08/27/2008 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/29

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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.

Thursday's results:
Race 2: Mona From Deltona finished first
Race 3: Jacob’s Dream finished ninth
Race 6: Megalicious finished first
Race 9: Mia’s First finished second

Friday, August 29, 2008

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

1. Sugar Forest (Forestry - Saratoga Sugar, by Gone West)
Trainer: Seth Benzel
- Foaled April 20, 2006 in Kentucky
- $150,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (11-7-1-2, $591,225, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 21-146 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 19-158 (12%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 6-48 (12%, $1.17 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, two turf winners, two at this meet)
- dam was placed on turf (5-0-1-0, $14,810, unraced at two, 0-3 on turf)
- dam has one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner, one turf runner
- Gone West is 6-44 (14%, $1.36 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners, one on turf)
- Forestry -Gone West 'nick' has produced stakes-placed sprinter Jet Setting (6-2-2-1, $87,192, 1-2 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf)
- dam a full sister to Grade 1 route winner Link River (14-6-2-0, $273,243, unraced at two, 1-3 on turf, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Dinner at Arlene's (15-5-0-1, $86,462, 0-1 at two, 0-2 on turf, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-6 with all debut runners in 2008
- June 10, June 17 workouts match barn's juvenile Distant Strike (finished fifth in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 20 with 66 Beyer)
-July 3 workout matches barn's juvenile Viscount (finished third in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 2 with 76 Beyer)
- August 4 workout went .01 faster than Distant Strike
- August 13 workout went .02 slower than Distant Strike

1A. Wicked Rich (Yes It's True - She's a Rich Girl, by Affirmed)
Trainer: Seth Benzel
- Foaled February 25, 2006 in Kentucky
- $120,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- $150,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (22-11-2-3, $1,080,700, 5-9 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 33-197 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-127 (3%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 3-44 (7%, $0.60 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- dam was a sprint winner (3-1-0-0, $5,400, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners, no turf runners, one mud/slop runners
- Affirmed is 3-47 (6%, $0.70 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Mama Simba (42-12-5-9, $505,775, unraced at two, 0-3 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade 1 turf winner The Tin Man (31-13-8-2, $3,663,780, unraced at two, all races on turf)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-6 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.2 prior to the May sale
- August 15 workout matches barn's Cabaret Cowboy (finished fifth in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 27 with 70 Beyer)

2. Forest Tango (Forestry - Tenga, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled May 13, 2006 in Kentucky
- $100,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $150,000 juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- half-brother to Grade 1 turf winner Startac (19-5-3-3, $703,718, 2-3 at two, won debut, 4-13 on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- three-quarter brother to Grade 3-placed turf runner Tenga Cat (9-2-2-1, $112,178, 0-1 at two, 2-8 on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (11-7-1-2, $591,225, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 21-146 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 19-158 (12%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 6-48 (12%, $1.17 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, two turf winners, two at this meet)
- dam was a juvenile stakes-winner on turf in France (15-1-4-0, $69,523, 1-6 at two, all races on turf)
- dam has six runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, five turf runners, three turf winners, one first-turf winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners)
- Mr. Prospector is 6-44 (14%, $1.18 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners at this meet, one on turf)
- Forestry - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple stakes-winner Devereux (10-4-1-3, $199,975, 1-4 at two, unraced on turf)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router Royal Danzig (14-2-2-2, $43,250, 0-4 on turf, unraced at two, 1-3 in mud/slop
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Jade Flush (29-8-6-3, $481,518, 1-4 at two, 1-3 on turf, first-turf winner, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Group 2-placed (France) Stydahar (16-4-1-3, $101,875, 1-1 at two, all races on turf)
- trainer is 16-80 (20%, $1.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 9-36 (25%, $1.82 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 19-110 (17%, $1.33 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with blinkers, 12 juvenile debut winners, three won turf, four winners at this meet)
- worked one furlong in 10.20 prior to the April sale
- June 3 workout matches barn's juvenile Forest Bell (finished seventh in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 25 with 55 Beyer)
- June 13 workout matches barn's juvenile filly High Cry (finished first in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 7 with 63 Beyer)
- June 13 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Lovamor (finished third in career debut on turf in $75,000 maiden claimer at Saratoga on August 25 with 64 Beyer)
- July 28 workout matches barn's juvenile Hype (finished third in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 25 with 73 Beyer)
- August 17 workout matches barn's juvenile Speed Limit (69 dirt Beyer)

2B. Vsop (Hennessy - Wood of Binn, by Woodman)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled May 8, 2006 in Kentucky
- out weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $90,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- three-quarter brother to Grade 3 turf winner Three Wonders (30-4-2-2, $318,032, 1-5 at two, 3-23 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- full brother to Grade 2 route winner Distilled (12-3-3-1, $378,410, 1-5 at two, 0-1 on turf)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (9-4-3-0, $580,400, all races at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 29-233 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 29-235 (12%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 3-30 (10%, $0.66 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a Group 3 winner on turf at two in France (14-1-4-3, $90,065, 1-5 at two, all races on turf)
- dam has seven runners, three winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, seven turf runners, one turf winner, four mud/slop runners, one mud/slop runner
- Woodman is 7-71 (10%, $1.53 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners)
- second dam is multiple stakes-winning sprinter The Way It's Binn (13-4-3-3, $84,271, 1-3 at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 16-80 (20%, $1.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 9-36 (25%, $1.82 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 19-110 (17%, $1.33 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with blinkers, 15 with John Velazquez aboard, 12 juvenile debut winners, three won turf, four winners at this meet)

