08/14/2008 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/16

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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.

Friday's results:
Race 4: A. P. Light scratched; second pick Red Seven finished fifth
Race 6. Brazen Action finished fourth
Race 9: Get Stormy scratched; second pick Luv Gov finished off-the-board

Saturday, August 16, 2008

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

1. Yogonaluvme (Yonaguska - Run in My Hose, by Siphon)
Trainer: Michael McDonald
- Foaled May 18, 2006 in Florida
- $23,000 yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- $65,000 juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (18-6-1-5, $536,355, 3-7 at two, won debut, 6-15 in main track sprints)
- sire is 8-122 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-34 (9%, $0.54 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was unraced (cost $37,000 as a short yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, no juvenile runners, two main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winner)
- Siphon is 1-30 (3%, $0.49 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed turf runner (France) Sulmona (16-2-3-0, $51,270, 1-4 at two, all races on turf)
- dam a half-sister to multiple turf stakes-placed (France/USA) Saturnino (50-3-5-9, $150,251, unraced at two)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turf runner (France) Intervallo (16-1-2-3, $51,331, 1-2 at two, all races on turf)
- trainer is 10-68 (15%, $1.79 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut winners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-13 (8%, $2.98 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner with Lasix and front wraps)
- worked one furlong in 10.1 prior to the March sale

2. Light Green (Pleasantly Perfect - Green House, by Sheikh Albadou)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 1, 2006 in Virginia
- half-sister to stakes-winner Run the Light (33-7-6-4, $222,899, 1-3 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade/Group 1 (USA/UAE) route winner (18-9-3-2, $7,789,880, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- sire is 2-12 (17%) with his juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter (23-5-4-4, $196,793, unraced at two, 5-18 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $3,200 as a weanling, $6,200 as a yearling, and $15,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has four runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint starters, one main track sprint winner, three mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Sheikh Albadou is 1-9 (11%, $0.56 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner at Saratoga)
- trainer is 72-294 (24%, $1.46 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 12-60 (20%, $1.37 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

3. Abundantia (Alex's Pal - Ogygian's Louise, by Ogygian)
Trainer: John Terranova II
- Foaled March 19, 2006 in Florida
- three-quarter sister to stakes-winner Lou's Expectation (43-14-11-5, $308,914, unraced at two, 11-30 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- $6,500 weanling (OBS Fall October 2006)
- $25,000 yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- first-crop sire was a sprint winner (19-6-1-3, $163,680, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-3 with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was a winner (26-2-2-2, $38,488, 0-2 at two, 1-15 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop, cost $40,000 as a yearling, and $16,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has four runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Ogygian is 2-21 (10%, $0.62 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed sprinter Lalou (12-5-1-3, $151,402, unraced at two, 5-10 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (India) Waves of Glory (10-4-0-0, unraced at two)
- trainer is 2-36 (6%, $0.25 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 0-5 with all debut runners in 2008
- August 10 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Awesome I Am (86 Beyer top on dirt)

4. Mystic Miracle (Unbridled's Song - Mystic Lady, by Thunder Gulch)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
- Foaled April 12, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (12-5-4-0, $1,311,800, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 27-200 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
-sire is 10-39 (26%, $2.44 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a Grade 2 route winner (27-10-8-2, $1,170,390, 3-5 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop, cost $100,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, no juvenile runners, one main track sprint runner
- Thunder Gulch is 2-37 (5%, $0.79 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile turf stakes-winner Ethyl Mae (13-1-0-2, $68,002, 1-3 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
-dam a half-sister to Grade 3-placed router Doc Martin (26-4-3-4, $210,720, 2-7 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 10-120 (8%, $2.00 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-29 (10%, $4.68 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-14 (14%, $1.71 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both with Lasix, one juvenile winner on dirt)

5. Obsequious (Fusaichi Pegasus - User Cat, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: Elizabeth Gray
- Foaled January 14, 2006 in Kentucky
- full sister to juvenile Group 3-placed turf runner (England) Cumin (9-1-2-1, $35,239, 1-6 at two, all races on turf)
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $60,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $70,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
-sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 15-134 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
-sire is 5-42 (12%, $1.29 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, one out of a Storm Cat mare)
- dam was unraced (cost $500,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Fusaichi Pegasus - Storm Cat 'nick' has produced multiple stakes-winning router Saki to Me (8-4-0-0, $158,695, 3-3 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- Storm Cat is 6-67 (9%, $2.32 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to Group 3-placed turf runner (England) Two Miles West (22-5-4-2, $174,952, unraced at two, all races over turf/jumps)
- this is trainer's first debut runner in the past five years
- worked one furlong in 10.4 prior to the May sale

