08/26/2008 12:00AM

Spa Babies for 8/27

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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.

Monday's results:
Race 2: Noble Action finished seventh
Race 3: Lord Justice finished sixth
Race 4: Stunning Electra finished fourth
Race 5: Maram finished first
Race 6: Unbridle's Dream finished fifth

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Race 2
6 Furlongs
Maiden Claiming ($100,000)
2-year-olds
Purse $41,000

1. Little Big Horn (War Chant - Wolfer, by Wolf Power)
Trainer: Sal Iorio Jr.
- Foaled May 3, 2006 in Kentucky
- $25,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $30,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- half-brother to Grade 1-placed router Steppenwolfer (15-3-3-3, $638,995, 1-3 at two, 1-1 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 winner on turf (7-5-1-0, $1,130,600, 1-1 at two, 1-1 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 10-61 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-20 (15%, $2,48 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- dam was Grade 3-placed (31-5-10-8, $221,148, 0-2 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop, cost $11,000 as a yearling, and $13,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- Wolf Power is 2-34 (6%, $0.75 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both older winners)
- dam a full sister to juvenile Grade 3 winner Wolf Alert (13-3-2-2, $153,090, 2-7 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed router (in mud) Jet Alert (8-1-1-1, $61,953, unraced at two, 1-7 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-19 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-1 (100%, $11.60 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner without Lasix with Dennis Carr aboard)
- worked a quarter-mile in 24.2 prior to the May sale

2. Retriever (Golden Missile - Receivership, by End Sweep)
Trainer: William Badgett Jr.
- Foaled April 30, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (25-7-7-4, $2,194,510, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 40-403 (10%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (16-7-3-1, $198,300, 1-5 at two, 6-15 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $25,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runner, one winner, two juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runner, one main track sprint winner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 2 route winner French Park (5-3-1-0, $297,601, 3-3 at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 2-7 (29%, $2.06 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $1.40 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

3. Frosty Diamond (Medaglia d'Oro - Heirloom Diamond, by Grindstone)
Trainer: Henry Collazo
- Foaled March 8, 2006 in Kentucky
- $100,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $14,000 juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-8-7-0, $5,754,720, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 8-42 (19%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a stakes-winner at two (9-2-2-3, $132,200, 2-6 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $23,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- female family of Grade 1 route winner Devious Course
- trainer is 51-396 (13%, $1.35 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile runners at Saratoga
- worked one furlong in 10.3 prior to the March sale

4. Loch Dubh (Friends Lake - Star Landing, by Caller I.D.)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled April 17, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn short yearling (OBS Winter January 2007)
- $42,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner (7-3-0-1, $696,400, 2-3 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-13 with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was placed sprinting (6-0-0-1, $6,505, 0-2 at two, 0-5 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $57,000 as a yearling)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile debut winner, one main track sprint runner, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Caller I.D. is 2-24 (8%, $0.84 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Epic Honor (23-3-5-5, $341,960, 1-6 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 12-111 (11%, $2.22 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-8 (25%, $2.55 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-31 (6%, $0.57 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut runners with Lasix, one with Julien Leparoux at this meet)
- August 7 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Foreseen (finished tenth in career debut on turf at Arlington on August 22 with 44 Beyer)

5. Thats a Good Thing (Lion Heart - Competent Sort, by Cahill Road)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
Foaled April 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- $50,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- 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 14-58 (24%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was stakes-placed (21-5-3-1, $76,174, 1-4 at two, 2-10 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Derivative (88-24-18-11, $558,060, unraced at two, 17-59 in main track sprints, 1-13 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 5-36 (14%, $0.56 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles adding blinkers for the first time

6. Cherokee Bull (Cherokee Run - Holy Mist, by Holy Bull)
Trainer: Frank Alexander
- Foaled January 31, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (28-13-5-5, $1,531,818, 5-7 at two, won debut, 10-17 in main track sprints, 4-6 in mud/slop)
- sire is 27-303 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-44 (5%, $0.55 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut winners)
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- Holy Bull is 5-37 (14%, $2.02 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, two at this meet)
- Cherokee Run - Holy Bull 'nick' has produced multiple stakes-winner Tani Maru (19-4-3-3, $223,515, 2-6 at two, 2-9 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Skate Away (29-7-9-3, $479,730, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 2-48 (4%, $0.31 ROI) 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 0-1 with all debut runners in 2008