3. Wanda's Double (Double Honor - T. G. for Wanda, by Fortunate Prospect)
Trainer: Keith O'Brien
- Foaled April 5, 2006 in Florida
- half-brother to stakes-placed Wise Diplomat (29-4-5-10, $175,766, 0-6 at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- full brother to stakes-winner Double Or Nothing (14-3-5-1, $149,482, 1-8 at two, unraced on turf, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner at two (8-2-2-1, $251,612, all races at two, unraced on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 150-999 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 11-127 (9%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a winner (33-2-5-9, $24,943, 0-6 at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners, three mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Double Honor - Fortunate Prospect 'nick' has produced stakes-winner Cut the Mustard (34-10-8-3, $284,195, 1-5 at two, 2-9 on turf, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- Double Honor - Fortunate Prospect 'nick' has produced stakes-winning sprinter Misguided Left (15-4-1-2, $106,805, 2-5 at two, 0-3 on turf, unraced in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 route winner What a Diplomat (28-3-5-6, $192,475, 0-4 at two, 3-9 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf

4. Master (Mr. Greeley - Voodoo Baby, by Ogygian)
Trainer: John Terranova II
- Foaled April 28, 2006 in Kentucky
- $70,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $240,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Select February 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 winner (16-5-6-0, $474,452, 2-6 at two, unraced on turf, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 108-778 (14%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 29-293 (10%) with first-turf runners
- dam was unraced (cost $75,000 as a yearling)
-dam has eight runners, five winners, five juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, four turf runners in North America, no turf winners in North America, three mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 2-placed Lily o'Gold (21-4-8-1, $280,875, 2-7 at two, unraced on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3-placed router Shah Jehan (30-4-6-0, $238,238, 1-4 at two, 1-5 on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1-placed router Magical Illusion (6-3-0-1, $141,220, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga
- August 16 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Awesome I Am (finished first in 'n2L' allowance on dirt at Saratoga on August 20 with 86 Beyer; 32 Beyer on turf)

5. Maloof Magic (Tale of the Cat - Amour Mio, by Private Terms)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled January 23, 2006 in Kentucky
- $150,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $300,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (9-5-1-2, $360,900, unraced at two, 1-1 on turf, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 148-781 (19%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 29-235 (12%) with first-turf runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, raced on turf, cost $45,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to Group 2 turf winner (Germany) Nicholas (30-6-8-5, $220,614, 1-2 at two, 3-22 on turf)
- dam a half-sister to turf stakes-winner (Germany) Arbusha (14-3-1-2, $100,037, 0-1 on turf, 3-13 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $7.76 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles on turf
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $19.40 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles on turf at Saratoga
- August 20 workout matches barn's four-year-old filly Grace Happens (75 turf Beyer top)

6. Summit Creek (Smoke Glacken - Circle of Gold, by Royal Academy)
Trainer: Bruce Levine
- Foaled February 18, 2006 in Kentucky
- $62,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $125,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (14-10-2-1, $759,560, 4-6 at two, unraced on turf, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 40-236 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
-sire is 12-195 (6%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 5-44 (11%, $1.14 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, one on turf)
- dam was a Group 3 (England) winner on turf at two (12-3-4-2, $128,647, 2-4 at two, all races on turf)
- dam has three runners, no winners, two turf runners, no turf winners, two juvenile runners, no mud/slop runners
- Royal Academy is 1-18 (6%, $0.39 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam a full sister to juvenile turf stakes-winner (Ireland) Crystal Crossing (7-1-2-0, $30,298, 1-3 at two, all races on turf)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Group 3-placed (France) turf runner Faint Heart (8-1-3-2, $65,743, 1-5 at two, all races on turf)
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runner on turf
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $0.90 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner without Lasix with Rajiv Maragh aboard)

7. Jess Not Jesse (Minardi - Alex Hollywood, by Cormorant)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled March 8, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf at two in Europe (8-2-1-1, $291,017, 2-3 at two, all races on turf)
- sire is 3-42 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-31 (6%) with first-turf runners
- sire doesn't have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was a winner (3-2-1-0, $46,800, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has six runners, six winners, six juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, five turf runners, one turf winner, six mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Cormorant is 1-16 (6%, $0.99 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turf runner Rocco (38-4-3-6, $125,318, unraced at two, 1-18 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 6-30 (20%, $2.77 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-14 (14%, $1.17 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-18 (17%, $1.57 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, two with front wraps, one with blinkers, two juvenile debut winners at this meet, one with Alan Garcia aboard)

8. Mesa Sunrise (Sky Mesa - Bashful Charmer, by Capote)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled March 15, 2006 in Kentucky
- $130,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $250,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- $800,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Saturday's Child (5-2-0-0, $34,920, 2-3 at two, unraced on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (6-3-1-1, $633,076, 3-3 at two, unraced on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 26-140 (19%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 3-35 (9%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter at two (7-2-0-0, $57,225, 2-5 at two, unraced on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $240,000 as a yearling)
- dam has ten runners, eight winners, eight juvenile runners, four juvenile winners, five turf runners, two turf winners, one first-turf winner, at least four mud/slop runners, at least two mud/slop winners
- second dam is stakes-winner Goldspell (19-5-3-3, $186,010, unraced at two, 0-3 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- female family of Group 3 turf winner (England) Merlins Charm
- trainer is 6-22 (27%, $3.02 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $0.84 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga
- worked a quarter-mile in 21.2 prior to the February sale

Analysis:
Wayne Lukas scored with "Spa Baby" selection Ninth Client when switching to turf for the second start, and he repeats that pattern with MALOOF MAGIC, a $300,000 yearling exiting a key race at churchill Downs. The winner of that heat, Reynaldothewizard, returned to finish a troubled third in the Saratoga Special.
FOREST TANGO has lots of turf blood, and goes out for Todd Pletcher, but the barn's main rider, John Velazquez, ends up on entrymate VSOP.
SUGAR FOREST shows solid works for Seth Benzel, a former Pletcher assistant.
MASTER showed speed over a closer-favoring Belmont surface, and has returned to work swiftly over the main track. Expect him to be a pace factor here. Vsop has been working at Monmouth, but the presence of Velazquez is a positive. MESA SUNRISE ran into a runaway winner in his debut, and Bill Mott has much better numbers second-out than with firsters. WICKED RICH has speed on the top of his pedigree, and lots of turf on the bottom. JESS NOT JESSE goes out for barn that excels in turf sprints. SUMMIT CREEK may need a start. WANDA'S DOUBLE may need cheaper.

