08/11/2008 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/13

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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 results:
Race 5: Smokin Hero finished second
Race 7: Early Response finished second
Race 10: Concorde's Dance finished fourth

Wednesday, August 11, 2008

Race 2
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. Capt. Candyman Can (Candy Ride - Stormy Way, by Storm Creek)
Trainer: Ian Wilkes
- Foaled January 31, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $25,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Group/Grade 1 winner (6-6-0-0, $749,149, unraced at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- sire is 3-25 (20%, $4.55 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was a stakes-winner at two (29-5-6-6, $278,083, 2-6 at two, 1-19 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop, cost $100,000 as a juvenile)
this is dam's first runner
- Storm Creek is 2-14 (14%, $1.66 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2008
- trainer is 0-34 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $0.36 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner with Lasix and front bandages)

2. Pop Artist (Songandaprayer - Kipper Quila, by Kipper Kelly)
Trainer: Thomas Albertrani
- Foaled February 8, 2006 in Florida
- $210,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $275,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton select August 2007)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-3-1-1, $380,480, 2-2 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 19-112 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 7-47 (15%, $1.12 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all juvenile debut winners)
- dam was multiple stakes-placed (29-7-7-4, $143,435, unraced at two, 5-23 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner, three main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners, three mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Kipper Kelly does not have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- second dam is stakes-winning sprinter Tequila's Lady (35-8-7-4, $55,814, unraced at two, 8-33 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 4-57 (7%, $1.13 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-22 (5%, $0.31 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-26 (8%, $1.36 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut runners for this owner, one with Lasix)

3. Grizzly Peak (Tale of the Cat - Verbanella, by Smart Strike)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled March 23, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (9-5-1-1, $360,900, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 48-260 (18%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 9-48 (19%, $4.03 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was unraced (cost $80,000 as a yearling
- this is dam's first runner
- Smart Strike is 1-15 (7%, $1.08 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- female family of Grade 2 sprint winner Houston
- trainer is 11-105 (10%, $2.27 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $2.13 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $0.42 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut runner with Lasix)

4. Laver (Grand Slam - Sacred Sue, by Holy Bull)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled February 7, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to juvenile Grade 2-placed sprinter Miss Mary Apples (19-3-4-3, $171,172, 1-7 at two, 3-15 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- $100,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $175,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 123-728 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, two mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Maddie's Charm (12-2-0-1, $58,975, 2-5 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 75-297 (25%, $1.49 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 14-61 (23%, $1.46 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles

5. Axminster (Tomahawk - Very Popular, by Deputy Minister)
Trainer: John Hertler
- Foaled February 14, 2006 in Ontario, Canada
- three-quarter brother to multiple stakes-winner Seattlespectacular (23-7-7-4, $420,907, 0-2 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- half-brother to stakes-winner Greenstreet (10-3-1-1, $106,582, 1-3 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
-first-crop sire was a stakes-winner on turf in England (14-3-3-1, $245,963, 1-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 3-12 (25%, $3.05 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner at two (6-1-0-0, $6,622, 1-2 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- Deputy Minister is 7-99 (7%, $1.35 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Crafty Star (49-10-6-4, $171,865, 3-6 at two, 7-29 in main track sprints, 2-9 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Top Hit (36-7-5-6, $445,357, 3-5 at two, 5-19 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 2-36 (6%, $2.63 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-8 (25%, $11.84 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-7 with all debut runners in 2008

6. Celestial Diamond (Malibu Moon - National Pastime, by Polish Numbers)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled February 2, 2006 in Pennsylvania
- $230,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- $700,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- out juvenile (Barretts May 2008)
- sire was a sprint winner at two (2-1-1-0, $33,840, all races sprinting on the main track at two)
- sire is 23-137 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 9-33 (27%, $3.16 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (five juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a winner (18-4-0-1, $113,216, 1-3 at two, won debut, 3-11 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop, cost $100,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam's first runner
- Polish Numbers is 6-33 (18%, $3.10 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3-placed turf runner Kettle Won (15-3-4-0, $113,606, 1-1 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3-placed sprinter Cognac Kisses (28-5-5-6, $178,094, unraced at two, 5-27 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 19-136 (14%, $1.79 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-31 (13%, $1.05 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 7-32 (22%, $2.36 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all with Lasix, one with front bandages, five juvenile debut winners, two at this meet, six with Alan Garcia aboard, one for this owner)
- worked one furlong in 10.2 prior to the February sale
- July 7 workout matches barn's Audible (finished eighth in career debut at Belmont on July 17 with 34 Beyer)

7. Mesa Sunrise (Sky Mesa - Bashful Charmer, by Capote)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled March 15, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Saturday's Child (5-2-0-0, $34,920, 2-3 at two, all races in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- $130,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $250,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- $800,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (6-3-1-1, $633,076, 3-3 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 9-57 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-41 (15%, $1.60 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (five juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter at two (7-2-0-0, $57,225, 2-5 at two, 2-6 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop, cost $240,000 as a yearling)
- dam has nine runners, eight winners, seven juvenile runners, four juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winnerat least six main track sprint runners, at least two main track sprint winners, at least four mud/slop runners, at least two mud/slop winners
- Capote is 8-63 (13%, $1.38 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (five juvenile debut winners)
- second dam is stakes-winner Goldspell (19-5-3-3, $186,010, unraced at two, 3-5 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- female family of Group 3 turf winner (England) Merlins Charm
- trainer is 27-249 (11%, $1.03 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 8-79 (10%, $0.81 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-39 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked a quarter-mile in 21.2 prior to the February sale
- June 11 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Dynaslew (entered in today's fourth race)
- June 11 workout matches barn's four-year-old E Z Warrior (finished sixth in the Grade 2 Vanderbilt at Saratoga on July 26 with 67 Beyer)
- June 11 workout matches barn's juvenile Kays and Jays (finished second in career debut on August 10 with 62 Beyer)