7. Solutionist (Gone West - Orellana, by With Approval)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
- Foaled April 25, 2006 in Kentucky
- $150,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (17-6-4-2, $682,251, 1-4 at two, 3-5 in main track sprints, 3-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 104-569 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner on turf in France (9-2-1-0, $21,691, 1-1 at two, all races on grass)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, one main track sprint runner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 2-placed sprinter Speed to Burn (10-1-3-4, $79,302, 1-4 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1 turf winner Artie Schiller (22-10-5-3, $2,088,853, 2-5 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $1.30 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers

Analysis:
THATS A GOOD THING has some abilty, but he's also been very green in all three of his starts. Perhaps the addition of blinkers will allow him to focus better on the task at hand, and his tactical speed should have him in a good spot when they turn for home.
FROSTY DIAMOND finished behind the top choice when also racing greenly. He didn't break very well from the inside that day, and was left with too much to do when the field turns for home. Expect an improved showing here.
RETRIEVER removes the blinkers after faltering badly. The colt was well-backed at the windows that day, and the August 21 workout (presumably without the blinkers) shows some promise.
SOLUTIONIST tired in his debut against the talented Break Water Edison, but should appreciate the drop in class, and looms a strong pace factor. It must be noted that he doesn't show a published workout in the last three weeks as of this writing. CHEROKEE BULL may want a little more ground to work with, but doesn't catch the toughest group in the world for his debut. LOCH DUBH's young sire is still seeking his first debut winner. LITTLE BIG HORN, a half-brother to Steppenwolfer, may want more distance and turf.

Selections:
1. Thats a Good Thing
2. Frosty Diamond
3. Retriever

The Play:
Thats a Good Thing - Frosty Diamond Exacta
Thats a Good Thing - Retriever Exacta

***

Race 5
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. Cabaret Cowboy (Speightstown - Pent Up Kiss, by Pentelicus)
Trainer: Seth Benzel
- Foaled February 27, 2006 in Kentucky
- $300,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS March 2008)
- half-brother to stakes-placed sprinter Town Council (9-3-2-1, $78,034, 1-3 at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (16-10-2-2, $1,258,256, 0-1 at two, 10-15 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 4-18 (22%, $1.13 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two at this meet)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (35-14-6-5, $368,463, 2-4 at two, won debut, 11-27 in main track sprints, 3-4 in mud/slop, cost $18,000 as a yearling, and $105,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has six runners, five winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, six main track sprint runners, five main track sprint winners
- Pentelicus is 5-46 (11%, $2.33 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Orange Motiff (29-6-7-3, $174,888, 1-3 at two, 1-8 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-5 with all debut runners in 2008
- July 25 workout went .02 faster than barn's three-year-old filly Why West (finished fifth in maiden special weight at Monmouth on July 31 with 55 Beyer)

2. Daimon's Glory (Honour and Glory - Daimon, by Strike Gold)
Trainer: H Allen Jerkens
- Foaled January 18, 2006 in Florida
- half-brother to juvenile Grade 2-placed sprinter (in mud) Not Tricky (8-3-2-1, $123,225, 2-6 at two, won debut, 3-7 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Saint Daimon (22-4-2-4, $232,365, 2-4 at two, 4-16 in main track sprints, 3-5 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (17-6-5-2, $1,202,942, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-8 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 36-291 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 7-54 (13%, $1.46 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (24-9-3-4, $222,912, 0-1 at two, all races in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, seven main track sprint runners, five main track sprint winners, five mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- Strike Gold is 1-17 (6%, $1.19 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Jack Wilson (17-6-3-4, $68,030, 0-2 at two, 4-11 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Penny's Reshoot (11-5-4-1, $249,491, 2-2 at two, 3-6 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Twin Propeller (18-8-2-0, $195,861, 2-2 at two, 8-14 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Ahpo Here (22-9-2-2, $265,354, unraced at two, 3-8 in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Hope Rises (8-4-0-0, $170,855, unraced at two, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 5-54 (9%, $2.10 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $4.86 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-17 (12%, $1.13 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners without Lasix, one with blinkers, one with front wraps)

