08/15/2007 12:00AM

Spa Babies for 8/16

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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.

Wednesday’s results:
Race 2: Winning Punch finished third
Race 5: Devereux finsished third
Race 8: More Happy finished first

Thursday, August 15, 2007
Race 3
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Claiming ($75,000) (New York Breds)
2-year-olds
Purse $40,000

1. Piquante Cat (Performing Magic – Hasty Cat, by Tabasco Cat)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled February 26, 2005
- withdrawn weanling (New York October 2005)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (18-5-3-5, $723,170, unraced at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-7 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unplaced (6-0-0-0, $960, unraced at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $30,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first starter
- second dam is juvenile stakes-winner Catherine’s Girl (24-2-3-6, $92,831, 2-11 at two, 0-7 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- Tabasco Cat is 3-20 (15%, $2.01 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 8-97 (8%, $1.20 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juvenile runners
- trainer is 2-33 (6%) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 2-23 (9%, $1.33 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s two debut winners this year, both were juvenile debut winners, and one came in a dirt sprint with Lasix and Cornelio Velazquez aboard for this owner at this meet

1a. Heirloom Thief (Cat Thief – Heirloom Diamond, by Grindstone)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled January 31, 2005
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- out short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- out juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS June 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (30-4-9-8, $3,951,012, 2-7 at two, 1-7 in dirt sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 50-310 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a juvenile stakes-winner (9-2-2-3, $132,200, 2-6 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $23,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first starter
- second dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 route winner Devious Course (32-6-6-5, $444,225, 2-4 at two, 3-23 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 2-4 (50%, $8.20 ROI) with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 2-2 (100%, $16.40 ROI) with that angle with Spa Babies

2. Flirtatious Freud (Freud – Interesting Lady, by Lord At War)
Trainer: Keith O’Brien
- Foaled April 20, 2005
- entered yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- $27,000 RNA juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was Group 2-placed on turf in Ireland (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two, unraced on dirt)
- sire is 27-173 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has five runners, two winners, four juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Forli’s Jet (31-10-6-5, $82,914)
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with second-time starters dropping into maiden claimers
- worked one furlong in 10.80 prior to the April sale

2b: Friendly Freud (Freud – Just Chirp, by War Deputy)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled February 9, 2005
- $19,000 RNA juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was Group 2-placed on turf in Ireland (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two, unraced on dirt)
- sire is 27-173 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (6-0-0-0, $666, unraced at two, 0-4 at two, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam is a half-sister to stakes-placed router Angies Eightieth (6-3-1-1, $22,058, unraced at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints), multiple sprint stakes-placed juvenile Okedoke (5-0-1-3, $39,271, all races at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winner Festive Knight (19-4-2-3, $236,031, 3-8 at two, 0-6 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-9 (11%, $0.42) ROI over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 0-2 with that angle with Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.80 prior to the April sale

3. Cannonball (Catienus – No Deadline, by Skywalker)
Trainer: Wesley Ward
- Foaled January 31, 2005
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a stakes-winning router (22-5-5-2, $370,386, 2-4 at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop
- sire is 69-456 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a turf winner (17-2-3-2, $89,850, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Silent Emotion (14-6-1-0, $209,993, 1-2 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Kera’s Kitty Cat (15-3-1-5, $54,700, 1-3 at two, 3-11 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 19-69 (28%, $2.04 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-1 with second-time Spa Babies

3x. One Little Secret (Catienus – Lil Irene, by Lil E. Tee)
Trainer: Wesley Ward
- Foaled January 24, 2005
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a stakes-winning router (22-5-5-2, $370,386, 2-4 at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop
- sire is 69-456 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (12-5-1-1, $117,894, unraced at two, 5-11 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to sprint stakes-placed juvenile Fast Busy (3-1-2-0, $44,000, all races sprinting at two, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winning sprinter Tee to Green (34-10-6-7, $125,121, 0-1 at two, 10-30 in dirt sprints, 2-7 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 6-18 (33%, $1.88 ROI) with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 0-1 with that move with Spa Babies