Analysis:
CELESTIAL DIAMOND sold for $700,000 earlier this year, and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin sent out an impressive debut winner last weekend. The workouts don't jump off the page for this son of Malibu Moon, but he may have enough oomph to beat this contentious bunch.
POP ARTIST makes his debut for the powerful Darley Stable, and is bred both sides for speed.
AXMINSTER is by an underrated first-crop sire, and trainer John Hertler is having a nice meet.
MESA SUNRISE shows good works, and cost $800,000 earlier this year. Bill Mott has been slumping with his first-time starters, however. LAVER was outsprinted in the early stages of his debut at Keeeneland, and the Todd Pletcher-trained colt switched leads several times in the stretch. He should benefit from the experience, but has been away since early April, and is bound to get bet some. GRIZZLY PEAK has tons of speed in his pedigree, and attracts Edgar Prado. CAPT. CANDYMAN CAN's barn usually gives 'em a race or two before they reach their peak.

Selections:
1. Celestial Diamond
2. Pop Artist
3. Axminster

The Play:
Celestial Diamond to Win at 2-1 or more

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Race 4
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $63,000

1. Platinum Girl (Mineshaft - Wild and Wonderful, by Kennedy Road)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled February 23, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-sister to multiple Grade 3 route winner West Virginia (29-7-6-5, $1,010,938, 3-5 at two, 0-1 on turf, 2-7 in mud/slop)
- $40,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (18-10-3-1, $2,283,402, unraced at two, 1-7 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-28 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
-sire is 2-13 (15%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 1-25 (4%, $0.49 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner at meet)
- dam was a route winner (7-1-1-1, $20,100, unraced at two, unraced on turf, cost $19,500 as a yearling)
- dam has eight runners, six winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, six turf runners, no turf winners, seven mud/slop runners, five mud/slop winners
- Kennedy Road is 1-10 (10%, $0.70 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Special Kinda Guy (35-6-5-4, $133,620)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Pampered Star (26-5-2-5, $339,221, 0-2 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 16-74 (22%, $1.60 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 9-30 (30%, $2.18 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 19-96 (20%, $1.53 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with blinkers, four at this meet, three on turf, 12 juvenile winners)
- May 20, May 27, June 3 workouts match barn's juvenile filly Abigail's Gold (finished second in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 3 with 52 Beyer)
- May 27 workout went .03 faster than barn's six-year-old Carminooch (103 Beyer on dirt, 66 on turf)
- May 27 workout went .03 faster than barn's juvenile Invisible Star (finished sixth in career debut on turf at Belmont on July 11 with 45 Beyer)
- June 20 workout matches Invisible Star
- June 26 workout matches barn's juvenile filly High Cry (finished first in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 7 with 63 Beyer
- July 11 workout matches barn's juvenile Laver (entered in today's second race)
- July 18, August 1 workouts match entrymate River Fancy

1A: River Fancy (Congaree - Go Baby Go, by Lion Cavern)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 3, 2006 in Virginia
- $90,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed turf runner Hugo (8-2-0-1, $46,120, 1-4 at two, 2-7 on turf, first-turf winner)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (25-12-2-4, $3,267,490, 0-1 at two, 0-1 on turf, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-20 (15%, $3.55 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- sire is 1-2 (50%) with first-turf runners
- dam was stakes-placed on turf (14-2-0-2, $72,295, unraced at two, 0-7 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one turf runner, one first-turf winner
- Lion Cavern does not have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- second dam is Grade 1 turf winner Bequest (12-4-4-2, $308,354, 0-1 at two, all races on turf
- - trainer is 16-74 (22%, $1.60 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 9-30 (30%, $2.18 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 19-96 (20%, $1.53 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with blinkers, four at this meet, three on turf, 12 juvenile winners)
- July 18, August 1 workouts match entrymate Platinum Girl
- June 2 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Smarty Marty (finished seventh in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on July 24 with 34 Beyer)

2. Dynaslew (Dynaformer - Slews Final Answer, by Seattle Slew)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 20, 2006 in Florida
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (30-7-5-2, $671,207, 1-5 at two, 2-7 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 34-333 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 88-595 (15%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 3-21 (14%, $1.48 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners, two on turf)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (23-8-7-2, $358,567, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 0-4 in mud/slop, cost $500,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- Seattle Slew is 7-47 (15%, $2.71 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, two on turf)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Palmeiro (37-9-9-3, $475,388, 1-4 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 8-78 (10%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-24 (13%, $0.65 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-39 with all debut runners in 2008

