08/22/2007 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/24

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

Wednesday’s results:
Race 2: Big Truck finished first
Race 3. Lake Placid finished seventh

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

1. Equally (Cherokee Run – Equilibrate, by Gone West)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled March 11 in Kentucky
- half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Equality (10-4-1-1, $252,150, 1-3 at two, 1-1 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop), and turf stakes-winner Equal Opportunity (14-4-2-1, $102,530, 0-1 at two, 4-12 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (28-13-5-5, $1,531,818, 5-7 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 4-6 in mud/slop)
- sire is 23-269 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 22-200 (11%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 4-42 (10%, $0.78 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s four debut winners this year, three were juvenile debut winners, one came in a turf sprint, one on dirt at this meet, three in open maiden special weight
- dam was unraced
- dam has five runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, five turf runners, four turf winners, one first-turf winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Peaks and Valleys (16-9-3-2, $1,589,270, 3-4 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop), and multiple stakes-winner Alternate (23-6-7-4, $550,695, unraced at two, 2-12 on turf)
- Gone West is 8-49 (16%, $1.90 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 8-79 (10%, $0.79 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 3-22 (14%, $0.71 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 11-68 (16%, $1.69 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s 11 debut winners this year, four came at this meet, six raced on turf, all in open maiden special weight, 10 with Lasix, two with blinkers on, five with Kent Desormeaux aboard, six juvenile debut winners
- July 30 workout matches barns’ juvenile filly Sunday Holiday (finished second in career debut on dirt on August 5 with 63 Beyer)

1a. (MTO) Elle Society (Eltish – Lienholder, by Deputy Minister)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled March 9 in Florida
- sire was a Group 2 winner on turf at two in England (25-5-5-5, $704,186, 3-6 at two, 1-5 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 17-92 (18%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-22 (14%, $1.24 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s three debut winners this year, all were juvenile debut winners, one came on turf, on in a maiden special weight
- dam was a sprint winner (8-1-0-1, $26,690, unraced at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints)
- dam has three runners, two winners, no juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Nephrite (38-11-2-5, $149,368, 1-1 at two, 6-23 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 3 winner Jaded Dancer (20-3-2-2, $120,530, 0-1 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- Deputy Minister is 7-82 (9%, $0.84 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 23-230 (10%, $1.01 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 6-66 (9%, $0.73) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 11-68 (16%, $1.69 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s 11 debut winners this year, four came at this meet, five raced in dirt sprints, all in open maiden special weight, 10 with Lasix, two with blinkers on, six juvenile debut winners
- May 15, May 22, May 29, June 7 workouts match barn’s juvenile filly Zee Zee (won career debut on turf on August 6 with 65 Beyer)
- July 4 workout matches barn’s juvenile At Attention (finished fifth in career debut on August 1 with 62 Beyer)
- July 28 workout matches barn’s juvenile Celestial Comet (finished fourth in career debut on grass on August 3 with 73 Beyer), and barn’s juvenile filly Saratoga Summer (finished third in career debut on turf on August 13 with 76 Beyer)
- August 20 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Who Fu (72 dirt Beyer)

2. Libor Rate (Exchange Rate – Speak Up, by Unaccounted For)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled Mary 1 in Florida
- $230,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007) (***sixth highest-priced)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-placed sprinter Bianco (11-2-3-1, $106,530, 2-4 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (15-6-2-2, $479,803, 1-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 on turf, first-turf winner, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 10-62 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-33 (12%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 4-22 (18%, $1.85 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s four debut runners this year, all were juvenile debut winners, one came on turf at this meet, all in maiden special weight
- dam was a route winner (11-1-1-1, $28,545, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop, cost $62,000 as a weanling)
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner, one turf runner, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Beaufort (37-9-11-6, $233,130, 0-2 at two, 4-19 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop), and multiple juvenile stakes-winner The Cynic (13-3-1-0, $115,630, 3-7 at two, 1-4 on turf, first-turf winner, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-13 (8%, $0.52 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on grass
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $1.68 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 6-43 (14%, $1.58 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s six debut winners this year, one came at this meet on turf, one in open maiden special weight, five with Lasix, two with front bandages, one with Ramon Dominguez aboard, one juvenile debut winner, one for this owner
- worked a furlong in 10.60 prior to the April sale