4. Two Gendarmes (Housebuster – Key Oui Two, by Key Recognition)
Trainer: John Toscano Jr.
- Foaled March 12, 2005
- $12,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (22-15-3-1, $1,229,696, 2-3 at two, 11-16 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 23-182 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-23 (4%, $0.26 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- sire’s debut winner this year came in a maiden claiming turf sprint at Colonial Downs
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $1,230, unraced at two, raced in dirt sprint)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Key Oui (22-6-5-0, $242,996, unraced at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-17 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-3 with debuting Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 11.20 prior to the May sale
- June 17 workout went .01 slower than barn’s three-year-old filly Port Rock (finished seventh in 35K N2L turf claimer on July 19 with 59 Beyer; 52 dirt Beyer)

5. Sonoran Desert (Desert Warrior – True Advantage, by Tactical Advantage)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled February 10, 2005
- first-crop sire was multiple Grade 3-placed (16-4-1-2, $171,783, 2-8 at two, 4-11 in dirt sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-15 (7%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (5-0-0-0, $170, unraced at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $22,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- second dam a winning half-sister to sprint stakes-winning juvenile Outofajob (5-2-2-0, $30,880, 2-4 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-37 over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-5 with second-time Spa Babies

6. Thunder Buddy (Thunderello – Wavy Journey, by Wavering Monarch)
Trainer: Dominic Galluscio
- Foaled May 8, 2005
- $2,700 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- sire was a stakes-winning sprinter (7-3-3-0, $388,400, 1-2 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-32 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-19 (16%, $6.51 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s there debut winners this year, one was a juvenile debut winner, and all came in dirt sprints
- dam was unplaced (2-0-0-0, $140, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints, cost $7,500 as a weanling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- second dam was Grade 3 juvenile winner Free Journey (27-7-4-3, $193,991)
- Wavering Monarch is 2-28 (7%, $1.96 ROI) as a broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 3-57 (5%, $0.95 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-18 (17%, $3.02 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 2-13 (15%, $2.35) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s two debut winners this year, one was in a dirt sprint, both used Lasix, and both were older runners

7. Let’s Go Yankees (Aptitude – Nasranian Devil, by Silver Ghost)
Trainer: Anthony Dutrow
- Foaled May 9, 2005
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-5-4-2, 1,965,410, 0-2 at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-79 (4%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a route winner (20-3-1-4, $31,653, unraced at two, 0-7 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $37,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a full sister to Grade 1 winner Lunar Spook (22-5-4-3, $419,368, 3-6 at two, 2-7 in dirt sprints), and stakes-placed sprinter Lunar Star (20-4-6-1, $137,610, unraced at two, 3-12 in dirt sprints)
- Silver Ghost is 4-33 (12%, $3.22 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 23-118 (19%, $1.33 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-6 with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 3-30 (10%, $1.13 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s three debut winners, all were in dirt sprints with Lasix on, one was a juvenile debut winner

8. Five Cases (Rage – Sparta, by Evansville Slew)
Trainer: Leah Gyarmati
- Foaled February 26, 2005
- sire was a stakes-placed sprinter (20-5-2-7, $157,342, 0-3 at two, 5-19 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 10-58 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (8-1-0-1, $12,360, unraced at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Contradiction (6-2-0-3, $39,925, 2-3 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers

Analysis:
ONE LITTLE SECRET had to be hustled hard from post nine going 5 1/2 furlongs at Belmont, and ended up pressing a hot pace while three wide on the turn. He understandably tired from that effort, and should appreciate dropping in with maiden claimers in this spot. That race was very fast for New York-breds, and the third-finisher came back to graduate with absolute ease.
FRIENDLY FREUD finished ahead of the top selection in that July 20 heat, and should benefit from the experience. It’s nice to see the recent five-furlong drills in preparation for his second start. SONORAN DESERT finished ahead of one next-out winner in career debut at Churchill. He showed good early speed that day, and may attempt to put some heat on One Little Secret going into the turn.
TWO GENDARMES finds a nice spot for his debut, and his sire was very, very fast. LET’S GO YANKEES shows bullet workouts for dangerous debut barn, but sire doesn’t do very well with firsters, and he may take too much money. CANNONBALL raced wide over an inside-biased track in career debut, and gives the top pick some insurance. FLIRTATIOUS FREUD has several angles in his corner as he goes turf to dirt, route to sprint, drops in class, and adds blinkers and John Velazquez.

