08/22/2008 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/24

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

Saturday's result:
Race 2: Lord Justice scratched; second choice Florentino finished fifth

Sunday, August 23, 2008

Race 6
6 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $62,000

1. Nika (Dixie Union - Open Flirt, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled February 2, 2006 in Maryland
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $500,000 juvenile (OBS Open March 2008
- entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (12-7-3-0, $1,233,190, 4-6 at two, won debut, 5-7 in main track sprints)
- sire is 15-153 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-36 (11%, $0.93 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam was placed sprinting (5-0-1-1, $12,994, 0-2 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Dixie Union - A.P. Indy 'nick' has produced stakes-winning router Fierce Wind (6-3-0-0, $146,200, 1-3 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- Dixie Union - A.P. Indy 'nick' has produced turf stakes-winner Rebel Yeller (11-2-3-0, $100,477, 0-1 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- Dixie Union - A.P. Indy 'nick' has produced Grade 3 route winner High Cotton (17-4-3-2, $462,574, 1-5 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy is 3-46 (7%, $0.33 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Jena Jena (14-6-2-2, $272,888, 2-3 at two, won debut, 6-11 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Up Like Thunder (9-2-2-0, $113,202, 2-4 at two, won debut, 2-7 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Win With a Wink (7-3-0-0, $126,380, 3-4 at two, won debut, 3-5 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 20-141 (14%, $1.75 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 5-35 (14%, $1.03 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 8-37 (22%, $2.20 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with front wraps, six juvenile debut winners, three at this meet, one for this owner)
- worked a furlong in 10.3 prior to the March sale
- August 10 workout matches barn's four-year-old Aquino (finished first in 'N2X' optional claimer at Saratoga on August 23)

2. A. P. Elegance (A.P. Indy - Beaucette, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled February 8, 2006 in Kentucky
- $675,000 yearling
Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (11-8-0-1, $2,979,815, 3-4 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 36-293 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-24 (13%, $0.71 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two out of Mr. Prospector mares, one juvenile debut winner at this meet)
- dam was stakes-placed (17-3-3-2, $113,321, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 1 route winner Little Belle (9-3-3-2, $639,395, 0-2 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Adriano (10-3-1-0, $413,680, 1-4 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner A.P. Arrow (25-5-5-6, $1,433,457, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 1 route winner Mineshaft (18-10-3-1, $2,283,402, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced juvenile Grade 1 route inner Tempera (7-3-2-2, $770,240, 3-5 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 1 route winner Tomisue's Delight (20-7-5-4, $1,207,537, 1-2 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Congrats (26-7-3-5, $998,960, 1-2 at two, won debut, 2-5 in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 2 route winner Pulpit (6-4-1-0, $728,200, unraced at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- Mr. Prospector is 6-40 (15%, $1.30 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut winners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners at this meet)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Mr. Mellon (9-3-1-1, $278,580, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- dam a three-quarter sister to Group 3 winner (Japan) Seeking the Best (22-9-7-0, $1,803,353, unraced at two, 8-17 in main track sprints, 5-10 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 134-682 (20%, $1.86 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 8-35 (23%, $1.88 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 39-197 (20%, $1.80 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (38 winners with Lasix, two at this meet, 29 juvenile debut winners)
- July 8 workout matches barn's juvenile Adger (finished first in career debut at Monmouth on August 8 with 58 Beyer)

3. Nan (High Yield - Trip Around Heaven, by Halo)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
- Foaled March 23, 2006 in Kentucky
- private purchase after July 28, 2008 start
- half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile Star of Atticus (16-3-2-1, $123,971, 1-4 at two, 3-8 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-placed turf runner Limoncella (15-2-0-2, $82,292, 1-7 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (14-4-4-3, $1,170,196, 2-8 at two, 2-4 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 49-437 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner at two (7-1-1-0, $14,269, all races at two, 1-5 in main track sprints)
- dam has 12 runners, 11 winners, seven juvenile runners, five juvenile winners, 10 main track sprint runners, nine main track sprint winners, nine mud/slop runners, four mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed sprinter Levitation (25-5-9-5, $178,188, 0-1 at two, 5-23 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with all debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-4 (50%, $3.88 ROI) over the past five years with newly-acquired juveniles

