08/29/2007 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/31

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

Thursday’s results:
Race 2: Nightime Appeal finished eighth
Race 4: Shop Glack finished fifth
Race 5: Windy Street finished seventh
Race 6: Throbbin’ Heart finished second
Race 9: Mesa Girl finished fifth

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

1. One Little Secret (Catienus – Lil Irene, by Lil E. Tee)
Trainer: Wesley Ward
- Foaled January 24
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a stakes-winning router (22-5-5-2, $370,386, 2-4 at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 71-462 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (12-5-1-1, $117,894, unraced at two, 5-11 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile sprinter Fast Busy (3-1-2-0, $44,000, all races sprinting at two, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winning sprinter Tee to Green (34-10-6-7, $125,121, 0-1 at two, 10-30 in dirt sprints, 2-7 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 6-18 (33%, $1.88 ROI) with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 0-1 with that move with Spa Babies

1a. Cannonball (Catienus – No Deadline, by Skywalker)
Trainer: Wesley Ward
- Foaled January 31
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a stakes-winning router (22-5-5-2, $370,386, 2-4 at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop
- sire is 71-462 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a turf winner (17-2-3-2, $89,850, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Silent Emotion (14-6-1-0, $209,993, 1-2 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Kera’s Kitty Cat (14-3-1-5, $54,700, 1-3 at two, 3-11 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 21-71 (30%, $2.19 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-1 with second-time Spa Babies

2. Fighter Ace (Entepreneur – M. J. Grand, by El Gran Senor)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled February 5
- $3,500 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was a multiple stakes-winner at two (25-7-8-3, $441,214, 4-8 at two, 6-22 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-3 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was placed (4-0-3-1, $20,108, 0-2 at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, cost $50,000 as a yearling)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Tommy Panache (6-1-0-1, $27,496, 1-3 at two, won debut, 1-4 in dirt sprints)
- El Gran Senor is 2-24 (8%, $0.59 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 14-159 (9%, $0.91 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-42 (5%, $0.51 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 6-46 (13%, $1.48 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- worked one furlong in 10.80 prior to the April sale

3. Thunder Buddy (Thunderello – Wavy Journey, by Wavering Monarch)
Trainer: Dominic Galluscio
- Foaled May 8
- $2,700 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- sire was a stakes-winning sprinter (7-3-3-0, $388,400, 1-2 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-32 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-19 (16%, $6.51 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was unplaced (2-0-0-0, $140, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $7,500 as a weanling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- second dam was Grade 3 juvenile winner Free Journey (27-7-4-3, $193,991)
- Wavering Monarch is 2-32 (6%, $0.72 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 3-61 (5%, $0.89 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-21 (14%, $2.59 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 2-14 (14%, $3.11 ROI) with debut runners in 2007

4. Sir Sheffield (Outofthebox – Cheap But Happy, by Silver Deputy)
Trainer: Richard Schosberg
- Foaled February 6
- out yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $30,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile Extra Bases (23-2-5-1, $166,798, 1-6 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (16-5-4-3, $734,008, 2-5 at two, won debut, all races in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 6-53 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 8-38 (21%, $3.44 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a sprint winner at two (11-1-2-1, $21,185, 1-6 at two, 1-11 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop, cost $40,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed turfer Rawnak (in Europe, 15-2-3-1, $55,720)
- Silver Deputy is 7-50 (14%, $2.71 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 1-23 (4%, $1.33 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $5.10 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 2-7 (29%, $5.64 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- worked three furlongs in 36.20 prior to the April sale
- August 21 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Speak Proudly (finished fourth in Jena Jena Stakes on August 27 with 44 Beyer)

5. Sonoran Desert (Desert Warrior – True Advantage, by Tactical Advantage)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled February 10
- first-crop sire was multiple Grade 3-placed (16-4-1-2, $171,783, 2-8 at two, 4-11 in dirt sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- sire 3-20 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (5-0-0-0, $170, unraced at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $22,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- second dam a winning half-sister to sprint stakes-winning juvenile Outofajob (5-2-2-0, $30,880, 2-4 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-39 over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-5 with second-time Spa Babies