Selections:
1. One Little Secret
2. Friendly Freud
3. Sonoran Desert

The play: One Little Secret to win at 2-1 odds or more

Race 6
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $62,000

1. Tale of a Lady (Tale of the Cat – Getaway Girl, by Silver Deputy)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled February 11, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $340,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (9-5-1-2, $360,900, unraced at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 43-223 (19%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 11-66 (17%, $2.12 ROI) with debut runners this year
- of sire’s 11 debut winners
- dam was a sprint winner (5-3-1-0, $21,966, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- this is dam’s first starter
- dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 juvenile winner City Zip (23-9-5-4, $818,225, 5-11 at two, 9-16 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop), and multiple Grade 1 winner Ghostzapper (11-9-0-1, $3,446,120, 1-2 at two, won debut, 5-7 in dirt sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- Silver Deputy is 6-45 (13%, $2.85 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 89-378 (24%) with juvenile debut runners over the past five years
- trainer is 22-90 (24%) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 17-104 (16%, $1.10 ROI) with debut runners this year
- of the 17 debut winners, one was at this meet, 14 came in sprints, 11 on conventional dirt, 12 in maiden special weight, one by Tale of the Cat, all with Lasix, nine with John Velazquez aboard, 12 juvenile debut winners)
- July 28 workout matches up with Sunday Elegance

1a. Sunday Elegance (Sunday Break – Time Place, by Unbridled’s Song)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 16, 2005 in Kentucky
- $40,000 weanling (Fasig-Tipton November 2005)
- $77,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- $130,000 RNA juvenile (OBS February 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- $135,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 route winner (13-4-1-4, $451,220)
- sire is 0-15 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced (sold for $95,000 as a yearling, and $25,000 as a three-year-old)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners
- second dam is Grade 2 winner Thirst For Peace (31-9-2-7, $286,635, 2-3 at two, 3-6 in dirt sprints)
- Unbridled’s Song is 2-19 (11%, $2.07 ROI) as a broodmare sire of debut runners this year
- trainer is 89-378 (24%) with juvenile debut runners over the past five years
- trainer is 22-90 (24%) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 17-104 (16%, $1.10 ROI) with debut runners this year
- of the 17 debut winners, one was at this meet, 14 came in sprints, 11 on conventional dirt, 12 in maiden special weight, all with Lasix, 12 juvenile debut winners)
- worked one furlong in 10.60 prior to the February sale
- worked three furlongs in 34.20 prior to the May sale
- July 28 workout matches up with Tale of a Lady
- June 23 workout went .03 faster than barn’s juvenile Blood Moon (finished seventh in career debut yesterday with 0 Beyer)

2. Tizbenbitten (Tiznow – I’ve Been a Gem, by Saint Ballado)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled May 16, 2005 in Kentucky
- out weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $115,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $30,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-4-2, $6,427,830, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 34-182 (19%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winner (16-4-4-3, $144,475, 1-5 at two, 3-12 in dirt sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop, cost $75,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has six runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile turf stakes-winner Rylstone (8-2-1-0, $74,570, 1-5 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-11 over the past five years with juveniles off a 60-180 day layoff
- trainer is 0-2 with that angle with Spa Babies

3. Cape Discovery (Cape Town – Mythical Mystery, by Rahy)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled March 7, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (12-5-1-1, $795,817, 3-6 at two, 2-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 15-112 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-17 (6%, $2.20 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- sire’s debut winner this year was an older maiden in a route maiden claimer
- Cape Town – Rahy ‘nick’ has produced stakes-placed sprinter Town Thief (14-2-2-4, $95,326, 0-1 at two, 2-12 in dirt sprints)
- dam was a route winner (9-1-3-1, $36,080, unraced at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints)
- dam has two runners, one winner, no juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Goldenbaum (30-7-7-6, $128,640, unraced at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop), and multiple Grade 3 winner Inexplicable (19-6-6-1, $378,314, unraced at two, 2-7 in dirt sprints)
- Rahy is 6-59 (10%, $1.36 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 18-198 (9%, $0.96 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-32 with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- July 30 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Tazarine (finished fifth in career debut on August 2 with 64 Beyer)

