08/15/2007 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/17

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Welcome to Spa Babies! I'll break down the statistics for every juvenile maiden contest at the meet, and hopefully will end up with a tidy profit.

Thursday’s results:
Race 3: One Little Secret scratched; second choice
Friendly Freud finished third
Race 6: Sheriff’s Choice finished third
Race 8: Kodiak Kowboy finished first

Friday, August 17, 2007
Race 2
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. He’s Solid Gold (Seeking the Gold – Verbasle, by Slewpy)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled February 11, 2005 in Florida
- half-brother to juvenile sprint stakes-winner Smokey Mirage (11-4-1-2, $78,970, 1-1 at two, 4-7 in dirt sprints), multiple Group 3 winner Estimraar (in UAE, 23-7-6-1, 584,048, unraced at two, 3-8 in dirt sprints), and Grade 1 route winner High Fly (9-5-1-1, $927,300, 2-2 at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-6-0, $2,307,000, 1-1 at two, 5-5 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 40-191 (21%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-19 (16%, $1.46 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s three debut winners this year, one was a juvenile debut winner, all came in dirt sprints, one for Nick Zito in a maiden claimer, two in maiden special weights)
- dam was Grade 1-placed at two (26-4-4-8, $250,801, 1-5 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has nine runners, seven winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, two juvenile debut winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed Manila Lila (35-4-10-7, $216,059, 0-1 at two, 0-6 in dirt sprints)
- Slewpy is 3-19 (16%, $2.40 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 23-178 (13%, $1.62 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 this year
- of trainer’s five debut winners, two were juvenile debut winners at this meet, all came in dirt sprints, four in maiden special weights, all with Lasix, one by Seeking the Gold)
- July 30 workout went .01 faster than barn’s juvenile Paint (won career debut on 75 Beyer)

1a. Hi Chris (Mr. Greeley – Our Friend Terry, by Cox’s Ridge)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled May 8, 2005 in Kentucky
- $200,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to Grade 3 winner White Cat (11-3-2-0, $157,778, 2-7 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- 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 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, four came in dirt sprints, all in maiden special weights)
- dam was unraced (cost $80,000 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a full sister to stakes-winner Feather Ridge (11-4-1-1, $188,150, 1-1 at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- Cox’s Ridge is 6-35 (17%, $3.09 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 23-178 (13%, $1.62 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 this year
- of trainer’s five debut winners, two were juvenile debut winners at this meet, all came in dirt sprints, four in maiden special weights, all with Lasix)

2. Cave’s Valley (Stephen Got Even – Kamaal, by Irgun)
Trainer: Michael Trombetta
- Foaled March 6, 2005 in Florida
- $85,000 weanling (Fasig-Tipton November 2005)
- $130,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (11-5-1-1, $1,019,200, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 11-94 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-44 (9%, $0.62 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s four debut winners this year, one was a juvenile debut winner, three came in dirt sprints, two in maiden special weights)
- dam was stakes-placed on turf at two (10-1-1-2, $22,710, 1-6 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $13,000 as a weanling, and $25,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed sprinter Olguina (3-0-1-1, $13,850, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 9-46 (20%, $1.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 10-25 (40%, $3.21 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s 10 debut winners, eight came in dirt sprints, seven in maiden special weight, eight with Lasix, one with Ramon Dominguez aboard, one juvenile debut winner, one for this owner)
- August 4 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Sir Mitchum (45 Beyer)

3. Sherif (Harlan’s Holiday – Dixie Maintenance, by Dixieland Band)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled March 5, 2005 in Florida
- $190,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- entered yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2006)
- $350,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (22-9-6-1, $3,632,664, 4-6 at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-19 (16%, $1.33 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- of sire’s three debut winners, one came in a dirt sprint, all in maiden special weights
- dam was a sprint winner (12-2-0-1, $36,150, unraced at two, 2-9 in dirt sprints, cost $170,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Dixie Pearl (26-6-3-5, $414,021, 1-2 at two, won debut, 3-7 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and turf stakes-winner Cornish Snow (20-4-9-0, $191,190, 0-1 at two, 6-18 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- Dixieland Band is 10-82 (12%, $1.25 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 26-187 (14%, $1.57 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-15 (20%, $2.31 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 6-47 (13%, $1.79 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s six debut winners, one came at this meet, five in dirt sprints, four in open maiden special weights, all with Lasix, three juvenile debut winners