2B. Total Joy (Giant's Causeway - Lasting Pleasure, by Theatrical)
Trainer; William Mott
- Foaled May 22, 2008 in Kentucky
- $65,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf in Europe (13-9-4-0, $3,078,989, 3-3 at two, 9-12 on turf)
- sire is 10-105 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 18-184 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 3-31 (10%, $1.24 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners, one on turf)
- Giant's Causeway - Theatrical 'nick' has produced Grade 3 route winner Niagara Causeway (20-4-4-1, $255,567, 0-2 at two, 3-13 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam was a turf winner (4-1-0-1, $33,240, unraced at two, all races on turf)
- dam has one runner, one winner, no juvenile runners, one turf runner, no turf winners
- Theatrical is 1-43 (2%, $0.48 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam a full sister to Grade 1 route winner Geri (19-9-4-3, $1,707,980, unraced at two, 3-6 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to turf stakes-winner Clure (50-7-12-6, $361,174, 0-2 at two, 7-48 on turf)
- dam a full sister to Grade 3-placed turf runner Stage Shy (12-4-0-1, $132,906, 0-1 at two, all races on turf)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 route winner A.P. Arrow (25-5-5-6, $1,433,457, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3-placed turf runner Almonsoon (17-4-6-3, $207,386, unraced at two, 2-11 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 8-78 (10%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-24 (13%, $0.65 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-39 with all debut runners in 2008

3. Palmeto Princess (Arg) (Incurable Optimist - Miss Fazenda, by Numerous)
Trainer: David Donk
- Foaled January 2, 2006 in Argentina
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 winner on turf at two (6-4-1-1, $271,310, all races at two, 4-4 on turf)
- sire is 1-19 (5%) with juvenile debut runners in North America
- sire is 1-30 (3%) with first-turf runners in North America
- sire does not have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was unraced
- dam has one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner, no turf runners
- Numerous is 3-11 (27%, $6.00 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to Group 3 winner (Argentina) Fabuloso Champ (40-7-5-9, 70,111, $1-5 at two)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Argentina) Passing Champ (12-3-2-2, $31,858, unraced at two)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed (Venezuela) Passing Wells (26-3-0-4, $28,248, unraced at two)
- trainer is 0-29 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-10 with all debut runners in 2008
- May 22 workout went .01 faster than barn's juvenile filly Spina (entered in today's fifth race)
- May 27, June 2, June 10 workouts went .02 faster than barn's juvenile filly She's An Optimist (finished seventh in career debut on turf at Delaware on August 5 with 11 Beyer)
- May 27 workout went .02 slower than barn's juvenile The Optimist (finished ninth in career debut on turf at Delaware on August 6 with 16 Beyer)
- June 21 workout went .02 slower than barn's juvenile filly Dancing Daisy (finished eighth in career debut on dirt at Belmont on June 25 with 39 Beyer; 63 on turf)
- June 26 workout went .02 slower than barn's juvenile filly Pumpkin Shell (finished second in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on July 27 with 72 Beyer)
- July 1 workout went .02 faster than barn's three-year-old filly Can She Dance (finished second in 'n1x' allowance on turf at Belmont on July 6 with 81 Beyer)
- July 7 workout went .02 slower than barn's five-year-old Dancing Tin Man (finished fourth in $50,000 starter allowance on turf at Belmont on July 12 with 75 Beyer)
- July 26, August 1 workouts match barn's juvenile filly Freedom Rings (finished third in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 7 with 61 Beyer)

4. Silver Reunion (Harlan's Holiday - Silver Comic, by Silver Hawk)
Trainer: H Graham Motion
- Foaled May 1, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (22-9-6-1, $3,632,664, 4-6 at two, unraced on turf, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 28-151 (19%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 4-30 (13%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a Grade 2 winner on turf (9-4-1-0, $216,935, unraced at two, 4-8 on turf, first-turf winner)
- dam has four runners, no winners, three juvenile runners, two turf runners, one mud/slop runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router Akiba (17-3-1-2, $75,903, 2-3 at two, 0-4 on turf)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Group 3 winner (England) Lucayan Prince (38-6-8-8, $400,457, 1-2 at two, 5-29 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Comic Strip (23-10-6-3, $967,474, 2-5 at two, 5-11 on turf, first-turf winner)
- trainer is 3-10 (30%, $9.00 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 1-1 (100%, $30.60 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga
- July 26 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Innovative (finished first in maiden special weight on turf at Colonial on August 2 with 51 Beyer)
- August 2 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Sky Copper (finished sixth in 'n1x' allowance on turf at Saratoga on August 6 with 73 Beyer)
- August 10 workout matches barn's three-year-old Easy to Say No (69 Beyer on dirt, 32 on synthetic)

5. Americas Dreaming (Ire) (Statue of Liberty - Barnabas, by Slip Anchor)
Trainer: James Toner
- Foaled March 22, 2006 in Ireland
- half-sister to stakes-placed turf runner Mighty Empire (17-3-1-1, $96,572, 1-6 at two, all races on turf)
- 7,882 Irish guineas weanling (Goffs November 2006)
- 11,583 Irish guineas yearling (Goffs October 2007)
- sire was a Group 3 winner on turf at two in England (7-2-1-0, $164,658, 2-2 at two, 2-6 on turf)
- sire is 0-2 with juvenile runners in North America
- sire is 1-7 (14%) with turf runners in North America
- dam was unraced
- dam has six runners, two winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, six turf runners, two turf winners
- dam a half-sister to Group 3-placed turf runner (France) Irish Prospector (24-3-5-3, $74,193, all races on turf)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Japan) Manic Sunday (12-2-0-2, $595,946)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Japan) Win Schneid (15-5-3-2, $900,008)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Japan) That's the Plenty (16-3-3-2, $3,664,213)
- trainer is 1-10 (10%, $3.36 ROI) over the past five years with all new acquisitions
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $16.80 ROI) over the past five years with all new acquisitions at Saratoga)

