09/03/2008 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/30

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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.

Friday's results:
Race 2: Maloof Magic finished ninth
Race 4: Striking Dancer finished third
Race 5: Suddenly Silent finished sixth
Race 6: Clever Martini was scratched; second choice Smokin Hero finished second
Race 7: Bittel Road finished first

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Race 6
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight (NY-Breds)
2-year-olds
Purse $57,000

1. Triste Doble Q (Wiseman's Ferry - Apocalyptic, by Hickman Creek)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled February 17, 2006
- $14,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $25,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 route winner (16-4-3-2, $825,266, 1-6 at two in Europe, 1-6 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 6-105 (6%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 2-23 (9%) with first-turf runners
- dam was unplaced (4-0-0-0, $367, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, one turf runner, one mud/slop runner
- female family of Grade 2 winner Screen King
- trainer is 1-10 (10%, $2.38 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

1A (MTO) Vinnie Van Go (Hook and Ladder - Amazing Madeline, by Gulch)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled April 12, 2006
- $16,000 weanling (OBS Fall October 2007)
- $82,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- out juvenile (OBS Select February 2008)
- $120,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February Select 2008)
- half-brother to stakes-winning sprinter Keesler (16-7-1-3, $216,512, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints)
- 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 13-120 (11%) with all juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (6-0-0-0, $519, unraced at two, 0-4 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has foaled four runners, three winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Griefnaggravation (29-7-5-3, $201,988, 0-1 at two, 0-5 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 68-517 (13%, $1.33 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 6-102 (6%, $0.70 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners at Saratoga
- worked one furlong in 10.3 prior to the February sale

2. French Action (Action This Day - French Hideaway, by French Deputy)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled March 14, 2006
- 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 1-14 (7%, $1.41 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- sire is 1-7 (14%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a stakes-winner (14-3-2-1, $118,879, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-6 in mud/slop, cost $187,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- French Deputy is 3-26 (12%, $1.00 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed router Parisparis (11-3-2-2, $97,420, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 16-79 (20%, $1.50 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 9-35 (26%, $1.87 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 19-112 (17%, $1.31 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with blinkers, 12 juvenile debut winners, four at this meet, three winners on turf, 15 with John Velazquez aboard, one for this owner)
- August 1 workout matches barn's juvenile Platte River (finished ninth in career debut on dirt at Saratoga on August 23 with 41 Beyer)
- August 1 workout went .05 slower than barn's juvenile Umbra (finished second in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 20 with 72 Beyer)
- August 15 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Live Life Outloud (finished seventh in $25,000 maiden claimer on dirt at Saratoga on August 21 with 11 Beyer; 45 Beyer on grass)

2B (MTO). Footnote This (Read the Footnotes - Structured, by West by West
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled January 31, 2006
- $140,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- $220,000 juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (8-5-0-0, $450,660, 4-5 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 4-23 (17%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner (14-4-2-2, $19,510, unraced at two, 4-13 in main track sprints, 2-5 in mud/slop, cost $65,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Marquesa Lana (7-4-1-0, $83,368, 2-4 at two, 4-6 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 3-13 (23%, $1.82 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding blinkers
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding blinkers at Saratoga

3. Dear Cat (Catienus - Dear, by Island Whirl)
Trainer: Mary Hartmann
- Foaled March 2, 2006
- $5,500 RNA yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- $19,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a stakes-winning router (22-5-5-2, $370,386, 2-4 at two, 3-9 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 84-560 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 9-118 (8%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a turf winner (12-1-0-2, $15,264, 0-2 at two, 1-11 on turf)
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner, one turf runner, one mud/slop runner
-dam a half-sister to Grade 1-placed turf runner All the Boys (33-9-2-3, $343,690, unraced at two, 8-23 on turf, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 turf winner Foreverness (34-6-6-8, $389,115, unraced at two, 6-31 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- worked a quarter-mile in 23.1 prior to the April sale
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time

