08/18/2007 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/19

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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.

Saturday’s result:
Race 2: Commandeered finished sixth

Sunday, August 19, 2007
Race 2
7 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $62,000

1. Highest Class (Mineshaft - Classic Approval, by With Approval)
Trainer: Neil Howard
- Foaled March 30, 2005 in Kentucky
- $300,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Gulch Approval (40-8-6-8, $593,004, 0-2 at two, 1-8 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop), and stakes-winner Approval Rating (9-3-1-1, $191,176, 2-4 at two, won debut, 1-1 in dirt sprint)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop
- sire is 0-6 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was multiple stakes-placed (14-3-3-2, $109,430, 1-5 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has five runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Class Kris (27-10-8-2, $582,129, 0-1 at two, 4-13 in dirt sprints), multiple Grade 3-placed sprinter Class on Class (34-5-9-8, $189,525, 1-3 at two, 5-29 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop, and stakes-winning router Patriot Act (19-4-6-5, $452,252, 0-4 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints)
- With Approval is 2-36 (6%, $0.38 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 2-53 (4%, $0.30 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-15 with debuting Spa Babies
- June 14, June 20, July 4, August 6 workouts match barn’s juvenile Hidden Glance (finished third in career debut on turf on August 17 with 65 Beyer)
- July 21 workout matches barn’s juvenile Press Leak (finished fourth in career debut on turf on July 30 with 73 Beyer)

2. Spirit Line (Indian Charlie - Spinning Miss, by Spinning World)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled March 14, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (5-4-0-1, $616,120, 1-1 at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)- sire is 64-409 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (6-0-0-0, $300, 0-2 at two, all races on grass)
- this is dam’s first foal (dam cost $575,000 as a weanling, and $335,000 as a yearling)
- dam is half-sister to stakes-placed turfer Lady Bemissed (5-1-0-1, $18,330, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints), British Group 1 turf winner Jet Ski Lady (2-4 at two in Europe, all races on grass), and British Group 3-placed juvenile turfer Dismissed (1-4 at two, all races on grass)
- trainer is 81-721 (11%, $0.97 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners on dirt
- trainer is 11-135 (8%, $0.64 ROI) with Spa Babies on dirt

3. Canary Yellow (Mineshaft - Danzig Colors, by Danzig)
Trainer: Carlos Martin
- Foaled January 7, 2005 in Kentucky
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-11 (9%) with juvenile runners- this is sire’s first turf starter
- dam was a winner in Japan (13-3-1-3, $252,480, unraced at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, all wins on turf, cost $650,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first foal
- dam a half-sister to Japanese stakes-placed turfer Golden Colors (10-3-1-0, $509,963, 0-1 at two, all races on turf)
- second dam is Kentucky Derby winner Winning Colors
- trainer is 5-42 (12%, $0.84 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $0.93 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

4. Alachua (Grand Slam – Wildcat Victory, by Forest Wildcat)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled May 9, 2005 in Kentucky
- $60,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $335,000 juvenile (OBS February 2007, ***T5th highest priced of sale)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 106-621 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (6-2-0-0, $47,412, unraced at two, 2-5 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Secret Liaison (14-7-2-0, $342,719, unraced at two, 6-13 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 75-281 (27%, $1.53 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 18-68 (26%, $1.63 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale

5. Forest Trail (Forest Wildcat – Manoa, by Seeking the Gold)
Trainer: Claude McGaughey III
- Foaled March 18, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-sister to Grade 1-placed Carriage Trail (7-3-0-2, $139,831, 1-1 at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (20-9-2-1, $478,862, 2-5 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 136-764 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was multiple Grade 3-placed (25-4-7-5, $262,952, unraced at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam is a full sister to Grade 3-placed Search Party (25-6-2-6, $258,254, 0-2 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop), Grade 2-placed juvenile router Proxy Statement (8-3-0-1, $105,700, 2-3 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 9-43 (21%, $0.97 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 2-11 (18%, $1.17 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

