08/08/2009 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/10

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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.

Sunday's results:
Race 7 - Gun Rock finished second

Monday, August 10, 2009

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

1.  PROUD ZOE (Proud Accolade - Sophia Sez So, by Wild Event)
TRAINER:  Todd Pletcher
JOCKEY:  Javier Castellano
DATE FOALED:   February 7, 2007
STATE FOALED:   Florida
AUCTION:   $50,000 yearling (OBS Select, August 2008); $72,000 RNA (OBS Select, February 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 route winner at two (10-4-0-1, $476,630, 3-5 at two, 3-4 in main track sprints, 0-2 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   6-30 (20%) with juvenile runners (first crop)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 1 winner, 2 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 2 wet runner, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  MY COUSIN MATT (half-brother, Grade 2 sprint winner, 60-11-9-6, $1,017,024, 1-6 at two, 10-49 in main track sprints, 3-9 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  108-341 (32%, $2.06 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from a 31-60 day layoff (15-45, 33%, $2.48 ROI at Saratoga)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.0 prior to the February auction

1A.  HAPPY WEEK (Distorted Humor - Lassie's Legacy, by Deputy Minister)
TRAINER:  Todd Pletcher
JOCKEY:  Edgar Prado
DATE FOALED:   February 14, 2007
STATE FOALED:   Kentucky
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  ASPIRING (Grade 3-placed router, 17-2-3-2, $132,227, 1-2 at two, 2-8 in main track sprints, 0-2 in wet)
AUCTION:   $600,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 2 sprint winner (23-8-5-3, $769,964, unraced at two, 7-13 in main track sprints, 0-2 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   41-231 (18%) with juvenile debut runners; 9-45 (20%, $3.70 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (all older winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Route winner (8-1-1-1, $33,370, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 1 winner, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 1 main track sprint runner, 1 main track sprint winner, 1 wet runner, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  SUMMER SQUALL (half-brother, multiple Grade 1 winner, $1,844,282, 5-5 at two, 7-8 in main track sprints, 3-5 in wet); HONOR GRADES (half-brother, multiple Grade 3-placed, 24-5-3-5, $173,953, 2-5 at two, won debut, 3-8 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet); A.P. INDY (half-brother, multiple Grade 1 winner, 11-8-0-1, $2,979,815, 3-4 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 2-3 in wet); WEEKEND IN SEATTLE (half-sister, Grade 1-placed router, 19-3-4-5, $147,245, 1-6 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 2-3 in wet); WELCOME SURPRISE (half-sister, Grade 3 winner, 9-2-6-1, $143,574, 1-2 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in wet); EAVESDROPPER (half-brother, stakes-winning sprinter, 16-3-5-2, $167,794, 0-1 at two, 3-14 in main track sprints, 0-3 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  11-94 (12%, $1.63 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  94-483 (19%) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (18-118, 15% at Saratoga); 20-88 (23%, Positive ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (7 juvenile debut winners, 2 at this meet, 2 older winners with Edgar Prado aboard, 18 winners with Lasix, 2 winners for this owner)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  June 14 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly ETINCELLE (finished sixth in career debut on grass at Belmont on July 17 with 62 Beyer, unraced on dirt); June 22 workout matches barn's juvenile filly RAISE THE KITTY (finished eighth in career debut on turf on July 10 with 47 Beyer, unraced on dirt); July 3 workout matches barn's juvenile filly DAD'S CRAZY (finished fourth in career debut on turf at Belmont on July 10 with 52 Beyer, unraced on dirt); August 2 workout matches barn's juvenile filly MIDST (90 Beyer top on synthetics, unraced on dirt)