6. Jehan (Forest Wildcat - Classy Date, by Saint Ballado)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled April 2, 2006 in Kentucky
- $150,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (23-9-2-1, $479,862, 2-5 at two, unraced on turf, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 148-868 (17%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 28-245 (11%) with first-turf runners
- dam was placed sprinting (5-0-1-0, $9,160, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, cost $410,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, no turf winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning juvenile Deputy Warlock (16-3-0-3, $298,074, 3-4 at two, 0-1 on turf)
- trainer is 6-39 (15%, $1.58 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time
- trainer is 0-8 over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time at Saratoga

7. Warm Shower (Dynaformer - Caught in the Rain, by Petionville)
Trainer: Angel Penna Jr.
- Foaled February 2, 2006 in Kentucky
- $295,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2007)
- $700,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (30-7-5-2, $671,207, 1-5 at two, 2-7 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 34-333 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 88-595 (15%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 3-21 (14%, $1.48 ROI) over the past five years all debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners, two on turf)
- dam was a Grade 2 winner (27-9-0-5, $455,034, unraced at two, 6-17 on turf, first-turf winner, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Petionville is 3-8 (38%, $6.45 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed router Rogers (7-1-1-1, $40,560, 0-2 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-5 with all debut runners in 2008
- June 3 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Kapanga (finished second in maiden special weight on turf at Belmont on July 2 with 78 Beyer; won maiden on Saratoga turf on July 30 with 80)
- July 26 workout went .02 faster than barn's three-year-old Sharif Al Medina (83 Beyer on turf)
-August 1 workout matches Sharif Al Medina

8. Ain't Love Grand (Dixie Union - On the Fritz, by Mahogany Hall)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
- Foaled January 31, 2006 in Ontario, Canada
- $175,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $535,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (12-7-3-0, $1,233,190, 4-6 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 70-443 (16%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 6-104 (6%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a stakes-winner (23-5-7-2, $237,407, unraced at two, 3-13 on turf, first-turf winner, 1-1 in mud/slop, cost $70,000 as a weanling)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed router Robin the Rich (43-3-4-12, $74,696, 0-7 at two, 0-3 on turf, 2-15 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga

9. Carioca (The Cliff's Edge - She's Never Wrong, by Nureyev)
Trainer: Seth Benzel
- Foaled February 22, 2006 in Kentucky
- $10,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- withdrawn yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner (13-4-5-2, $1,265,258, 3-5 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-14 with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- sire is 0-2 with first-turf runners
- dam was unraced (cost $160,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- Nureyev is 2-25 (8%, $0.46 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- female family of Group 2 turf winner (France) Smolensk, Grade 2 winner Better Than Honour (dam of Rags to Riches, Jazil, Casino Drive), juvenile Group 3 turf winner (Ireland) Turnberry Isle
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with all debut runners in 2008
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with all debut runners in Saratoga
- trainer is 0-1 with all debut runners in 2008
- August 4 workout went .02 faster than barn's three-year-old Storm Harbor (finished fourth in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on August 9 with 77 Beyer)

Analysis:
WARM SHOWER, a $700,000 yearling by Dynaformer, shows some fascinating workouts for an excellent horseman, and John Velazquez is lured off the Pletcher pair to ride.
TOTAL JOY is bred both sides for grass, but there are some gaps in the work tab, and Mott has struggled with firsters in 2008.
CARIOCA draws way outside, but is from a very classy female family, and would likely offer value if she was to break in from the also-eligible list.
AMERICAS DREAMING just missed in her debut in Ireland, and has been shopping for a spot at this meet. She doesn't show a published workout in 18 days, however. SILVER REUNION should appreciate the surface switch, and projects for a good ground-saving trip. Her previous racing experience should serve her well in this spot. PLATINUM GIRL's sire isn't very precocious, but perhaps this daughter of Mineshaft will appreciate the route distance for her debut. PALMETO PRINCESS has seemingly picked up the pace in her recent workouts, and this barn is showing signs of waking up. JEHAN exits a key race at Churchill Downs, and should be a strong pace factor at the very least. DYNASLEW has a wonderful pedigree, but there is a 15 day gap between the last two workouts. RIVER FANCY must be respected because of her strong first-out trainer. AIN'T LOVE GROUND acts like she'll relish the added distance, but must avoid an ultra-wide trip.

Selections:
1. Warm Shower
2. Total Joy
3. Carioca

The Play: Warm Shower to Win at 2-1 odds or more

***

Race 5
6 Furlongs
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $32,000

1. Informal Lady (Formal Dinner - Pride of Pyrite, by Morning Bob)
Trainer: Allen Iwinski
- Foaled April 21, 2006 in Florida
- half-sister to Grade 1-placed (Puerto Rico) Pride Ride (42-7-8-6, $61,477, 1-9 at two, 6-32 in main track sprints, 5-38 in mud/slop)
- $2,700 yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 winner (39-7-5-12, $454,125, 2-10 at two, 5-25 in main track sprints, 1-6 in mud/slop)
- sire is 29-274 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-14 (14%, $2.29 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut runner)
- dam was a winner (72-7-16-12, $83,785, unraced at two, 2-16 in main track sprints, 2-19 in mud/slop)
- dam has six runners, six winners, six juvenile runners, five juvenile winners, six main track sprint runners, five main track sprint winners, six mud/slop runners, four mud/slop winners
- Morning Bob is 2-8 (25%, $2.83 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Admrial Whiskers (90-18-22-12, $260,276)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Priding Shadow (59-7-5-11, $63,463, unraced at two, 1-11 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-28 (11%, $0.86 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-10 with all debut winners in 2008