6. Cats (Storm Cat - Blissful, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled April 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- full sister to Group 3-placed (Dubai) Where's That Tiger (6-1-2-0, $100,310, 1-3 at two)
- full sister to multiple Group 2-placed (England) juvenile One Great Cat (9-2-1-3, $86,721, 1-4 at two)
- $875,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (8-4-3-0, $570,610, 3-6 at two, 3-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $3,240, all races sprinting on the main track at two, cost $1,000,000 as a weanling)
- dam has four runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- sire is 272-1142 (24%) with juvenile runners
- Storm Cat - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced One Cool Cat (champion three-year-old in Ireland)
- Storm Cat - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Denebola (champion two-year-old filly in France)
- Storm Cat - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 1 winner Finder's Fee (27-7-4-5, $708,128, 3-8 at two, won debut, 5-17 in main track sprints)
- Storm Cat - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced juvenile stakes-winner (Ireland) Shimah (2-2-0-0, all starts at two on grass)
- dam a full sister to Grade 1 route winner Fusaichi Pegasus (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints
- trainer is 12-166 (7%, $1.20 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 4-44 (9%, $2.10 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

7. Northern Harbor (Northern Afleet - Ducktrap Harbor, by Polish Navy)
Trainer: Gary Sciacca
- Foaled April 1, 2006 in Kentucky
- $245,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- $200,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (21-5-3-5, $626,671, 1-3 at two, won debut, 3-11 in main track sprints)
- sire is 80-451 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $360, all races sprinting on main track at two, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first starter
- second dam is juvenile Grade 1 winner Qualique (11-2-0-4, $91,808)
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix
- worked one furlong in 10.4 prior to the February sale

Analysis:
OBSEQUIOUS boasts a strong Fusaichi Pegasus - Storm Cat 'nick,' and attracts Edgar Prado for her debut. The $70,000 juvenile purchase shows a bullet work at Belmont.
LIGHT GREEN looms the horse to beat off her 79 Beyer debut at Belmont. She finished ahead of entrymate Casanova Move in that race, and was flattered when that one returned to win here by almost ten lengths. Light Green should prove tough to catch, but probably won't offer much value.
ABUNDANTIA's most recent workout looks pretty good, and she is eligible to show speed in this spot.
CATS, a daughter of Storm Cat out of a full sister to Fusaichi Pegasus, can improve off her green debut run. NORTHERN HARBOR adds Lasix after faltering badly. MYSTIC MIRACLE may want a bit more ground as her dam did best going long. YOGONALUVME has a lot of turf on the bottom of her pedigree.

Selections:
1. Obsequious
2. Light Green
3. Abundantia

The Play:
Obsequious to Win and Place at 4-1 odds or higher

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

1. Big McCool (Giant's Causeway - Copper Rose, by Unbridled)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled March 10, 2006 in Kentucky
- $150,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf in Europe (13-9-4-0, $3,078,989, 3-3 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- sire is 10-106 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-32 (9%, $1.20 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older winners)
- dam was unraced
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners, no main track sprint runners, 0-1 in mud/slop)
-Unbridled is 6-55 (11%, $1.91 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 turf winner Namaqualand (13-4-2-2, $165,013, 1-4 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Lemon Dove (13-2-2-3, $58,140, 2-5 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 10-121 (8%, $0.68 ROI) 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 0-20 with all debut runners in 2008
- May 20, May 26 workouts match barn's juvenile Strong Clue (finished eighth in career debut at Churchill Downs on July 2 with 33 Beyer)
- June 6, June 13, June 19 workouts matches barn's juvenile filly Icy Pi (finished tenth in career debut at Churchill on June 29 with 33 Beyer)
- June 6, June 13 workouts match barn's juvenile filly Seaside Home (finished tenth in career debut at Saratoga on August 7 with 14 Beyer)
- June 26 workout matches barn's three-year-old Mapmaker (finished third in $30,000 'n2L' claimer at Churchill on July 3 with 70 Beyer)

2. Thomas the Great (Quiet American - Avenging Tomisue, by Belong to Me)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled April 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (12-4-3-1, $754,650, 0-1 at two in England, unraced in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 18-284 (6%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-24 (12%, $1.59 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Belong to Me is 10-36 (28%, $3.89 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- second dam is stakes-winner Tomisue's Indy (16-6-2-1, $199,703, unraced at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 23-175 (13%, $1.85 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 13-73 (18%, $2.40 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-21 (10%, $0.87 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both with Lasix, one juvenile debut winner at this meet, one for this owner)
- June 18 workout matches barn's juvenile They're Late (finished sixth in career debut at Saratoga on August 6 with 46 Beyer)
- August 2 workout matches barn's juvenile Miner's Escape (finished sixth in career debut at Saratoga on August 10 with 32 Beyer)

