07/31/2007 12:00AM

Spa Babies for 8/1

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

Monday’s results:
Prairie Melody finished seventh at 21-1.

First week overview: A combination of mediocre handicapping and conservative betting led to a small loss. Time to get back in the black.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Race 2
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
2-year-olds
Purse $32,000

1. Greenwood Boy (Greenwood Lake – Formatic, by Forsythe Boy)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled March 19, 2005 in Florida
- out yearling (OBS August 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton June 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (7-3-1-1, $430,620, 3-5 at two, won debut, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 8-41 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has one juvenile debut winner this year (in a maiden claimer)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (23-10-4-0, $116,030, 2-5 at two, 8-19 in dirt sprints)
- dam has four foals of racing age, two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- second dam a winning half-sister to Grade 2 winner Beat Inflation (27-9-5-1, $151,220), and Grade 2-placed Art Director (9-2-4-0, $55,750)
- Forsythe Boy is the broodmare sire of no debut winners this year
- trainer is 16-158 (10%, $1.14 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-40 (10%, $1.42 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies at Saratoga
- trainer has five debut winners this year (one maiden claimer, four with Lasix, two with front bandages, one juvenile, two with Pablo Morales)

1a. Southern Soprano (Erlton – Idol Gift, by Miner’s Mark)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled March 9, 2005 in Louisiana
- $10,000 short yearling (OBS January 2006)
- $22,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (27-8-2-5, $352,339, 5-7 at two, won debut, 8-24 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 5-22 (23%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has three debut winners this year (one juvenile. all in Louisiana-bred races, one maiden claimer)
- dam was a winner (39-7-9-11, $220,725, 0-2 at two, 6-35 in dirt sprints, cost $52,000 as a weanling, and $67,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two foals of racing age, one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner
- second dam is stakes-winning router Autumn Mood (27-3-2-4, $120,295, unraced at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints)
- Miner’s Mark is the broodmare sire of no debut winners this year
- trainer is 16-158 (10%, $1.14 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-40 (10%, $1.42 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies at Saratoga
- trainer has five debut winners this year (one maiden claimer, four with Lasix, two with front bandages, one juvenile)
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.60 prior to the April sale
- June 12 workout matches barn’s juvenile First King (finished second in lone career start on grass on July 22 with a 57 Beyer)
- June 26 workout matches barn’s seven-year-old Melodeeman (finished eighth in $20,000 claimer on July 25 at Saratoga with 65 Beyer)

2. Indian Brave (Indian Charlie – Tone Change, by Southern Halo)
Trainer: Michael McDonald
- Foaled April 14, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- entered yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2006)
- $25,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (5-4-0-1, $616,120, 1-1 at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 17-121 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has four debut winners this year (one juvenile debut winner, three in maiden claimers)
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $0)
- dam has two foals of racing age, one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner
- dam a three-quarter sister to Grade 3-placed Heaven’s Wish (30-6-6-5, $192,007, 1-8 at two, 1-7 in dirt sprints)
- Southern Halo is the broodmare sire of four debut winners this year
- trainer is 9-67 (13%, $1.77 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- this is trainer’s first debuting Spa Baby
- trainer had one older debut winner at Gulfstream this year (in maiden claimer with Lasix and Cornelio Velasquez aboard)

3. Cross the Atlantic (Stormy Atlantic – Samantha D, by Cryptoclearance)
Trainer: H. Allen Jerkens
- Foaled May 2, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to Grade 3 route winner Spite the Devil (46-8-6-6, $849,512, 2-7 at two, 1-8 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-placed Great Lady K (31-4-10-3, $256,630, 0-4 at two, 3-23 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple sprint stakes-winner (15-6-2-1, $148,126, 0-1 at two, all races sprinting)
- sire is 113-727 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (20-1-1-1, $9,475, 0-3 at two, 0-7 in dirt sprints, cost $11,000 as a weanling)
- dam has five foals of racing age, five runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Cuca’s Lady (70-24-10-11, $350,460, unraced at two, 4-24 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juveniles adding blinkers and dropping into maiden claimers (close second-place finish)