2b. (MTO) Tinted Moon (Trippi – Meteoric, by Pentelicus)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled February 12 in Florida
- $75,000 weanling (OBS October 2005)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (14-7-1-2, $666,220, unraced at two, 6-11 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 60-302 (20%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (14-1-2-1, $34,290, 1-5 at two, 1-11 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $92,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Little Abner (45-10-3-8, $73,788, unraced at two, 1-12 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 6-21 (29%, $2.73 ROI) with juveniles after a trainer switch
- trainer is 0-3 with this angle with Spa Babies

3. Bluegrass Girl (Jump Start - Aire Mystique, by Sportin’ Life)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled February in Kentucky
- $40,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $7,000 juvenile (OBS February 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner at two (5-2-1-0, $221,265, all races at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 30-199 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 5-55 (9%) with turf runners
- dam was a stakes-winner (30-4-8-4, $73,889, 0-4 at two, 0-4 on turf, 1-5 in mud/slop, cost $10,000 as a yearling)
- dam has six runners, four winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, four turf runners, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to Japanese stakes-placed Sugino Gaisenmon (in Japan
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Muskie (29-4-4-3, $88,227, unraced at two, 0-4 on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 8-156 (5%, $1.64 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 2-31 (6%, $3.96) with Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 11.20, and a quarter-mile in 22.80 prior to the February sale

4. Palace Secret (Stravinsky – Kathy K D, by Saint Ballado)
Trainer: George Arnold II
- Foaled April 21 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf in England (8-3-1-1, $361,450, 1-3 at two, won debut, 3-7 on turf)
- sire is 6-72 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 13-109 (12%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 2-19 (11%, $1.91 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s two debut winners this year, both were older runners, one came in a turf sprint, one in a maiden special weight
- dam was Grade 3-placed on turf (17-4-2-3, $188,998, 2-5 at two, 4-16 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $200,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam is route stakes-winner Stella Cielo (18-4-1-2, $96,646, 0-2 at two, 0-2 on turf, 2-7 in mud/slop)
- Saint Ballado is 2-56 (4%, $0.48 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 2-15 (13%, $2.80 ROI) with juvenile debut runners on turf

- trainer is 0-5 with that angle at Saratoga
- trainer is 4-24 (17%, $2.32 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s four debut winners this year, one came at this meet, three in sprint races, all in maiden special weight, two with Lasix, three juvenile debut winners, two for this owner
- July 16, August 17 workouts match barn’s juvenile Veiled Prophet (finished third in career debut here yesterday with 67 Beyer)

5. Delta Weekend (Jump Start - Misty Rain, by Rubiano)
Trainer: Frank Alexander
- Foaled March 11 in Virginia
- $27,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $100,000 juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner at two (5-2-1-0, $221,265, all races at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 30-199 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 5-55 (9%) with turf runners
- dam was a winner (10-3-0-0, $34,830, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two turf runners, one turf winner
- dam is a half-sister to stakes-winning router Setareh (17-4-6-2, $239,418, unraced at two, 0-6 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-43 (7%, $1.71 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 2-16 (13%, $3.69 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.80, and another one furlong in 10.40 prior to the March sale