1A. Power Express (Storm Boot - My Ira, by Whitesburg)
Trainer: Allen Iwinski
- Foaled March 2, 2006 in Kentucky
- $50,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a stakes-placed sprinter (14-4-3-1, $70,510, unraced at two, 4-13 in main track sprints)
- sire is 37-326 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-33 (6%, $0.67 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a winner (43-9-4-5, $83,589, unraced at two, 7-27 in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile debut winner, two main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Whitesburg does not have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Mikdun D. (39-6-5-7, $66,454, 0-2 at two, 3-19 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Toll Booth Willie (44-12-12-6, $444,118, 0-1 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 4-8 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Findaway (45-9-8-2, $137,058, unraced at two, 9-41 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Rockchalk Jayhawk (46-9-9-8, $351,032, 3-5 at two, won debut, 4-11 in main track sprints, 2-7 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Queena Corrina (31-10-8-5, $267,770, 1-2 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-28 (11%, $0.86 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-10 with all debut winners in 2008

2. Truly Divine (Yes It's True - Too too Divine, by Personal Flag)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 7, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $115,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $25,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- sire was a 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/slop)
- sire is 33-192 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-39 (8%, $0.67 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (39-6-3-8, $236,161, 0-4 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, 1-6 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winners
- Personal Flag is 5-31 (16%, $3.26 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- second dam is juvenile Grade 2 winner Divine Answer (17-6-3-3, $272,997, 3-4 at two, 5-12 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 14-166 (8%, $1.46 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-48 (4%, $0.45 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-43 (5%, $0.54 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners with Lasix, one with front bandages, one for this owner)
- worked a furlong in 10.4, and another furlong in 10.4 prior to the March sale
- July 13 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Officer Flirt (finished fourth in career debut in maiden special weight at Saratoga on August 10 with 47 Beyer)

2B. Girl Band (Champali - Bitty Girl, by Friendly Lover)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 17, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Brooks Blach (24-3-5-0, $59,798, 1-7 at two, 2-14 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- $20,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- $18,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 3 winner (22-11-2-4, $1,073,794, 3-4 at two, won debut, 7-13 in main track sprints, 4-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-7 with all debut runners in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner at two (4-1-0-0, $14,040, all races sprinting on the main track at two, cost $15,000 as a weanling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- Friendly Lover is 2-11 (18%, $4.49 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners)
- trainer is 14-166 (8%, $1.46 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-48 (4%, $0.45 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-43 (5%, $0.54 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners with Lasix, one with front bandages, one for this owner)
- worked one furlong in 10.3 prior to the April sale
- May 12 workout went .02 faster than barn's juvenile filly Softly Spoken (finished second in career debut in maiden special weight at Belmont on June 19 with 84 Beyer; won second-out at Belmont with 79)
- May 31 workout went .01 faster than barn's juvenile Purple Eagle (finished fifth in career debut in maiden special weight at Belmont on July 10 with 28 Beyer)
- June 8 workout matches Purple Eagle

3. Tactical Discovery (Tactical Cat - Silver Discovery, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled April 6, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Silver Launch (16-3-2-3, $156,371, 1-6 at two, 2-7 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 winner at two, (12-4-3-2, $480,067, 3-9 at two, 3-8 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 58-462 (13%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner in the mud (11-2-1-1, $20,515, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has 12 runners, 10 winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, 10 main track sprint runners, four main track sprint winners, eight mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- second dam is stakes-winner Funny Cat (36-5-4-6, $132,069)
- female family of Grade 1 winner Court Ruling
- trainer is 12-165 (7%, $1.21 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 4-42 (10%, $2.20 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

4. Peace Baby Peace (Forest Camp - Cinnamon Girl, by Meadowlake)
Trainer: Joseph Aquilino
- Foaled April 16, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $37,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 2 winner at two (11-4-2-0, $339,984, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-8 in main track sprints)
- sire is 14-98 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-36 (11%, $0.86 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older debut runners)
- dam was unplaced (4-0-0-0, $1,356, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $175,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first foal
- Meadowlake is 8-73 (11%, $0.88 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- dam a full sister to stakes-winner Abby Girl (9-3-2-1, $209,581, 2-5 at two, won debut, 2-6 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 0-40 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-15 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-2 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked a furlong in 10.3 prior to the April sale

5. Gossip Gil (Yes It's True - Mist At Dawning, by Cox's Ridge)
Trainer: Michael McDonald
- Foaled January 20, 2006 in Florida
- $70,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (22-11-2-3, $1,080,700, 5-9 at two, 11-18 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 96-626 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (9-1-4-0, $31,969, 0-4 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints)
- dam has six runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, six main track sprint runners, four main track sprint winners, four mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- female family of multiple Grade 1 winner Prince True, and multiple Grade 1 winner Hidden Light
- trainer is 2-14 (14%, $0.81 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners dropping into maiden claimers
- worked one furlong in 10.3, and a quarter-mile in 21.4 prior to the March sale

6. Matty Mae (Matty G - Ecstasy Lady, by Blare of Trumpets)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled April 7, 2006 in Kentucky
- $10,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $22,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Texas Spring April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 winner at two (19-4-1-2, $443,275, 2-6 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 56-530 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Lady's Legacy (23-1-1-2, $22,367, 1-5 at two, 1-15 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Symphonic Lady (44-4-9-6, $184,206, 0-6 at two, unraced in main track sprints, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-7 (43%, $7.14 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $12.20 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners dropping into maiden claimers at Saratoga
- worked a quarter-mile in 23.1 prior to the April sale