2. C. C. COCO (Tiznow - Itsmylife, by Storm Cat)
TRAINER:  William Mott
JOCKEY:  Kent Desormeaux
DATE FOALED:   April 30, 2007
STATE FOALED:   Kentucky
AUCTION:   $95,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-4-2, $6,427,830, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   10-131 (8%) with juvenile debut runners; 4-30 (13%, $2.05 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (all older winners)
NICKING INFORMATION:  FOLKLORE (multiple Grade 1 winner at two, 8-4-3-1, $945,500, 4-7 at two, 3-7 in main track sprints)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 1 winner, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 3 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 3 wet runners, 1 wet winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  GAME COIN (half-brother, Grade 3-placed router, 6-2-2-0, $117,760, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints); DAYLIGHT RIDGE (half-sister, stakes-winner, 10-6-2-0, $177,695, unraced at two, 5-8 in main track sprints); LA ROSA (Grade 2 route winner at two, 14-4-2-2, $267,194, 3-6 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-2 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  5-84 (6%, $0.41 ROI) with all debut runners as a broodmare sire in 2009 (all older winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  28-265 (11%, $0.94 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (8-80, 10%, $0.79 ROI at Saratoga); 4-51 (8%, $1.42 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (all older winners, 3 with Kent Desormeaux aboard, 3 with Lasix, 1 wore blinkers)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  July 2, July 15 workouts match barn's juvenile NEW MAMBO (finished fourth in career debut in $25,000 maiden claimer at Monmouth on August 7 with 25 Beyer); July 23 workout matches barn's juvenile filly POPPY DAY (finished ninth in career debut at Saratoga on August 6 with 17 Beyer)

3.  GOLDEN BIRDIE (Touch Gold - Bird Harbor, by Boston Harbor)
TRAINER:  D. Wayne Lukas
JOCKEY:  Rajiv Maragh
DATE FOALED:   February 27, 2007
STATE FOALED:   Kentucky
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-6-3-1, $1,679,907, 1-4 at two, won debut, 2-3 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   24-235 (10%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-32 (6%, $1.50 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Sprint winner (6-2-2-0, $67,065, 1-1 at two, all races in main track sprints, cost $85,000 as yearling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Female family of multiple Grade 1 route winner BIRD TOWN (12-4-6-1, $871,251, 1-4 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, 1-2 in wet); BIRDSTONE (multiple Grade 1 route winner, 9-5-0-0, $1,575,600, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-2 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  3-25 (12%, $3.66 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  9-170 (5%, $1.20 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (1-42, 2%, $2.38 ROI at Saratoga); 2-26 (8%, $0.97 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner, both winners with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  July 27 workout matches barn's juvenile filly FOREST LEGACY (finished eleventh in career debut at Saratoga on August 2 with 0 Beyer)

4.  AFLEET MAGGI (Afleet Alex - Mindset, by Coronado's Quest)
TRAINER:  Kenneth McPeek
JOCKEY:  Robby Albarado
DATE FOALED:   March 9, 2007
STATE FOALED:   Kentucky
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:
AUCTION:   $14,000 weanling (Keeneland, November 2007); $125,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer, July 2008); Out yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); $220,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton, February 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 winner (12-8-2-1, $2,765,800, 4-6 at two, 5-5 in main track sprints, 2-2 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   4-41 (10%) with juvenile runners (first crop)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 2 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 3 main track sprint runners, 2 main track sprint winners, 1 wet runner in United States, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Third dam is juvenile Grade 3 turf winner GOOD MOOD (5-2-0-0, $95,760, all races at two, 0-3 in main track sprints)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  7-33 (21%, $1.45 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners going synthetic to dirt (1-1, 100%, $4.80 ROI at Saratoga)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.2 prior to the February auction

5.  PROTESTING (A.P. Indy - On Parade, by Storm Cat)
TRAINER:  Claude McGaughey III
JOCKEY:  John Velazquez
DATE FOALED:   January 25, 2007
STATE FOALED:   Kentucky
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  PARADING (half-brother, Grade 2 turf winner, 18-7-4-2, $419,046, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 winner (11-8-0-1, $2,979,815, 3-4 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 2-3 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   39-328 (12%) with juvenile debut runners; 6-27 (22%, $3.97 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (all older winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Grade 3-placed sprinter at two (4-1-2-1, $47,085, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-2 in main track sprints)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 2 winners, 0 juvenile runners, 1 main track sprint runner, 1 main track sprint winner, 1 wet runner, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  STORM FLAG FLYING (full sister, multiple Grade 1 winner, 14-7-3-3, $1,951,828, 4-4 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints); LEADING THE PARADE (half-brother, stakes-placed router, 18-2-2-4, $97,624, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-2 in wet); WITH FLYING COLORS (half-sister, stakes-winning router, 9-2-4-1, $119,017, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-2 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  5-84 (6%, $0.41 ROI) with all debut runners as a broodmare sire in 2009 (all older winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  5-63 (8%, $1.02 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (2-28, 7%, $0.93 ROI at Saratoga); 1-13 (8%, $0.68 ROI with all debut runners in 2009, older winner without Lasix)