6. Blairstown (Chief Seattle – Trip Around Heaven, by Halo)
Trainer: Carlos Martin
- Foaled March 4 in Kentucky
- half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed Star of Atticus (16-3-2-1, $123,971, 1-4 at two, 0-4 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop), and multiple stakes-placed turfer Limoncella (12-2-0-2, $76,462, 1-7 at two, 2-11 on turf)
- sire was multiple Grade 1-placed routing at two (4-1-2-0, $327,000, all races at two, won debut, unraced on turf)
- sire is 12-87 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 7-72 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 6-40 (15%, $2.00 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s six debut winners this year, two were juvenile debut winners, one came in a turf sprint, two in open maiden special weight
- dam was a sprint winner at two (7-1-1-0, $14,269, 1-7 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has 10 runners, 10 winners, five juvenile runners, four juvenile winners, eight turf runners, two turf winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed sprinter Levitation (25-5-9-5, $178,188, 0-1 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- Halo is 2-35 (6%, $0.35 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 1-12 (8%, $1.90 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juvenile runners on turf
- trainer is 0-2 with debuting Spa Babies on turf

7. Cato Major (E Dubai – Love to Fight, by Fit to Fight)
Trainer: John Kimmel
- Foaled March 13 in Kentucky
- $15,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- $50,000 juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Nattitude (17-4-1-2, $112,922, 0-1 at two, 1-6 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (11-5-3-0, $920,800, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 9-41 (21%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-18 (6%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 7-28 (25%, $2.72 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s seven debut winners this year, five were juvenile debut winners, all came in sprints, four in open maiden special weight
- dam was multiple stakes-placed sprinting at two (28-3-7-4, $109,911, 1-8 at two, unraced on turf, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- dam has nine runners, nine winners, seven juvenile runners, five juvenile winners, seven turf runners, two turf winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Love That Barney (79-11-16-13, $184,568, 1-7 at two, unraced on turf, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- Fit to Fight is 4-51 (8%, $0.98 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 5-23 (22%, $2.50 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-7 (29%, $2.83 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 3-25 (12%, $2.06 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s three debut winners this year, two came at this meet, two on turf, in turf sprint, all in maiden special weight, all with Lasix, all were juvenile debut winners
- worked one furlong in 11 seconds prior to the April sale

8. Passionate Miss (Macho Uno – Nijinsky’s Passion, by Nijinsky’s Table)
Trainer: Leroy Jolley
- Foaled May 21 in Florida
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $30,000 juvenile (Adena Springs March 2007)
- half-sister to stakes-placed router Nijinsky Bullet (23-3-7-2, $69,617, 0-5 at two, 0-6 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (14-6-1-3, $1,851,803, 3-4 at two, won debut, unraced on turf)
- sire is 1-13 (8%, $0.71 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 0-3 with first-turf runners
- sire’s debut winner this year came in a maiden special weight sprint over Arlington’s polytrack
- dam was a Grade 3 winner (18-4-4-1, $355,326, 2-6 at two, won debut, 1-8 on turf, 0-1 on mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner True Passion (47-13-6-3, $442,812, 1-7 at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-4 on mud/slop)
- Nijinsky’s Table is 1-4 (25%, $1.12 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf

9. (MTO) False Pretense (Not For Love – Mumtaj, by Tralos)
Trainer: Richard Violette Jr.
- Foaled April 28 in Kentucky
- $40,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $130,000 juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Mum’s Gold (19-9-3-3, $195,500, unraced at two, 7-12 in dirt sprints, 4-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was stakes-placed (29-6-7-5, $178,820, 1-4 at two, 3-14 in dirt sprints, 3-6 in mud/slop)
- sire is 91-556 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (12-1-4-1, $26,090, unraced at two, 1-7 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, sold for $4,091 as a yearling)
- dam has six runners, five winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- second dam a sprint-winning half-sister to stakes-winner Candyman Bee (64-16-25-9, $426,860, unraced at two, 15-60 in dirt sprints, 0-6 in mud/slop), and stakes-winner Shoot the Jukebox (37-5-6-7, $103,453, 1-8 at two, 3-22 in dirt sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 18-90 (20%, $2.43 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from 31-60 day layoffs
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $6.55 ROI with that angle with Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.40 prior to the March sale

