08/23/2007 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/25

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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.

Friday’s results:
Race 2: Cato Major finished first
Race 3. B B Frank finished fourth

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Race 2
6 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. Burgenland Kid (Lemon Drop Kid – Pib’s Rush, by Phone Trick)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled April 6 in Kentucky
- $50,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (24-10-3-3, $3,245,370, 2-6 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints, 1-6 in mud/slop)
- sire is 30-248 (12%) with juvenile runners
- dam was placed (7-0-1-1, $14,390, 0-4 at two, all races sprinting, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $150,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Anklet (37-8-8-3, 1-4 at two, 5-22 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in dirt sprints), juvenile stakes-placed Awe That (10-1-4-0, $50,982, 1-7 at two, 1-8 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and French juvenile turf stakes-winner Spangled (1-3 at two on turf in France, unraced in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 7-141 (5%, $1.14 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on dirt
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $1.16 ROI) with Spa Babies on dirt

1a. Sir Paul Thau (Include - Curried Favor, by Raja Baba)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled May 12 in Kentucky
- $60,000 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $97,000 RNA juvenile (OBS February 2007)
- half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Spicy Fact (5-2-0-0, $45,240, all races at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (20-10-1-4, $1,659,560, 0-2 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 6-52 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-38 (5%, $0.50 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was unraced
- dam has six runners, three winners, five juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- second dam an unraced three-quarter sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Life’s Hope (87-15-15-21, $845,863)
- second dam a full sister to multiple stakes-winner Little Happiness (13-6-2-1, $104,600)
- trainer is 1-47 (2%, $1.07 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners)
- trainer is 0-6 with debuting Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.80, and another furlong in 10.60 prior to the February sale
- June 8, July 2 workouts match barn’s juvenile Bull Rider (finished ninth in career debut on turf on August 23 with 41 Beyer)
- June 15 workout matches barn’s juvenile Double Lightning (finished seventh in career debut in maiden special weight on Arlington’s polytrack on June 30 with 0 Beyer)
- July 14 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Bluegrass Girl (finished fifth in maiden special weight on turf on August 6 with 56 Beyer; 32 dirt Beyer)
- August 13 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Campbell Jane (42 Beyer)
- August 18 workout matches barn’s juvenile Eleanor’s Groom (finished seventh in career debut on turf at Ellis Park on August 24 with 22 Beyer)

2. Grand Minstrel (Grand Slam - Colonial Minstrel, by Pleasant Colony)
Trainer: James Jerkens
- Foaled May 2 in Virginia
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Storm Minstrel (27-5-11-3, $299,339, 0-5 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- 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 106-625 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a Grade 2 winner (24-10-4-3, $556,583, unraced at two, 9-17 in dirt sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 sprint winner Minidar (16-8-2-2, $350,900, 1-4 at two, 8-12 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop), and multiple stakes-winner Unrestrained (25-5-4-2, $281,513, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $2.17 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix

3. Mythical Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus – Lilly Capote, by Capote)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Foaled March 3 in Kentucky
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed America’ Storm (17-3-4-3, $106,230, 0-3 at two, 0-6 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)-
sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 37-202 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a Grade 3 winner at two (13-5-1-3, $265,800, 3-6 at two, 3-7 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop, sold for $110,000 as a yearling, and $250,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Bubba Dulyah (47-11-3-5, $222,749, 2-4 at two, 10-42 in dirt sprints, 2-7 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 81-717 (11%, $0.98 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on dirt
- trainer is 11-131 (8%, $0.66 ROI) with Spa Babies on dirt

4. Baystreet Bully (Red Bullet – Noble Robyn, by Skip Trial)
Trainer: Leroy Jolley
- Foaled March 15 in Florida
- $115,000 juvenile (Adena Springs March 2007) (*** 10th highest price)
- half-brother to Grade 3-placed Racketeer (14-4-2-6, $212,804, 0-1 at two, 1-3 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 11-75 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (38-11-12-4, $317,219, 1-2 at two, 9-29 in dirt sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- second dam a winning full sister to stakes-placed Skyway (73-10-9-13, $212,012, 0-4 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop), and stakes-placed Naked Way (80-10-9-12, $150,334, 0-5 at two, 2-22 in dirt sprints, 2-11 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix
- trainer is 0-2 with that angle with Spa Babies

5. He’s Solid Gold (Seeking the Gold – Verbasle, by Slewpy)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled February 11 in Florida
- half-brother to juvenile sprint stakes-winner Smokey Mirage (11-4-1-2, $78,970, 1-1 at two, 4-7 in dirt sprints), multiple Group 3 winner Estimraar (in UAE, 23-7-6-1, 584,048, unraced at two, 3-8 in dirt sprints), and Grade 1 route winner High Fly (9-5-1-1, $927,300, 2-2 at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-6-0, $2,307,000, 1-1 at two, 5-5 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 40-191 (21%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-19 (16%, $1.46 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was Grade 1-placed at two (26-4-4-8, $250,801, 1-5 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has nine runners, seven winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, two juvenile debut winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed Manila Lila (35-4-10-7, $216,059, 0-1 at two, 0-6 in dirt sprints)
- Slewpy is 3-19 (16%, $2.40 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 23-188 (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 this year
- July 30 workout went .01 faster than barn’s juvenile Paint (won maiden special weight on August 15 with 75 Beyer)