6. Starship Dancer (Father Steve – Starship Miss, by Twining)
Trainer: Bruce Levine
- Foaled April 15
- first-crop sire was a sprint winner (11-3-2-1, $93,320, 1-2 at two, 3-7 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 1-3 (33%, $9.27 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a sprint stakes-winner (30-6-5-5, $179,553, 1-1 at two, 6-29 in dirt sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop, cost $7,000 as a yearilng, and $41,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam an unraced half-sister to Grade 3 juvenile winner Special Happening (11-4-1-1, $429,280, 3-6 at two, won debut, 3-6 in dirt sprints), and stakes-placed Red Soul (14-3-4-1, $87,568, 1-3 at two, won debut, 2-9 in dirt sprints)
- Twining is 1-17 (6%, $0.81 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 4-44 (11%, $2.49 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-3 with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 3-21 (14%, $2.95 ROI) with debut runners in 2007

7. Friendslikethese (Rage – She Goes Along, by Dixie Brass)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
- Foaled March 10
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was stakes-placed sprinting at two (20-5-2-7, $157,342, 0-3 at two, 5-19 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-14 (14%) with juvenile debut runners

- sire is 1-6 (17%, $1.70 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was unraced
- dam has one runner, one winner, no juvenile runners
- second dam a winning half-sister to Grade 3-placed juvenile Tommorow’s Comet (21-4-3-3, $121,222, 2-8 at two, 3-11 in dirt sprints), and Grade 1 winner Precocity (33-9-7-5, $735,796, 1-3 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- Dixie Brass is 2-19 (11%, $0.74 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 21-90 (23%, $2.63 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-15 (20%, $1.66 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 13-30 (43%, $4.05 ROI) with debut runners in 2007

8. El Tamberito (Well Noted – Prado’s Beauty, by El Prado)
Trainer: Anthony Dutrow
- Foaled April 27
- sire was a Grade 3 winner (39-8-7-9, $448,195, 2-5 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints, 2-10 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-7 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced (cost $12,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- El Prado is 3-24 (12%, $0.81 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 21-129 (16%, $1.14 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-3 with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 3-37 (8%, $0.91 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- July 3, July 10, July 18, August 1, August 9, August 18, August 23 workouts match barn’s juvenile Seeking Flight (finished sixth in career debut in Delaware Park maiden special weight on August 26 with 18 Beyer)

Analysis:
ONE LITTLE SECRET comes out of a fast race, and he should be able to secure the early advantage with an alert rail break. He drops in class for barn that excels with the move, and should prove tough to catch.
SONORAN DESERT finished ahead of a pair of next-out winners in career debut at Churchill Downs after breaking from far outside post. May be quick enough to press the pick from the start. SIR SHEFFIELD goes out for hot connections, and the sire has improved greatly with debut runners in 2007.
EL TAMBERITO shows bullet workouts at Philly Park in preparation for his career debut, but workmate didn’t impress in debut at Delaware. CANNONBALL raced wide over an inside, speed-favoring track in career debut against open foes, and now drops into statebred maiden claimers. He gives the entry some pop. FRIENDSLIKETHESE shows four straight gate works leading up to his debut, and top first-out barn reaches out to Prado. Note that Sonoran Desert and Cannonball were both vet scratches on August 16.

Selections:
1. One Little Secret
2. Sonoran Desert
3. Sir Sheffield

The Play: No play

***

Race 6
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $63,000

1. Go Samantha Go (Holy Bull – My Top Saint, by Saint Ballado)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled February 7 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (16-13-0-0, $2,481,760, 4-4 at two, unraced on turf, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 85-664 (13%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 20-245 (8%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a sprint winner (32-4-7-1, $126,116, 2-4 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-7 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, no turf runners
- second dam an unraced full sister to multiple stakes-placed Tea for Top (56-6-12-11, $147,897, 2-9 at two, 3-36 on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-10 (10%, $0.46 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-2 with that move at Saratoga
- August 27 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Princess Westly (78 turf Beyer)

1a. Dubai Angel (E Dubai – Higher Agenda, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled January 28 in Kentucky
- $50,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $95,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 router (11-5-3-0, $920,800, 1-2 at two, unraced on turf, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 30-110 (27%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 3-21 (14%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a winner (12-2-1-0, $32,809, 0-3 at two, 1-7 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $200,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam is stakes-placed Cambury Angel (15-3-4-0, $64,781, unraced at two, 1-8 on turf)
- female family of Grade 1 sprint winner Engine One, and French Group 3 turf winner Neuilly
- trainer is 1-10 (10%, $0.46 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf
- trainer is 0-2 with that move at Saratoga