4. Smarty Marty (Smarty Jones - Frozen Rope, by Clever Trick)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled January 25, 2006 in Kentucky
- $85,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Knot So Clever (22-5-3-4, $155,206, 1-6 at two, 5-20 in main track sprints)
- half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Ashley Anne's Wish (16-2-1-4, $84,080, 1-4 at two, 2-14 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter My Heart's Deelite (13-4-1-3, $128,657, 1-5 at two, 4-11 in main track sprints, 2-6 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (9-8-1-0, $7,613,155, 2-2 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-5 (20%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was multiple stakes-placed at two (22-4-3-2, $83,389, 2-9 at two, 3-18 in main track sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has foaled eight runners, seven winners, seven juvenile runners, four juvenile winners, eight main track sprint runners, seven main track sprint winners, six mud/slop runners, three mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile Megee (16-1-3-0, $42,480, 1-6 at two, 1-11 in main track sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner (Puerto Rico) Shooped (18-3-2-2, $79,889)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Albrannon (99-15-18-16, $287,603, unraced at two, all wins in main track sprints, 0-12 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Lorie Darlin (12-4-1-1, $259,509, 2-4 at two, 3-5 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 73-294 (25%, $1.49 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 12-59 (20%, $1.39 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

5. Proclaim (Pulpit - Stormy Reply, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: Harold James Bond
- Foaled January 25, 2006 in Kentucky
- $350,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (6-4-1-0, $728,200, unraced at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- sire is 30-202 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-30 (10%, $0.91 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was unraced
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one main track sprint runner, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Pulpit - Storm Cat 'nick' has produced juvenile Grade 1 sprint winner Sky Mesa (6-3-1-1, $633,076, 3-3 a two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- Pulpit - Storm Cat 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Mini Sermon (13-5-1-4, $272,930, unraced at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- Pulpit - Storm Cat 'nick has produced stakes-winner Parading (14-5-3-2, $208,646, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- Storm Cat is 7-76 (9%, $2.26 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- dam a full sister to Grade 2 sprint winner Cat Chat (7-3-1-1, $154,040, 1-1 at two, 3-6 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 1-28 (4%, $2.63 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-5 with all debut runners in 2008

6. Cheering (Pulpit - On Parade, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: Claude McGaughey III
- Foaled January 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- full sister to stakes-winner Parading (14-5-3-2, $208,646, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (6-4-1-0, $728,200, unraced at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- sire is 30-202 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-30 (10%, $0.91 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a Grade 3-placed sprinter at two (4-1-2-1, $47,085, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- dam has two runners, two winners, one main track sprint runner, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Pulpit - Storm Cat 'nick' has produced juvenile Grade 1 sprint winner Sky Mesa (6-3-1-1, $633,076, 3-3 a two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- Pulpit - Storm Cat 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Mini Sermon (13-5-1-4, $272,930, unraced at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- Storm Cat is 7-76 (9%, $2.26 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Storm Flag Flying (14-7-3-3, $1,951,828, 4-4 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed router Leading the Parade (18-2-2-4, $97,624, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 5-60 (8%, $0.92 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-26 (8%, $1.01 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga)
- trainer is 3-22 (14%, $1.75 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two winners with Lasix, one juvenile debut winner at this meet with John Velazquez aboard, all winners for this owner)