3. Mayor Marv (Distorted Humor - Miss Wineshine, by Wolf Power)
Trainer: Bob Baffert
- Foaled May 19, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (23-8-5-3, $769,964, unraced at two, 7-13 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 38-206 (18%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 7-46 (15%, $2.46 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner at this meet)
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter at two (5-1-3-1, $189,080, all races sprinting on the main track at two, cost $220,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, two winners, no juvenile runners, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- Wolf Power is 2-34 (6%, $0.75 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both older winners)
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Delta Wolf (49-16-8-13, $400,322, 2-6 at two, 16-47 in main track sprints, 3-5 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Southern Ending (17-3-2-1, $16,604, 1-5 at two, won debut, 3-16 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Usual Lies (13-3-3-2, $62,600, 1-6 at two, 3-12 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turf runner Mr Mississippi (13-3-3-1, $87,890, 1-5 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 32-170 (19%, $2.18 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-4 (100%, $6.30 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-23 (13%, $2.10 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix and blinkers, two juvenile debut winners, one at this meet with Edgar Prado aboard)
- May 28, June 17 workouts match barn's six-year-old Hockey the General (finished fourth in $50,000 claimer on turf at Del Mar on July 20 with 85 Beyer; 76 Beyer in subsequent start on main track)
- June 11 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Toro Bonito (finished second in career debut over Del Mar's polytrack surface on July 27 with 73 Beyer)
- June 11 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)
- June 17 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Victory Dancer (finished second in career debut over Hollywood's cushion track surface on June 22 with 59 Beyer)

4. Charlott Humor (Distorted Humor - Whirlwind Charlott, by Real Quiet)
Trainer: Stanley Hough
- Foaled February 4, 2006 in Kentucky
- $300,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (23-8-5-3, $769,964, unraced at two, 7-13 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 38-206 (18%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 7-46 (15%, $2.46 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner at this meet)
- dam was Grade 3-placed sprinting at two (17-2-4-1, $107,553, 2-8 at two, 2-13 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop, cost $320,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- Real Quiet doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- female family of multiple Grade 3 winner Hot Novel (dam of Behrens), and Grade 3 winner Legislator
- trainer is 12-63 (19%, $1.42 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-20 (20%, $2.04 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-12 (25%, $2.14 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix for this owner, one juvenile debut winner at this meet with Javier Castellano aboard)
- July 16 workout matches barn's juvenile J T Moore (finished fifth in career debut at Saratoga on August 3 with 33 Beyer)
- August 2, August 9 workouts match barn's juvenile Royal Vindication (finished third in career debut at Saratoga on August 6 with 68 Beyer)
- August 16 workout matches barn's four-year-old Gold Trippi (102 Beyer top)
- August 22 workout matches barn's three-year-old Sargent Seattle (93 Beyer top)

5. Majestic Blue (Forestry - Cariada, by Seeking the Gold)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled February 6, 2006 in Kentucky
- $310,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $675,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 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 21-144 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-47 (11%, $1.01 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- Seeking the Gold is 5-40 (13%, $2.02 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- Forestry - Seeking the Gold 'nick' has produced stakes-winning sprinter Smokin Forest (33-9-6-2, $130,400, 2-3 at two, 9-28 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winning sprinter Treasureinmyhand (4-3-0-0, $135,681, unraced at two, 3-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in muds/slop)
- trainer is 21-143 (15%, $1.77 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 6-38 (16%, $1.08 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 9-39 (23%, $2.15 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all with Lasix, one with front wraps, seven juvenile debut winners, four at this meet, two for this owner, eight with Alan Garcia aboard)
- worked a furlong in 10.1 prior to the February sale
- August 4 workout matches barn's juvenile Land Grant (finished third in career debut at Saratoga on August 17 with 55 Beyer)
- August 21 workout matches barn's juvenile Regal Ransom (finished first in career debut at saratoga on August 25 with 94 Beyer)

