,319)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Royal Recall (8-1-1-1, $4,756)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-19 (11%, $1.14 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older runners on dirt without Lasix, one with front bandages, one with Rajiv Maragh aboard)
- May 8 workout matches barn's juvenile Mike From Queens (finished tenth in career debut on dirt at Belmont on July 17 with 15 Beyer)
- May 23 workout matches barn's three-year-old Analyze Cat (34 Beyer on dirt)
- July 2 workout matches barn's three-year-old Stoliatsiros (finished sixth in career debut on dirt in $50,000 maiden claimer at Belmont on July 10 with 32 Beyer)

5. Western Fable (Western Expression - Old Emotions, by Wild Again)
Trainer: Carlos Martin
- Foaled April 9, 2006
- full brother to multiple stakes-placed Whateverwillbwillb (21-3-6-5, $165,203, 0-3 at two, 3-18 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1-placed sprinter (16-3-2-3, $140,114, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 6-80 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 11-72 (15%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 2-21 (10%, $1.11 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older winners, one on turf)
- Western Expression - Wild Again 'nick' has produced turf stakes-winner Thunderestimate (5-4-1-0, $182,400, 0-1 at two, all races on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- dam was a winner (12-3-1-1, $64,400, 0-1 at two, 1-3 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner, four turf runners, three turf winners, one first-turf winner, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Wild Again is 1-45 (2%, $0.30 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner on dirt)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Speedy Spender (19-8-2-1, $140,113, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Trippi Toes (16-2-3-5, $58,070, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $1.63 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga

6. Momsboy (Good and Tough - Rainmom, by Over the Rainbow)
Trainer: John Tebbutt
- Foaled March 22, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (23-9-5-2, $809,341, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 12-87 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-67 (9%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 3-21 (14%, $2.25 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older winners on the main track)
- dam was multiple stakes-placed (86-23-16-11, $310,841, 1-2 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf, 8-19 in mud/slop)
- dam has one runner, one winner, no juvenile runners, no turf runners, no mud/slop runners
- second dam is stakes-winning sprinter Our Cute Mombo (17-3-4-2, $32,890, 2-4 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (all starters on dirt)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $6.10 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older runner without Lasix on dirt with front bandages)
- June 2, June 10, June 17, June 29 workouts match barn's three-year-old gelding Five Castles (finished ninth in career debut on dirt in $15,000 maiden claimer at Finger Lakes on July 26 with 19 Beyer)

7. Grand Morning (Western Expression - I Met Somebody, by Compliance)
Trainer: Leo O'Brien
- Foaled January 18, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1-placed sprinter (16-3-2-3, $140,114, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 25-247 (10%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 42-314 (13%) with turf runners
- dam was a winner (40-5-6-7, $205,100, 1-3 at two, 4-34 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner High Pioneer (28-5-4-3, $118,255, unraced at two, 4-20 on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with second-time juvenile runners on turf
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juvenile runners on turf at Saratoga

8. Ziptronic (City Zip - D J's Girl, by Hay Halo)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled March 31, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (23-9-5-4, $818,225, 5-11 at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 18-109 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 10-65 (15%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 3-24 (12%, $1.58 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all juvenile debut winners on the main track)
- dam was a route winner (14-3-4-3, $135,920, 1-5 at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $40,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, no turf winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winner
- trainer is 6-28 (21%, $2.97 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-12 (17%, $1.37 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-12 (8%, $0.50 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older winner on dirt with Lasix and front bandages)

9. Original Ray (Johar - Wishing Willow, by Seattle Song)
Trainer: Timothy Hills
- Foaled March 4, 2006
- $55,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $32,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- $25,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner on turf (16-6-4-2, $1,494,496, unraced at two, 6-13 on turf, first-turf winner, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-11 with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- sire is 1-3 (33%) with first-turf runners
- dam was stakes-placed on turf (16-1-0-2, $37,244, 0-5 at two, 1-9 on turf, unraced in mud/slop, cost $16,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, one turf winner, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Seattle Song is 1-14 (7%, $1.84 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older winner on turf)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Essa's Secret (70-8-11-8, $174,993, 0-8 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-9 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Le Vainqueur (53-8-5-6, $218,610, 1-4 at two, 1-5 on turf, first-turf winner, 1-8 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Long Term Success (41-10-15-5, $309,035, unraced at two, 3-12 on turf, 2-6 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed router Pronger (9-1-1-2, $111,696, 0-4 at two, 0-2 on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-18 (11%, $0.90 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both winners on dirt, one juvenile debut winner, both with Lasix)
- May 16 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Lion's Terms (finished first in career debut at Monmouth on July 19 with 55 Beyer)
- June 27 workout went .02 slower than barn's three-year-old filly Overuled (finished sixth in career debut on dirt at Belmont in $25,000 maiden claimer on July 11 with 20 Beyer)
- July 12 workout went .05 slower than barn's three-year-old filly Crazy Catlady (finished fourth in 'n1x' on turf at Saratoga on July 27 with 73 Beyer)