7. Pumpkin Shell (Lion Heart - Changing Ways, by Time for A Change)
Trainer: David Donk
- Foaled February 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-sister to Grade 2-placed sprinter Hot Attraction (17-2-4-4, $149,123, 1-2 at two, 2-12 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- half-sister to Grade 2 turf winner Pays to Dream (15-5-1-4, $377,741, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (10-5-3-0, $1,390,800, 3-3 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 14-52 (27%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a Grade 2 sprint winner at two (6-2-1-0, $104,247, 2-3 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop, cost $57,000 as a yearling)
- dam has seven runners, six winners, five juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, six main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners, four mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to the multiple stakes-placed Captain Arthur (43-7-3-11 ($144,978, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 sprint winner Jacodra (16-4-4-3, $173,675, 1-2 at two, 4-15 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Jacodra's Devil (15-5-1-6, $271,127, 1-2 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- trainer is 7-72 (10%, $1.13 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-16 (6%, $0.90 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

8. She'll Be right (Sky Mesa - Boogie Beach Blues, by Cure the Blues)
Trainer: Thomas Proctor
- Foaled March 30, 2006 in Kentucky
- out weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $40,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-sister to stakes-winner Storm Treasure (25-3-8-3, $475,700, 1-3 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (6-3-1-1, $633,076, 3-3 a two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 10-60 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 7-44 (16%, $1.66 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (six juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- dam was unraced (cost $80,000 as a weanling)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one main track sprint runner, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Cure the Blues is 7-61 (11%, $1.38 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Miss North Beach (22-5-2-2, $149,053, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winner (Hong Kong) Victory Mount (51-4-4-4, $429,849, unraced at two)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Lonely Fact (17-4-3-3, $46,350, 1-3 at two, 4-13 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Ww Conquistador (99-20-16-21, $330,081, 1-7 at two, 15-64 in main track sprints, 2-12 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 4-54 (7%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-23 (17%, $1.43 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older winners with Lasix, one with Javier Castellano aboard)
- June 22 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Tinker Bell Glory (finished eighth in career debut on turf at Arlington on July 10 with 38 Beyer)
- June 28 workout matches barn's juvenile This is My Game (finished ninth in career debut at Churchill on July 2 with 37 Beyer)

9. Heavenly Vision (Forestry - Holy Bubbette, by Holy Bull)
Trainer: Bob Baffert
- Foaled January 23, 2006 in Kentucky
- $170,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $240,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- $340,000 RNA juvenile (Barretts March 2008)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (11-7-1-2, $591,225, unraced at two, 4-7 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 20-143 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-43 (9%, $0.89 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (13-6-2-0, $240,935, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Holy Bull is 4-34 (12%, $1.92 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Sum Runner (9-6-1-1, $234,193, 3-4 at two, won debut, 5-6 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1-placed juvenile Ms Louisett (12-2-3-2, $132,163, 0-4 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 31-167 (19%, $2.17 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-3 (100%, $5.27 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-20 (10%, $1.95 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both with Lasix and blinkers, one juvenile debut winner)
- worked one furlong in 10.4, and another furlong in 10 flat prior to the March sale
- June 10, June 16, June 22, June 28 workouts match barn's juvenile filly Casino Gold (finished second in career debut over Del Mar's polytrack surface on August 16 with 75 Beyer)
- July 23 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Century Park (finished third in career debut over Del Mar's polytrack surface on July 27 with 66 Beyer)

10. Shine Softly (Aldebaran - Soaring Softly, by Kris S.)
Trainer: James Toner
- Foaled March 15, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (25-8-12-3, $1,739,186, 1-1 at two, 5-11 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-24 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-29 (7%, $0.93 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners)
- dam was a multiple Grade 1 winner on turf (16-9-1-3, $1,270,433, 1-2 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, two winners, no juvenile runners, one main track sprint runner, no main track sprint winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Kris S. is 1-57 (2%, $0.49 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam a three-quarter sister to Grade 1 turf winner Plenty of Grace (39-8-5-4, $744,499, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints
- trainer is 0-31 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-10 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-6 with all debut runners in 2008
- July 13, August 16 workouts match barn's three-year-old filly Lunar Beach (finished fifth in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on August 3 with 67 Beyer; has 59 Beyer on dirt)