6. Madison Heights (City Place - A Gold Moment, by Souvenir Copy)
Trainer: Michael Maker
- Foaled March 5, 2006 in Florida
- $7,500 yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- $23,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- $100,000 juvenile (OBS Open June 2008)
- first-crop sire was unraced
- sire is 6-22 (27%) with all juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, raced on turf)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile (Japan) Machikane Eden (26-3-2-2, $655,730, 2-4 at two)
- trainer is 14-60 (23%, $2.41 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.0 prior to the April sale
- worked three furlongs in 33.4 prior to the June sale

7. The Big Dunkin (Giant's Causeway - Muskoka Dawn, by Miswaki)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled February 2, 2006 in Kentucky
- $220,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $310,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to juvenile Grade 3-placed Bala (21-3-3-3, $230,105, 1-6 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
0 half-brother to turf stakes-winner (France) Mousse Au Chocolat (8-3-3-1, $171,946, 3-5 at two, all races on turf)
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf in Europe (13-9-4-0, $3,078,989, 3-3 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- sire is 11-109 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-36 (14%, $1.87 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was placed on turf (3-0-0-1, $3,716, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, cost $72,000 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, four main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Miswaki is 4-56 (7%, $1.53 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- Giant's Causeway - Miswaki 'nick' has produced Grade 1 turf winner My Typhoon (22-9-3-3, $1,308,361, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Elk River (149-22-28-28, $275,831, 1-8 at two, 18-119 in main track sprints, 3-19 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Sigrun (48-11-13-8, $429,519, 3-8 at two, 6-29 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Spectacular April (15-7-4-2, $156,380, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 22-174 (13%, $1.77 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 12-72 (17%, $2.29 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-23 (9%, $0.79 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both winners with Lasix, one juvenile debut winner at this meet)
- August 14 workout went .04 faster than barn's juvenile Nowhere to Hide (finished second in maiden special weight at Saratoga)on August 23 with 85 Beyer)
- August 14 workout went .05 faster than barn's three-year-old Amped (finished tenth in Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga on August 23 with 85 Beyer)

Analysis:
THE BIG DUNKIN may eventually want a bit more ground than this 5 1/2 furlong sprint, but Nick Zito has already sent out a debut winner at this meet, and his firsters are often overlooked in the wagering. The Giant's Causeway colt gets a tepid nod in a contentious heat.
MADISON HEIGHTS showed good speed in career debut for a $100,000 tag, and should be a pace factor for barn that drastically improves runners second-time out.
MAJESTIC BLUE goes out for red-hot connections, and the August 21 gate workout looks extremely good. The $675,000 juvenile wouldn't be a surprise.
It looks like CHARLOTT HUMOR has been picking up the pace in his recent workouts, and Stanley Hough gets his share of first-out winners. MAYOR MARV makes debut for Bob Baffert, and Baffert's stats with debuting firsters at Saratoga is second to none (100% over the last five years). CABARET COWBOY is bred both sides for speed, but is saddled with a tough inside post. DAIMON'S GLORY has lots of class in his pedigree, and shows some bullet works for the great Allen Jerkens.

Selections:
1. The Big Dunkin
2. Madison Heights
3. Majestic Blue

The Play:
The Big Dunkin to Win and Place at 9-2 odds or more

***

Race 7
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight (NY-Breds)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $57,000

1 (AE). Freedom Rings (Proud Citizen - Dana's Wedding, by Compliance)
Trainer: David Donk
- Foaled May 2, 2006
- half-sister to turf stakes-winner Peg's Prayer (12-2-2-0, $139,416, 0-4 at two, 2-10 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (16-3-2-1, $638,822, 1-4 at two, unraced on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 25-183 (14%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 10-68 (15%) with turf runners
- dam was a winner (36-5-3-4, $120,710, 0-3 at two, 3-18 on turf, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has eight runners, six winners, six juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, eight turf runners, five turf winners, four mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Papa Charlie K. (29-3-1-3, $70,290)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Henny B. (123-14-13-17, $90,213, 0-3 at two, 0-3 on turf, 4-17 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 3-32 (9%, $1.43 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles on turf
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $1.03 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles on turf at Saratoga