7. Meggie's Promise (Buddha - Megaphone, by Dixie Union)
Trainer: James Ryerson
- Foaled February 2, 2006 in Florida
- $9,500 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (4-3-0-0, $489,600, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 7-95 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-52 (4%, $0.42 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut runner)
- dam was placed sprinting at two (4-0-1-0, $7,160, 0-3 at two, all races in main track sprints, cost $85,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- Dixie Union does not have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning juvenile Ness Gadoll (6-4-0-1, $67,359, 4-5 at two, won debut, 3-5 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
-trainer is 7-75 (9%, $0.82 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-18 (22%, $1.65 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut runner, two with Lasix, one with Alan Garcia aboard, one for this owner)

8. Who Plays Brahms (Brahms - Who Can Tell, by Capote)
Trainer: H Allen Jerkens
- Foaled March 20, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 winner on turf (17-5-4-4, $843,050, 1-6 at two, unraced in main track sprints
- sire is 10-91 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-27 (4%, $0.76 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a sprint winner (6-1-0-0, $22,740, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners, one main track sprint runner, one mud/slop runner
- Capote is 8-63 (13%, $1.38 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (five juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Why You (6-2-1-1, $81,770, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints)
- trainer is 6-57 (11%, $2.65 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-14 (14%, $6.52 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-16 (12%, $1.20 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners, one with blinkers, one with front wraps, one with Javier Castellano aboard)

9. Uno Royale (Macho Uno - Royal d'Or, by Tour d'Or)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled April 16, 2006 in Florida
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (14-6-1-3, $1,851,803, 3-4 at two, won debut, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- sire is 5-43 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 10-29 (34%, $5.17 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
-dam was a multiple stakes-winner (37-12-7-3, $155,657, 0-2 at two, 7-22 in main track sprints, 2-8 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Tour d'Or is 1-19 (5%, $0.28 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Crazy Buckeye (24-2-3-7, $20,541, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winner Royale d'Or (38-8-9-8, $119,314, 0-1 at two, 4-13 in main track sprints, 2-6 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 14-147 (10%, $1.18 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-16 (6%, $0.43 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-19 with all debut runners in 2008
- June 14 workout matches barn's juvenile Ain't No Star (finished eighth in career debut in $100,000 maiden claimer at Saratoga on August 6 with 41 Beyer)
- July 6 workout went .03 faster than barn's juvenile Doctor Garrett (finished eleventh in career debut at Saratoga on July 25 with 1 Beyer)
- July 12 workout went .05 faster than Ain't No Star
- July 20 workout went .05 faster than barn's three-year-old filly Afleet's Passion (finished fourth in $50,000 claimer at Saratoga on August 1 with 57 Beyer)
- July 20 workout went .03 slower than Doctor Garrett
- July 25 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Laurens Go Go (finished first in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on July 31 with 70 Beyer; 31 on dirt)
- August 2 workout went .05 slower than I Ain't No Star

10. Spina (During - Tap for Gold, by Pleasant Tap)
Trainer: David Donk
- Foaled April 14, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-sister to Grade 3-placed Newton John (34-8-6-5, $111,162, 0-1 at two, 2-16 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- $24,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2007)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (22-6-3-4, $822,364, unraced at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-11 (9%, $2.36 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008
- dam was unraced (cost $80,000 as a weanling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Pleasant Tap does not have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Cherokee Reef (35-7-5-7, $171,862, 1-4 at two, won debut, 2-5 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-91 (3%, $1.61 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-15 (7%, $4.77 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-10 with all debut runners in 2008
- July 12 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Freedom Rings (finished third in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on August 7 with 61)
- July 17 workout went .02 faster than Freedom Rings
- July 26 workout went .04 slower than barn's six-year-old Crown Point (94 Beyer on dirt, 99 on turf)
- July 31 workout matches Crown Point

Analysis:
David Donk doesn't send out many debut winners, but his runners have shown life of late, and SPINA shows some interesting works leading up to her debut.
WHO PLAYS BRAHMS goes out for the great Allen Jerkens, and a solid five-furlong workout on August 10 should have her on her toes.
PEACE BABY PEACE has a lot of speed in her immediate pedigree.
GOSSIP GIL didn't get a chance to show off her good break when she stumbled at the gate on July 3. She drops in for a tag for the first time, and will likely prove a pace factor here. The entry of TRULY DEVINE and GIRL BAND look interesting for Gary Contessa. The latter has been working steadily since mid-May. TACTICAL DISCOVERY didn't do much in her debut at Churchill, and now draws the rail. MATTY MAE must improve on the drop. UNO ROYALE may need a race. INFORMAL LADY and POWER EXPRESS both show long workouts leading up to this six furlong test. MEGGIES'S PROMISE's pedigree seems more suited for longer distances.