11. Amazon Lily (Unbridled's Song - Aztec Pearl, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: David Carroll
- Foaled March 15, 2006 in Kentucky
- $260,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (12-5-4-0, $1,311,800, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 28-203 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 11-42 (26%, $2.87 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was stakes-placed (22-2-4-5, $138,188, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- A.P. Indy is 3-46 (7%, $0.33 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1 route winner Arch (7-5-1-0, $480,990, 1-1 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Alisios (14-7-2-1, $265,432, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
-dam a full sister to Group 3 route winner (UAE) Festival of Light (9-3-1-0, $632,291, unraced at two, 2-5 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Acoma (6-3-1-1, $179,564, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 8-50 (16%, $3.00 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-2 (59%, $20.00 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-9 (11%, $4.00 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner at Saratoga with Lasix and Julien Leparoux aboard for this owner)
- July 27, August 18 workouts match barn's juvenile filly Song of Charm (54 Beyer)

12. Sara Louise (Malibu Moon - Kings Lynn, by Mt. Livermore)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled April 4, 2006 in Kentucky
- $180,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- $550,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- half-sister to Grade 1-placed (Mexico) Jacobino (13-4-2-4, $41,008, 2-8 at two)
- sire was a sprint winner at two (2-1-1-0, $33,840, all races sprinting on the main track at two)
- sire is 23-141 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 9-36 (25%, $2.89 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (five juvenile debut winners)
- dam was Grade 3-placed (24-3-7-3, $140,714, 1-8 at two, 2-15 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- dam has five runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, at least two main track sprint winners, at least one mud/slop winner
- Mt. Livermore is 5-66 (8%, $0.78 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Scoop (15-5-0-2, $337,170, 2-4 at two, won debut, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 28-203 (14%, $1.53 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-20 (10%, $1.14 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-40 (8%, $0.70 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, two juvenile debut winners, one with Kent Desormeaux aboard)
- worked one furlong in 10.2 prior to the February sale
- July 26 workout matches barn's juvenile Fieldstone (finished ninth in maiden special weight at Saratoga on August 2 with 0 Beyer)

Analysis:
NIKA sold for $500,000 earlier this year, and makes her debut for barn that has already sent out three juvenile first-out winners at the meet. The August 10 workout looks solid, and this family produced the ultra-quick sprinter Jena Jena. The inside post is a concern, but Nika may offer a bit of value.
CHEERING goes out for Shug McGaughey, and his babies have been running well at this meet. The dam was Grade 3-placed, and is a full sister to the wonderful Storm Flag Flying. The lack of a published workout since August 8 is a bit disconcerting, however.
PROCLAIM's second dam, Phone Chatter, won the 1993 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Jim Bond doesn't have great numbers with debut runners so this filly may benefit from a race.
PUMPKIN SHELL finished ahead of next-out 72 Beyer winner Persistently in solid debut showing, and David Donk has sent out some live runners over the last ten days. Donk's runners usually improve second-out so expect another good performance from this precociously-bred daughter of Lion Heart. HEAVENLY VISION's dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter, and Bob Baffert's juvenile firsters have always been live at Saratoga. The works look okay, and she wouldn't be a surprise. SHINE SOFTLY is out of Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare turf heroine Soaring Softly, and may do better with more distance, and perhaps a surface switch to grass. AMAZON LILY is from a classy female family, but may want a bit more ground. A.P. ELEGANCE goes out for the always-dangerous Steve Asmussen, and boasts the most potent breeding 'nick' in the game (A.P. Indy/Mr. Prospector). SMARTY MARTY disappointed in the slop, and must improve here. SHE'LL BE RIGHT's workouts fail to excite. SARA LOUISE is stuck way outside for her debut, and may be forced wide going into the turn. NAN had a horror trip in her debut on turf, was privately purchased since that race, and has some breeding for dirt. She's an interesting filly.

Selections:
1. Nika
2. Cheering
3. Proclaim

The Play:
Nika to Win and Place at 5-1 odds or greater

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager):
52-11-24 (+ $82.10)