4. Western Fable (Western Expression - Old Emotions, by Wild Again)
Trainer: Carlos Martin
- Foaled April 9, 2006
- full brother to multiple stakes-placed Whateverwillbwillb (21-3-6-5, $165,203, 0-3 at two, 3-18 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1-placed sprinter (16-3-2-3, $140,114, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf)
- sire is 25-250 (10%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 43-341 (13%) with turf runners
- dam was a winner (12-3-1-1, $64,400, 0-1 at two, 1-3 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has five runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, five turf runners, three turf winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Western Expression - Wild Again 'nick' has produced turf stakes-winner Thunderestimate (5-4-1-0, $182,400, 0-1 at two, all races on turf)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Speedy Spender (19-8-2-1, $140,113, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Trippi Toes (16-2-3-5, $58,070, unraced at two, 0-2 on turf)
- trainer is 5-39 (13%, $0.91 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $0.93 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

5. Randi'sapproval (Comeonmom - My Approval, by With Approval)
Trainer: Randi Persaud
- Foaled April 6, 2006
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner at two (11-2-4-2, $253,005, 2-6 at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-6 with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 0-8 with first-turf runners
- sire doesn't have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was a turf winner (24-1-5-3, $49,985, 0-5 at two, 1-17 on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, one turf runner, no turf winners, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- With Approval is 2-44 (5%, $0.72 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner, one winner on turf)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Georgia Song (4-1-1-2, $68,491, all races at two, unraced on turf)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-1 with all debut runners in 2008

6. Benton Drive (Millennium Wind - Miss Alicia, by Kingmambo)
Trainer: Stanley Hough
- Foaled April 23, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (7-3-2-0, $769,920, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced on turf)
- sire is 4-62 (6%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 0-32 with first-turf runners
- sire doesn't have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $185, raced on turf at two, cost $90,000 as a weanling, and $200,000 as a yearling)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, no turf runners
- Kingmambo is 3-26 (12%, $2.89 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one at this meet)
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $1.22 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-7 (14%, $1.91 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-13 (23%, $1.98 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one on turf, one juvenile debut winner at this meet)

7. Spencerific (Volponi - Little Cupcake, by Hansel)
Trainer: Heriberto Cedano
- Foaled February 9, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (31-7-12-5, $3,187,232, 1-5 at two, 2-10 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 18-129 (14%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 8-76 (11%) with turf runners
- dam was a turf winner (13-1-1-2, $50,440, 0-2 at two, 1-6 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, no winners, three juvenile runners, three turf runners, two mud/slop runners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Sam's In Control (29-3-10-2, $131,136, 1-10 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Samsincharge (26-6-4-3, $255,532, unraced at two, 1-9 on turf, 3-5 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-19 over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

8. Don't You Linger (Congaree - So Long Dearie, by D'Accord)
Trainer: Kathleen Feron
- Foaled May 4, 2006
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winner Them There Eyes (17-6-2-1, $270,267, 0-3 at two, 5-13 on turf)
- half-brother to stakes-placed sprinter My Dinah (9-3-0-1, $113,408, 1-3 at two, 0-4 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (25-12-2-4, $3,267,490, 0-1 at two, 0-1 on turf, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-24 (13%, $2.99 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- sire is 2-4 (50%) with first-turf runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two turf runners, one turf winner, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- D'Accord is 3-21 (14%, $3.78 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade 2 route winner Lady d'Accord (47-9-7-10, $590,138, 0-2 at two, 0-3 on turf, 2-8 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Missymooiloveyou (29-3-3-4, $187,109, 2-6 at two, won debut, 2-23 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-2 with all debut runners in 2008

9. Grand Morning (Western Expression - I Met Somebody, by Compliance)
Trainer: Leo O'Brien
- Foaled January 18, 2006
- sire was a Grade 1-placed sprinter (16-3-2-3, $140,114, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf)
- sire is 25-250 (10%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 43-341 (13%) with turf runners
- dam was a winner (40-5-6-7, $205,100, 1-3 at two, 4-34 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner High Pioneer (28-5-4-3, $118,255, unraced at two, 4-20 on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juveniles going sprint to route
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juveniles going sprint to route at Saratoga

10. The Cuff Shooter (Western Expression - Commander's Lady, by Deputy Commander)
- Foaled April 12, 2006
Trainer: Philip Serpe
- sire was a Grade 1-placed sprinter (16-3-2-3, $140,114, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf)
- sire is 25-250 (10%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 11-76 (14%) with first-turf runners
- dam was stakes-placed on turf (15-2-2-0, $112,043, 0-2 at two, 1-14 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- trainer is 0-7 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga
- August 1 workout matches barn's juvenile Hangingonthefuture (finished seventh in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 28 with 50 Beyer)
- August 1 workout went .04 faster than barn's three-year-old filly I Lost My Choo (finished fifth in Grade 2 Lake Placid on turf at Saratoga on August 15 with 81 Beyer)
- August 10 workout matches Hangingonthefuture