Selections:
1. Spina
2. Who Plays Brahms
3. Peace Baby Peace

The Play: Spina to Win and Place at 9-2 or greater odds

***

Race 7
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight (NY-Breds)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $56,000

1. Sarah Accomplished (Performing Magic - Accomplished, by Awesome Again)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
- Foaled April 6, 2006
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (18-5-3-5, $723,170, 2-8 at two in England, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-14 (21%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire does not have a debut runner in 2008
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $0, 0-1 at two, all races in main track sprints, cost $175,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- Awesome Again is 2-15 (13%, $3.33 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Nice to Know (92-19-13-10, $421,656, 2-11 at two, 4-28 in main track sprints, 3-13 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Cheers and Tears (18-5-4-1, $170,184, 2-4 at two, won debut, all races in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 21-92 (23%, $2.50 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
-trainer is 5-18 (28%, $2.29 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 4-32 (12%, $1.27 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two with Lasix, one juvenile debut winner, one with Edgar Prado aboard)
- August 1, August 7 workouts match entrymate Anjorie

1A. Anjorie (A. P Jet - Mrs. Filio, by Eastern Echo)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
- Foaled January 28, 2006
- half-sister to Grade 3-placed juvenile What a Tale (10-3-2-1, $128,080, 1-4 at two, 3-8 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Group 3 winner on turf 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 17-153 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire does not have a debut runner in 2008
- dam was a winner (21-3-2-1, $39,432, 1-8 at two, 1-14 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop, cost $36,000 as a yearling)
- dam has six runners, five winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, six main track sprint runners, five main track sprint winners, six mud/slop runners, three mud/slop winners
- Eastern Echo is 2-24 (8%, $0.72 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Saratoga Madame (14-1-1-3, $44,040, 1-6 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile It's Chemistry (26-5-5-5, $98,386, 1-5 at two, 2-12 in main track sprints, 3-10 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 21-92 (23%, $2.50 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 5-18 (28%, $2.29 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 4-32 (12%, $1.27 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two with Lasix, one juvenile debut winner, one with Edgar Prado aboard)
- June 19, June 25, July 1, August 1, August 7 workouts match entrymate Sarah Accomplished

2. Gem for Hook (Hook and Ladder - Playdemrocks, by Fast Play)
Trainer: John Kimmel
- Foaled April 19, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints)
- sire is 7-37 (19%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire does not have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was stakes-placed at two (29-4-4-9, $128,846, 1-5 at two, 1-11 in main track sprints, 0-6 in mud/slop, sold for $15,000 as a yearling)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, one main track sprint runner, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Fast Play is 1-18 (6%, $0.39 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Shedoesrock (5-2-0-2, $52,793, all races sprinting on the main track at two, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 16-93 (17%, $3.16 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-29 (14%, $2.97 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-23 (13%, $1.84 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all with Lasix, one with blinkers, two juvenile debut winners, one with Kent Desormeaux aboard)

3. Mother Russia (Mayakovsky - Still Secret, by Hennessy)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled February 18, 2006
- $21,000 weanling (New York Mixed October 2006)
- sire was a Grade 3 route winner (9-3-1-0, $275,200, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 0-13 with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-12 (8%, $0.97 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam was a sprint winner (3-1-0-0, $25,890, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, cost $52,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners)
- Hennessy is 6-29 (21%, $2.29 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turf runner Runaway Cat (11-2-1-2, $63,435, 1-3 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 15-101 (15%, $1.52 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 5-36 (14%, $1.39 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $0.43 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner with Lasix and front bandages)
- June 26 workout went .01 faster than barn's three-year-old filly C. T. Phone Home (72 Beyer top)
- June 26 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Flower Storm (finished sixth in $7,500 maiden claimer at Finger Lakes on July 18 with 0 Beyer)

4. Stormy's Smile (Stormy Atlantic - Serenity's Smile, by Dixie Brass)
Trainer: Dominic Galluscio
- Foaled January 20, 2006
- sire was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (15-6-2-1, $148,126, 0-1 at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 38-280 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 10-54 (19%, $1.57 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (six juvenile debut runners, one at this meet)
- dam was multiple stakes-placed (30-11-3-3, $178,634, unraced at two, 4-13 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
-this is dam's first runner
- Dixie Brass is 1-16 (6%, $0.34 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed router Raf's Society Girl (38-11-8-1, $147,578, 0-1 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 4-63 (6%, $1.18 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-22 (14%, $2.47 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 4-14 (29%, $2.44 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners with Lasix, one with front bandages)

5. Outlier (Outofthebox - Phone Sophia, by Phone Trick)
Trainer: Charles Dickey
- Foaled February 2, 2006
- $30,000 yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (16-5-4-3, $734,008, 2-5 at two, won debut, unraced in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 9-79 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-17 (12%, $0.64 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a sprint winner (7-1-0-3, $40,189, unraced at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, cost $130,000 as a yearling, and $200,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has two runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, one juvenile debut winner, two main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- Phone Trick is 7-63 (11%, $2.05 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- dam a full sister to stakes-winning juvenile Proud Heritage (9-2-1-0, $47,052, 2-4 at two, won debut, 1-6 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 0-17 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-5 with all debut runners in 2008
- July 28 workout matches barn's juvenile Last Martini (finished fourth in career debut at Saratoga on August 10 with 45)