Selections:
1. Maloof Magic
2. Forest Tango
3. Sugar Forest

The Play:
Maloof Magic to Win and Place at 6-1 or greater

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Race 4
5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $62,000

1. Just Livin a Dream (Trippi - Princesa's Passion, by Marquetry)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled March 21, 2006 in Florida
- $47,000 RNA weanling (OBS Fall October 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- half-sister to Grade 1 turf winner Presious Passion (31-8-4-2, $960,028, 0-2 at two, 8-29 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (14-7-1-2, $666,220, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 86-465 (18%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 6-95 (6%) with first-turf runners
- dam was unraced (cost $25,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, one turf winner, three mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- second dam is multiple stakes-winning turf runner Sizzling Sunshine (33-9-2-5, $193,392, 1-3 at two, 9-29 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-13 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga

1A (AE). O Sabina (Posse - Brilliant Lew, by Crafty Prospector)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled April 6, 2006 in Kentucky
- $51,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $75,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
-$290,000 juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (18-7-2-2, $662,841, 2-7 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 4-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 7-62 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 0-16 with first-turf runners
- sire is 5-30 (17%, $2.17 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam was unraced (cost $120,000 as a weanling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, no turf runners, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Crafty Prospector is 8-82 (10%, $1.21 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners, one on turf)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Olympic Prospect (32-14-3-3, $725,320, unraced at two, 1-2 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Miss Buckles (14-3-1-0, $43,945, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-9 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-21 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked a furlong in 10.1 prior to the March sale
- June 30 workout went .05 slower than barn's juvenile filly Judge Margaret (finished fifth in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 4 with 35 Beyer; 55 Beyer on turf)
- June 30 workout went .03 slower than entrymate Just Livin a Dream
- July 20 workout went .03 faster than barn's three-year-old filly Afleet's Passion (finished fourth on dirt in $50,000 claimer at Saratoga on August 1 with 57 Beyer)
- July 20 workout went .05 slower than barn's juvenile Doctor Garrett (finished 11th in career debut on dirt in $50,000 maiden claimer at Saratoga on July 25 with 1 Beyer)
- July 20 workout went .02 slower than barn's juvenile filly Uno Royale (finished sixth in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 13 in $50,000 maiden claimer with 20 Beyer)
- August 3 workout went .04 faster than Just Livin a Dream
- August 15 workout matches barn's four-year-old Sammy's Toy (finished eighth in 'n1x' allowance on turf at Saratoga on August 27 with 60 Beyer)

2. Kays and Jays (Macho Uno - Lovin Spoonful, by Dixieland Band)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled May 16, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn short yearling (OBS Winter January 2007)
- $120,000 juvenile (Barretts March 2008)
- half-sister to stakes-winner It's True Love (16-5-4-2, $163,963, unraced at two, 1-6 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (14-6-1-3, $1,851,803, 3-4 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 24-132 (18%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-17 (6%) with all first-turf runners
- dam was placed on turf in England (5-0-0-1, $1,318, unraced at two, 0-4 on turf, cost $175,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, one first-turf winner, three mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple turf stakes-winner (France) Bluebell Dancer (18-4-3-2, $118,652, 1-4 at two, all races on turf)
- trainer is 6-22 (27%, $3.02 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $0.84 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga
- worked one furlong in 10 prior to the March sale

3. Trix in the City (Friends Lake - Trix City, by Carson City)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled March 20, 2006 in Kentucky
- $22,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $300,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner (7-3-0-1, $696,400, 2-3 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-13 with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 0-1 with first-turf winners
- dam was a turf winner (15-4-3-0, $93,350, 2-7 at two, 4-11 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has one runner, one winner, no juvenile runners, no turf runners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- trainer is 6-64 (9%, $1.80 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- second dam is stakes-winner Always Nettie (45-8-1-10, $165,870, 1-5 at two, 5-30 on turf, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 6-30 (20%, $2.77 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-14 (14%, $1.17 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-18 (17%, $1.57 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, two with front wraps, one with blinkers, two juvenile debut winners at this meet, one with Alan Garcia aboard)
- worked a quarter-mile in 21.1 prior to the April sale
- August 1 workout went .01 slower than barn's juvenile Jess Not Jesse (entered in today's second race)

4. Striking Dancer (Smart Strike - Dancing Shoes, by Danehill)
Trainer: Kenneth McPeek
- Foaled February 13, 2006 in Kentucky
- $110,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-6-1-0, $337,376, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 32-230 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 31-305 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 5-37 (14%, $1.93 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, raced on turf at two)
- this is dam's first foal
- Danehill doesn't have a debut winner in North America as a broodmare sire in 2008
- dam a three-quarter sister to Grade 1-placed turf runner Zarani Sidi Anna (15-4-2-3, $149,504, 1-1 at two, 4-14 on turf)
- trainer is 4-23 (17%, $2.70 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 5-30 (17%, $2.39 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (four winners with Lasix, three juvenile debut winners, two winners with Robby Albarado aboard, one on turf)
- August 15 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Dream Empress (finished first in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on August 22 with 80 Beyer)

5. Pari (Sky Classic - Parmilla, by Silver Deputy)
Trainer: Thomas Proctor
-Foaled April 7, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Silver Stockings (12-6-1-2, $162,443, 2-3 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 turf winner (29-15-6-1, $3,320,398, 4-6 at two, 14-24 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 19-244 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 47-429 (11%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 1-6 (17%, $16.10 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older winner)
- dam was a sprint winner (1-1-0-0, $3,600, unraced at two, unraced on turf, cost $4,419 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, one turf runner, no turf winners, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- trainer is 6-55 (11%, $2.51 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, one winner on turf)
- second dam is multiple stakes-placed Running Around (25-9-4-5, $91,678)
- female family of juvenile Grade 1 winner Full Out
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $4.47 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 4-25 (16%, $1.31 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one on turf with Julien Leparoux aboard)
- August 6 workout matches barn's four-year-old filly Swamp Willow (finished first in $40,000 'n2L' claimer on turf at Saratoga on August 28 with 72 Beyer)
- August 15, August 22 workouts match barn's three-year-old filly Keelys Black Magic (finished tenth in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on August 24 with 64 Beyer)