1A (AE). Dancing Daisy (More Than Ready - Formal Dancer, by Formal Gold)
Trainer: David Donk
- Foaled March 4, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (17-7-4-1, $1,026,229, 5-7 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 93-591 (16%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 116-771 (15%) with turf runners
- dam was a route winner at two (13-2-1-1, $72,670, 2-7 at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner, two turf runners, one mud/slop runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner (France) Marichal (17-8-2-2, $141,679, 3-7 at two, all races on turf)
- dam a half-sister to Group 2 winner (France) Vangelis (23-4-2-6, $471,404, 1-3 at two, won debut, all races on turf)
- trainer is 8-103 (8%, $1.12 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners on turf
- trainer is 1-29 (3%, $0.50 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners on turf

2. Private Screening (Mayakovsky - Nice Touch, by Pleasant Tap)
Trainer: John Terranova II
- Foaled February 27, 2006
- $12,000 RNA weanling (New York Mixed October 2006)
- $1,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Open August 2007)
- $5,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- 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 4-41 (10%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 1-10 (10%) with first-turf runners
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner (Japan) Excuse (16-3-2-4, $1,215,282, 2-5 at two, turf winner)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- worked a furlong in 10.4 prior to the April sale

3. Facetious (Fusaichi Pegasus - Ransom's Pride, by Red Ransom)
Trainer: Harold James Bond
- Foaled May 7, 2006
- $95,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- 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 16-137 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 9-143 (6%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 6-48 (12%, $1.46 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile winners, one at this meet)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (12-6-0-2, $267,772, 1-2 at two, 2-4 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile debut winner, one turf runner, no turf winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Red Ransom is 4-55 (7%, $0.46 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Peru) Navajo (9-4-0-2, $68,416, 3-4 at two)
- dam a half-sister to Group 3 winner (Peru) Palestino (84-12-19-20, $44,958, 2-5 at two,
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-7 with all debut runners in 2008
- July 20 workout went .05 slower than barn's juvenile filly Proclaim (finished second in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 24 with 71 Beyer)
- July 30, August 5 workouts match Proclaim

4. Zipolina (City Zip - Ruvolina, by Caerleon)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled May 20, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (23-9-5-4, $818,225, 5-11 at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 19-115 (17%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 11-69 (16%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 5-32 (16%, $1.70 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a turf winner in Ireland at two (6-1-0-2, $5,515, 1-1 at two, all races on turf)
- dam has eight runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, seven turf runners, two turf winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Caerleon is 1-11 (9%, $0.87 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- trainer is 6-29 (21%, $2.87 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-13 (15%, $1.26 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-17 (18%, $1.66 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with front wraps, one with blinkers, two juvenile debut winners at this meet for this owner, one with Alan Garcia aboard)

5. Lilly of Paradise (Desert Warrior - Via Mizner, by Forty Niner)
Trainer: Dominick Schettino
- Foaled April 16, 2006
- $20,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- sire was multiple Grade 3-placed (16-4-1-2, $171,783, 2-8 at two, unraced on turf, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 8-64 (13%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 0-11 with first-turf runners
- dam was placed routing in the mud (5-0-0-1, $1,594, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has six runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two turf runners, no turf winners, five mud/slop runners, three mud/slop winners
- second dam is juvenile Grade 3 route winner Worth Avenue (10-2-0-2, $2-5 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-12 over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time at Saratoga

6. Today (Action This Day - Insured Deposit, by Deposit Ticket)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
- Foaled March 24, 2006
- $14,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (9-2-1-0, $822,484, 2-3 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-13 (8%, $0.45 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- sire is 1-6 (17%) with first-turf runners in 2008
- dam was unraced
- dam has one runner, one winner, no juvenile runners, one turf runner, no turf winners
- Deposit Ticket is 2-20 (10%, $1.04 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Five Star Kelly (7-4-0-0, $45,973, 2-2 at two, unraced on turf)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Fiery Best (17-6-3-0, $126,142, 5-12 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Fiery Special (11-4-1-2, $180,350, 3-6 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-15 (7%, $1.51 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $4.52 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-18 (11%, $1.33 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both with Lasix, one on turf with Cornelio Velasquez aboard, one juvenile debut winner)