11 (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 2-23 (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, no turf winners, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- trainer is 0-17 over the past five years with juveniles on turf
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juveniles on turf at Saratoga

12 (AE). Gargantua (Wiseman's Ferry - Mich's Pitch, by Obligato)
Trainer: Gary Sciacca
- Foaled April 28, 2006
- $9,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Open August 2007)
- $14,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 route winner (16-4-3-2, $825,266, 1-6 at two in Europe, 1-6 on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 6-105 (6%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 2-23 (9%) with first-turf runners
- dam was stakes-placed (43-5-2-6, $150,874, 1-5 at two, 0-1 on turf, 2-10 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners, three mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Citizen (5-2-2-0, $77,915, 2-3 at two, unraced on turf)
-dam a full sister to stakes-placed Beyond Chance (36-7-5-4, $191,928, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $7.10 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 1-1 (100%, $28.40 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf at Saratoga
- worked a quarter-mile in 23 prior to the May sale

13 (MTO). Cat Three Approach (Catienus - Flag Pin, by Personal Flag)
Trainer: Ramon Hernandez
- Foaled March 16, 2006
- sire was a stakes-winning router (22-5-5-2, $370,396, 2-4 at two, unraced in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 11-146 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire doesn't have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was a stakes-winner (6-3-0-1, $97,436, unraced at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Personal Flag is 5-34 (15%, $2.98 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all older winners, one at this meet)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed router Rubles (15-2-5-2, $96,978, 1-6 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Olive Flu (20-3-7-2, $185,320, 0-1 at two, 2-8 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 6-38 (16%, $3.03 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-10 (30%, $6.62 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-7 with all debut runners in 2008

14 (MTO). Hudson Heights (Champali - Super Blue, by Single Dawn)
Trainer: Colum O'Brien
- Foaled March 20, 2006
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 3 winner (22-11-2-4, $1,073,794, 3-4 at two, 7-13 in main track sprints, 4-5 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-19 with all runners in 2008
- dam was a winner on turf in Chile (16-4-0-1, $27,910, 2-3 at two, all races on turf)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to Group 2 winner (Chile) Rivaldo (19-3-5-3, $39,514, 2-3 at two)
- 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

Analysis:
FRENCH ACTION finds a soft spot for his debut. While the works don't look like much, he does go out for the potent first-out combination of John Velazquez and Todd Pletcher.
SAARLANDISOURLAND is stuck on the also-eligible list, but she wasn't disgraced in her turf debut. She'll have to beat the boys here, however.
WESTERN FABLE took a good deal of support for his debut, and should move forward off that even effort. He looms the one to beat under Edgar Prado.
VINNIE VAN GO ran well in his debut here, then missed the break when bet down to favoritism two weeks ago. With an alert break, he can take this on dirt. FOOTNOTE THIS showed good speed in his debut, and may be the one to catch if this race is washed off the grass. THE CUFF SHOOTER adds Lasix for his second start, and that's a potent angle in maiden races. HUDSON HEIGHTS raced evenly in his debut, and the barn shows sneaky-good stats with second-time runners. He can improve on dirt. SPENCERIFIC may improve with the added distance. GRAND MORNING must pick it up. BENTON DRIVE goes out for solid first-out barn, and has some turf on the bottom of his pedigree. TRISTE DOBLE Q got bet in his debut on dirt, and worked a quick five furlongs on the weeds in the interim. GARGANTUA worked quickly on turf, but is stuck on the also-eligible list. DON'T YOU LINGER has a nice pedigree, and wouldn't be the worst stab in the exotics. CAT THREE APPROACH has some gaps in his work tab. DEAR CAT shows turf on the bottom of his pedigree, but his dirt efforts were uninspiring. RANDI'SAPPROVAL may need one.