6. Cherokee Gem (Cherokee Run - Nice Canter, by Seeking the Gold)
Trainer: Keith O'Brien
- Foaled February 4, 2006 in Kentucky
- $22,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (28-13-5-5, $1,531,818, 5-7 at two, unraced on turf, 4-6 in mud/slop)
- sire is 169-1063 (16%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 28-245 (11%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a sprint winner (16-1-4-3, $65,850, 0-1 at two, 0-5 on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Cherokee Run - Seeking the Gold 'nick' has produced Grade 3 winner (Puerto Rico) Super Cherokee (20-7-1-7, $284,648, 1-4 at two, unraced on turf, 2-7 in mud/slop)
- female family of Grade 2 winner Dancing All Night, multiple Grade 1 winner Dancing Spree, Grade 1 winner Fantastic Find, and Grade 1 winner Furlough
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- August 20 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Saarlandisourland (54 turf Beyer)

7. Eleni's Hope (Strong Hope - Restored Hope, by He's Bad)
Trainer: Joseph Aquilino
- Foaled February 3, 2006 in Kentucky
- $260,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
-$60,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- half-sister to Grade 3 turf winner Sabellina (38-7-5-5, $531,237, unraced at two, 7-33 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 route winner (11-6-1-2, $767,400, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-4 with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 0-1 with first-turf runners
- dam was a multiple Grade 3 winner (16-7-0-4, $286,232, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has five runners, fuor winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, four turf runners, two turf winners, five mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- He's Bad doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- trainer is 0-2 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 0-4 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked a furlong in 10.4 prior to the May sale
- June 21, June 26 workouts match barn's juvenile Well Meant (finished fifth in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 18 with 47 Beyer)

8. Amber's Edge (The Cliff's Edge - Amber's Way, by Forest Wildcat)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 28, 2006 in Florida
- out yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- $45,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner (13-4-5-2, $1,265,258, 3-5 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 4-45 (9%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 0-4 with first-turf runners
- dam was a stakes-winner (14-3-1-1, $95,669, unraced at two, 2-10 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $52,000 as a weanling, and $125,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner, no turf runners, one mud/slop runner
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $2.16 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga
- worked one furlong in 10.1 prior to the April sale

9. Subprime (High Yield - Pleasant Boom, by Pleasant Tap)
Trainer: James Jerkens
- Foaled April 29, 2006 in Virginia
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (14-4-4-3, $1,170,196, 2-8 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 13-150 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 13-142 (9%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 1-31 (3%, $0.12 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older winner)
- dam was a sprint winner (2-1-0-0, $22,050, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, one turf winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Pleasant Tap is 1-36 (3%, $1.02 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner at this meet)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner sprinter Land Boom (36-4-2-6, $105,599, 1-2 at two, 0-3 on turf, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 2-19 (11%, $2.01 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one with Lasix and blinkers, one juvenile debut winner at this meet for this owner with John Velazquez aboard)
- July 27 workout went .01 faster than barn's juvenile filly So Probable (finished fifth in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 28)
- August 3, August 10 workouts match So Probable

10 (AE). It's My Day (Grand Slam - Dying Burns, by Deputy Minister)
Trainer: Robert Reinacher Jr.
- Foaled March 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 35-276 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 29-160 (11%) with first-turf winners
- sire is 8-67 (12%, $1.13 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one on turf, one out of a Deputy Minister mare)
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $1,230, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Deputy Minister is 8-104 (8%, $1.38 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners, one on turf)
- Grand Slam - Deputy Minister 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Strong Hope (11-6-1-2, $767,400, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Turkaro (23-4-3-3, $87,915, unraced at two, 4-19 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Queens Court Queen (30-10-10-4, $808,050, 1-6 at two, 4-18 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Taint (18-4-4-2, $112,354, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf)
- dam a full sister to Grade 1 Mr. Purple (21-6-3-5, $1,134,018, 2-4 at two, won debut, 1-6 on turf)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Zanferrier (19-2-4-2, $167,070, 0-6 at two, 0-5 in turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Sister Queen (15-4-2-2, $183,187, 1-1 at two, 3-10 on turf, first-turf winner)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-1 with all debut runners in 2008

11. (AE). Scintillation (Is It True - Strickly Elo, by Elocutionist)
Trainer: Ronny Werner
- Foaled March 5, 2006 in Florida
- $45,000 yearling (OBS Select August 2007)
- $90,000 juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- half-sister to stakes-winner Avid Skier (18-6-2-0, $160,848, 2-2 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (15-5-2-2, $819,999, 2-6 at two, unraced on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 72-544 (13%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 40-391 (10%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a winner (45-7-7-7, $58,932, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 4-9 in mud/slop, cost $8,500 as a yearling)
- dam has six runners, four winners, six juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, three turf runners, no turf winners, four mud/slop runners, three mud/slop winners)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning juvenile Smooth Stuff (15-3-3-1, $41,307)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Strate Murph (25-7-2-4, $39,887)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Pervation (20-4-1-3, $31,481)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Strate Jon (28-3-5-5, $28,514)
- trainer is 2-8 (25%, $2.10 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on turf returning from 31-60 day layoff
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juveniles on turf returning from 31-60 day layoff at Saratoga
- worked one furlong in 10.1, and another quarter-mile in 21.2 prior to the March sale

12 (AE). Bambolina (War Chant - Dancinandsingin, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled March 15, 2006 in Kentucky
- $75,000 juvenile (Adena Springs Spring March 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 winner on turf (7-5-1-0, $1,130,600, 1-1 at two, 2-2 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 24-156 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 97-643 (15%) with first-time turf runners
- dam was a route winner (12-2-1-4, $69,510, 0-2 at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- second dam is stakes-placed sprinter (main track) Scoot Yer Boots (7-5-0-1, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- female family of Grade 1 winner Furiously
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $0.21 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners on turf
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile runners on turf at Saratoga