4. British Columbia (E Dubai – Courtney Lake, by Meadowlake)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled March 31, 2005 in Kentucky
- $110,000 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $450,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (11-5-3-0, $920,800, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 9-36 (25%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 7-23 (30%, $3.31 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s seven debut winners this year, five were juvenile debut winners, three came in dirt sprints, four in maiden special weight
- dam was placed sprinting (7-0-1-2, $6,160, unraced at two, 0-6 in dirt sprints, cost $67,000 as a weanling, and $135,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Runaway Jet (40-5-5-10, $149,946, 2-5 at two, won debut, 4-35 in dirt sprints, 1-9 in mud/slop), and multiple stakes-winning sprinter Cherokee Country (12-6-3-1, $170,610, 1-2 at two, 6-11 in dirt sprints)
- Meadowlake is 4-67 (6%, $0.81) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 9-97 (10%, $1.57 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-21 (10%, $0.87 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 4-26 (15%, $1.76 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s four debut runners, all were older maidens, three raced on conventional dirt, all in sprints, all with Lasix, two for this owner
- worked one furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale
- August 3, August 12 workouts match barn’s three-year-old Feastorfamine (31 Beyer)

5. In Orbit (Sky Mesa – Ascend, by Risen Star)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled May 6, 2005 in Kentucky
- $125,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $330,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton August 2006)
- out (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to Grade 1 turf winner Colstar (18-11-2-1, $1,053,056, 0-1 at two, all races on grass)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (6-3-1-1, $633,076, 3-3 at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- firs-crop sire is 2-23 (9%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, unraced at two, lone race a dirt sprint in the mud, cost $40,000 as juvenile)
- dam has three runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam is a half-sister to Grade 2-placed router Alyten (53-5-11-7, $274,884, unraced at two, 0-14 in dirt sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop), Group 2 turf winner Montjoy (1-5 at two on turf in Europe), and stakes-winner Instinct (20-4-8-2, $205,255, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in dirt/slop)
- trainer is 80-705 (11%, $0.98 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on dirt
- trainer is 10-120, 8%, $0.67 ROI with juveniles on dirt at Saratoga.

6. And a Gentleman (Officer – Aly’s Adita, by Alydar)
Trainer: James Toner
- Foaled March 3, 2005 in Kentucky
- $140,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed Southland Blues (13-4-2-0, $142,610, unraced at two, 4-10 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 1 route winner Seek Gold (30-5-7-2, $902,636, 2-5 at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (9-6-1-1, $804,090, 5-8 at two, won debut, 5-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 11-56 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-30 (14%, $1.43 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s four debut winners this year, two were juvenile debut runners, two came in dirt sprints, three in maiden special weights)
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter (21-6-4-3, $150,212, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has six runners, five winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Davona Dale (18-11-2-1, $641,612)
- trainer is 1-35 (3%, $1.09 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-9 with debuting Spa Babies
- June 23, July 30 workouts match barn’s juvenile Cherokee Speed (finished ninth in career debut on August 8 with 29 Beyer)
- August 11 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Fly (53 dirt Beyer; 60 on turf)

7. Shotten Heimer (Aldebaran – Unending Love, by Dixieland Band)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled May 3, 2005 in Kentucky
- $50,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed Quiet Trail (21-4-3-5, $145,500, 0-3 at two, 0-9 in dirt sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop), stakes-placed Timely Change (30-6-4-6, $86,544, unraced at two, 4-16 in dirt sprints, 1-6 in mud/slop), stakes-placed sprinter Exert (28-5-5-5, $79,745, 0-3 at two, 5-22 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop), multiple stakes-placed sprinter Mon T. Hauls (43-6-9-13, $20,537. unraced at two, 6-40 in dirt sprints, 3-9 in mud/slop), and stakes-placed turfer Amoramente (10-1-1-2, $37,004, 0-2 at two, all races on grass)
- first-crop sire was multiple Grade 1 winner (25-8-12-3, $1,739,186, 1-1 at two on turf in England, 5-11 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 5-16 (31%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
dam has 10 runners, seven winners, seven juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1-placed turfer Midnight Cousins (12-3-0-3, $123,552, 0-1 at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and stakes-winner Fappiano Road (21-4-1-2, $85,870, unraced at two, 2-9 in dirt sprints, 3-6 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-winning router Rampart Road (29-5-3-4, $316,363, unraced at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
trainer is 7-135 (5%, $1.28 ROI) over the last five years with juveniles on dirt
- trainer is 1-20 (5%, $1.39 ROI) with juveniles on dirt at Saratoga

