08/19/2007 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/20

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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.

Sunday’s results:
Race 2: Forest Trail finished sixth
Race 3: Lumen finished sixth
Race 5: Unity finished sixth

Monday, August 20, 2007
Race 2
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight (New York Breds)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $57,000

1. Mine Or Who’s (Mayakovsky - Stately Lady, by Conquistador Cielo)
- Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 19, 2005
- withdrawn short yearling (Fasig-Tipton February 2006)
- $80,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2006)
- out juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Prado’s Pride (19-3-2-3, $98,610, unraced at two, 1-12 on turf)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 3 route winner (9-3-1-0, $275,200, 1-2 at two, 1-3 on turf, first-turf winner)
- sire is 0-7 with juvenile runners
- this is sire’s first turf starter
- dam was a sprint winner (18-2-2-0, $7,711, 0-1 at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $40,000 as a yearling)
- dam has nine runners, seven winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, six turf runners, two turf winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Hight Light (48-16-7-3, $191,080, unraced at two, 1-6 on turf, 1-5 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 5-17 (29%, $3.45 ROI) with second-time juveniles trying turf for the first time
- trainer is 0-4 with that angle with Spa Babies

1a. Gullible Gal (MTO) (Hook and Ladder - Guilty Pleasure, by Pine Bluff)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled February 18, 2005
- $310,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- half-sister to Grade 2 winner Ready to Please (15-4-3-2, $342,258, 0-2 at two, 3-8 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winning juvenile sprinter Chief Officer (4-3-0-1, $262,076, all races sprinting at two, 1-1 on mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 5-20 (25%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced (cost $115,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Go Scotty (53-17-10-5, $210,676, unraced at two, 10-28 in dirt sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop), stakes-placed Chastity Belle (18-2-2-10, $103,400, 1-2 at two, 2-11 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 2 winner Ready’s Gal (17-7-2-1, $609,959, 2-3 at two, 2-4 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 21-138 (15%, $1.32 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 4-33 (12%, $1.22 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

2. Sounds Tacky (Tactical Cat - Sounds Fishy, by Marlin)
Trainer: Scott Schwartz
- Foaled February 4, 2005
- sire was a Grade 1 winner at two (12-4-3-2, $480,067, 3-9 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 47-372 (13%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 45-348 (13%) with turf runners
- dam was a turf winner (21-1-5-2, $74,140, 0-4 at two, 1-19 on turf)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 turf winner Time Off (7-3-1-1, $128,350, 1-5 at two, 3-3 on turf, 0-1 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-18 over the past five years with juveniles adding blinkers
- trainer is 0-7 with that angle with Spa Babies
- August 15 workout matches barn’s juvenile Caravel (63 turf Beyer)

3. Sibley (Smoke Glacken - Numuthej, by Nureyev)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 8, 2005
- half-sister to stakes-placed turfer Margarita Maggie (15-3-3-2, $85,095, 0-1 at two, 3-14 on turf)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (14-10-2-1, $759,560, 4-6 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 128-700 (18%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 47-492 (10%) with turf runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, raced on turf, cost $500,000 as a yearling)
- dam has seven runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, seven turf runners, four turf winners,
- dam a half-sister to French turf stakes-winner Juba Dollar (20-5-1-3, $83,172, all races on turf), multiple French Group 3 turf winner Mystery Rays (15-3-2-3, $130,978, all races on turf), Irish Group 3 juvenile turf winner Ahkaam (7-2-2-0, $48,816, 2-3 at two, all races on turf), Grade 2-placed sprinter Crown Ambassador (9-2-1-3, $92,246, 2-6 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to French juvenile stakes-winner Robin des Bois (6-1-2-2, $42,740, 1-5 at two, all races on turf), and German Group 2 turf winner Robin des Pins (unraced at two, all races on turf)
- 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

4. Rising Dream (Dream Run - Nazdarove, by Trempolino)
Trainer: John Kimmel
- Foaled April 16, 2005
- $1,100 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Crosstown Traffic (8-2-0-1, $72,472, 2-5 at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-2 on mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (25-5-6-4, $456,734, 1-2 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 0-7 with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 0-1 with first-turf runners
- dam was a turf winner (16-1-2-1, $16,570, unraced at two, 1-13 on turf)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three turf runners, no turf winners
- second dam was multiple turf stakes-winner Quaff (25-5-5-0, $228,614, all wins on turf)
- Trempolino is 3-26 (12%, $1.78 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 5-22 (23%, $2.61 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-6 (33%, $3.30 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- July 23, July 30 workouts match barn’s juvenile filly Remarkable Remy (won career debut on turf on August 13 with 77 Beyer)