13 (AE). Got That Money (Forest Wildcat - Park City Gal, by Woodman)
Trainer: James Ryerson
- Foaled February 22, 2006 in Kentucky
- $60,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $70,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (20-9-2-1, $478,862, 2-5 at two, unraced on turf, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 149-875 (17%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 28-246 (11%) with first-turf runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, one turf winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Group 3 turf winner (France) Agol Lack (17-4-2-4, $220,437, 0-1 at two, 4-14 on turf)
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf

14 (AE). There Are Rainbows (Dixieland Band - Safe Return, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- $350,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- full sister to stakes-winning sprinter Welcome Home (15-4-4-2, $161,114, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (24-8-3-4, $441,320, 3-5 at two, won debut, 0-3 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 65-367 (18%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 60-514 (12%) with first-turf runners
- sire does not have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner (12-2-2-3, $48,276, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop, cost $900,000 as a yearling)
- dam has six runners, six winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners, four mud/slop runners, three mud/slop winners, one jump winner
- Mr. Prospector is 6-44 (14%, $1.18 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners this meet, one on turf)
- Dixieland Band - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 2 sprint winner Chimes Band (19-7-2-2, $416,961, 2-5 at two, 2-5 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- Dixieland Band - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Southern Rhythm (10-4-2-1, $224,155, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Contrast (7-4-1-1, $147,706, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed sprinter Peace Chant (10-3-3-0, $170,692, 1-1 at two, unraced on turf)
- trainer is 16-80 (20%, $1.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 9-36 (25%, $1.82 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 19-110 (17%, $1.33 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with blinkers, 15 with John Velazquez aboard, 12 juvenile debut winners, three won turf, four winners at this meet, one for this owner)
- June 26 workout went .01 slower than barn's juvenile filly Paradise Playgirl (finished first in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 4 with 84 Beyer)
- June 26 workout went .01 slower than barn's juvenile filly Abigail's Gold (finished second in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 3 with 52 Beyer)
- July 4 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Sally's Song (finished ninth in career debut on turf at Saratoga on July 28 with 64 Beyer)
- July 26 workout matches barn's juvenile filly River Fancy (finished fourth in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 13 with 54 Beyer)
- August 1 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Weekend Strike (finished fourth in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 22 with 72 Beyer)

15 (AE). Sugarandice (Dixie Union - Mambo Woman, by Kingmambo)
Trainer: Ian Wilkes
- Foaled January 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- $130,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (12-7-3-0, $1,233,190, 4-6 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 72-455 (16%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 8-109 (7%) with first-turf runners
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turf runner Courtlandt Queen (25-4-2-1, $77,672, 0-2 at two, 3-19 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
-dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Antoniette (19-9-0-2, $399,140, unraced at two, 5-7 on turf, first-turf winner, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning turf runner French Charmer (23-9-3-2, $322,420, unraced at two, 9-22 on turf, first-turf winner)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf and adding Lasix at Saratoga

Analysis:
STRIKING DANCER has lots of turf on the bottom side of her pedigree, and seems to be working well for Ken McPeek.
BAMBOLINA and SCINTILLATION both gave good efforts in their initial outings on grass. Both would figure strongly in the outcome if able to break in from the also-eligible list.
THERE ARE RAINBOWS is a Pletcher firster with a bullet workout on the grass. She is mired deep on the also-eligible list, however, and may not get a chance to play. PARI has strong turf breeding, and those five furlong drills on the weeds look solid enough. O SABINA is bred both sides for speed, and may come out winging if she draws into the body of the race. CHEROKEE GEM didn't do much in the slop, and needs to improve. JAYS AND KAYS chased a runaway in her debut, and can improve off that race. She wouldn't be a surprise for Mott and Desormeaux. TRIX IN THE CITY goes out for barn that specializes in turf sprints. SUBMERGE goes out for solid barn, but must hustle from an outside post. JUST LIVIN A DREAM raced evenly on dirt. IT'S MY DAY has some class in the pedigree, but may need a start. ELENI'S HOPE's half-sister, the good turf runner Sabellina, boosts this already-classy pedigree. GOT THAT MONEY raced wide at Monmouth, and may be confronted by another overland journey. AMBER'S EDGE and SUGARANDICE both need to improve greatly.

Selections:
1. Striking Dancer
2. Bambolina
3. Scintillation

The Play:
Striking Dancer to Win and Place at 9-2 odds or more

***

Race 5
6 Furlongs
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
2-year-olds (NY-Breds)
Purse $32,000

1. Paramedic (Hook and Ladder - Whispered Call, by Phone Trick)
Trainer; Thomas Bush
- Foaled April 20, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints)
- sire is 13-118 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (16-2-2-0, $68,250, 1-1 at two, 2-15 in main track sprints, 0-6 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Cat's Roar (22-3-3-6, $163,821, 0-5 at two, 2-11 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 4-8 (50%, $5.29 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers

1A. Doughdaddy (Hook and Ladder - Moneymakinmamma, by In Excess)
Trainer: John Kimmel
- Foaled March 26, 2006 in New York
- full brother to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Spanky Fischbein (10-3-5-1, $226,250, 2-6 at two, won debut, 3-7 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints)
- sire is 8-44 (18%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire doesn't have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner (25-3-4-4, $83,780, 1-5 at two, 3-18 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile debut winner, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop winner
- In Excess is 4-28 (14%, $1.12 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed sprinter Miss Skagit State (10-1-1-2, $41,006, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints)
- dam a full sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Pocketfullofpesos (12-5-0-0, $192,515, 3-4 at two, 5-11 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Quiet Cash (23-9-5-2, $355,541, 1-6 at two, 4-5 in main track sprints, 3-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 16-94 (17%, $3.12 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-30 (13%, $2.87 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-25 (12%, $1.69 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all with Lasix, one with blinkers)
- August 25 workout matches barn's juvenile filly True Bliss (64 Beyer top)