6. Eagle Strike (Storm Cat - True Flare, by Capote)
Trainer: Robert Frankel
- Foaled April 7 in Kentucky
- half-brother to stakes-placed turfer Real Trust (France), multiple Grade/Group 3 turfer Art Master (11-5-3-1, $270,567, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints), Grade 2 sprint winner Indian Flare (19-7-5-3, $443,236, unraced at two, 6-16 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop), and and Grade 1 sprint winner Latent Heat (12-6-2-1, $450,400, 0-1 at two, 5-8 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (8-4-3-0, $570,610, 3-6 at two, 3-4 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop
- sire is 68-345 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-23 (4%, $0.65 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a multiple Grade 2 winner on turf (11-5-0-2, $326,684, 2-2 at two, unraced on dirt)
- dam has five runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple turf stakes-winner River Flare (9-3-0-2, $87,954), 1-5 at two, won debut, unraced on dirt), Grade 2 winner Apple of Kent (12-5-2-1, $276,802, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints), and multiple Grade/Group 3 turf winner War Zone (15-6-1-1, $259,614, 3-6 at two, won debut, unraced on dirt), and French Group 3 juvenile turf winner Set Alight (11-3-1-0, $95,567, 3-7 at two, won debut, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- dam a full sister to German Group 3 turf winner Capital Secret
- Capote is 6-61 (10%, $1.07 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 10-72 (14%, $1.45 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $1.70 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 2-22 (9%, $0.45 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- July 31 workout went .02 faster than barn’s four-year-old Giant Basil (finished fifth in Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap on turf on August 5 with 95 Beyer; 42 dirt Beyer)

7. Sonic Boom (Five Star Day - Katy Kaboom, by North Pole)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 12 in Kentucky
- $29,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $12,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (16-6-5-0, $575,365, unraced at two, 6-15 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 30-152 (20%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (43-7-3-6, $ 69,628, 0-2 at two, 4-21 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Belle Visage (44-8-9-5, $149,431, 0-2 at two, 3-13 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop), and multiple stakes-winning sprinter Urban Dancer (27-7-3-6, $300,935, 0-3 at two, 7-23 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 16-126 (13%, $1.26 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 2-26 (8%, $0.95 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

8. Elusive Schemes (Elusive Quality – Renaissance Lady, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: Eoin Harty
- Foaled March 30 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 turf winner (20-9-3-2, $413,284, unraced at two, 5-12 in dirt sprints, 3-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 62-375 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was Grade 3-placed at two (12-1-6-0, $132,050, 1-9 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam is multiple stakes-winning sprinter Storm Beauty (15-5-3-1, $178,164, 1-6 at two, 5-12 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- female family of multiple Grade 2 winner Gold Beauty (dam of Grade 1 winners Maplejinsky and Dayjur, granddam of multiple Grade 1 winner Sky Beauty), and Grade 2 route winner The Prime Minister
- trainer is 13-54 (24%, $1.72 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $0.65 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

9. Cowboy Cal (Giant’s Causeway - Texas Tammy, by Seeking the Gold)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled February 1 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf in Europe (13-9-4-0, $3,078,989, 3-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire is 9-80 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-29 (7%, $0.77 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- Giant’s Causeway - Seeking the Gold ‘nick’ has produced Grade 1-placed sprinter Carriage Trail (7-3-0-2, $139,831, 1-1 at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints), and route stakes-winner Scholastic Giant (10-3-1-2, $114,120, 1-3 at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints)
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, raced in dirt sprint over mud/slop at two)
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Behrens (25-9-7-3, $3,243,500, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop), and Group 3-placed turfer Delius (11-4-0-4, $99,474, 1-1 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- Seeking the Gold is 4-42 (10%, $0.99 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 97-417 (23%, $1.66 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 23-103 (22%, $1.51 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 17-112 (15%, $1.02 ROI) with debut runners this year
- May 23 workout matches barn’s juvenile Strike It Ritz (finished third in career debut on turf on August 3 with 60 Beyer)
- May 30 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Cowboy Cal (finished fifth in turf ‘n1x’ allowance at Belmont on June 30 with 62 Beyer; 79 dirt Beyer)
- June 7 workout matches barn’s juvenile Chitoz (finished sixth in career debut on turf on July 13 at Belmont with 48 Beyer)
- June 30 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Sunday Elegance (finished fifth in career debut on August 16 with 61 Beyer)
- July 7 workout matches barn’s juvenile Rancho Santa Fe (finished fourth in career debut on turf on July 22 at Belmont with 52 Beyer)
- July 14 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Doctor Freud (finished fourth in ‘n2x’ optional claimer on July 26 with 80 Beyer)
- July 29 workout matches barn’s five-year-old Master Command (finished fourth in Grade 3 Iselin at Monmouth with 91 Beyer)
- August 4 workout matches barn’s juvenile Ready’s Echo (finished second in career debut on August 8 with 57 Beyer)
- August 12 workout matches barn’s three-year-old King of the Roxy (103 Beyer)

Analysis:
Todd Pletcher is overdue to send out a good firster, and his COWBOY CAL shows some intriguing workouts in preparation for his career debut. He’ll have to deal with the outside post position in this spot, but the recent bullet workout from the gate indicates he has enough speed to find a nice early spot.
MYTHICAL PEGASUS raced wide every step in first start for Lukas, and was only passed late by a well-meant, beautifully-bred Zito firster. He has good speed, and should be forwardly-placed when they hit the turn. BURGENLAND KID finished very nicely for the place after breaking poorly, and now makes the important third start of the form cycle with improving Beyer Speed Figures on display. With a better break, he can be a forward factor.
HE’S SOLID GOLD boasts a classy pedigree, and that July 30 workout looks very sharp. Wouldn’t be a surprise. GRAND MINSTREL adds Lasix for second lifetime start, and that’s often a potent angle in maiden races. He faced a very promising firster in his debut, and should run well in this spot despite the demanding rail draw.

Selections:
1. Cowboy Cal
2. Mythical Pegasus
3. Burgenland Kid

The play: Cowboy Cal to win at 5-2 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): 48-12-23 (+$30.40)