6. Scarlet Flame (Gulch - Explosive Scarlet, by Explodent)
Trainer: M Anthony Ferraro
- Foaled January 31, 2006
- half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Sweet Baby James (31-11-7-4, $363,860, 2-2 at two, 11-30 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-placed R. Little Redhead (74-19-10-8, $392,606, unraced at two, 8-25 in main track sprints, 1-15 in mud/slop)
- withdrawn weanling (Fasig-Tipton Fall November 2006)
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (32-13-8-4, $3,095,521, 5-7 at two, won debut, 10-13 in main track sprints, 3-9 in mud/slop)
- sire is 27-282 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire has no debut winners in 2008
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter at two (18-4-7-3, $117,274, 2-9 at two, 4-14 in main track sprints, 2-7 in mud/slop, cost $19,500 as a juvenile)
- dam has five runners, five winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile debut winner, four main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners, three mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- Explodent is 1-9 (11%, $3.73 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
-trainer is 2-31 (6%, $0.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-7 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-7 with all debut runners in 2008
- female family of Grade 3 winner Improve It, and Grade 2 winner Explosive Darling
- July 15 workout matches barn's juvenile Terminator (finished fourth in career debut at Finger Lakes on August 9 with 23 Beyer)

7. Speed Dating (Not For Love - Near and Dear, by Red Ransom)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled February 5, 2006
- $155,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- sire was stakes-placed (29-6-7-5, $178,870, 1-4 at two, 3-14 in main track sprints, 3-6 in mud/slop)
- sire is 29-202 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-33 (9%, $0.59 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a winner on turf (9-3-0-0, $80,400, unraced at two, all races on grass)
- this is dam's first runner
- Red Ransom is 3-49 (6%, $0.44 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Bond Arbitrage (23-5-3-2, $77,481, 1-4 at two, won debut, 5-20 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 19-136 (14%, $1.79 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-31 (13%, $1.05 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 7-32 (22%, $2.36 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all with Lasix, one with front bandages, five juvenile debut winners, two at this meet, six with Alan Garcia aboard, one for this owner)
- July 11 workout went .04 faster than barn's three-year-old Darkside Holiday (finished third in maiden special weight at Saratoga on August 9 with 76 Beyer
- July 19 workout went .02 faster than barn's four-year-old filly Cowgirls Don't Cry (101 Beyer top)

8. Alexandra's Halo (Changeintheweather - U R Theweakestlink, by Mountain Cat)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled February 26, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (15-5-4-2, $441,247, 2-3 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 11-110 (10%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, ran in main track sprint, cost $35,000 as a yearling, and $13,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Mellow Roll (24-7-4-4, $555,775, 5-7 at two, 4-14 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-44 over the past five years with juvenile runners adding blinkers
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with juvenile runners adding blinkers at Saratoga

9. Sneakin Up (Hook and Ladder - Tricky Move, by Tricky Creek)
Trainer: Joseph Pierce Jr
- Foaled March 1, 2006
- half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Multiplication (4-2-1-0, $102,740, unraced at two, 2-3 in main track sprints)
- $22,000 weanling (OBS Fall October 2006)
- $52,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- 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 13-104 (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, four main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- trainer is 16-204 (8%, $1.21 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile runners
- worked one furlong in 10.2 prior to the April sale

10. Tough But Fair (Good and Tough - My Fair Lexy, by Sea Salute)
Trainer: Scott Schwartz
- Foaled May 12, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (23-9-5-2, $809,341, unraced at two, 9-21 in main track sprints)
- sire is 51-300 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was placed sprinting (8-0-4-0, $36,490, 0-4 at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $21,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner (Peru) Palema
- trainer is 3-34 (9%, $2.88 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 3-8 (38%, $12.23 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

Analysis:
SPEED DATING cost $155,000 last year, and shows some good workouts for her career debut.
SNEAKIN UP has a quality race over the track, and wouldn't be a surprise.
GEM FOR HOOK has a precocious pedigree, but must deal with the inside post.
STORMY'S SMILE's trainer has his firsters geared up for the Spa as evidenced by his tough-beat at 6-1 last week. TOUGH BUT FAIR got an education in her debut when she received dirt in her face while saving ground. Now, she draws outside, and can sit a good trip off the speeds. OUTLIER has some speed in her pedigree, but the recent works have been on the slow side. MOTHER RUSSIA's sire won first-out here at the Spa, but his progeny have yet to duplicate his successes on the track. SCARLET FLAME's Finger Lakes works fail to inspire. SARAH ACCOMPLISHED and ANJORIE are a Richard Dutrow-trained entry, and that alone makes them dangerous. ALEXANDRA'S HALO paired up 0 Beyers at Churchill. The addition of blinkers coupled with the drop to statebred competition has to help.

Selections:
1. Speed Dating
2. Sneakin Up
3. Gem for Hook

The Play:
Speed Dating to Win at 5-2 or more

***

Race 9
6 1/2 Furlongs
Adirondack Stakes (Grade 2)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $150,000

Analysis:
BOLD UNION has been brilliant in both starts, and should show her typical gate speed stretching out a furlong in the Adirondack.
DOREMIFASOLLATIDO earned a solid Beyer beating NY-Breds at Belmont, but may have been aided by an intensely speed-favoring track.
Don't know what MANI BHAVAN beat at Delaware, but she did it the right way, and has come right back with a pair of bullet workouts.
GARDEN DISTRICT hasn't run a bad one yet, and has the tactical speed to sit just off the expected hot pace. PRETTY PROLIFIC may have been helped by a speed-favoring Churchill surface when wiring maidens in her debut. SIMPLIFY has talent, but also owns an annoying tendency to drift in the stretch. DOROTHY'S ESSENSE is a maiden trying winners. GOLDEN ARTEMIS was no match for Bold Union in the Astoria.

Selections:
1. Bold Union
2. Doremifasollatido
3. Mani Bhavan

The Play:
Bold Union to Win at 8-5 odds or greater.

Meet Record:
31-6-15 (+ $25.00)