2. Natty Meboy (Whywhywhy - Tobie Lang, by Langfuhr)
Trainer: Scott Schwartz
- Foaled February 7, 2006
- $60,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $50,000 claim (from trainer Kellyn Gorder at Churchill Downs on May 28, 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (9-3-1-1, $315,015, 3-5 at two, 2-6 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 22-140 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (27-3-8-3, $98,310, 0-5 at two, 2-24 in main track sprints, 0-6 in mud/slop, cost $40,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Charming Ruckus (22-4-4-4, $294,535, 1-4 at two, 4-12 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 14-143 (10%, $1.83 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 5-29 (17%, $4.49 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners at Saratoga

3. Navaho Warrior (Desert Warrior - Cherokee Lady, by Cherokee Run)
Trainer: Ezequiel Rolon
- Foaled May 6, 2006
- $1,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- $8,000 juvenile (OBS Open June 2008)
- sire was multiple Grade 3-placed (16-4-1-2, $171,783, 2-8 at two, won debut, 4-11 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-14 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-18 (6%, $1.28 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older winner)
- dam was a sprint winner (24-1-3-1, $13,045, unraced at two, 1-20 in main track sprints, 0-7 in mud/slop, cost $6,500 as a short yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- Cherokee Run doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- female family of multiple Group 1 winner (South Africa) Blossoming Fields
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
-trainer is 0-3 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.2 prior to the June sale

4. Sweet Groom (Freud - Sundae Bride, by Runaway Groom)
Trainer: Enrique Arroyo
- Foaled April 4, 2006
- out weanling (New York Mixed October 2006)
- $5,500 yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- $21,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was Group 2-placed (Ireland) on turf (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two in Europe, all races on grass)
- sire is 37-247 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a winner (20-3-1-3, $35,846, 1-3 at two, 2-15 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner, one main track sprint runner, no mud/slop runners
- dam a full sister to stakes-winning router Daniel My Brother (10-3-1-2, $136,457, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Tashdeed (15-3-5-3, $148,637, 0-1 at two, 2-11 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juvenile runners at Saratoga
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.00 prior to the April sale

5. Suddenly Silent (Quiet American - Honey Sorbet, by Housebuster)
Trainer: Thomas Proctor
- Foaled March 23, 2006
- $19,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (12-4-3-1, $754,650, 0-1 at two, unraced in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 18-287 (6%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-27 (11%, $1.41 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was unraced (cost $85,000 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, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Housebuster is 5-37 (14%, $1.86 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- Quiet American - Housebuster 'nick' has produced Grade 2 sprint winner Josh's Madelyn (27-8-6-2, $480,309, 0-5 at two, 7-20 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Cool Dixie (10-5-2-0, $221,700, 3-5 at two, 3-6 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 4-55 (7%, $0.79 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 4-25 (16%, $1.31 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older winners with Lasix, one with Julien Leparoux aboard)
- July 5 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Doctor Carina (finished eighth in career debut on turf at Arlington on August 22 with 51 Beyer)
- July 5, July 11 workouts match barn's three-year-old filly Keely's Black Magic (finished tenth in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on August 24 with 64 Beyer)
- July 26 workout matches barn's juvenile fily Pari (entered in today's fourth race)
- August 20 workout matches barn's juvenile filly She'll Be Right (finished fifth in career debut at Saratoga on August 24 with 62 Beyer)

6. Mr. Petersson (Smoke Glacken - Ladies Night In, by Peteski)
Trainer: William Badgett Jr.
- Foaled March 25, 2006
- $3,500 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (14-10-2-1, $759,560, 4-6 at two, 9-10 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 151-820 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was multiple stakes-placed on turf (10-5-1-2, $123,750, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- trainer is 8-37 (22%, $1.99 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $0.50 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners at Saratoga

7. Four Peaks (Desert Warrior - True Advantage, by Tactical Advantage)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled February 4, 2006
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- sire was multiple Grade 3-placed (16-4-1-2, $171,783, 2-8 at two,, 4-11 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 8-64 (13%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (5-0-0-0, $170, unraced at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $22,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- trainer is 4-58 (7%, $2.32 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles off 31-60 day layoffs
- trainer is 1-9 (11%, $10.56 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles off 31-60 day layoffs at Saratoga

8. Shifty Guy (Volponi - Awesome Gal, by Sky Classic)
Trainer: H Allen Jerkens
- Foaled January 29, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (31-7-12-5, $3,187,232, 1-5 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 18-129 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was placed (12-0-2-3, $38,890, 0-4 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop, cost $18,000 as a short yearling, and $23,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, two main track sprint runners, two mud/slop runners
- dam a half-sister to Group 2-placed (England) turf runner Charley Bates (15-2-6-3, $107,490, 0-3 at two, all races on grass)
- trainer is 5-47 (11%, $1.15 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-9 (11%, $1.44 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

9. Purple Eagle (Posse - Code of Love, by Cryptoclearance)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled May 4, 2006
- $47,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winner Casino Evil (22-6-5-3, $309,906, 1-7 at two, 1-7 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (18-7-2-2, $662,841, 2-7 at two, 7-17 in main track sprints, 4-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 44-212 (21%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (14-2-2-2, $57,180, 0-7 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, cost $85,000 as a yearling)
- dam has seven runners, six winners, five juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, seven main track sprint runners, four main track sprint winners, four mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Lemhi Go (41-12-5-6, $330,805, 0-1 at two, 1-7 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Morgan Springs (23-4-1-2, $71,203, unraced at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
-dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 2-placed Rare Beauty (7-1-2-0, $133,457, 1-4 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 69-517 (13%, $1.36 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 6-99 (6%, $0.72 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners at Saratoga