7. Grace's Valentine (Rahy - Plenty of Grace, by Roberto)
Trainer: Thomas Albertrani
- Foaled February 18, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (13-6-4-1, $343,386, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-8 on turf, first-turf winner)
- sire is 20-241 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 38-359 (11%) with first-turf runners
- Rahy doesn't have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was a Grade 1 turf winner (39-8-5-4, $744,499, 0-3 at two, 7-34 on turf)
- dam has six runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, four turf runners, two turf winners, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Roberto doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- Rahy - Roberto 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 2 winner Mariah's Storm (16-10-2-1, $724,894, 2-4 at two, won debut, 1-3 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop, dam of Giant's Causeway, etc.)
- dam a three-quarter sister to multiple Grade 1 turf winner Soaring Softly (16-9-1-3, $1,270,433, 1-2 at two, 7-8 on turf, first-turf winner)
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-28 (7%, $1.26 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older runners, one with Lasix)
- July 15 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Kulka (finished fourth in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on July 30 with 68 Beyer)

8. Elegant Bess (Victory Gallop - Elegant Touch, by Touch Gold)
Trainer: Philip Serpe
- Foaled March 26, 2006
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-9-5-1, $3,505,895, 3-5 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 64-497 (13%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 14-200 (7%) with first-turf runners
- dam was placed sprinting (10-0-0-2, $16,129, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $150,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Mr. Spock (26-3-4-5, $78,456, 1-3 at two, 0-3 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga

9. Our Golden Dream (Medaglia d'Oro - Adorahy, by Rahy)
Trainer: Thomas Bush
- Foaled May 4, 2006
- $265,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- half-sister to stakes-winning router Icabad Crane (7-3-0-2, $238,400, 1-1 at two, unraced on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-8-7-0, $5,754,720, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-20 (15%, $2.69 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- sire is 0-1 with first-turf runners
- dam was a sprint winner (10-1-1-2, $46,890, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile debut winner, two turf runners, one turf winner, four mud/slop runners, three mud/slop winners
- Rahy is 5-45 (11%, $1.09 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner, one winner on turf)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed turf runner Adoryphar (25-4-3-3, $141,647, 1-3 at two, won debut, all races on turf)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Adorydar (13-3-6-1, $231,425, unraced at two, 1-5 on turf, first-turf winner, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 turf winner Adcat (28-5-5-3, $458,607, 0-2 at two, 5-24 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $4.75 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $12.67 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-18 (11%, $1.62 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both with Lasix, one with front wraps, one juvenile debut winner)

10. Judge Margaret (Judge T C - Dr Margaret, by Dr. Blum)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled May 19, 2006
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- half-sister to stakes-placed Dr Rico (19-4-6-2, $144,733, 1-5 at two, 3-10 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Dance Gal Dance (5-4-1-0, $159,800, 2-2 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire was a Grade 2 winner (28-11-6-0, $826,826, 3-6 at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 79-769 (10%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 10-152 (7%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (23-11-2-1, $181,100, 4-5 at two, 0-1 on turf, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, two winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one turf runner, one first-turf winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Hanover Street (86-8-13-17, $136,290, 0-5 at two, 3-21 on turf, 0-6 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf while adding blinkers at Saratoga (both finished second)
- August 18 workout went .01 slower than barn's juvenile filly Outstanding Henny (finished second in $75,000 maiden claimer on turf at Saratoga on August 25 with 65 Beyer)

11 (AE). Justify (Alajwad - Celestial Touch, by Montbrook)
Trainer: Salvatore Campanella
- Foaled April 26, 2006
- first-crop sire was a winner on turf (6-2-2-1, $77,445, unraced at two, 2-3 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-22 with juvenile runners in 2008
- sire is 0-1 with turf runners in 2008
- this is sire's first turf runner
- dam was unraced (cost $7,500 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juveniles on turf at Saratoga