5. The Material Girl (Songandaprayer - Blondie Logic, by Thunder Puddles)
Trainer: Philip Serpe
- Foaled March 9, 2005
- half-sister to multiple juvenile stakes-placed Sunday Driver (4-1-2-1, $73,400, all races at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 on mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-3-1-1, $380,480, 2-2 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 36-187 (19%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 11-105 (10%) with turf runners
- dam was a stakes-placed router (15-2-3-2, $88,412, 1-9 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-4 on mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one turf runner, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Noble Sweetheart (41-12-5-3, $101,149, 2-5 at two, unraced on turf, 2-4 on mud/slop), and multiple stakes-winner Golden Commander (33-5-7-4, $389,957, 0-3 at two, 5-29 on turf)
- trainer is 0-11 over the past five years with juveniles adding blinkers
- trainer is 0-3 with Spa Babies adding blinkers

6. Stormy Catch (Stormy Atlantic - Halo Kit, by Halo)
Trainer: David Donk
- Foaled January 30, 2005
- half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile Jovial Dancer (28-3-8-6, $141,564, 0-8 at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-5 on mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple sprint stakes-winner (15-6-2-1, $148,126, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 116-741 (16%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 105-686 (15%) with turf runners
- Stormy Atlantic - Halo ‘nick’ has produced Grade 3 winner Indian Ocean (5-3-0-2, $176,460, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- dam was a winner (2-1-0-0, $5,250, unraced at two, unraced on turf, cost $52,000 as a yearling)
- dam has eight runners, five winners, seven juvenile runners, one juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners
- dam a full sister to Grade 2 route winner Subordinated Debt (17-4-3-4, $356,321, 2-5 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-3 on mud/slop)
- trainer is 9-92 (10%, $1.77 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on turf
- trainer is 0-26 with Spa Babies on turf

7. Dose of Reality (Freud - Take It to War, by Lord At War)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 8, 2005
- sire was Group 2-placed on turf (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two, all races on grass)
- sire is 27-176 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 18-146 (12%) with turf runners
- dam was a route winner (11-1-5-1, $53,445, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 on mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, three turf runners, one turf winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Ice Cool Cutie (20-3-1-4, $48,845)
- trainer is 6-57 (11%, $1.79 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on turf
- trainer is 3-11 (27%, $3.05 ROI) with Spa Babies on turf

Analysis:
RISING DREAM shows a sharp half-mile work on the lawn, and trainer John Kimmel has already sent out a pair of juvenile debut winners at this meet. Rising Dream has an acceptable turf pedigree, and her workmate, Remarkable Remy, made a successful turf debut against open company on August 13.
STORMY CATCH finished ahead of four of today’s rivals in much-improved turf run. She may need to be a bit closer to the pace in this spot as there doesn’t appear to be a ton of early speed entered. DOSE OF REALITY figures to be pressing the expected moderate pace, and should be right there when the field turns for home.
SIBLEY is an athletic-looking daughter of Smoke Glacken, and she broke poorly from a tough outside post position in her debut. She ran deceptively well late, and should improve off that showing. MINE OR WHO’s makes turf debut for red-hot connections, and she did not have an easy trip in career debut on dirt. She wouldn’t be a surprise.

Selections (Turf Only):
1. Rising Dream
2. Stormy Catch
3. Dose of Reality

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

Race 4
6 Furlongs
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
2-year-olds
Purse $32,000

1. Cross the Atlantic (Stormy Atlantic – Samantha D, by Cryptoclearance)
Trainer: H. Allen Jerkens
- Foaled May 2, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to Grade 3 route winner Spite the Devil (46-8-6-6, $849,512, 2-7 at two, 1-8 in dirt sprints, 2-8 in mud/slop), and multiple stakes-placed Great Lady K (31-4-10-3, $256,630, 0-4 at two, 3-23 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple sprint stakes-winner (15-6-2-1, $148,126, 0-1 at two, all races sprinting, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 116-741 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (20-1-1-1, $9,475, 0-3 at two, 0-7 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $11,000 as a weanling)
- dam has five runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Cuca’s Lady (70-24-10-11, $350,460, unraced at two, 4-22 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 31-185 (17%, $1.85 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on dirt
- trainer is 6-30 (20%, $3.90 ROI) with Spa Babies on dirt