6. Sabooh (A.P. Indy - Smolensk, by Danzig)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled April 4, 2005 in Kentucky
- $500,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (11-8-0-1, $2,979,815, 3-4 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 128-743 (17%) with juvenile runners
- A.P. Indy - Danzig ‘nick’ has produced Group 3 route winner (Dubai) Festival of Light (9-3-1-0, $632,291, unraced at two, 2-5 in dirt sprints), Group 1 turf winner (Japan) Symboli Indy (15-5-2-1, $1,852,450, 2-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints), etc.
- dam was a Group 2 winner on turf in France (12-3-3-0, $227,806, 1-1 at two, unraced in dirt sprints, all wins on turf)
- dam has five runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam is a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed (UAE) Fire Thunder (19-5-4-3, $119,365, unraced at two, 3-10 in dirt sprints), Grade 2 juvenile route winner Better than Honour (8-2-4-2, $250,920, 2-5 at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, dam of Jazil and Rags to Riches), Irish Group 3 juvenile turf winner Turnberry Isle (10-3-1-0, $133,269, 3-5 at two, unraced in dirt sprints), and Group 1-placed juvenile turfer Maryinsky (9-1-2-0, $84,770, 1-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 12-57 (21%, $2.12 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles- trainer is 0-6 with second-time Spa Babies

7. Sentebale (Vindication - Lucette, by Dayjur)
Trainer: Tim Ritchey
- Foaled March 2, 2005 in Kentucky
- $125,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $215,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,950, 4-4 at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 7-26 (27%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a juvenile stakes-winning sprinter (14-4-2-3, $97,043, 3-8 at two, 4-13 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam is a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Baby Zip (16-4-0-4, $60,395, 3-4 at two, 4-14 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, dam of City Zip and Ghostzapper)
- trainer is 16-49 (33%, $2.03 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-1 with second-time Spa Babies
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.20 prior to the May sale

8. Red Hot Bullet (Red Bullet - Hot Lear, by Lear Fan)
Trainer: Leroy Jolley
- Foaled March 27, 2005 in Kentucky
- $52,000 juvenile (Adena Springs March 2007)
- half-sister to Grade 3-placed sprinter Dash for Money (6-1-1-1, $53,202, 1-1 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winner Flaming Heart (13-5-6-0, $245,961, unraced at two, 1-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (14-6-2-2, $1,161,920, unraced at two, 4-4 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 11-73 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (7-4-1-1, $106,050, 3-3 at two, 3-4 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Love Medicine (13-6-2-1, $149,560, unraced at two, all races sprinting, dam of Grade 1 sprint winner I’m the Tiger), and multiple stakes-winner Intern (39-10-7-6, $351,989, unraced at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix
- trainer is 0-1 with that move with Spa Babies

Analysis:
FOREST TRAIL raced four wide going into the turn of her debut run, then raced in behind the leaders on the bend. She didn’t have any excuses while racing greenly in the stretch, but should improve off that try, and a repeat of that 81 Beyer Speed Figure would likely be good enough to beat these.
SENTEBALE showed good speed in the slower division of maiden special weights at Delaware on July 30, and looms a strong pace factor in this spot. RED HOT BULLET chased a very promising filly in J Z Warrior in career debut, and adds Lasix for her second lifetime start. That’s a powerful move in maiden races, and she should sit a good stalking trip while in the clear. ALACHUA pressed the pace in her debut for Todd Pletcher, but couldn’t contain Forest Trail when the real running began. She should be among the early leaders once again.

Selections:
1. Forest Trail
2. Sentebale
3. Red Hot Bullet

The play: No play

Race 3
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $63,000

1. 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)

1a. Tanganyika (Smart Strike - Valenza, by Chief’s Crown)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled March 30, 2005 in Kentucky
- $135,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- $450,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-winner Whitewaterspritzer (63-12-11-10, $386,501, 2-8 at two, 2-5 on turf, first-turf winner, 4-14 in mud/slop), juvenile stakes-winner The Missing Key (22-3-4-1, $81,005, 2-6 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop), and juvenile stakes-placed Valenzo (19-3-7-1, $134,670, 1-4 at two, unraced on turf, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-6-1-0, $337,376, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 31-179 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 25-247 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 7-43 (16%, $3.14 ROI) with debut runners this year
- dam was a sprint winner at two (15-1-1-3, $23,462, 1-6 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has eight runners, six winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, three turf runners, one turf winner, one first-turf winner
- second dam is sprint stakes-winner Soli (16-6-1-1, $108,205, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf)
- Chief’s Crown is 2-28 (5%, $0.97 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut winners in 2007
- trainer is 14-63 (22%, $1.60 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 8-24 (33%, $2.22 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 17-107 (16%, $1.07 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- worked one furlong in 11.20, and another furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale

2. Manitowish Waters (Doneraile Court - Playing Games, by Phone Trick)
Trainer: Angel Penna Jr.
- Foaled January 29, 2005 in Kentucky
- $150,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (16-6-3-2, $361,410, 2-5 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 66-488 (14%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 4-148 (3%) with turf runners
- dam was stakes-placed sprinting at two (11-2-2-1, $113,329, 1-5 at two, unraced on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, two turf runners
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner First Stage (15-3-1-4, $67,260, unraced at two, 1-8 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-11 (27%, $2.53 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 2-5 (40%, $2.76 ROI) with second-time juveniles at the Spa

3. Harbinger (Arg) (Incurable Optimist - Danzig Eden, by Danzig Connection)
Trainer: David Donk
- Foaled January 22, 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 19-167 (11%) with turf runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, one turf winner
- trainer is 8-66 (12%, $2.13 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-13 with second-time Spa Babies

4. 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 (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 37-199 (19%) 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, won debut, 7-17 on turf, dam of Grade 1 winner Friends Lake, and Grade 2 winner Seeking the Ante)
- trainer is 17-173 (10%, $0.78 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
-trainer is 3-40 (8%, $0.58 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

5. Lumen (Johannesburg - Worshipped, by Phone Trick)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 4, 2005 in Kentucky
- $30,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $200,000 juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade/Group 1 winner at two (10-7-1-0, $1,014,585, 7-7 at two, 6-8 on turf, first-turf winner)
- sire is 25-165 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 4-43 (9%) with first-turf runners
- dam was placed sprinting (6-0-1-1, $4,160, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $230,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 juvenile turf winner Compassionate (18-4-2-2, $175,043, 2-5 at two, 4-15 on turf, first-turf winner)
- trainer is 5-17 (29%, $3.45 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-4 with that angle with Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.20, and a quarter-mile in 21.20 prior to the March sale

6. 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 177-1195 (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 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-28 over the past five years with juveniles adding blinkers
- trainer is 0-2 with than angle with Spa Babies

7. 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 3-61 (5%, $0.89 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-21 with second-time Spa Babies
- worked a furlong in 10.60, and another furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale

8. 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 25-253 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 39-398 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 1-27 (4%, $0.94 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 4-39 (10%, $1.07 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 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)
- July 21 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Great Squawk (finished third in July 29 maiden special weight at Monmouth on dirt with 53 Beyer)

Analysis:
LUMEN goes out for the red-hot Bill Mott stable, and he was a bit rank in career debut when chasing subsequent Sanford Stakes runner-up Tale of Ekati. There are plenty of turf influences deep in this pedigree, and Lumen should benefit from that debut run. He’ll likely show good tactical speed in this spot, and may gain first run on the speeds from just off the pace.
WOODWAY’s sire hasn’t had much success with turf runners, but the $200,000 yearling purchase figures to show good speed from his inside post, and may be the one to catch for the potent, but cold, Pletcher-Velazquez team. Woodway comes out of a key race at Churchill Downs, and shows a stamina-building workout on August 11. COSMIC has a beautiful pedigree, but gives up valuable experience in this two-turn route, and draws the far outside post. Trainer Shug McGaughey is 0 for his last 27, and 2 for his last 57 with first-time starters.
HARBINGER showed good workouts leading up to his career debut, and wasn’t disgraced behind sharp Pletcher firster Il Girasole. Trainer David Donk has much-better statistics with second-time runners than he does with firsters. MANITOWISH WATERS made up late ground in career debut for underrated barn, and should be charging hard once again in the stretch. TANGANYIKA cost a bundle earlier this year, but there is a noticeable gap between the last two workouts, and Pletcher’s main rider goes to Woodway.