10. (MT0) Carnival City (Cape Canaveral - Fairway Meadow, by Meadowlake)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled February 22 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner (4-3-0-1, $128,640, 1-1 at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- sire is 50-246 (20%) with juvenile runners
- Cape Canaveral - Meadowlake ‘nick’ produced multiple stakes-winner Caruso (9-5-3-1, $228,050, 3-4 at two, 5-8 in dirt sprints)
- dam was unraced (cost $125,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to turf stakes-winner Michael’s Choice (in Hong Kong), and stakes-placed turfer Renaissance Fair (14-3-2-3, $44,530, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
-trainer is 17-173 (10%, $0.78 ROI over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer 3-40 (8%, $0.58 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

Analysis:
John Kimmel has sent out two juvenile debut winners on turf over the past 90 days including Remarkable Remy going 5 1/2 panels over the Spa lawn. He’ll try to strike again with CATO MAJOR, a half-sister to two turf winners by hot first-out sire E Dubai. Cato Major shows solid workouts for her unveiling, and should offer some value.
DELTA WEEKEND looms the horse to beat off her good third-place finish on July 30. She raced wide after breaking from post 11, and still finished ahead of next-out runner-up Press Leak. The daughter to Jump Start will likely kick hard in the lane once more. PALACE SECRET’s workmate finished a good third in his debut yesterday, and Rusty Arnold has good numbers with debut runners on grass.
BLUEGRASS GIRL found two turns out of her scope in Spa debut, but looms a strong pace factor turning back, and breaking from the inside post. EQUALLY goes out for hot connections, and wouldn’t be a surprise, but the price may be depressed.

Selections (Turf Only):
1. Cato Major
2. Delta Weekend
3. Palace Secret

The play (Turf Only): Cato Major to win and place at 5-1 odds or more

Race 5
6 Furlongs
Maiden Claiming ($75,000)
2-year-olds
Purse $40,000

1. Glowing Image (Halo’s Image – Cuchu, by Storm Creek)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled February 14 in Florida
- $25,000 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $40,000 juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 winner (26-9-6-5, $549,891, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-9 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 21-150 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-27 (7%, $0.54 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s two debut winners this year, both were juvenile debut winners in dirt sprints, one in maiden claimer
- dam was placed sprinting (11-0-2-0, $9,365, 0-9 at two, 0-9 in dirt sprints)
- trainer has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Aly Mar (23-4-4-5, $144,785, 2-4 at two, 1-5 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop), and Grade 3 winner Saint Verre (26-6-4-6, $403,462, 2-4 at two, won debut, 2-8 in dirt sprints, 2-6 in mud/slop)
- Storm Creek is 3-17 (18%, $2.85 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 15-159 (9%, $1.06 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-42 (7%, $1.10 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 6-43 (14%, $1.58 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s six debut winners in 2007, one came at this meet, five in dirt sprints, one in New York-bred maiden claimer, five with Lasix, two with front wraps, one with Eibar Coa aboard
- worked a furlong in 11.20 prior to the March sale
- August 2 workout went .03 faster than barn’s juvenile Carry the Day (finished fifth in Continental Mile at Monmouth on August 18 with 32 Beyer)

1a. Indian Brave (Indian Charlie – Tone Change, by Southern Halo)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 14 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- entered yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2006)
- $25,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- $50,000 juvenile (claimed August 2007)
- 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 64-411 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $0)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a three-quarter sister to Grade 3-placed Heaven’s Wish (30-6-6-5, $192,007, 1-8 at two, 1-7 in dirt sprints, 1-6 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $4.75 ROI) over the past five years with newly-claimed juveniles