2. Dominick Or Gus (Flame Thrower - On Heavens Wing, by Tralos)
Trainer: Dominick Schettino
- Foaled March 23, 2005 in Florida
- $0 RNA short yearling (OBS January 2006)
- $4,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner at two (7-4-2-0, $458,200, 4-5 at two, won debut, 3-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 5-35 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a winner (20-3-4-0, $17,228, 0-4 at two, 1-13 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop, cost $17,887 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Sweet Blanche (52-8-10-7, $296,611, 2-10 at two, 6-29 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop), and multiple juvenile stakes-winner Rocket Ryan (21-5-3-3, $182,169, 5-8 at two, won debut, 4-8 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-37 (8%, $0.76 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-7 (14%, $0.51 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 11 seconds prior to the April sale
- July 8 workout matches barn’s juvenile Dos Hombres (finished seventh in maiden special weight on August 11 with 36 Beyer)
- July 25 workout matches barn’s juvenile New York Holiday (finished eighth in career debut in maiden special weight on August 4 with 24 Beyer)
- August 2 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly On Jodi’s Account (finished seventh in turf maiden special weight on August 5 with 53 Beyer; 49 Beyer on dirt)

3. Lucrative Deal (Diligence - Southern Duchess, by Concerto)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled February 17, 2005 in Florida
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (27-6-7-3, $552,214, 1-4 at two, 4-14 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 30-231 (13%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (2-1-0-0, $10,520, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam a winning full sister to multiple Grade 3-placed sprinter Adverse (48-9-9-7, $316,785, 2-5 at two, 9-43 in dirt sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- second dam a half-sister to Grade 3 turf winner Crystal Symphony (15-4-4-1, $289,759, 1-4 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints), and juvenile stakes-placed sprinter You Be Mine (6-1-1-0, $18,480, all races at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $3.60 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into a maiden claimer following a trainer switch.

4. True Rebel (Yes It’s True - Dixie Deb, by Dixieland Band)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled February 17, 2005 in Florida
- $170,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
- $120,000 RNA juvenile (OBS June 2007)
- full brother to Grade 2-placed sprinter You Asked (7-2-2-1, $95,000, 1-2 at two, won debut, all races in dirt sprints)
- sire is a Grade 1 sprint winner (22-11-2-3, $1,080,700, 5-9 at two, won debut, 11-18 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 27-143 (19%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-45 (13%, $2.91 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- Yes It’s True - Dixieland Band ‘nick’ has produced stakes-winner It’s True Love (14-5-4-2, $161,770, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, raced in dirt sprint)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed sprinter Pro Prospect (29-8-8-5, $136,328, unraced at two, 8-27 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 2 route winner Mesabi Maiden (18-3-1-6, $240,314, 1-4 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- Dixieland Band is 10-86 (12%, $1.19 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 18-208 (9%, $0.91 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-42 with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- worked a furlong in 10.40 prior to the June sale
- July 8 workout matches barn’s juvenile Du Pars (finished sixth in career debut on August 15 in maiden special weight with 14 Beyer), and barn’s juvenile In Orbit (finished third in maiden special weight on July 25 with 61 Beyer)
- July 30 workout matches Du Pars

5. Stand Pat (Doneraile Court - Bay Magic, by Ack Ack)
Trainer: Richard Violette Jr.
- Foaled June 3, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to stakes-winner Straight Draw (48-13-6-7, $95,131, 0-1 at two, 10-40 in dirt sprints, 3-13 in mud/slop), Grade 2 winner March Magic (22-6-7-2, $638,290, 1-6 at two, 2-6 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop), and stakes-placed Thunder Sands (32-2-4-4, $100,259, 0-4 at two, 1-18 in dirt sprints, 0-6 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (16-6-3-2, $361,410, 2-5 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 14-143 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-37 (5%, $0.92 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, lost sprinting at two in the mud)
- dam has 13 foals, 11 winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Mount Weather (5-1-1-1, $38,220, unraced at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- Ack Ack is 1-7 (14%, $1.34 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 19-116 (16%, $2.14 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 9-39 (23%, $2.18 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 3-24 (12%, $2.22 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- July 14 workout went .02 faster than barn’s juvenile Fed Watcher (finished fifth in Grade 2 Sanford on July 26 with 84 Beyer)
- July 26 workout went. 05 slower than barn’s juvenile Hedgefund Investor (finished second in career debut in maiden special weight on August 18 with 81 Beyer)