10. Sweet Groom (Freud - sundae Bride, by Runaway Groom)
Trainer: Enrique Arroyo
- Foaled April 4, 2006
- out weanling (New York Mixed October 2006)

- $5,500 yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- $21,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was Group 2-placed (Ireland) on turf (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two, in Europe, all races on grass, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 12-74 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 10-72 (14%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 2-15 (13%, $0.59 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut winners on the main track)
- Volponi was 2-23 (9%, $1.48 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (both juvenile debut winners on turf)
- dam was a winner (20-3-1-3, $35,846, 1-3 at two, 1-3 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners, no turf runners, no mud/slop runners
- Runaway Groom is 6-65 (9%, $2.14 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, all on the main track)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winning router Daniel My Brother (10-3-1-2, $136,457, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Tashdeed (15-3-5-3, $148,637, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-1 (100%, $60.50 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time (seventh start)
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.00 prior to the April sale

11. Spencerific (Volponi - Little Cupcake, by Hansel)
Trainer: Heriberto Cedano
- Foaled February 9, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (31-7-12-5, $3,187,232, 1-5 at two, 2-10 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-27 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-21 (14%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a turf winner (13-1-1-2, $50,440, 0-2 at two, 1-6 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, two turf runners, two mud/slop runners
- Hansel is 1-18 (6%, $0.37 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older runner on dirt)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Sam's In Control (29-3-10-2, $131,136, 1-10 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Samsincharge (26-6-4-3, $255,532, unraced at two, 1-9 on turf, 3-5 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga

12. Mr. Petersson (Smoke Glacken - Ladies Night In, by Peteski)
Trainer: Willam Badgett Jr.
- Foaled March 25, 2006
- $3,500 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (14-10-2-1, $759,560, 4-6 at two, unraced on turf, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 147-803 (18%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 11-188 (6%) with first-turf runners
- dam was multiple stakes-placed on turf (10-5-1-2, $123,750, 0-1 at two, 5-9 on turf, first-turf winner, unraced in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, one turf winner, one first-turf winner, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $3.70 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga

Analysis:
DOUBLE DOMINO goes out for the always-dangerous debut duo of John Velazquez and Todd Pletcher, and the $150,000 yearling purchase is kin to a turf winner. Double Domino is bred for speed on both sides of the pedigree, and shows a string of five furlong workout in preparation for his debut.
MR. PETERSSON showed speed in his career debut when facing two next-out winners including Tremont hero Dagnabit. The gray drew a tough outside post for his initial turf outing, but the dam loved the lawn. Expect a speedy try under Elvis Trujillo.
SPENCERIFIC's sire has had success with turf runners, and the homebred gelding should offer value for low-profile connections.
ORIGINAL RAY is from the first-crop of Breeders' Cup Turf winner Johar, and shows solid workouts for his coming-out party. DOUGIE has a wonderful pedigree, and the workouts look sharp for an excellent debut trainer. This one wouldn't be a surprise, but expect him to take a good deal of money. SARATOGA STEVE adds Lasix after failing to win at Finger Lakes. GRAND MORNING trailed in his career and turf debut at Belmont. ZIPTRONIC goes out for a live turf barn, and his sire was a quick two-year-old. WESTERN FABLE attracts Prado, and the workouts look solid. SWEET GROOM shows quick works at Belmont. WHISKAWAY may want more ground. MOMSBOY looks in tough.

Selections:
1. Double Domino
2. Mr. Petersson
3. Spencerific

The Play:
Double Domino to Win at 2-1 or greater.