4. Double Or Nothing (Double Honor – T. G. for Wanda, by Fortunate Prospect)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled February 8, 2005 in Florida
- $22,000 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed Wise Diplomat (29-4-5-10, $175,766, 0-6 at two, 2-11 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner at two (8-2-2-1, $251,612, all races at two, 2-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 125-868 (14%) with juvenile runners
- Double Honor – Fortunate Prospect ‘nick’ produced sprint stakes-winner Misguided Left (15-4-1-2, $106,805, 2-5 at two), and, at least, four other winners
- dam was a winner (33-2-5-9, $24,943, 0-6 at two, 1-31 in dirt sprints, cost $40,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three foals of racing age, three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half to Grade 2 winner What a Diplomat (28-3-5-6, $192,475, 0-4 at two, 2-14 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 81-719 (11%, $0.91 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners on dirt
- trainer is 11-129 (9%, $0.67 ROI) with Spa Babies on dirt

5. Fufty (Broken Vow – Known Feminist, by Known Fact)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled March 28, 2005 in Kentucky
- $20,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $30,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed sprinter Santa Fe Sand (13-4-2-1, $106,380, 2-4 at two, 4-10 in dirt sprints), and sprint stakes-winner Starforaday (10-1-2-1, $47,419, unraced at two, 1-8 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (14-9-2-2, $725,296, unraced at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 44-290 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a Grade 2-placed router (24-6-4-1, $115,748, 2-8 at two, 3-12 in dirt sprints)
- dam has eight foals of racing age, seven runners, five winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed You Blew (36-3-8-10, $66,095, 1-3 at two, 1-12 in dirt sprints), Grade 2 route winner Meadow Flight (24-5-4-1, $526,886, 2-4 at two, 2-11 in dirt sprints), stakes-placed sprinter Race Driver (6-0-3-2, $29,560, 0-3 at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints), Grade 3 route winner People’s Princess (17-7-5-2, $339,175, unraced at two, 3-8 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winner router North Lake Jane (12-4-4-1, $263,321, 2-3 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers

6. Lava Cat (Volponi – What’s Up Kittycat, by Tabasco Cat)
Trainer: Michael Trombetta
- Foaled February 4, 2005 in Kentucky
- $21,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $52,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner (31-7-12-5, $3,187,232, 1-5 at two, 1-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 2-21 (10%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (11-1-0-0, $7,380, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, sold for $70,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two foals of racing age, two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Group 1-placed juvenile turfer Cordoba (8-3-0-2, $66,054, 1-3 at two in Europe, 2-2 in dirt sprints
- trainer is 2-4 (50%, $3.70 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers

7. Mike Lowrey (Forest Camp – Erin’s Irish Lass, by Erins Isle)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled January 31, 2005 in Kentucky
- $50,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner at two (11-4-2-0, $339,984, 2-4 at two, 3-8 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 35-194 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was stakes-placed on turf (18-2-5-0, $40,913, 0-6 at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, cost $8,000 as a yearling)
- dam has five foals of racing age, five runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter True Points (9-3-0-3, $71,605, 3-6 at two, 3-7 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $0.67 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers

8. Mahemsha (Running Stag – Danceinthestreets, by Citidancer)
Trainer: Debra Divitto
- Foaled March 9, 2005 in Kentucky
- $12,000 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $14,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (35-5-8-2, $1,572,952, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire is 7-95 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has no debut winners this year
- dam was a winner (12-8-1-1, $196,610, 1-2 at two, won debut, 8-12 in dirt sprints, cost $13,000 as a short yearling, and $40,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first foal
- second dam a winning half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Platinum Luster (43-8-12-8, $105,700, 1-2 at two, won debut, 8-41 in dirt sprints), and stakes-winning sprinter Proud Runner (71-19-8-10, $259,013, 0-2 at two, 19-68 in dirt sprints)
- Citidancer is the broodmare sire of no debut winners this year
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- worked one furlong in 11 seconds prior to the April sale
- July 14 workout matches up with barn’s three-year-old Fresh Episode (finished sixth in $25,000 claimer at Belmont on July 20 with 60 Beyer, won at Saratoga in next start with 73)