Analysis:
SHERIF sold for 20 times the stud fee of sire Harlan’s Holiday at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale, and trainer Dale Romans already has a debut winner at the meet. He may appreciate a bit more ground down the road, but it’s nice to see John Velazquez take the mount, and Sherif should offer some value.
Nick Zito has sent out some live firsters at this meet, and the nicely bred HE’S SOLID GOLD looks like a nice fit in this spot. That July 30 bullet workout looks very, very good. IN ORBIT was no match for stakes-bound Sargent Seattle in lone start over the track. He may show improved speed today.
SHOTTEN HEIMER was overmatched in the Sanford, and has the speed to be a strong pace factor. HI CHRIS has some blacktype in his pedigree, but may ultimately do his best running on grass. BRITISH COLUMBIA sold very well earlier this year, but the recent workouts only give mixed feelings. CAVE’S VALLEY goes out for sharp debut trainer, but there is a gap between the July 18 and August 4 workout to consider

Selections:
1. Sherif
2. He’s Solid Gold
3. In Orbit

The play: Sherif to win and place at 4-1 odds or more

Race 4
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds

Purse $63,000

1. Rancho Santa Fe (Gone West – Summer Colony, by Summer Squall)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled January 19, 2005 in Virginia
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (17-6-4-2, $682,251, 1-4 at two, unraced on turf, 3-5 on dirt/slop)
- sire is 102-531 (19%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 195-1489 (13%) with turf runners
- dam was a Grade 1 winner (24-10-5-1, $1,448,930, 0-3 at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-4 on mud/slop)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam an unraced half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner With Ability (19-7-4-2, $558,124, 2-3 at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 71-260 (27%, $1.57 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 17-59 (29%, $1.83 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

1a. Woodway (Forest Camp – Wayward Susie, by Way West)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 15, 2005 in Kentucky
- $200,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner at two (11-4-2-0, $339,984, 2-4 at two, 1-1 on turf)
- sire is 35-199 (18%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 1-45 (2%) with first-turf runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, no turf runners
- dam is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Do It Again Dan (30-8-5-9, $383,044, 3-12 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-3 on mud/slop), Grade 1-placed juvenile sprinter Danny’s Keys (33-7-8-3, $179,862, 1-12 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-3 on mud/slop), stakes-winner Criminal Suit (38-6-4-4, $190,914, 2-8 at two, 2-9 on turf, first-turf winner, 3-5 on mud/slop), and stakes-placed juvenile Cat Burglar (63-7-9-9, $116,084, 0-14 at two, 0-5 on turf, 0-10 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time off a 61-180 day layoff
- August 4 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Audacious Chloe (92 turf Beyer)

2. Furlong Baby (Smart Strike – Dancingthruseattle, by Seattle Slew)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- March 17, 2005 in Kentucky
- $30,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-6-1-0, $337,376, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 87-488 (18%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 177-1192 (15%) with turf runners
- dam was unraced (sold for $105,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam a half-sister to stakes-winning dirt router Dance Account (19-5-2-4, $132,026, 1-4 at two, 0-1 on turf, 3-4 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-28 over the past five years with juveniles getting blinkers for the first time
- trainer is 0-2 with that move with Spa Babies

2b. (MTO) Valadour (Volponi – Thinkinaboutyou, by Wild Again)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
Foaled January 31, 2005 in Kentucky
- $5,000 short yearling (Fasig-Tipton February 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton April 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed Doc Davis (22-4-4-2, $52,644, 3-6 at two, 4-20 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop), multiple stakes-winner Lost Again (75-14-16-13, $152,432, 2-4 at two, 9-50 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop), and juvenile route stakes-winner Wildaboutyouagain (8-2-1-2, $44,700, 2-6 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
-first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner (31-7-12-5, $3,187,232, 1-5 at two, 1-5 in dirt sprints, 0-1 on mud/slop)
- sire is 3-24 (13%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (2-0-0-0, $1,163, 0-2 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 0-1 on mud/slop, cost $46,000 as a yearling)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, five juvenile runners, three juvenile winners

- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-placed Malagot (50-7-9-9, $138,514, 1-5 at two, 0-12 in dirt sprints, 1-6 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 8-150 (5%, $1.71 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 2-27 (7%, $4.55 ROI) with Spa Babies

3. Incalzando (Giant’s Causeway – It’s Our Time, by Seeking the Gold)
Trainer: Sal Russo
- Foaled March 7, 2005 in Kentucky
- $225,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- 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 9-79 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 11-135 (8%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 2-27 (7%, $0.83 ROI) this year with debut runners this year
- of sire’s two debut winners, one came in turf route, both in maiden special weight
- Giant’s Causeway – Seeking the Gold ‘nick’ has produced stakes-winner Scholastic Giant (10-3-1-2, $114,120, 1-3 at two, 1-5 on turf), and Grade 1-placed Carriage Trail (7-3-0-2, $139,181, 1-1 at two, 1-4 on turf)
- dam was a sprint winner at two (3-1-0-0, $31,225, 1-1 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 on mud/slop, cost $735,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to Group 2-placed juvenile turfer Leo’s Luckyman (22-4-2-4, $119,451, 1-4 at two, won debut, 4-16 on turf), Group 2 juvenile turf winner Gaudeamus (11-3-0-1, 3-7 at two, won debut, all races on turf), and stakes-placed router Leo’s Pegasus (16-3-6-5, $175,572, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf)
- Seeking the Gold is 4-38 (11%, $1.09 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $7.08 ROI) with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $17.70 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- June 26 workout went .02 faster than barn’s three-year-old Big City Sports (finished ninth in turf maiden special weight on July 30 with 40 Beyer)

4. Rumored Heart (Atticus – Tale of Two Hearts, by Desert Secret)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled May 13, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
-sire was a Grade 1 route winner (18-7-3-1, $1,205,933, 1-2 at two, 4-13 on turf, 1-1 on mud/slop)
- sire is 20-176 (11%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 78-525 (15%) with turf runners
- dam was placed routing (9-0-0-1, $1,780, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-2 on mud/slop)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam an unraced half-sister to Group 3-placed juvenile turfer Sissingaya, and stakes-winner On Time Airline (21-3-2-3, $96,907, 0-5 at two, 1-5 on turf, 0-1 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 37-137 (27%, $2.28 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 6-32 (19%, $1.91 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

5. Prussian (Danzig – Crystal Downs, by Alleged)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled February 18, 2005 in Kentucky
- $300,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $625,000 RNA juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a sprint winner (3-3-0-0, $32,400, 1-1 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 54-184 (29%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 80-366 (22%) with first-turf runners
- dam was multiple Group 1-placed on turf at two in Europe (10-1-4-1, $115,364, 1-4 at two, all races on turf)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner, two turf runners, one turf winner
- dam is a half-sister to multiple Group 2 turf winner Mubtaker (31-13-7-4, $1,164,421, 0-1 at two, all races on turf),
- Alleged is 3-23 (13%, $0.97 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 5-69 (7%, $0.61 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-17 (12%) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 10-67 (15%, $1.62 ROI) with debut runners this year
- of trainer’s ten debut winners, three have come at this meet, five in turf routes, all in maiden special weights, nine with Lasix, two with blinkers, four with Kent Desormeaux aboard, five juvenile debut winners)
- worked one furlong in 10.20 prior to the April sale

6. Hidden Glance (Kingmambo – Casual Look, by Red Ransom)
Trainer: Neil Howard
- Foaled April 10, 2005 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf in Europe (13-5-4-2, $733,139, 1-7 at two, all races on turf)
- sire is 6-85 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 26-204 (13%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 1-6 (17%, $1.83 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- sire’s debut winner came with an older maiden in a turf route maiden special weight at Indiana Downs
- dam was a Group 1 winner in England (12-2-2-3, $602,657, 1-5 at two, all races on turf)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a full sister to French stakes-winning turfer Shabby Chic (7-2-1-1, $113,150, unraced at two, all races on turf), Grade 2-placed router American Style (37-5-7-2, $282,233, 1-3 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-3 on mud/slop), and French stakes-placed turfer Saville Row
- Red Ransom is 4-61 (7%, $0.74 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-1 with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- July 18 workout matches barn’s juvenile Ship’s Piano (finished ninth in career debut on dirt on August 11 with 55 Beyer)
- July 31 workout went .02 faster than barn’s four-year-old Crossword won ‘n3x’ optional claimer on dirt on August 8 with 92 Beyer; 97 turf Beyer)