6. Hackensack (Hennessy - Affirmed Class, by Affirmed)
Trainer: George Weaver
- Foaled February 17, 2005 in Maryland
- $65,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (9-4-3-0, $580,400, all races at two, 4-6 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 25-205 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-35 (9%, $1.02 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a sprint winner (10-1-2-1, $24,420, unraced at two, 1-7 in dirt sprints, cost $95,000 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Glowing Crown (21-2-4-2, $93,560, 1-4 at two, 1-8 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winner Salt Grinder (20-7-3-1, $156,038, 1-1 at two, 6-12 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- Affirmed is 9-60 (15%, $2.72 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 7-86 (8%, $1.26 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-32 (6%, $0.90 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 1-18 (6%, $0.93 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- June 24, June 29, July 6, July 11, July 18 workouts match barn’s juvenile Pulla Fast One (finished fifth in career debut in maiden special weight on turf on July 22 with 45 Beyer)

7. Sonny’s the One (Drewman - Paula Johnson, by Master Bill)
Trainer; Gary Gullo
- Foaled April 6, 2005 in Florida
- $6,000 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $20,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was a multiple stakes-placed router (12-5-1-1, $188,852, unraced at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire is 0-12 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unplaced (2-0-0-0, $830, all races sprinting at two, cost $5,000 as a yearling
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Joyful Tune (38-14-11-6, $372,815, 0-2 at two, 10-27 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-15 (7%, $2.53 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-5 with debuting Spa Babies
- worked three furlongs in 35 seconds prior to the April sale

8. Golden Tablet (Harlan’s Holiday - Arches of Gold, by Strike Gold)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 21, 2005 in Kentucky
- $210,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $360,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
- out juvenile (Barretts March 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-placed sprinter American Brass (18-5-5-2, $71,229, 1-2 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop), and Grade 3 juvenile sprint winner Inspiring (4-2-1-1, $147,388, 2-2 at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- 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 8-35 (23%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a Grade 3 winner (21-7-7-2, $434,006, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints, 0-7 in mud/slop, cost $50,000 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to sprint stakes-winner L. B.’s Launch (8-2-2-3, $77,163, 1-3 at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 4-14 (29%, $1.37 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $1.10 ROI) with that angle with Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale

9. Ectoplasm (Van Nistelrooy - Ghostly Place, by Silver Ghost)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
- Foaled March 19, 2005 in Kentucky
- $46,000 short yearling (Fasig-Tipton February 2006)
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- $100,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed sprinter Red Hot Helen (39-11-4-10, $102,646, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints, 4-8 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a Group 2 turf winner at two (6-3-1-1, $229,980, all races at two, won debut, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire is 3-23 (13%, $2.22 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has six runners, six winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, three juvenile debut winners
- second dam an unraced half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Boom and Bust (11-5-1-1, $107,522, unraced at two, 5-9 in dirt sprints), and Group 1-placed turfer Bellefella (20-3-4-2, $96,514
- Silver Ghost is 4-33 (12%, $3.22 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 21-89 (24%, $2.66 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-14 (21%, $1.78 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 13-29 (45%, $4.19 ROI) with debut runners in 2007

Analysis:
STAND PAT has plenty of pedigree appeal, and trainer Richard Violette usually has his babies cranked up for Saratoga. The homebred worked a solid half-mile out of the gate here on July 27, and seems well-spotted for this $50,000 tag.
George Weaver sent out a juvenile winner here yesterday, and HACKENSACK was working in company with that runner earlier in the year. Hennessy gets early winners, and Affirmed mares have proven to be precocious this year. ECTOPLASM goes out for excellent debut barn, and shows some quick works at Aqueduct. He draws outside, however, and sold for $100,000 last year. Why in for $50,000 today?
Bill Mott may be giving up on GOLDEN TABLET. He sold for $360,000 earlier this year, but is now in for a tag after a pair of dull races. The horse that beat him last time at Monmouth came back to win the Continental Mile. It looks like LUCRATIVE DEAL was privately purchased since his last start at Woodbine. He removes the blinkers, and may appreciate getting away from that synthetic surface. DOMINICK OR GUS only sold for $4,000, but his sire has gotten some quick runners.

Selections:
1. Stand Pat
2. Hackensack
3. Ectoplasm

The play: Stand Pat to win at 2-1 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): 39-7-19 (-$15.80)