10. Karakorum Pirate (Rage - She Goes Along, by Dixie Brass)
Trainer: Jeff Odintz
- Foaled March 18, 2006
- $3,500 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a stakes-placed sprinter (20-5-2-7, $157,342, 0-3 at two, 5-19 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 11-70 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, three mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- female family of Grade 1 route winner Precocity
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time starters adding blinkers and Lasix at Saratoga
- worked one furlong in 10.3 prior to the April sale

11. Early Response (Hook and Ladder - Betwineyouandme, by Twining)
Trainer: Dominic Galluscio
- Foaled February 14, 2006
- $30,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints)
- sire is 13-118 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (42-9-8-6, $192,706, 1-5 at two, 1-8 in main track sprints, 1-9 in mud/slop, cost $9,000 as a short yearling, and $2,500 as a juvenile)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Eastern Lily (24-3-6-3, $69,779, 0-1 at two, 0-1 at two, 3-16 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 10-45 (22%, $4.70 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 3-9 (33%, $2.04 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga
- worked one furlong in 10.4 prior to the April sale

Analysis:
SUDDENLY SILENT needn't be the next Curlin to take this weak statebred maiden claimer. Tom Proctor and Julien Leparoux are an underrated trainer/jockey combination (31%, $2.71 ROI since January 1, 2007).
DOUGHDADDY certainly has the pedigree as a full brother to stakes-winner Spanky Fischbein. Hook and Ladder had a big year with his first-crop debuters, but is cold in 2008.
EARLY RESPONSE just missed as a "Spa Baby" selection in career debut. Trainer Dominic Galluscio shows excellent numbers with his second-time juveniles, but this colt is marooned way outside.
NATTY MEBOY showed speed in a key race maiden special weight, should appreciate the drop in class, and looms the one to catch. PARAMEDIC failed to cash in on his perfect trip debut, then tired in the mud in first start over the track. Note Tom Bush's record with maiden dropdowns. KARAKORUM PIRATE adds Lasix and blinkers after faltering in the slop, and can move forward a bit here. FOUR PEAKS needs a Beyer boost. PURPLE EAGLE hasn't shown much early speed to date, and may once again be left with too much to do when the real running begins. SHIFTY GUY switches to 10-pound bug rider after even debut. MR. PETERSSON has disappointed twice at short odds. SWEET GROOM showed speed in grass, and may be chasing the pace in initial dirt appearance. NAVAHO WARRIOR ships up from Maryland, and will be a price.

Selections:
1. Suddenly Silent
2. Doughdaddy
3. Early Response

The Play:
Suddenly Silent to Win and Place at 9-2 odds or greater

***

Race 6
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight (NY-Breds)
2-year-olds
Purse $56,000

1. Wise Guy Kelly (Wiseman's Ferry - Cajun Kelly, by Mr. Sutter)
Trainer: Richard Schosberg
- Foaled April 28, 2006
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 route winner (16-4-3-2, $825,266, 1-6 at two in Europe, 0-2 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 6-105 (6%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner in the mud (8-1-3-0, $52,055, unraced at two, 1-7 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- trainer is 2-19 (11%, $0.92 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

2. Clever Martini (Lion Hearted - Flying Nightengale, by Clever Trick)
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
- Foaled March 23, 2006
- $50,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Open August 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winner Fly to Me (30-11-9-4, $339,061, 2-6 at two, 4-16 in main track sprints, 3-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2-placed sprinter (18-4-6-3, $191,630, 1-3 at two, all races in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 18-94 (19%) with jvuenile debut runners
- sire is 7-45 (16%, $1.60 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners)
- dam was unraced (cost $115,000 as a yearling)
- 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, one mud/slop winner
- Clever Trick is 5-78 (6%, $1.54 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Doc D (33-6-10-6, $304,654, unraced at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router Catman Running (9-3-0-2, $113,985, 1-2 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 10-72 (14%, $2.08 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-17 (18%, $1.02 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-44 (5%, $0.51 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners with Lasix)
- June 28 workout matches barn's juvenile Memorized (finished seventh in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 20 with 59 Beyer)
- July 4 workout went .01 slower than Memorized

3. Money Well Spent (Good and Tough - Bye Bye, by Cox's Ridge)
Trainer: Colum O'Brien
- Foaled May 5, 2006
- $1,200 weanling (New York Mixed October 2006)
- $9,500 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Open August 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (23-9-5-2, $809,341, unraced at two, 9-21 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 53-304 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a turf winner (7-1-0-1, $31,324, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, two 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 stakes-placed sprinter Smarty Me (22-3-5-5, $80,592, unraced at two, 3-19 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 2-7 (29%, $4.77 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $8.00 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

4. Haynesfield (Speightstown - Nothing Special, by Tejabo)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled May 12, 2006
- $100,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $20,000 juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed Mama Theresa (25-6-6-2, $240,898, 1-3 at two, won debut, 3-18 in main track sprints, 1-3 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 4-19 (21%, $1.07 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008 (two at this meet)
-dam was a stakes-winner (30-7-7-3, $266,590, unraced at two, 2-15 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop, cost $2,750 as a weanling, and $3,727 as a yearling)
-dam has five runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile debut winner, one main track sprint runner, one main track sprint winner, two mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner
- Tejabo doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- female family of Passing Mood (dam of With Approval, Touch Gold, etc.)
- trainer is 134-689 (19%, $1.86 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 8-37 (22%, $1.76 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 39-205 (19%, $1.73 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (38 winners with Lasix, 29 juvenile debut winners, two at this meet, 19 with Shaun Bridgmohan aboard)
- worked a furlong in 10.2 prior to the April sale
- August 5 workout matches barn's juvenile D C Tapit (finished fifth in maiden special weight at Monmouth on August 28 with 45 Beyer)
- August 5 workout went .03 faster than barn's juvenile Something Gold (finished eighth in career debut at Saratoga on August 23 with 52 Beyer)
- August 13 workout matches Something Gold
- August 17 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Naturally Naughty (60 Beyer on dirt)