Analysis:
GREENWOOD BOY is bred both sides for speed, and this trainer-jockey combination sent out a pair of longshot debut winners (10-1, 6-1) in a five-day period during the Aqueduct inner track meet. Gary Contessa and Pablo Morales also sent out 18-1 longshot winner Phoneulater here last year (also following a seven-furlong workout at Aqueduct).
INDIAN BRAVE shows several gate works on his tab, and he may be adversely affected by the often-intimiding inside post position. This barn does well with first-time starters, however, and they teamed up with jockey Cornelio Velasquez for Don’t Fluff Withme’s debut score at Gulfstream earlier in the year (at 9-2 odds in a maiden claimer). DOUBLE OR NOTHING ran well for this tag at Churchill Downs, and should show good early speed in this spot. SOUTHERN SOPRANO is by a quick young sire, and he’s been working steadily up here since mid-June.
MAHEMSHA needn’t be a superstar, and his trainer already has a longshot winner at the meet. FUFTY finished behind Spa maiden special weight runner-up Bold Trust in his career debut, and should appreciate today’s class relief. MIKE LOWREY finished behind next-out Mountaineer Park maiden graduate Gregory’s Trick in his debut.

Selections:
1. Greenwood Boy
2. Indian Brave
3. Double Or Nothing

The Play: Greenwood Boy to win and place at 4-1 or more

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

1. Tools for the Job (Forest Wildcat – Take the Cake, by Fly So Free)
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
- Foaled February 3, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (20-9-2-1, $478,862, 2-5 at two, all races sprinting)
- sire is 35-248 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has four debut winners this year (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a Grade 3 sprint winner (9-3-2-0, $256,333, 2-2 at two, 3-6 in dirt sprints)
- dam has two foals of racing age, one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners
- second dam a winning half-sister to Grade 3 winner Omi (16-7-4-1, $319,718, unraced at two, 2-5 in dirt sprints), multiple stakes-placed Flying Lauren (13-4-3-3, $171,516, 2-6 at two, 2-7 in dirt sprints), Grade 3 router Ground Storm (40-11-11-8, $628,599, unraced at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints), Grade 1 winner Pompeii (22-9-6-1, $717,288, unraced at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-placed router Palaestra (16-3-3-2, $127,965, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- Fly So Free is the broodmare sire of one debut winner this year
- trainer is 6-56 (11%, $2.25 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-12 with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer has four debut winners this year (two juvenile debut winners, all with Lasix, one with blinkers and front wraps, one with Coa aboard)
- June 15 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Bitter Lemon (finished third in ‘N1X’ turf allowance at Delaware on June 20 with 72 Beyer; 66 Beyer top on dirt)
- June 27, July 9, July 15, July 21 workouts match barn’s four-year-old Nehantic Kat (finished third in ‘N2X’ optional claimer on turf here on July 30 with 76 Beyer; has 76 Beyer top on dirt)

2. Georgetown (Storm Cat – McConnell Springs, by Deputy Minister)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled February 11, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to Grade 2-placed sprinter Talullah Lula (8-1-1-3, $95,940, 1-6 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (8-4-3-0, $570,610, 3-6 at two, 3-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 259-1078 (24%) with juvenile runners
- Storm Cat – Deputy Minister ‘nick’ produced 2007 turf stakes-placed sprinter Terrific Storm (24-5-5-3, $231,923, unraced at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints)
- dam was unraced
- dam has four foals of racing age, three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1-placed router Union City (11-2-5-0, $183,265, 1-4 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints), Grade 2-placed juvenile sprinter Steady Cat (19-5-7-2, $224,427, 2-3 at two, 5-18 in dirt sprints), juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Apollo Cat (16-4-3-2, $161,823. 2-7 at two, 4-14 in dirt sprints), and Grade 3-placed router Ozzie Cat (19-2-3-4, $127,695, 1-7 at two, 2-10 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 15-89 (17%, $2.08 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $2.22 ROI) with second-time juveniles at the Spa

3. Burgenland Kid (Lemon Drop Kid – Pib’s Rush, by Phone Trick)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled April 6, 2005 in Kentucky
- $50,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (24-10-3-3, $3,245,370, 2-6 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 27-241 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was placed (7-0-1-1, $14,390, 0-4 at two, all races sprinting, cost $150,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two foals of racing age, two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Anklet (37-8-8-3, 1-4 at two, 5-22 in dirt sprints), juvenile stakes-placed Awe That (10-1-4-0, $50,982, 1-7 at two, 1-8 in dirt sprints), and French juvenile turf stakes-winner Spangled (1-3 at two on turf in France, unraced in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 7-142 (5%, $1.68 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles.
- trainer is 2-22 (9%, $5.58 ROI) with Spa Babies

