08/10/2007 12:00AM

Spa Babies for 8/10

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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.

Thursday’s result:
Race 2: Amezcua’s Play finished last.

Friday, August 10, 2007
Race 6
5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight (New York-bred)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $56,000

1. Catty Madeline (Tiger Ridge – Amazing Madeline, by Gulch)
Trainer: Bruce Levine
- Foaled March 17, 2005
- out yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $35,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- half-sister to stakes-winning dirt sprinter Keesler (16-7-1-3, $216,512, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- sire was placed routing (5-0-1-1, $11,950, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 15-103 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 7-78 (9%) with first-turf runners
- sire has two juvenile debut winners this year (both in dirt maiden claimers)
- dam was unplaced (6-0-0-0, $519, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf)
- dam has three foals of racing age, two runners, two winners, no juvenile runners, one turf runner, no turf winners
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Griefnaggravation (29-7-5-3, $201,988, 0-1 at two, 5-16 on turf)
- female family of Grade 2-placed dirt router Electrojet (105-24-23-14, $522,533, 0-2 at two, 0-2 on turf)
- Gulch is the broodmare sire of six debut winners this year
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer has three older debut winners this year (two in New York-bred maiden special weights, one with Lasix, one with front bandages, one with Mike Luzzi aboard)

1a. Crimson Attire (Lycius – Not a Problem, by Mr. Greeley)
Trainer: Bruce Levine
- Foaled March 22, 2005
- sire was a Group 1 turf winner in England at two (11-2-5-2, $462,758, all races on turf, 2-4 at two, 2-6 in turf sprints)
- sire is 7-44 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-76 (7%) with first-turf runners
- sire has one older debut winner this year (in New York-bred maiden special weight turf sprint)
- dam was a dirt route winner (20-3-3-5, $96,555, 0-2 at two, 0-1 on turf, cost $32,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first foal
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed turfer Main Street (22-3-2-2, $49,750, 0-3 at two, 3-16 on turf)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer has three older debut winners this year (two in New York-bred maiden special weights, one with Lasix, one with front bandages, one with Fernando Jara aboard)

2. Rising Dream (Dream Run – Nazdarove, by Trempolino)
Trainer: John Kimmel
- Foaled April 16, 2005
- $1,100 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- half-sister to stakes-placed dirt sprinter Crosstown Traffic (8-2-0-1, $72,472, 2-5 at two, 0-2 on turf)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 dirt sprint winner (25-5-6-4, $456,734, 1-2 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 0-6 with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 0-1 with first-turf runners
- dam was a turf winner (16-1-2-1, $16,570, unraced at two, 1-13 on turf)
- dam has four foals of racing age, three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three turf runners, no turf winners
- second dam is multiple turf stakes-winner Quaff (25-5-5-0, $228,604, all wins on turf)
- Trempolino is the broodmare sire of three debut winners this year
- trainer is 4-20 (20%, $2.23 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $1.75 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer has one juvenile debut winner this year (on turf with Lasix on)
- July 23, July 30 workouts match Remarkable Remy

2b. Remarkable Remy (Hennessy – Most Remarkable, by Marquetry)
Trainer: John Kimmel
- Foaled January 20, 2005
- $200,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 dirt sprint winner at two (9-4-3-0, $580,400, all races at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 24-202 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 25-201 (12%) with first-turf runners
- sire has two juvenile debut winners this year (one on dirt, one on Polytrack)
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $0, 0-2 at two, 0-1 on turf, cost $60,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first foal
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed dirt sprinter Corkboy (26-7-3-3, $95,613, 1-3 at two, unraced on turf), juvenile stakes-placed dirt sprinter Orangeman (11-1-2-2, $64,810, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced on turf), and multiple Grade 2 turf winner Snow Dance (25-8-5-5, $938,597, 1-2 at two, 7-21 on turf, first-turf winner)
- Marquetry is the broodmare sire of two debut winners this year
- trainer is 4-20 (20%, $2.23 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $1.75 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer has one juvenile debut winner this year (on turf with Lasix on for Live Oak Plantation)
- July 30 work matches Rising Dream
- May 28 workout went .03 faster than barn’s juvenile filly Lavender Luck (finished tenth in career debut on turf on August 6 with 34 Beyer)
- June 10 workout went .03 slower than Lavender Luck