7. First King (Macho Uno – Feathered Crown, by Chief’s Crown)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 21, 2005 in Florida
- $14,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-placed juvenile sprinter Standswithafist (20-3-4-4, $116,910, 1-8 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 1-5 on mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (14-6-1-3, $1,851,803, 3-4 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 4-19 (21%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 0-4 with turf runners
- dam was a winner (20-2-5-3, $65,765, 2-9 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 on dirt/slop, cost $5,500 as a yearling, and $19,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one turf runner, no turf winners
- second dam a route-winning half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Take Me Out (32-8-12-4, $794,043, 1-5 at two, 0-4 on turf), and stakes-winning router Sunny Apparition (11-3-0-2, $149,627, 2-5 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-1 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 16-125 (13%, $1.20 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $0.49 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

8. Cozzene’s Destiny (Victory Gallop – Lady Cozzene, by Cozzene)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
- Foaled May 7, 2005 in Kentucky
- $82,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed Senorina Valentina (19-6-5-4, $90,610, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 3-5 in mud/slop), multiple stakes-placed Mom’s Day (28-2-4-6, $112,628, 0-1 at two, 1-19 on turf, 0-3 on mud/slop), stakes-placed Cat Robber (20-3-2-1, $38,904, 1-2 at two, 1-7 on turf), and juvenile stakes-winner Capozzene (12-2-1-2, $117,628, 2-5 at two, won debut, 0-5 on turf)

- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-9-5-1, $3,505,895, 3-5 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 on mud/slop)
- sire is 14-139 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 11-145 (8%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 2-40 (5%, $0.93 ROI) with debut runners this year
- of sire’s two debut winners, one was a juvenile debut winner, both came in dirt sprints, one in maiden special weight
- dam was a sprint winner (7-1-2-0, $23,400, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf, cost $45,000 as a yearling, and $70,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has six runners, five winners, five juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, five turf runners, two turf winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Secret (in Jamaica, 25-2-0-4, $38,510), Group 3-placed turfer Miranda, Italian turf stakes-winner River Jig, and multiple Grade 3-placed Minijinsky (37-5-9-7, $261,593, unraced at two, 1-12 on turf)
- Cozzene is 5-55 (9%, $1.48 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $1.61 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-1 (100%, $22.60 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $0.63 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- trainer’s debut winner came with a juvenile maiden in a statebred dirt sprint with Lasix at Belmont
- May 22, May 30, June 7, June 13 workouts match barn’s juvenile Law Enforcement (won career debut on dirt on July 20 at Belmont with 84 Beyer)
- July 6, July 21 workouts match barn’s juvenile filly Magnificent Truth (finished seventh in career debut on dirt on July 26 with 43 Beyer)
- July 13 workout went .05 faster than Magnificent Truth

9. Gunsmoke (Arg) (Incurable Optimist – Talladora, by Cipayo)
Trainer: David Donk
- Foaled January 6, 2005 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 3-50 (6%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 19-166 (11%) with turf runners
- dam was a turf winner (13-2-0-4, $5.023, unraced at two, 2-9 on turf)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam is a half to stakes-placed Taquigrafico (in Argentina, 37-4-8-6, $53,607)
- trainer is 0-19 over the past five years with juveniles adding blinkers
- trainer is 0-2 with that move with Spa Babies

10. Nor’easterner (Fusaichi Pegasus – One More Breeze, by Mythical Ruler)
Trainer: Anthony Dutrow
- Foaled April 30, 2005 in Ontario
- $250,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $45,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006
- $125,000 RNA juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-brother to Grade 2 turf winner Dr. Kashnikow (37-8-6-6, $777,351, unraced at two, 8-36 on turf)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 on mud/slop)
- sire is 37-197 (18%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 25-266 (9%) with turf runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (30-4-7-8, $351,180, 1-2 at two, 1-12 on turf, 1-6 on mud/slop)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, seven turf runners, four turf winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 juvenile route winner Hope for a Breeze (24-6-7-2, $502,758, 1-9 at two, 0-4 on turf, 1-3 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 2-5 (40%, $3.00 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on turf
- worked one furlong in 10.60, and another furlong in 10.40 prior to the April sale