4. Why Tonto (Indian Charlie – Why So Much, by Northern Baby)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled March 25, 2005 in Kentucky
- $160,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-winner Because I’m Gold (24-4-3-6, $91,679, 1-7 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints), stakes-placed Why So Quiet (42-5-6-9, $151,735, 1-3 at two, 2-19 in dirt sprints), juvenile stakes-placed Que Bonita (21-0-2-7, $74,687, 0-4 at two, 0-9 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winner Pretty Meadow (25-8-2-3, $166,607, 0-6 at two, 7-20 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (5-4-0-1, $616,120, 1-1 at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 17-121 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has four debut winners this year (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a juvenile sprint winner (8-1-2-0, $18,988, 1-6 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints, cost $160,000 as a weanling)
- dam has nine foals of racing age, seven runners, six winners, six juvenile runners, four juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner
- second dam was stakes-winner Satiety (37-6-7-7, $103,686)
- female family of multiple Grade 1 winner Rockhill Native
- Northern Baby the broodmare sire of one debut winner this year
- trainer is 89-385 (23%, $1.66 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 22-97 (23%, $1.55 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer has 15 debut winners this year (all with Lasix, eight with John Velazquez aboard, 10 juvenile debut winners)
- June 11 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Its Ready (finished fifth in maiden special weight at Churchill Downs on June 24 with 52 Beyer)
- June 19 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Communicated (won career debut on July 8 at Churchill downs with 87 Beyer)

5. Stonestreet Song (Songandaprayer – Sydney’s Kiss, by Boston Harbor)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled February 11, 2005 in Florida
- $300,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-3-1-1, $380,480, 2-2 at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 11-64 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has four debut winners this year (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a route winner (9-1-3-1, $44,060, unraced at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints, cost $270,000 as a yearling, and $500,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first foal
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Exploited Storm (29-6-3-1, $157,305, 1-6 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints), and stakes-winning sprinter High Heritage (22-6-2-5, $235,009, 2-9 at two, 6-21 in dirt sprints)
- Boston Harbor is the broodmare sire of three debut winners this year
- trainer is 123-581 (21%, $2.08 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 7-28 (25%, $1.51 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer has 26 debut winners this year (25 with Lasix, one with blinkers, eight with Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, 21 juvenile debut winners, one juvenile debut winner at this meet for this owner)

6. Bartletts (Mr. Greeley – Prior Park, by Silver Deputy)
Trainer: Anthony Reinstedler
- Foaled February 16, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (16-5-6-0, $474,452, 2-6 at two, 4-11 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 27-250 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has five debut winners this year (one juvenile debut winner)
- Mr. Greeley – Silver Deputy ‘nick’ produced Grade 1 mile winner El Corredor (10-7-1-0, $727,920, 1-2 at two, 4-6 in dirt sprints), and multiple Grade 2 winner Miraculous Miss (10-6-0-1, $464,170, 3-3 at two, 5-8 in dirt sprints)
- dam was unraced (cost $150,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two foals of racing age, one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner
- second dam a route-winning half-sister to Grade 2 winner Exile King (8-4-1-1, $138,920, Grade 2 route winner Hail Bold King (28-7-7-4, $767,312), and Grade 3 winner Metfield (12-4-1-0, $94,842, 0-1 at two, 2-7 in dirt sprints)
- Silver Deputy is the broodmare sire of four debut winners this year
- trainer is 2-52 (4%, $0.58 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $3.48 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer had two older debut winners at Oaklawn Park this year (both with Lasix, one with blinkers, one for ths owner)