3. Upper Level (Hook and Ladder – Tammany Hall, by Clever Trick)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 5, 2005
- $5,500 yearling (OBS August)
- half-sister to dirt stakes-winner No Reason (17-6-2-0, $318,456, 1-3 at two, won debut, 0-2 on turf)
- sire was a Grade 2 dirt sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, unraced on turf)
- first-crop sire is 5-11 (45%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has no turf starters
- of sire’s five debut winners, four came in dirt sprints, one on Polytrack, three were in New-York-bred maiden special weights
- dam was a dirt sprint winner (24-2-1-4, $14,893, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf)
- dam has three foals of racing age, two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, one turf runner, no turf winners
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Tammi’s Pal (25-5-6-1, $110,206, 1-3 at two, won debut, 0-3 on turf)
- Clever Trick is the broodmare sire of seven debut winners this year
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $0.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $1.68 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer has five debut winners this year (three in New York-bred maiden special weight, four with Lasix, two with front bandages, one juvenile debut winner)
- May 13 workout matches barn’s juvenile Carry the Day (finished seventh in career debut on dirt on June 15 with 20 Beyer; 70 Beyer on turf
- July 3 workout matches barn’s juvenile Sonic Boom (finished third in career debut on dirt on July 20 with 63 Beyer)
- July 21 workout went .03 faster than barn’s three-year-old filly Sister Desiree (finished sixth in turf ‘N1X’ allowance on July 25 with 75 Beyer)

4. All the Rightnotes (Stravinsky – Jessica Rapid, by Virginia Rapids)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled April 8, 2005
- sire was a Group 1 winner on turf (8-3-1-1, $361,450, 1-3 at two, won debut, 3-7 in turf sprints)
- sire is 6-71 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 13-107 (12%) with first-turf runners
- sire has two older debut winners this year (one in turf sprint)
- dam was a winner (27-2-4-4, $117,980, 0-2 at two, 0-6 on turf, cost $16,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three foals of racing age, two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, one turf winner, one first-turf winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Dawnelo (36-4-6-6, $167,753, unraced at two, 1-14 on turf)
- Virginia Rapids is the broodmare sire of one debut winner this year
- trainer is 1-10 (10%, $1.18 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut winners on turf
- trainer has six debut winners this year (one at the meet, all with Lasix, three juvenile debut winners)

5. Slipstone (Grinstone – Lyuba, by D’Accord)
Trainer: Ramon Hernandez
- Foaled January 29, 2005
- half-sister to stakes-placed dirt router Rubles (15-2-5-2, $96,978, 1-6 at two, 1-2 on turf, first-turf winner), multilple stakes-placed Olive Flu (20-3-7-2, $185,320, 0-1 at two, 0-1 on turf), and stakes-winning dirt router Flag Pin (6-3-0-1, $97,436, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (6-3-2-0, $1,224,510, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced at two)
- sire is 13-115 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-104 (5%) with first-turf runners
- sire has two debut winners this year (one juvenile debut winner, one on Polytrack)
- dam was unraced
- dam has 13 foals of racing age, 11 runners, nine winners, eight juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, seven turf runners, one turf winner, one first-turf winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Sporting Blood (35-4-5-4, $48,532)
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-placed juvenile De Acuerdo (8-3-1-2, $88,194, 1-4 at two, won debut, unraced on turf)
- May 28 workout went .04 faster than barn’s juvenile filly Madam Commander (finished fourth in career debut on dirt on July 29 with 55 Beyer)
- June 6, July 21 workouts went .02 faster than Madam Commander
- June 12 workout went .01 slower than Madam Commander
- June 24 workout went .02 slower than Madam Commander
- July 27 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Best Crossing (finished seventh in career debut on dirt yesterday)

6. Loyal Opposition (Sahm – Hostile Fleet, by Hostage)
Trainer: John Pregman Jr.
- Foaled January 24, 2005
- half-sister to stakes-winner Victory at Sea (22-8-2-6, $261,443, 1-3 at two, 0-2 on turf), and stakes-placed Forbidden Sea (21-2-2-4, $107,785, unraced at two, 0-8 on turf)
- sire was a Grade 2 turf winner (11-5-4-0, $198,670, 2-4 at two, won debut, 4-7 on turf, first-turf winner)
- sire is 23-164 (14%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 5-52 (10%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a dirt sprint winner (34-1-4-5, $23,676, 0-1 at two, 0-17 on turf, cost $600 as a short yearling, and $10,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has eight foals of racing age, eight runners, six winners, five juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, seven turf runners, two turf winners, one first-turf winner
- third dam is multiple stakes-winner Lil’s Bag (32-10-4-8, $104,791)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-1 with that angle at Saratoga

7. Laurens Go Go (Disco Rico – Rosalie’s Treat, by Stately Don)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled March 24, 2005
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 dirt sprint winner (17-9-5-1, $532,244, 2-3 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 3-27 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-19 (5%) with first-turf runners
- sire has two older debut winners this year (both in maiden claimers)
- dam was a winner (18-3-4-2, $37,730, 1-5 at two, 1-1 on turf, cost $33,000 as a yearling, and $30,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has seven foals of racing age, five runners, five winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, five turf runners, five turf winners, one first-turf winner
- dam a half-sister to turf stakes-winner Prince Daniel (47-8-5-4, $257,976, 0-3 at two, 8-35 on turf)
- dam a full sister to turf stakes-winner Rosalie’s Charm (14-5-4-0, $84,405, unraced at two, 5-13 on turf)
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-1 with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer has two juvenile debut winners this year (both with Lasix)