Selections (Turf Only:
1. Lumen
2. Woodway
3. Cosmic

The play (Turf Only): Lumen to win and place at 4-1 odds or more

Race 5
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight (New York Bred)

1. Gentleman Scholar (Wiseman’s Ferry – Foot Pick, by Benny the Dip)
Trainer: Niall O’Callaghan
- Foaled May 6, 2005
- $19,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2006)
- $10,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 3 route winner (16-4-3-2, $825,266, 1-6 at two, 1-6 on turf,1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-16 (13%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 0-2 with first-turf runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf)
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner, one turf runner
- dam is a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Footing (32-7-7-3, $309,219, 2-6 at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-4 in mud/slop), and multiple stakes-placed Forty Love (11-3-3-1, $55,776, 2-2 at two, unraced on turf)
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time

2. Smarteralex (Volponi – Little Cupcake, by Hansel)Trainer: Heriberto Cedano
- Foaled February 4, 2005
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner on dirt (31-7-12-5, $3,187,232, 1-5 at two, 2-10 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-26 (12%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 2-3 (67%) with turf runners
- dam was a turf winner (13-1-1-2, $50,440, 0-2 at two, 1-6 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, two turf runners
- dam is a half-sister to stakes-placed dirt sprinter Sam’s In Control (29-3-10-2, $131,136, 1-10 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop), and stakes-winner Samsincharge (24-6-4-3, $252,542, unraced at two, 1-9 on turf)
- trainer is 0-17 over the past five years with juveniles on turf
- trainer is 0-9 with Spa Babies on turf

3. Frozen Abyss (Performing Magic - Neatie, by Alydeed)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 2, 2005
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner on dirt (18-5-3-5, $723,170, 2-8 at two, 2-8 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-8 (25%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 0-4 with first-turf runners
- sire is 1-4 (25%, $0.95 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a sprint winner (8-1-1-1, $27,600, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $62,000 as a yearling, and $250,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, no turf runners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Mayflower Lass (24-8-2-3, $209,482, 0-4 at two, 6-13 on turf, first-turf winner, 1-2 in mud/slop), stakes-placed sprinter Perfect Premier (19-6-3-2, $106,064, 2-3 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf, 2-3 in mud/slop), and juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Cayman Cat (11-2-0-2, $63,090, 1-3 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 14-63 (22%, $1.60 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 8-24 (33%, $2.22 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 17-107 (16%, $1.07 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- July 17 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Desafinado (finished sixth in career debut on turf on August 5 with 59 Beyer)

4. Unity (Tiger Ridge - One Final Wish, by Red Ransom)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
- Foaled February 12, 2005
- $42,000 weanling (OBS October 2005)
- $150,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was placed in dirt routes (5-0-1-1, $11,950, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 60-371 (16%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 7-79 (9%) with first-turf runners
- dam was placed (7-0-1-2, $11,690, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $48,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Here’s Your Silver (24-7-3-2, $257,773, 1-2 at two, 5-17 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in mud/slop), and juvenile stakes-placed turfer Supreme Silver (16-3-2-2, $125,550, 1-4 at two, 3-13 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-15 (7%, $0.37 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time
- trainer is 0-4 with that angle with Spa Babies

5. Wonderous Day (Three Wonders - Glorious Day, by Bargain Day)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
- Foaled May 14, 2005
- $25,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed Willy Fly (22-4-2-3, $11,331, 1-7 at two, unraced on turf, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 3 winner (30-4-2-2, $318,032, 1-5 at two, 3-23 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 20-226 (9%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 3-27 (11%) with first-turf runners
- dam was stakes–placed sprinting (13-2-1-0, $56,055, unraced at two, unraced on turf, cost $13,200 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two turf runners, one turf winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Casa Key (26-3-6-3, $115,755, 1-7 at two, unraced on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop), juvenile stakes-placed Centerfoal (16-2-0-3, $55,677, 2-8 at two, 0-6 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winner Starolamo (18-7-1-1, $204,848, unraced at two, 1-3 on turf, first-turf winner)
- trainer is 0-8 over the past five years with second-time juveniles trying turf for the first time
- trainer is 0-3 with that angle with Spa Babies

6. Gone by Sunrise (Not For Love - Bourne Royal, by Exbourne)
Trainer: M. Anthony Ferraro
- Foaled April 26, 2005
- $16,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- sire was stakes-placed (29-6-7-5, $178,870, 1-4 at two, 1-5 on turf, first-turf winner, 3-6 in mud/slop)
- sire is 25-177 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 22-214 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 5-40 (12%, $1.70 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a route winner (17-2-1-2, $20,826, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners
- second dam a winning half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Hail the Grey (29-6-3-3, $95,240), multiple stakes-winner Port Conway Lane (242-52-39-36, $431,593), Grade 2 winner Gems and Roses (38-8-7-6, $130,867), and multiple stakes-placed Key Account (46-8-6-8, $110,425)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-1 with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $0.48 ROI) with debut runners in 2007