4. Overandabeauty (Grand Slam – Tap Your Heels, by Unbridled)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled January 29, 2005 in Kentucky
- $750,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-sister to Grade 1 route winner Tapit (6-3-0-0, $557,300, 2-2 at two, unraced in dirt sprint, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, won debut, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 30-232 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-45 (9%, $0.85 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s four debut winners this year, all were older maidens, all came in sprints, one in a maiden claimer at this meet
- dam was a juvenile stakes-winning sprinter (9-1-1-2, $47,275, 1-5 at two, 1-7 in dirt sprints, cost $85,000 as a yearling)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Rubiano (28-13-6-1, $1,273,457, unraced at two, 7-15 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop), and Grade 3-placed High Cascade (35-5-7-7, $180,352, 1-4 at two, 4-28 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- Unbridled is 3-45 (7%, $0.43 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 21-176 (12%, $1.76 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 14-65 (22%, positive ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 5-29 (17%, positive ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of the five debut winners, two were juvenile debut winners at this meet, all in maiden special weights, all in dirt sprints with Lasix, one for this owner

5. Dattts Zoey Baby (Forestry – Nijinskys Princess, by Gulch)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
- Foaled January 16, 2005 in Kentucky
- $170,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (11-7-1-2, $591,225, unraced at two, 4-7 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 16-110 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-35 (11%, $1.18 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s four debut winners this year, two were juvenile debut winners, all raced in sprints, one at this meet, all in maiden special weight
- dam was unplaced (4-0-0-0, $2,001, all races at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 turf winner Naninja (34-9-5-4, $414,632, 1-2 at two, won debut, 0-1 in dirt sprints), Grade 2 juvenile sprint winner Dance Master (19-4-2-1, $196,455, 2-9 at two, 4-17 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop), and Irish stakes-placed turfer Fantasy Royale (1-1 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- Gulch is 6-48 (12%, $1.55 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 10-126 (8%, $2.15 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-30 (10%, $4.52 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $0.63 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- the debut winner was a New York-bred juvenile debut winner in a dirt sprint with Lasix at Belmont
- July 7 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Prowl by Night (won maiden special weight on turf on July 13 with 67 Beyer; 49 Beyer on dirt)

6. Delta Silks (Montbrook – Valid Silk, by Valid Appeal)
Trainer: Frank Alexander
- Foaled February 13, 2005 in Florida
- $90,000 juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Rocky River (13-4-1-3, $127,220, 2-3 at two, won debut, 4-11 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (8-5-0-1, $373,728, unraced at two, 5-7 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 30-246 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 9-44 (20%, $2.49 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s nine debut winners this year, five were juvenile debut winners, eight raced in sprints, seven in maiden special weights)
- Montbrook – Valid Appeal ‘nick’ has produced Grade 3 juvenile sprint winner Beacon Shine (5-2-0-1, $106,530, 2-3 at two, won debut, all races in dirt sprints)
- dam was a sprint winner (8-2-2-0, $45,400, unraced at two, 2-7 in dirt sprints)
- dam has four runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed juvenile sprinter Silk Broker (34-5-4-4, $156,215, 1-2 at two, won debut, 5-33 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop), and multiple sprint stakes-winner Razor (11-4-1-4, $192,984, 2-4 at two, 4-10 in dirt sprints)
- Valid Appeal is 5-50 (10%, $2.23 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 2-54 (4%, $0.28 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-10 with debuting Spa Babies
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.20 prior to the March sale
- June 17 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Delta Weekend (finished third in career debut on turf on July 30 with 74 Beyer)
- July 24 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Acquired Cat (finished fifth in turf ‘n2x’ optional claimer on August 15 with 75 Beyer; 57 dirt Beyer)

7. Secret Gypsy (Sea of Secrets – Miss Utada, by Rahy)
Trainer: Ronny Werner
- Foaled March 19, 2005 in Kentucky
- entered yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- $10,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (10-4-0-2, $155,757, 2-2 at two, 4-8 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 14-126 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-38 (6%, $0.64 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s three debut winners, two are juvenile debut winners, all raced in sprints, one in maiden special weight
- dam was unraced
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam is stakes-placed turfer Morini (13-2-4-1, $86,048, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- Rahy is 6-59 (10%, $1.36 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 19-126 (15%, $1.52 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 5-26 (19%, $1.92 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of the five debut winners, four were in maiden special weights, one on conventional dirt, all with Lasix, four juvenile debut winners
- worked one furlong in 10.80 prior to the May sale
- July 25, August 1 workouts match barn’s juvenile filly Fauzeta (finished eighth in career debut on turf on August 13 with 57 Beyer)