2. Lava Cat (Volponi – What’s Up Kittycat, by Tabasco Cat)
Trainer: Enrique Arroyo
- Foaled February 4 in Kentucky
- $21,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $52,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $50,000 juvenile (claimed August 2007)
- 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 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-31 (10%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (11-1-0-0, $7,380, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, sold for $70,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Group 1-placed juvenile turfer Cordoba (8-3-0-2, $66,054, 1-3 at two in Europe, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 2-16 (13%, $1.06 ROI) over the past five years with all runners off the claim racing on dirt
- trainer is 0-2 with that angle at Saratoga

3. B B Frank (Came Home – Diaki, by Diesis)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled February 22 in Kentucky
- $130,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $22,000 RNA juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (12-9-0-0, $1,835,940, 3-4 at two, won debut, 4-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 7-41 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-37 (14%, $3.39 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s five debut runners this year, four were juvenile debut runners, all were in sprints, one in maiden claimer
- dam was a winner in England (1-1-0-0, $3,586, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprint, won on turf)
- dam has four runners, four winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Spur Wing (18-6-2-0, $145,685, unraced at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop), and stakes-winner Make Change (23-5-6-5, $506,338, 2-2 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- Diesis is 3-22 (14%, $2.77 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 23-188 (12%, $1.65 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 14-74 (19%, $2.65 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 5-33 (15%, $2.34 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s five debut runners this year, two came at this meet, all in dirt sprints, one in maiden claimer, all with Lasix, two juvenile debut winners, two for this owner
- worked a quarter-mile in 21.20, and another quarter-mile in 22 flat prior to the April sale

4. Fufty (Broken Vow – Known Feminist, by Known Fact)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled March 28 in Kentucky
- $20,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $30,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed sprinter Santa Fe Sand (13-4-2-1, $106,380, 2-4 at two, 4-10 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop), and sprint stakes-winner Starforaday (10-1-2-1, $47,419, unraced at two, 1-8 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (14-9-2-2, $725,296, unraced at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 46-302 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a Grade 2-placed router (24-6-4-1, $115,748, 2-8 at two, 3-12 in dirt sprint, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed You Blew (36-3-8-10, $66,095, 1-3 at two, 1-12 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), Grade 2 route winner Meadow Flight (24-5-4-1, $526,886, 2-4 at two, 2-11 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop), stakes-placed juvenile sprinter Race Driver (6-0-3-2, $29,560, 0-3 at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints), Grade 3 route winner People’s Princess (17-7-5-2, $339,175, unraced at two, 3-8 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and multiple stakes-winner router North Lake Jane (12-4-4-1, $263,321, 2-3 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 7-140 (5%, $1.15 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on dirt
- trainer is 1-23 (4%, $1.21 ROI) with Spa Babies on dirt

5. Southern Soprano (Erlton – Idol Gift, by Miner’s Mark)
Trainer: Gary Sciacca
- Foaled March 9 in Louisiana
- $10,000 short yearling (OBS January 2006)
- $22,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- $50,000 juvenile (claimed August 2007)
- sire was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (27-8-2-5, $352,339, 5-7 at two, 8-24 in dirt sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 11-73 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (39-7-9-11, $220,725, 0-2 at two, 6-35 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop, cost $52,000 as a weanling, and $67,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners
- second dam is stakes-winning router Autumn Mood (27-3-2-4, $120,295, unraced at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 7-98 (7%, $2.78 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 1-17 (6%, $1.67 ROI) with Spa Babies
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.60 prior to the April sale

6. Artytheonemanparty (Put It Back – Classy Distinction, by Distinctive)
Trainer: Richard Violette Jr.
- Foaled April 1 in Florida
- $47,000 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $60,000 juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- half-brother to Grade 3-placed sprinter Classy Migration (11-3-4-1, $142,370, 1-3 at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (7-5-1-1, $232,895, 0-2 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 6-43 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-23 (17%, $2.90 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s four debut winners this year, one was a juvenile debut runner, all were in dirt sprints, two in maiden claimers
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- dam has four runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- trainer is 20-118 (17%, $2.17 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 10-41 (24%, $2.25 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 4-26 (15%, $2.33 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s four debut runners this year, one came with a juvenile at this meet in a maiden claimer with Garrett Gomez aboard, all with Lasix, three juveniles overall
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.20, and another quarter-mile in 21.60 prior to the March sale