7. Elusive Schemes (Elusive Quality – Renaissance Lady, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: Eoin Harty
- Foaled March 30, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 turf winner (20-9-3-2, $413,284, unraced at two, 5-12 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 25-145 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has two older debut winners this year
- dam was Grade 3-placed at two (12-1-6-0, $132,050, 1-9 at two, won debut, 1-6 in dirt sprints)
- this is dam’s first foal
- second dam is multiple stakes-winning sprinter Storm Beauty (15-5-3-1, $178,164, 1-6 at two, 5-12 in dirt sprints)
- female family of multiple Grade 2 winner Gold Beauty (dam of Grade 1 winners Maplejinsky and Dayjur, granddam of multiple Grade 1 winner Sky Beauty), and Grade 2 route winner The Prime Minister
- A.P. Indy is the broodmare sire of four debut winners this year
- trainer is 11-84 (13%, $1.06 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 3-13 (23%, $1.42 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer had two older debut winners at Gulfstream this year (both with Lasix, one with Edgar Prado aboard, both for this owner)

8. At Attention (Elusive Quality – Spring Meadow, by Meadowlake)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled February 8, 2005 in Florida
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 turf winner (20-9-3-2, $413,284, unraced at two, 5-12 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 25-145 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has two older debut winners this year
- Elusive Quality – Meadowlake ‘nick’ produced juvenile stakes-winner Baba Gonzo (17-4-3-1, $90,410, 1-5 at two, 3-13 in dirt sprints)
- dam was a Grade 3 sprint winner (23-6-4-5, $496,123, unraced at two, 6-20 sprinting, cost $13,000 as a yearling, and $200,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first foal
- second dam an unraced half-sister to Grade 3-placed juvenile turfer Daisyago (32-3-5-5, $262,589, 1-6 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- Meadowlake is the broodmare sire of four debut winners this year
- trainer is 17-207 (8%, $0.93 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles
- trainer is 2-54 (4%, $0.40 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer has seven debut winners this year (six with Lasix, two with blinkers, two with Kent Desormeaux aboard)
- May 29 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Namaste’s Wish (finished fourth in career debut at Belmont on July 6 with 33 Beyer)
- June 19 workout matches barn’s juvenile Lumen (finished fifth in career debut at Belmont on July 7 with 48 Beyer)

9. Saratoga Seven (Forestry – Chalouchi, by Mt. Livemore)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled January 21, 2005 in Kentucky
- $340,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (11-7-1-2, $591,225, unraced at two, 4-7 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 58-278 (21%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (6-1-0-1, $15,606, 0-1 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, cost $410,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first foal
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed sprinter Bold Truth (15-2-0-6, $112,205, 0-1 at two, 2-12 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 18-172 (10%, $0.82 ROI) with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 4-37 (11%, $0.79 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

Analysis:
This looks like a very tough maiden heat, but TOOLS FOR THE JOB shows solid works for his unveiling, and is bred on both sides of the pedigree for speed. The dam was a fleet sprinter, winning the first two starts of her career, and she even put up a 102 Beyer when the runner-up in the Grade 1 Ashland going long. There is plenty of blacktype in this female family, and trainer Barclay Tagg sent out live juvenile Tale of Ekati to a runner-up effort in the Sanford on Opening Weekend.
Steve Asmussen is perhaps the most prolific first-out trainer in the world, and he will send out STONESTREET SONG off some long workouts. Asmussen teamed up with this owner for older debut winner Sequoia Queen on Friday’s card. Eoin Harty teamed up with Darley Stables for juvenile debut winner Incriminate at last year’s meet, and the owner-trainer combination already has a pair of older first-out winners this year. Here, they send out ELUSIVE SCHEMES, and he’s bred to be quick. The sire set a new world record at a mile on grass while the dam won first-out going 4 ½ furlongs at Keeneland. Note the class in his female family. He wouldn’t be a surprise. BARTLETTS shows some quick workouts, but the 18-day gap between the two most recent drills is a bit disconcerting. GEORGETOWN broke poorly in career debut when hammered to favoritism, and still raced evenly. A better start puts him in the hunt.
BURGENLAND KID finished ahead of next-out Lone Star maiden graduate Hensley when a good second at 23-1 at Churchill. He switches to Garrett Gomez, and should be an early factor at the very least. WHY TONTO has been working at Churchill for Pletcher, and his juvenile maidens have not run well at the meet. Note the sharp workout on June 19.

Selections:
1. Tools for the Job
2. Stonestreet Song
3. Elusive Schemes

The play: Tools for the Job to win at 3-1 odds or more

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager): 9-2-4 (-$5.80)