8. Miss Stonestreet (Mr. Greeley – Sintress, by Gold Legend)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled February 2, 2005 in Kentucky
- $65,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $400,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (16-5-6-0, $474,452, 2-6 at two, 4-11 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 27-251 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire’s is 6-29 (21%, $2.21 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s six debut winners this year, one was a juvenile debut winner, five came in sprints, all in maiden special weight, one for this trainer
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner at two (20-5-1-4, $110,621, 2-5 at two, won debut, 4-12 in dirt sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop, cost $25,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Wantin an Havin (in Jamaica)
- trainer is 121-571 (21%, $2.09 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 7-27 (26%, $1.57 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 26-110 (24%, $2.04 ROI) with debut runners this year
- of the 26 debut winners, one came at this meet, 25 were in sprint races, 20 on conventional dirt, 18 in maiden special weight, 25 with Lasix, one by Mr. Greeley, three with Garrett Gomez aboard, 21 juvenile debut winners, one for this owner)
- July 11, July 25 workouts match barn’s juvenile Stonestreet Song (finished eighth in career debut on August 1 with 53 Beyer)
- August 1 workout matches barn’s juvenile Verify (finished seventh in career debut on August 11 with 63 Beyer)

9. Sheriff’s Choice (Posse – Bates Choice, by Bates Motel)
Trainer: J Larry Jones
- Foaled February 19, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (18-7-2-2, $662,841, 2-7 at two, 7-17 in dirt sprints, 4-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 19-59 (32%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter at two (27-2-7-5, $68,187, 2-5 at two, 2-16 in dirt sprints, 0-8 in mud/slop)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Princess Hawkins (74-12-16-11, $354,593)
- Bates Motel is 2-16 (12%, $3.85 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 7-17 (41%, $5.05 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix
- trainer is 0-1 with that angle with Spa Babies

Analysis:
SHERIFF’S CHOICE was hustled hard to fight for the early lead in her career debut, put away her pace challenger turning for home, and gamely battled her winning stablemate all the way to the wire. That race was the faster division of maiden special weights for juvenile fillies at Delaware on July 30. Trainer Larry Jones adds Lasix for the second start, and that move is a potent one in maiden races. Sheriff’s Choice is by the hot first-crop sire, Posse, and should be prominent from the opening bell.
Todd Pletcher’s maidens haven’t been firing as usual at this meet, but TALE OF A LADY boasts a beautiful pedigree, being out of a half-sister to Ghostzapper and City Zip. She’ll have to hustle from the inside post. SECRET GYPSY goes out for an underrated debut barn, and her workmate showed good speed on the grass here on Monday.
CAPE DISCOVERY shows a bullet work for this, but Mr. Lukas is on a cold streak with his Spa Babies. DELTA SILKS is bred both sides for speed. MISS STONESTREET debuts for the dangerous Asmussen barn, but the workouts only give out mixed vibes.

Selections:
1. Sheriff’s Choice
2. Tale of a Lady
3. Secret Gypsy

The play: Sheriff’s Choice to win at 2-1 odds or more

Race 8
6 1/2 Furlongs
Saratoga Special (Grade 2)
2-year-olds
Purse $150,000

Analysis:
KODIAK KOWBOY raced three wide every step of the way in the Bashford Manor, and still drew off to post a convincing score over next-out stakes-winner Crackalackin (84 Beyer Speed Figure). He doesn’t need the lead to win, and may find himself tracking a strong pace up front.
SARGENT SEATTLE was an authoritative winner of his career debut here on Opening Day. A repeat of that Beyer Speed Figure puts him in the mix, but he may face more pace pressure in this tougher spot. Like older half-sibling Circular Quay, THE ROUNDHOUSE doesn’t have much early speed, but he was running late in the Sanford, and should appreciate the strong pace up front. He’ll be charging in the stretch for Pletcher.
RILEY TUCKER was a facile winner of his career debut for the red-hot Mott barn, and should be among the pacesetters here.

Selections:
1. Kodiak Kowboy
2. Sargent Seattle
3. The Roundhouse

The play: Kodiak Kowboy – Sargent Seattle exacta
Kodiak Kowboy – The Roundhouse exacta

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager): 30-6-15 (-$18.40)