8. Bar City (City Zip – Bar None, by Major Impact)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled April 7, 2005
- sire was a Grade 1 dirt sprint winner at two (23-9-5-4, $818,225, 5-11 at two, 0-2 on turf)
- sire is 10-72 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-31 (16%) with first-turf runners
- sire has four debut winners this year (two juvenile debut winners, one for this trainer, two in New York-bred maiden special weight)
- dam was a winner (15-4-0-3, $78,020, 1-3 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, cost $18,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three foals of racing age, two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, no turf runners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile Power On Ice (20-4-2-3, $72,606, 2-8 at two, 0-2 on turf)
- Major Impact is the broodmare sire of one debut winner this year
- trainer is 3-23 (13%, $2.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-9 with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer has two juvenile debut winners this year (one in statebred maiden special weight with Lasix at this meet by City Zip for this owner, one on turf at Belmont, both with Cornelio Velasquez aboard)

9. Justinline (Hook and Ladder – She’s a Delight, by Signal Tap)
Trainer: Heriberto Cedano
- Foaled March 9, 2005
- withdrawn short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- sire was a Grade 2 dirt sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 5-14 (36%) with juvenile runners
- sire has no turf starters
- dam was a dirt route winner (7-1-0-0, $25,200, 0-3 at two, unraced on turf)
- this is dam’s first foal
- dam is a half-sister to sprint stakes-winner Samsincharge (24-6-4-3, $252,542, unraced at two, 1-9 on turf), and stakes-placed sprinter Sam’s In Control (29-3-10-2, $131,136, 1-10 at two, unraced on turf)
- trainer is 0-8 over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time
- trainer is 0-3 with that angle at Saratoga

10. Queens Deelites (Matty G – Queens Carousel, by Afternoon Deelites)
Trainer: William Lagorio
- Foaled February 25, 2005
- $8,000 juvenile (OBS January 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 dirt winner at two (19-4-1-2, $443,275, 2-6 at two, 2-7 on turf, first-turf winner)
- sire is 8-115 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-71 (3%) with first-turf runners
- sire has one older debut winner this year (in maiden claimer)
- dam was a turf winner (4-1-0-1, $33,850, unraced at two, 1-3 on turf)
- this is dam’s first foal
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Irving’s Baby (29-9-6-5, $763,022, unraced at two, 2-8 on turf, first-turf winner)
- dam a full sister to Grade 2 turf winner Deeliteful Irving (13-5-2-1, $479,472, 1-2 at two, won debut, 5-12 on turf, first-turf winner)
- Afternoon Deelites is the broodmare sire of three debut winners this year
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners

11. Rapprocher (Mayakovsky – Rekindled Romacne, by Relaunch)
Trainer: Stacy Torelli
- Foaled May 3, 2005
- sire was a Grade 3 route winner on dirt (9-3-1-0, $275,200, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-3 on turf, first-turf winner)
- first-crop sire is 0-4 with juvenile debut runners
- this is sire’s first turf starter
- dam was unraced (cost $50,000 as a yearling)
- dam has eight foals of racing age, seven runners, five winners, four juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Perky Wonder (31-10-2-5, $128,947, 0-2 at two, 0-3 on turf)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- July 31 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Maya Wee Won (finished fourth in lone career start, on dirt, at Finger Lakes, on July 21 with 2 Beyer)

Analysis:
UPPER LEVEL is bred both sides for speed, and shows an extensive worktab leading up to her career debut. Trainer Gary Contessa is very capable with debut performers, and his charge has been taking in the Saratoga scenery since mid-May. She shows a recent bullet workout (only one of 19 at the distance to work sub 36), and figures to be on her toes.
REMARKABLE REMY sold for $200,000 as a yearling, and the dam is a half to Snow Dance, the winner of the Grade 2 Lake Placid over Spa turf in 2001. BAR CITY’s owner, trainer, and jockey teamed up for a juvenile winner here the other day, and Linda Rice sent out a juvenile debut winner on turf at Belmont. Dale Romans had a debut winner here on Wednesday, and he’ll send out ALL THE RIGHTNOTES in this spot. Her sire does well with turf performers.

Selections:
1. Upper Level
2. Remarkable Remy
3. Bar City (turf only)

The play: Upper Level to win at 3-1 or more (turf only)

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager): 23-3-9 (-$23.80)