Selections:
1. French Action
2. Saarlandisourland
3. Western Fable

The Play:
French Action - Saarlandisourland Exacta;
French Action - Western Fable Exacta (Turf Only)

***

Race 8
6 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. Just a Coincidence (Forestry - Scads, by Forty Niner)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled April 26, 2006 in Kentucky
- $200,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $500,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- half-brother to Grade 3-placed turf runner Plenty (12-4-4-1, $189,625, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- 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 77-379 (20%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (11-4-1-4, $129,790, unraced at two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, five juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, five main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- Forestry - Forty Niner 'nick' is stakes-winning sprinter Fall Fashion (15-3-2-3, $106,995, 1-3 at two, 2-9 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Conserve (42-10-9-6, $628,132, 1-5 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 33-125 (26%, $1.91 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 6-29 (21%, $1.12 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga
- worked a furlongs in 10.3 prior to the February sale

1A. Ruler's Vision (Monarchos - Vue, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled May 3, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to juvenile Grade 1 sprint winner Oath (5-2-0-1, $144,880, 2-2 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- half-brother to Grade 2-placed sprinter Vision of Beauty (10-4-2-0, $190,844, unraced at two, 4-9 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- half-brother to multiple juvenile Grade 1 winner War Pass (7-5-1-0, $1,583,400, 4-4 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints)
- $200,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $1,500,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (10-4-1-3, $1,720,830, 0-2 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- sire is 10-72 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-30 (20%, $3.26 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut runners)
- dam was multiple stakes-placed (6-3-1-2, $67,226, unraced at two, 3-5 in main track sprints)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, five juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, two juvenile debut winners, five main track sprint runners, four main track sprint winners, four mud/slop runners, three mud/slop winners
- Mr. Prospector is 6-44 (14%, $1.18 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners at this meet)
- Monarchos - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced stakes-winner Harborage (8-2-2-1, $118,312, 0-2 a two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Country Light (6-4-2-0, $196,349, 2-2 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Packet (14-5-3-0, $228,505, 0-2 at two, 3-5 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 2-24 (8%, $0.76 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both winners with Lasix, one juvenile debut winner at this meet)
- worked a furlong in 10.2 prior to the February sale
- July 12 workout matches barn's juvenile The Big Dunkin (finished sixth in career debut at Saratoga on August 27 with 62 Beyer)
- July 26 workout matches barn's juvenile Thomas the Great (finished fifth in career debut at Saratoga on August 16 with 56 Beyer)
- August 2, August 9 workouts match barn's juvenile Toby the Coal Man (finished third in career debut at Saratoga on August 15 with 63 Beyer)

2. Imperial Council (Empire Maker - Jaramar Rain, by Thunder Gulch)
Trainer: Claude McGaughey III
- Foaled January 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- $130,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (8-4-3-1, $1,985,800, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-32 (3%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-44 (2%, $0.18 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (older winner)
- dam was a stakes-winning router (23-5-1-8, $292,660, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Thunder Gulch is 2-41 (5%, $0.71 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- trainer is 5-60 (8%, $0.92 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-26 (8%, $1.01 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 3-22 (14%, $1.75 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two winners with Lasix, one juvenile debut winner at this meet, one winner with Edgar Prado aboard)
- July 11 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Persistently (finished third in career debut at Saratoga on July 27 with 67 Beyer; won second-out with 72)

3. Coach Gravy (Grand Slam - Caiseal Ros, by Roi Danzig)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled March 10, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 124-734 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a Group 3 winner on turf in Ireland (18-5-3-3, $117,284, 3-6 at two, unraced in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has six runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Puerto Rico) Titilda (25-5-5-2, $27,518, 1-12 at two)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed (Hong Kong) Cashel Market (99-9-7-5, $406,421, 1-2 at two)
- trainer is 138-544 (25%, $1.79 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 10-24 (42%, $3.97 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

4. Fast Draw (Gone West - Bright Candles, by El Gran Senor)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled February 5, 2006 in Kentucky
- $925,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-placed sprinter Dodie Mae (8-2-0-1, $45,215, 2-7 at two, 2-7 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winner Leestown (32-6-5-2, $322,167, 2-11 at two, 3-12 in main track sprints, 2-8 in mud/slop)
- full brother to multiple Grade 1 juvenile winner Grand Slam (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- half-brother to stakes-placed Gold Market (7-1-4-1, $59,160, 1-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to Grade 3-placed Miner's Lamp (25-3-8-2, $176,415, 1-3 at two, 3-20 in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- 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 104-570 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (34-5-6-8, $405,091, 1-4 at two, 4-17 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop, cost $675,000 as a yearling)
- dam has 12 runners, 10 winners, 11 juvenile runners, five juvenile winners, eight mud/slop runners, three mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (UAE) Shebl (20-4-3-4, $73,786, 1-9 at two, 0-5 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Bonus Money (39-7-3-7, $229,551, 0-7 at two, 1-11 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 turf winner Christmas Gift (22-7-4-1, $387,176, 2-6 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 68-687 (10%, $1.26 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 13-123 (11%, $2.14 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners at Saratoga