12 (AE). Saarlandisourland (Saarland - Crypto Kate, by Tabasco Cat)
Trainer: Keith O'Brien
- Foaled February 3, 2006
- $24,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $20,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 route winner at two (21-5-5-1, $595,250, 2-5 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-22 (9%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- sire is 0-3 with turf runners in 2008
- dam was a route winner (16-4-3-3, $30,602, 0-2 at two, 0-3 on turf, 2-6 in mud/slop, cost $8,000 as a yearling, and $25,000 as a juvenile)
- second dam is stakes-placed juvenile Krypto Katie (17-3-2-3, $71,296, 1-4 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- trainer is 0-17 over the past five years with juvenile runners on turf
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juvenile runners on turf at Saratoga

13 (AE). Scarlet Flame (Gulch - Explosive Scarlet, by Explodent)
Trainer: M Anthony Ferraro
- Foaled January 31, 2006
- withdrawn weanling (Fasig-Tipton Fall November 2006)
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Sweet Baby James (31-11-7-4, $363,860, 2-2 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-placed R. Little Redhead (74-19-10-8, $392,606, unraced at two, 0-6 on turf, 1-15 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (32-13-8-4, $3,095,521, 5-7 at two, unraced on turf, 3-9 in mud/slop)
- sire is 118-894 (13%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 27-341 (8%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter at two (18-4-7-3, $117,274, 2-9 at two, 0-1 on turf, 2-7 in mud/slop, cost $19,500 as a juvenile)
- dam has six runners, five winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile debut winner, five turf runners, two turf winners, three mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- female family of Grade 3 winner Improve It and Grade 2 winner Explosive Darling
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles trying turf for the first time

14 (MTO). Glory Gold (Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla, by Lord Gaylord)
Trainer: Michael Trombetta
- Foaled March 13, 2006
- $190,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $195,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- $150,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- half-sister to Grade 3 winner Mocha Express (34-16-9-1, $960,216, unraced at two, 8-14 in main track routes, unraced in mud/slop)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Raving Rocket (34-18-5-1, $224,424, 2-4 at two, 1-5 in main track routes, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-8-7-0, $5,754,720, 0-1 at two, 7-14 in main track routes, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 8-42 (19%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner (11-2-1-4, $31,390, 0-1 at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $102,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has 10 runners, nine winners, eight juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, seven main track route runners, five main track route winners, eight mud/slop runners, four mud/slop winners
- second dam is Group 1-placed (Argentina) La Chela
- trainer is 18-50 (36%, $2.10 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

Analysis:
ZIPOLINA is bred both sides for turf, and goes out for red-hot trainer and jockey. She shows a solid five furlong workout on the lawn in preparation for her debut.
OUR GOLDEN DREAM cost $265,000 last year, and is a half to this year's Preakness third-place finisher Icabad Crane. There is a lot of grass on the bottom half of this pedigree.
DANCING DAISY just missed as a "Spa Baby" selection in her turf debut, but needs scratch help in order to break in from the also-eligible list.
GRACE'S VALENTINE's dam was an excellent turf runner. Although Tom Albertrani is only 1-25 at the meet, he has sent out several live runners. FREEDOM RINGS showed a strong late kick in her debut, and should move forward off that effort. JUDGE MARGARET may show speed stretching out, and the recent turf workout looks okay. GLORY GOLD broke poorly in well-bet debut, and will likely contend if this race is washed off the grass. SAARLANDISOURLAND raced evenly on turf, and needs a Beyer boost. JUSTIFY made a wide bid before tiring in turf debut, and may be tighter for this. LILLY OF PARADISE shows a recent bullet work on the turf, but needs major improvement here. ELEGANT BESS passed tired horses for a tag on dirt, and is bred both sides for longer distances. FACETIOUS shows some interesting workouts, and may prove an exotics threat. TODAY's sire's progeny may get better with experience. PRIVATE SCREENING and SCARLET FLAME did nothing on dirt.

Selections:
1. Zipolina
2. Our Golden Dream
3. Dancing Daisy

The Play:
Zipolina to Win at 2-1 odds or more (Turf Only)

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager):
58-12-25 (+ $95.50)