5. Pegasus Tommy D. (Gold Fever - Lillyatthehelm, by Helmsman)
Trainer: Leo O'Brien
- Foaled April 1, 2006
- $3,500 RNA weanling (New York Mixed October 2006)
- entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (18-7-4-1, $480,712, 3-6 at two, 4-9 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 55-496 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was placed sprinting in the slop (6-0-1-0, $1,660, unraced at two, 0-5 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router Rocker (18-3-3-3, $72,442, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix

6. Karakorum Bound (Hold That Tiger - Forever Bound, by Honour and Glory)
Trainer: Jeff Odintz
- Foaled April 6, 2006
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $37,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- sire was a Group 1 winner on turf at two in France (10-3-1-1, $644,235, 3-5 at two in Europe, won debut, unraced in main track sprints)
- sire is 4-76 (5%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-54 (6%, $0.72 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a winner (10-2-1-3, $20,400, 0-1 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Honour and Glory is 1-30 (3%, $0.11 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Karakorum Splendor (11-5-2-0, $346,854, 2-5 at two, 4-6 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-26 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 0-7 with all debut runners in 2008

7. Freudian Storm (Freud - Valid Dorothy, by Valid Appeal)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled March 25, 2006
- $5,000 weanling (New York Mixed October 2006)
- $15,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- $80,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- sire was Group 2-placed on turf in Ireland (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two, all races on grass)
- sire is 12-75 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-17 (12%, $0.52 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a stakes-placed router (13-3-1-3, $105,941, unraced at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $50,000 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, four main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners, three mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- Valid Appeal is 5-53 (9%, $1.29 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- trainer is 14-167 (8%, $1.45 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-49 (4%, $0.44 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-46 (4%, $0.50 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners with Lasix, one with front bandages, one with Rajiv Maragh aboard)
- worked a quarter mile in 21.4 prior to the May sale

8. Smokin Hero (Smokin Mel - Broomesse, by Claramount)
Trainer: Allen Iwinski
- Foaled May 6, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (17-5-3-2, $318,719, 2-3 at two, 4-10 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-28 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winner (41-8-13-6, $396,434, unraced at two, 6-27 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, two main track sprint runners, one mud/slop runner
- trainer is 1-7 (14%, $0.51 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles adding blinkers for the first time

9. Close Encounter (Friends Lake - Inca Sun, by Conquistador Cielo)
Trainer: John Kimmel
- Foaled May 5, 2006
- 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 a turf winner (6-1-0-0, $20,000, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $125,000 as a yearling)
- dam has six runners, three winners, five juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, six main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winner, six mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- Conquistador Cielo is 4-60 (7%, $1.52 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winner Windansea (21-5-5-2, $138,585, unraced at two, 4-16 in main track sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Sing and Swing (18-6-5-2, $228,941, 2-3 at two, won debut, 6-15 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 16-94 (17%, $3.12 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-30 (13%, $2.87 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-25 (12%, $1.69 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all with Lasix, one with blinkers)
- July 13 workout went .02 fater than barn's juvenile Doughdaddy (entered in today's fifth race)
- July 20 workout went .02 faster than barn's juvenile filly Fast Tigress (finished sixth in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on August 20 with 44 Beyer; 47 Beyer on dirt)
- July 28, August 15, August 22 workouts match barn's three-year-old Freedom Bay (88 Beyer on dirt)

Analysis:
CLEVER MARTINI is by an underrated debut sire, and Barclay Tagg sent out three juvenile debut winners last year at Saratoga. He may offer some value as the money figures to fly in on SMOKIN HERO.
That one adds blinkers in an attempt to curb his bad habit of drifting in the stretch. Smokin Hero looms the main speed in the race, but has blown stretch leads in two of his three lifetime starts.
FREUDIAN STORM shows a bullet workout for his debut, and broodmare sire Valid Appeal adds tons of precocity to the pedigree.
CLOSE ENCOUNTER shows some intriguing workouts for John Kimmel, but must avoid a wide trip from far outside post. HAYNESFIELD goes out for top debut barn, but the works fail to excite. WISE GUY KELLY raced greenly in his debut, and now must deal with the intimidating inside post. PEGASUS TOMMY D. ran into a runaway in the key race debut, and now adds Lasix. He's an interesting exotics play. MONEY WELL SPENT tired badly in career debut, but low-profile barn does very well with second-out juveniles. KARAKORUM BOUND doesn't show a published workout in the last three weeks.

Selections:
1. Clever Martini
2. Smokin Hero
3. Freudian Storm

The Play:
Clever Martini to Win at 7-2 odds or more.

***

Race 7
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
With Anticipation Stakes
2-year-olds
Purse $80,000

Analysis:
BITTEL ROAD showed good speed in career debut at Belmont, and may be allowed to control the fractions stretching out to two turns for the potent Pletcher-Velazquez tandem.
NINTH CLIENT had early lick in his turf debut, and dug in gamely to earn a share of the top prize with SKIPADATE. Wayne Lukas is having a nice meet, and Ninth Client may work out a solid pace-tracking, ground-saving trip from the hedge.
REMARKABLE STORM rated nicely in his maiden win on dirt, and is a half to turf stakes-winner Remarkable Remy.
UNCLE T SEVEN wasn't disgraced in two-turn dirt test at Monmouth, and is bred both sides for grass. DOUBLE DOMINO overcame a hint of trouble to wear down the leaders in debut at Saratoga, but John Velazquez seemingly chooses uncoupled entrmate Bittel Road. SKIPADATE showed off a strong stretch kick in his debut, should be charging hard late. HIGH CRY is the third Pletcher entrant in this eight-horse field, but she's a filly trying the boys, and may have to use unfamiliar rating tactics. HERR MOZART's dam won on grass, but he has to handle winners and two turns in his career debut.

Selections:
1. Bittel Road
2. Ninth Client
3. Remarkable Storm

The Play:
Bittel Road - Ninth Client Exacta;
Bittel Road; Remarkable Storm Exacta

***

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager):
65-15-30 (+ $134.90)