5. Sean Lafitte (Storm Day - Quista, by Conquistador Cielo)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled April 26, 2007 in Louisiana
- $25,000 yearling (Louisiana Breeders' Sales Fall October 2007)
- sire was Grade 3-placed (20-4-3-5, $197,908, 0-1 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-55 (4%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-33 (6%, $0.72 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older winners)
- dam was unraced
- dam has four runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, one juvenile debut winner, four main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, two 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
- female family of multiple Grade 3 winner Mr. Greeley
- trainer is 10-122 (8%, $0.67 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-16 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-22 with all debut runners in 2008
-May 20 workout matches barn's juvenile Big McCool (finished third in career debut at Saratoga on August 16 with 69 Beyer)
- May 20, June 4, June 11 workouts match barn's juvenile Strong Clue (finished eighth in career debut at Churchill Downs on July 2 with 33 Beyer)

6. Speed Limit (Storm Cat - Unbridled Breeze, by Unbridled)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled February 1, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (8-4-3-0, $570,610, 3-6 at two, 3-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 272-1148 (24%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Banshee Breeze (18-10-5-2, $2,784,798, 0-1 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winner Unbridled Wind (12-4-1-3, $135,018, 0-3 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turf runner Charm (19-3-2-4, $110,831, 0-3 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 74-296 (25%, $1.55 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 13-61 (21%, $1.42 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

7. Bold Vindication (Vindication - Bolsa, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Stanley Hough
- Foaled May 8, 2006 in Kentucky
- $120,000 yearling (OBS August 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,950, all races at two, 2-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 27-162 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was placed routing at two (10-0-1-0, $7,970, 0-5 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- dam has four runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, four main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- dam a three-quarter sister to Grade 1 sprint winner Serape (17-5-3-3, $229,337, 1-2 at two, 5-15 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 7-50 (14%, $0.99 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-13 (8%, $0.42 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Saratoga

8. Sailors Song (Olmodavor - Solitary Saga, by Waquoit)
Trainer: Henry Collazo
- Foaled March 31, 2006 in Maryland
- $22,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- $45,000 juvenile (OBS Open June 2008)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 3 winner (15-5-5-1, $706,540, unraced at two, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 3-16 (19%, $1.29 ROI) with all juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was a stakes-placed router (30-5-5-4, $150,450, unraced at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 2-7 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, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- Waquoit is 1-26 (4%, $1.08 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turf runner Sad Refrain (12-4-2-0, $84,615, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 7-85 (8%, $0.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-8 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked a quarter-mile in 22 prior to the June sale
-August 15 workout matches barn's juvenile Frosty Diamond (finished second in $100,000 maiden claimer at Saratoga on August 27 with 69 Beyer)

9. Hello Broadway (Broken Vow - Nightstorm, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
- Foaled February 18, 2006 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to Grade 1 route winner Nobiz Like Shobiz (13-7-2-1, $1,544,730, 2-3 at two, won debut, unraced in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (14-9-2-2, $725,296, unraced at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 18-141 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-40 (8%, $0.89 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a sprint winner (6-1-2-2, $39,310, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- dam has four runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile debut winner, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Storm Cat is 8-80 (10%, $2.47 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, two winners at this meet)
- female family of Group 2 winner (Australia) Triumphal March
- 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 winners with Lasix, one with Eibar Coa aboard for this owner)