11. Pulla Fast One (More Than Ready – Pulla Surprise, by A.P. Indy)

Trainer: George Weaver
- Foaled February 2, 2005 in Kentucky
- $15,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $110,000 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $115,000 juvenile (OBS February 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (17-7-4-1, $1,026,229, 5-7 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 70-449 (16%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 75-488 (15%) with turf runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turfer Bottiglia (8-2-1-1, $90,421, unraced at two, all races on grass)
- trainer is 3-60 (5%, $0.89 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-20 with second-time Spa Babies
- worked a furlong in 10.60, and another furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale

12. Cosmic (El Prado – Heavenly Prize, by Seeking the Gold)
Trainer: Claude McGaughey III
- Foaled April 20, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to Grade 2 route winner Pure Prize (17-5-5-2, $475,459, 1-3 at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 on mud/slop), and multiple Grade 1 turf winner Good Reward (26-5-2-7, $1,087,687, 1-4 at two, 4-15 on turf, 0-1 on mud/slop)
- sire was a Group 1 winner on turf at two in Ireland (9-4-1-0, $236,987, 4-6 at two, won debut, all races on turf)
- sire is 25-252 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 39-397 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 1-26 (4%, $0.98 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- sire’s debut runner came with a juvenile in a turf sprint at Saratoga
- dam was a multiple Grade 1 winner (18-9-6-3, $1,825,940, 2-3 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 0-2 on mud/slop)
- dam has five runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, two turf runners, one turf winner
- dam a full sister to Grade 3-placed router Hunting Hard (12-3-3-1, $103,140, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf), Grade 1 juvenile winner Oh What a Windfall (18-4-2-2, $363,623, 3-7 at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-2 on mud/slop), and Grade 1-placed juvenile router Dancinginmydreams (3-1-1-0, $64,600, 1-3 at two, won debut, unraced on turf)
- Seeking the Gold is 4-38 (11%, $1.09 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 1-9 (11%, $1.27 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $2.85 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- July 21 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Great Squawk (finished third in dirt maiden special weight at Monmouth on July 29 with 53 Beyer)
- July 21 workout went .02 faster than barn’s four-year-old filly Altesse (finished second in Banshee Breeze Stakes on dirt on July 30 with 93 Beyer)

13. Starbank (Fusaichi Pegasus – Brilliant Burma, by Lite the Fuse)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled April 19, 2005 in Kentucky
- $370,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $575,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner on dirt (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 on mud/slop)
- sire is 37-197 (18%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 25-266 (9%) with turf runners
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $90, 0-1 at two, 0-1 on turf)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Antespend (24-10-4-2, $1,011,953, 4-5 at two, 7-17 on turf, dam of Grade 1 winner Friends Lake, and Grade 2 winner Seeking the Ante)
- trainer is 17-168 (10%, $0.81) over the last five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 3-35 (9%, $0.67 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

Analysis:
Neil Howard is having a nice meet, and HIDDEN GLANCE is the first foal out of Vodafone Oaks winner Casual Look. There is plenty of turf pedigree here, and the son of Kingmambo shows some solid five-furlong workouts in preparation for his career debut.
WOODWAY is stuck on the also-eligible list, and may be considered the “other” Pletcher with John Velazquez scheduled to ride RANCHO SANTA FE, but the $200,000 yearling purchase showed good speed sprinting at Churchill Downs, and has picked up the pace in his recent workouts at Churchill. He’ll show speed if he gets to play. Bill Mott has done little wrong at the meet, and PRUSSIAN owns a beautiful turf pedigree. There are gaps in the worktab, but he worked a bullet out of the gate at Keeneland, and should have some ability.
COSMIC also has a strong pedigree as a half to Good Reward out of Heavenly Prize. He’ll catch a tough outside post if he breaks in from the AE list. COZZENE’S DESTINY shows some strong workouts, and is bred to appreciate today’s route distance. NOR’EASTERNER finished ahead of a couple of these for strong barn in first turf try, but must avoid a wide trip. GUNSMOKE may show more focus and early speed with the addition of blinkers. RANCHO SANTA FE took all the money for his debut, but he only finished evenly after a wide trip.

Selections (turf only):
1. Hidden Glance
2. Woodway
3. Prussian

The play (turf only): Hidden Glance to win and place at 5-1 odds or more

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager): 33-7-18 (-$7.80)