3. Romp (Unbridled's Song - Mycatcandance, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: Neil Howard
- Foaled February 3, 2006 in Kentucky
- $490,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $700,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (12-5-4-0, $1,311,800, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 27-200 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 10-39 (26%, $2.44 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner, one winner out of a Storm Cat mare)
-dam was a juvenile stakes-winning sprinter (14-2-2-5, $121,607, 2-7 at two, 2-9 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $850,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner, two main track sprint runners, one mud/slop runner
- Unbridled's Song - Storm Cat 'nick' has produced Grade 3 sprint winner Noonmark (18-4-5-3, $354,090, 1-2 at two, 4-16 in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- Unbridled's Song - Storm Cat 'nick' has produced stakes-winning router Wild Hoots (11-3-1-2, $131,177, 0-2 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- Unbridled's Song - Storm Cat 'nick' has produced Grade 1 route winner Buddha (4-3-0-0, $489,600, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- Unbridled's Song - Storm cat 'nick' has produced Grade 1 turf winner Magnificent Song (13-5-2-1, $445,732, 1-3 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- Unbridled's Song - Storm Cat 'nick' has produced Grade 2 sprint winner Half Ours (7-5-1-0, $319,680, 2-2 at two, 4-4 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- Storm Cat is 6-67 (9%, $2.32 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a full sister to juvenile Grade 1 route winner Consolidator (10-3-1-1, $661,760, 2-7 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-52 (6%, $0.50 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-16 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-8 with all debut runners in 2008

4. Great Crusade (Awesome Again - Victory U. S. A., by Victory Gallop
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled April 1, 2006 in Kentucky
- $750,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (12-9-0-2, $4,374,590, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)0-1 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 58-384 (15%) with juvenile runners
-dam was a Grade 2 sprint winner (12-3-2-3, $615,829, 2-6 at two, 3-5 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $525,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam's first runner
- trainer is 12-166 (7%, $1.20 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 4-44 (9%, $2.10 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

5. Western Legend (El Corredor - Affirmed Bel, by Affirmed)
Trainer: Richard Stoklosa
- Foaled March 9, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Go Ask Daisy (13-2-1-3, $93,352, 2-4 at two, 2-7 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- $120,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
-out juvenile (OBS Open March 2008
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (10-7-1-0, $727,920, 1-2 at two, 4-6 in main track sprints)
- sire is 43-349 (12%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (6-1-1-1, $27,360, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- female family of multiple Grade 1 route winner Alysheba, and Grade 2 winner Alysbelle
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $4.35 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

6. Stormalory (Storm Cat - Miss Halory, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled March 1, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (8-4-3-0, $570,610, 3-6 at two, 3-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
-sire is 72-366 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-21 (10%, $0.45 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a route winner (9-1-1-2, $48,520, 0-2 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Storm Cat - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced juvenile stakes-winning turf runner Shimah (2-2-0-0, both races on turf in Ireland at two)
- Storm Cat - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple juvenile Group 1 turf winner (Ireland) One Cool Cat (10-5-0-1, $564,798, 4-5 at two, all races on turf in Europe)
- Storm Cat - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced juvenile Group 1 turf winner (France) Denebola (10-2-2-2, $338,658, 2-4 at two, all races on turf)
- Storm Cat - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 1 winner Finder's Fee (27-7-4-5, $708,126, 3-8 at two, won debut, 5-17 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- Mr. Prospector is 4-35 (11%, $0.94 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut winners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turfer Sprucory (20-5-1-2, $116,550, 1-2 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Speak Halory (22-4-2-2, $64,105, 2-4 at two, 3-12 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- dam a three-quarter sister to Grade 3 winner Prory (79-13-15-14, $794,593, 0-2 at two, 1-11 in main track sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Key Lory (21-10-2-1, $393,941, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a three-quarter sister to Grade 2 route winner Halory Hunter (10-3-2-3, $713,119, 2-5 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 route winner Brushed Halory (15-6-3-1, $496,860, 1-3 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Group 2 winner (Ireland) Van Nistelrooy (6-3-2-1, $229,980, all races at two, 3-5 on turf)
- trainer is 27-250 (11%, $1.03 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 8-80 (10%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-41 with all debut runners in 2008