10. Big Flirt (Macho Uno - Queen St. West, by Smarten)
Trainer: Wesley Ward
- Foaled February 13, 2006 in Florida
- $210,000 juvenile (Adena Springs Spring March 2008)
- half-brother to stakes-winner Paint Me Red (10-2-1-1, $109,084, 1-3 at two, won debut, 1-3 in main track sprints, 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, won debut, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- sire is 5-49 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 10-34 (29%, $4.41 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a juvenile stakes-winning sprinter (13-2-2-0, $91,341, 2-9 at two, 2-12 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $21,918 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, four main track sprint runners, four main track sprint winners, four mud/slop runners, one mud/slop winner)
- Smarten is 3-26 (12%, $2.49 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning turf runner Becky Sharp (28-4-5-6, $336,039, 0-2 at two, 2-15 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 39-125 (31%, $2.02 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $3.67 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 13-38 (34%, $2.39 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, 11 winners with blinkers, 12 juvenile debut winners, one at this meet, one for this owner, one with Julio Garcia aboard)

11. Pious David (Aldeberan - Hamba, by Easy Goer)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- $180,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-placed turf runner Gijima (9-1-3-1, $59,037, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- half-brother to Grade 1 route winner Monba (6-3-0-0, $577,534, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (25-8-12-3, $1,739,186, 1-1 at two in England, 5-11 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 6-59 (10%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (5-2-2-0, $47,500, 0-1 at two, all races in main track sprints)
- dam has seven runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
-dam a half-sister to Grade 2 juvenile route winner Silent Account (37-10-5-2, $480,475, 3-7 at two, 8-23 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Group 3 (England) juvenile winner Hadif (34-8-7-4, $398,423, 3-6 at two in England, 5-18 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1 juvenile route winner Secret Hello (22-6-3-6, $784,259, 3-4 at two, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router By Your Leave (9-4-2-0, $84,185, unraced at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 3-16 (19%, $1.91 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding blinkers
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $2.10 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding blinkers at Saratoga

12. Webcast (Strong Hope - Dance the Slew, by Slew City Slew)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled March 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- $280,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $200,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- first-crop was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (11-6-1-2, $767,460, unraced at two, 2-5 in main track sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-6 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a stakes-winning router (25-7-2-3, $204,790, unraced at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $55,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- Slew City Slew doesn't have a debut runner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Atlanticcitydancer (37-7-4-9, $166,541, unraced at two, 2-16 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to Grade 2-placed Killer Joe (5-1-2-0, $64,120, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 12-112 (11%, $2.20 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-9 (22%, $2.27 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-32 (6%, $0.55 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut runners with Lasix, one at this meet with Julien Leparoux aboard)
- August 15 workout matches barn's three-year-old Messa Nera (finished fourth in $25,000 maiden claimer at Saratoga on August 20 with 51 Beyer)

Analysis:
This race is what baby racing at Saratoga is all about with lots of pedigree horses starting for top connections. HELLO BROADWAY, a half-brother to Nobiz Like Shobiz, has been working quickly like clockwork for Barclay Tagg, and may work out a nice trip from his outside post.
JUST A COINCIDENCE earned a solid Beyer in his debut run for Nick Zito when chasing highly-regarded Pletcher colt Munnings, but he seemed green in upper stretch, and now must deal with an intimidating inside post.
FAST DRAW, a full brother to Grand Slam, has the experience edge on his opponents, and shows a pair of bullet workouts for Wayne Lukas.
SPEED LIMIT is by Storm Cat out of a full sister to Banshee Breeze, and he rallied nicely after an awkward beginning for Todd Pletcher. Expect improvement here. PIOUS DAVID raced greenly in his debut, but the addition of blinkers may allow this half-brother to Monba to focus better on the task at hand. SAILORS SONG shows some quick works for low-profile barn. IMPERIAL COUNCIL is bred to appreciate added distance. COACH GRAVY chased the pace over a speed-favoring track in his debut, and will offer value for top connections. RULER'S VISION is a half-brother to 2007 juvenile champion War Pass, and he was bought back for $1,500,000 earlier this year. WEBCAST draws a tough outside post, and may want more ground. SEAN LAFITTE catches a tough group for his debut try. BOLD VINDICATION was bet hard at Keeneland, but didn't do anything. That race produced a pair of next-out winners including Saratoga Special king Run Away and Hide. BIG FLIRT makes debut for excellent first-out barn.

Selections:
1. Hello Broadway
2. Just a Coincidence
3. Fast Draw

The Play:
Hello Broadway to Win at 7-2 odds or more

***

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager):
70-16-33 (+ $122.90)