7. Brave and Skillful (Silver Deputy – Life’s a Dance, by Gone West)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled March 7 in Kentucky
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS February 2007)
- $150,000 juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- sire was a stakes-winning sprinter at two (2-2-0-0, $41,820, all races sprinting at two)
- sire is 41-311 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-43 (12%, $2.53 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of sire’s five debut winners this year, all were older runners, all in dirt sprints, all in maiden special weight
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints on mud/slop)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Paiota Falls (5-4-1-0, $177,354, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- Gone West is 8-49 (16%, $1.90 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 23-230 (10%, $1.01 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 6-66 (9%, $0.73 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 11-68 (16%, $1.69 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- of trainer’s 11 debut winners this year, four came at this meet, five raced in dirt sprints, 10 with Lasix, two with blinkers on, five with Kent Desormeaux aboard, six juvenile debut winners
- worked an eighth in 10.60, and a quarter-mile in 21.80 prior to the March sale
- June 21 workout matches barn’s juvenile Inner Light (finished fourth in career debut in maiden special weight on August 15 with 55 Beyer)
- July 29 workout went .02 slower than barn’s seven-year-old Silver Tree (won Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap on turf on August 5 with 104 Beyer; 52 dirt Beyer)
- July 29 workout went .04 faster than barn’s juvenile filly Gullible Gal (finished fifth in maiden special weight on August 22 with 35 Beyer), barn’s juvenile Golden Tablet (finished sixth in maiden special weight at Monmouth on August 3 with 41 Beyer), and barn’s five-year-old mare Pommes Frites (finished fourth in Grade 2 Ballston Spa Handicap on turf yesterday with 92 Beyer; 87 dirt Beyer)

8. Philharmonic (Hennessy - Zia Philomena, by Coronado’s Quest)
Trainer: George Weaver
- Foaled March 31, 2005 in Kentucky
- $110,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $125,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $120,000 juvenile (OBS February 2007)
- 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 dirt sprints)
- sire is 89-587 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced (cost $65,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Wild Deputy (14-5-5-0, $202,690, 0-1 at two, 3-6 in dirt sprints), and stakes-winner Deb’s Honor (22-4-7-4, $182,973, unraced at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into a maiden claimer
- trainer is 0-1 with that move with Spa Babies
- worked a furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale

Analysis:
B B FRANK may fit well at this class level. Although he sold for well over this $75,000 claiming price last year, he failed to reach his reserve when the bidding stopped at $22,000 earlier this year. He worked well at the April sale despite failing to attract a buyer, and Nick Zito has already sent out a pair of juvenile debut winners at the meet. Both the sire and dam of B B Frank won their career debuts, and he may show good speed from his inside post.
FUFTY didn’t have an easy trip in Spa debut, but he still finished ahead of three of the rivals he’ll face today. He gets a solid rider switch to Rafael Bejarano, and may be handled more aggressively coming out of the gate. LAVA CAT raced wide in first start for a tag, and may be on the engine breaking from the rail here. He’ll probably be prominent when they turn for home.
INDIAN BRAVE makes first start for shrewd barn after showing speed in debut. He’ll probably push the pace while in the clear. BRAVE AND SKILLFUL goes out for the hot duo of Mott and Desormeaux with some quick works on display, but he’s in for less than his purchase price. Fire sale? ARTYTHEONEMANPARTY goes out for barn that recently sent out a maiden claiming debut winner. He should fit well with this group. GLOWING IMAGE shows some six-furlong workouts for his debut, and Contessa reaches out for Eibar Coa.

Selections:
1. B B Frank
2. Fufty
3. Lava Cat

The play: B B Frank to win at 7-2 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): 46-11-23 (-$18.60)