7. Take the Points (Even the Score - Ginger Ginger, by Fred Astaire)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 7, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to stakes-winner Tin Man Commin (40-5-3-9, $114,419, 1-4 at two, 1-7 in main track sprints, 3-9 in mud/slop)
- $160,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 route winner (29-9-1-9, $751,629, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-17 (12%) with juvenile runners in 2008
dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, cost $16,000 as a weanling, and $5,500 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Moving Contrast (25-1-2-4, $22,602, 1-4 at two, 1-21 in main track sprints, 0-7 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Through Time (34-4-6-2, $120,735, unraced at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 72-294 (24%, $1.46 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 12-60 (20%, $1.37 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

8. Girolamo (A.P. Indy - Get Lucky, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled February 17, 2006 in Kentucky
- full brother to Grade 3 winner Accelerator (24-4-3-9, $414,908, 2-5 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints, 1-7 in mud/slop)
- full brother to Grade 3 winner Daydreaming (16-7-2-2, $696,680, 1-3 at two, won debut, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- half-brother to stakes-winning router Harborage (8-2-2-1, $118,312, 0-2 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (11-8-0-1, $2,979,815, 3-4 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 35-292 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-22 (9%, $0.56 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners, one out of a Mr. Prospector mare)
- dam was a Grade 3 winner (11-5-4-1, $157,760, unraced at two, 3-5 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has six runners, six winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, six main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners, four mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 1 route winner Little Belle (8-3-3-1, $579,395, 0-2 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Adriano (10-3-1-0, $413,680, 1-4 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner A.P. Arrow (25-5-5-6, $1,433,457, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 1 route winner Mineshaft (18-10-3-1, $2,283,402, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced juvenile Grade 1 route winner Tempera (7-3-2-2, $770,240, 3-5 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints)
-A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 1 route winner Tomisue's Delight (20-7-5-4, $1,207,537, 1-2 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Congrats (26-7-3-5, $998,960, 1-2 at two, won debut, 2-5 in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 2 route winner Pulpit (6-4-1-0, $728,200, unraced at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- Mr. Prospector is 4-35 (11%, $0.94 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut winners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade 1 route winner Rhythm (20-6-3-4, $1,592,532, 3-5 at two, 3-5 in main track sprints)
- dam a three-quarter sister to Grade 1-placed router Offbeat (21-3-5-6, $333,204, 1-6 at two, 3-8 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Not For Love (29-6-7-5, $178,870, 1-4 at two, 3-14 in main track sprints, 3-6 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 19-138 (14%, $1.77 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-33 (12%, $0.98 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 7-34 (21%, $2.22 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with front bandages, five juvenile debut winners, two at this meet, six with Alan Garcia aboard)

9. Blue Whistler (Vindication - Apache Canyon, by Gulch)
Trainer: George Arnold II
- Foaled April 20, 2006 in Kentucky
- $170,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,950, 4-4 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 10-64 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-31 (13%, $1.10 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a winner (14-4-0-3, $71,868, 0-3 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop, cost $350,000 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
- Gulch is 2-36 (6%, $0.49 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both older winners)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Indygo Shiner (12-4-3-0, $444,066, 1-3 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Sinners N Saints (33-7-6-5, $292,437, 0-1 at two, unraced in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 12-78 (15%, $2.38 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-22 (5%, $1.06 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-20 (5%, $0.22 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner with Lasix)

Analysis:
Kiaran McLaughlin and Alan Garcia teamed up for impressive juvenile debut winner Charitable Man earlier in the meet, and they may have another live one with the beautifully-bred GIROLAMO, a full brother to a pair of graded stakes winners.
ROMP sold for $700,000 as a yearling, and his dam was a quick one.
STORMALORY boasts a quality pedigree, but there are no published workouts in the last two weeks.
BLUE WHISTLER shows a bullet gate drill over the Keeneland polytrack, and the stamina in his pedigree should help him negotiate this demanding debut distance. WESTERN LEGEND made a belated bid in his debut when facing Break Water Edison (runner-up in Saratoga Special earlier in the week). THOMAS THE GREAT and BIG MCCOOL should benefit from this try. GREAT CRUSADE faced a promising runner earlier in the meet, and can improve. TAKE THE POINTS finished second in yesterday's last race, and is likely to scratch

Selections:
1. Girolamo
2. Romp
3. Stormalory

The Play: Girolamo-Romp Exacta
Girolamo - Stormalory Exacta

Meet Record: 42-8-19 (+ $61.00)