6.  ZORI'S EYE (Rock Hard Ten - Congratulations, by Mercedes Won)
TRAINER:  George Arnold II
JOCKEY:  Julien Leparoux
DATE FOALED:   February 21, 2007
STATE FOALED:   Kentucky
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  MY SNOOKIE'S BOY (Grade 1-placed router, 38-7-7-3, $410,183, 0-3 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints, 0-2 in wet)
AUCTION:   $74,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 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:   1-9 (11%) with juvenile runners in North America (first crop)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Sprint winner (56-2-7-5, $35,816, unraced at two, 2-41 in main track sprints, 0-13 in wet, cost $8,500 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  7 runners, 4 winners, 7 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 7 main track sprint runners, 3 main track sprint winners, 5 wet runners, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  SUPER JEBLAR (half-brother, Grade 3-placed at two, 10-2-1-5, $40,589, all races at two, 2-5 in main track sprints); CHAMPAGNE ROYAL (half-sister, multiple stakes-winner, 32-6-7-6, $288,025, 1-3 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  4-14 (29%, Positive ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix (0-4 at Saratoga)

7.  MARABELLE (Dixie Union - Miss Hot Salsa, by Houston)
TRAINER:  Michael Trombetta
JOCKEY:  Ramon Dominguez
DATE FOALED:   February 20, 2007
STATE FOALED:   Kentucky
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  FOUR SONG LIMIT (stakes-placed, 11-2-0-5, $81,302, 0-5 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, 0-2 in wet)
AUCTION:   Withdrawn weanling (Keeneland, November 2007); Withdrawn yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); $40,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton, October 2008); Entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton, February 2009); Withdrawn juvenile (OBS Open, March 2009); Out juvenile (Keeneland, April 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 winner (12-7-3-0, $1,233,190, 4-6 at two, 5-7 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   90-557 (16%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Stakes-winner on turf (17-4-2-1, $227,756, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 2 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 3 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 1 wet runner, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  MS. BROAD BLADE (half-sister, stakes-winning router, 12-3-2-2, $191,724, 1-4 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-1 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  20-68 (29%, $1.72 ROI) over the past five years with second-out juveniles (0-2 at Saratoga)

8.  QUIET TEMPER (Quiet American - Dead Aim, by Silver Deputy)
TRAINER:  Dale Romans
JOCKEY:  Alan Garcia
DATE FOALED:   March 18, 2007
STATE FOALED:   Kentucky
AUCTION:   $90,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 route winner (12-4-3-1, $754,650, 0-1 at two, unraced in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   18-302 (6%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-27 (7%, $2.64 ROI) with
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Female family of multiple Grade 1 winner DANCING SPREE (35-10-6-9, $1,470,484, unraced at two, 6-16 in main track sprints, 2-4 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  6-53 (11%, $1.04 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  34-223 (15%, $1.97 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners (2-21, 10%, $1.24 ROI at Saratoga); 4-39 (10%, $1.09 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners, both winners with Lasix)


Analysis:  HAPPY WEEK, a $600,000 yearling, is by the good debut sire Distorted Humor out of a half-sister to A.P. Indy and Summer Squall.  She may want to go a bit longer than six furlongs, but trainer Todd Pletcher is one of the best with first-time starters, and the most recent five-furlong workout at Belmont looks sharp.
Entrymate PROUD ZOE found a great spot off a three-ply pace battle last time out at Churchill Downs, but couldn't reel in track record-setter, and subsequent Schuylerville champ, Hot Dixie Chick.  She's already run some fast races, and wouldn't be a surprise.
PROTESTING boasts a beautiful pedigree, and it's very, very interesting that John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher's go-to rider, ends up on this Shug McGaughey-trained filly. 
AFLEET MAGGI improved in first start with Lasix, and should have plenty of bottom after going seven furlongs on polytrack. 
MARABELLE failed as the chalk in her career debut at Monmouth, but is capable of showing good early speed in this spot.  ZORI'S EYE adds Lasix for her second lifetime start, and that's a powerful angle in maiden races.  C. C. COCO draws a tough inside post, and the workouts fail to entice.  GOLDEN BIRDIE and QUIET TEMPER may want more distance.

Selections:  1.  Happy Week  2.  Proud Zoe  3.  Protesting

The Play: 
Happy Week (half of entry) - Protesting Exacta
Happy Week (half of entry) - Afleet Maggi Exacta

*If Happy Week scratches, change the play to:
Protesting to Win and Place (9-2 odds or greater)

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager): 20-3-9 (+11.90)