7. Grasberg (Thunder Gulch - India Divina, by Roy)
Trainer: Michael Hushion
- Foaled March 10, 2005
- half-brother to stakes-placed router Everydayissaturday (11-3-1-0, $132,229, unraced at two, 1-2 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner on dirt (16-9-2-2, $2,915,086, 2-6 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 19-229 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 28-293 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 4-44 (9%, $1.35 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a Grade 1 route winner (22-4-8-5, $312,123, unraced at two, 1-8 on turf)
- dam has two runners, one winner, no juvenile runners, one turf runner, one turf winner
- Roy is 1-13 (8%, $0.43 ROI) with debut runners in 2005
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $2.17 ROI) over the past five years with debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-15 (13%, $1.81 ROI) with debut runners in 2007

8. Sophie’s Splinter (Prime Timber - Oh Miss Sophie, by Fast Play)
Trainer: Dominic Galluscio
- Foaled April 9, 2005
- $30,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Smart N Fast (22-3-7-2, $106,308, 2-8 at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop), and route stakes-winner Bag of Mischief (20-6-4-1, $195,715, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner on dirt (17-4-4-0, $621,238, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-2 on turf, first-turf winner)
- sire is 5-45 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-39 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 2-7 (29%, $2.60 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a route winner (7-1-1-1, $12,070, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf, cost $89,000 as a weanling)
- dam has three runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 route winner Williamstown (24-5-5-5, $361,276, 4-10 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop), juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Wrightwood (14-2-0-2, $84,845, 1-4 at two, won debut, unraced on turf), and stakes-placed sprinter Bella Gatto (8-2-1-0, $40,870, 2-2 at two, 0-2 on turf)
- Fast Play is 5-18 (28%, $5.19 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $7.96 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $13.27 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 2-13 (15%, $3.35 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- worked a quarter-mile in 23.40, and three furlongs in 34.80 prior to the March sale

9. Revealer (Freud – Mighty Emy, by Mighty Adversary)
Trainer: David Donk
- Foaled April 29, 2005 in New York
- $35,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2006)
- $55,000 RNA (OBS February 2007)
- full brother to stakes-winning sprinter Mighty Eros (2-2-0-0, $84,600, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- sire was Group 2-placed on turf in Ireland (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two, all races on turf)
- sire is 27-176 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 7-46 (15%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a juvenile stakes-winning sprinter (13-2-3-0, $42,688, 2-7 at two, unraced on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has six runners, four winners, five juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two turf runners, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Summer Lucky (46-5-13-7, $139,782, 2-13 at two, 0-4 on turf, 0-5 in mud/slop), multiple stakes-winner Mop Squeezer (26-6-0-7, $143,037, unraced at two, 1-10 on turf, 1-5 in mud/slop), and juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Jacksrbetter (6-2-1-0, $90,822, all races sprinting at two)
- trainer is 2-13 (15%, $2.40 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles trying turf for the first time
- trainer is 0-4 with that angle with Spa Babies
-worked one furlong in 11.20, and another furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale
- August 14 workout went .10 faster than barn’s juvenile filly Ophite (55 Beyer on dirt)

Analysis:
UNITY comes out of a quick dirt race, and he finished ahead of Midnight Slammer, a very impressive maiden winner on August 11. His broodmare sire is a powerful turf influence, and Unity may be ready to rumble going two sprints to a route with good early speed.
REVEALER is by a good turf sire, and he didn’t have an easy trip in his career debut on dirt. He should appreciate the added distance, but must avoid a wide trip from the far outside post. GENTLEMAN SCHOLAR was no match for Midnight Slammer in first try over this circuit, but was saddled with a difficult outside post that day. He has some speed as well as a sneaky-good turf pedigree, and should be a solid pace presence here.
FROZEN ABYSS makes career debut for the always-dangerous tandem of Todd Pletcher and John Velazquez, and he probably doesn’t have to be a star to succeed in this spot. SMARTERALEX showed improved speed in initial route try, but may opt for rating tactics in this spot. GRASBERG and SOPHIE’S SPLINTER both debut for strong first-out connections. Give them extra consideration if they take early wagering action.

Selections (Turf Only):
1. Unity
2. Revealer
3. Gentleman Scholar

The play: No Play

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager): 36-7-19 (-$15.80)