2. Gipsy Lore (Giant’s Causeway – Turkish Gipsy, by Turkoman)
Trainer: George Weaver
- Foaled March 14 in Kentucky
- $230,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Turkish Prized (60-15-8-6, $636,800, unraced at two, 14-55 on turf), and Grade 1-placed Walk That Walk (21-2-5-4, $262,730, 0-1 at two, 1-12 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade/Group 1 winner in Europe on turf (13-9-4-0, $3,078,989, 3-3 at two, 9-12 on turf, first-turf winner)
- sire is 9-82 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 12-139 (9%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 2-31 (6%, $0.72 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was placed routing (4-0-0-1, $6,475, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $63,000 as a yearling)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, five turf runners, four turf winners, one first-turf winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Out of the East (46-9-13-10, $246,105), multiple stakes-winner Appleby Fair (30-10-4-4, $8,696), multiple stakes-winner Painted Wagon (23-8-4-3, $267,875), and stakes-winner Cap Badgett (61-11-4-11, $88,100)
- Turkoman is 2-30 (7%, $1.01 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut winners in 2007
- trainer is 2-32 (6%, $1.52 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-13 with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $0.84 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- August 9 workout matches barns’ five-year-old Eddie C. (finished second in 35K ‘n2l’ claimer on turf on August 22 with 64 Beyer)
- August 22 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Our Secret (finished fourth in turf maiden special weight on August 26 with 69 Beyer)

2B. Miss Challenge (More Than Ready – Full Figure, by Polish Numbers)
Trainer: George Weaver
- Foaled February 9 in Kentucky
- $100,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $150,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (17-7-4-1, $1,026,229, 5-7 at two, won debut, unraced at two)
- sire is 18-130 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 20-125 (16%) with first-time turfers
- sire is 6-43 (14%, $1.99 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a turf winner (15-1-1-0, $15,660, unraced at two, 1-9 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners, one turf runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Harriman (33-9-7-5, $366,835, 2-5 at two, 1-2 on turf, 2-5 in mud/slop), stakes-winner Dixie Accent (28-5-3-3, $101,993, 1-6 at two, 2-7 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop), and stakes-placed Bucknell (100-20-17-11, $240,461, 0-3 at two, 1-6 on turf, first-turf winner, 3-9 in - mud/slop)
- Polish Numbers is 5-41 (12%, $2.88 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 2-32 (6%, $1.52 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 0-13 with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $0.84 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- July 30 workout matches barn’s juvenile Western Dynamo (finished sixth in career debut on turf on August 3 with 44 Beyer), and barn’s three-year-old Truth Or Dare (finished first in 40K maiden claimer on turf on August 20 with 78 Beyer)

3. Magnificent Truth (Stormy Atlantic – True Life, by El Gran Senor)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
- Foaled February 18 in Kentucky
- $6,200 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- sire was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (15-6-2-1, $148,126, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 119-752 (16%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 26-180 (14%) with first-turf runners
- dam was placed on turf (11-0-2-1, $2,622, 0-2 at two in Ireland, all races on grass, sold for $100,000 as a weanling, and for $92,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, no juvenile runners, one turf runner
- second dam is a full sister to Grade 2 winner Image of Reality (26-8-3-4, $211,290, dam of Grade 1 turf winner Toussaud, granddam of Grade 1 turf winner Chester House, Grade 1 winner Honest Lady, Grade 2 turf winner Decarchy, Grade 1 turf winner Chiselling, and multiple Grade 1 winner Empire Maker)
- trainer is 0-9 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf

- trainer is 0-4 with that move with Spa Babies
- August 18 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Fiddlers Fever (finished sixth in career debut on dirt ni 50K maiden claimer on August 30 with 19 Beyer)

4. Valid Humor (Distorted Humor – Jealous Forum, by Open Forum)
Trainer: Stanley Hough
- Foaled February 27 in Kentucky
- $475,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 sprint winner (23-8-5-3, $769,964, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 34-176 (19%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 11-153 (7%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 7-57 (12%, $1.58 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (12-4-2-1, $306,736, 2-6 at two, won debut, 0-3 on turf)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Miss Jealski (41-9-8-3, $651,795, 3-6 at two, won debut, 2-10 on turf, 3-10 in mud/slop), Grade 3-placed Jealous Crusader (26-7-7-2, $183,597, 1-1 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop), multiple Grade 2 winner Appealing Skier (26-8-7-3, $579,610, 3-4 at two, won debut, 1-3 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop), and Grade 1 sprint winner Trippi (12-4-2-1, $306,736, 2-6 at two, won debut, 0-3 on turf)
- Open Forum is 1-14 (7%, $1.23 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $1.22 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners on turf
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $2.33 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 2-16 (13%, $0.99 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- August 6 workout went .05 slower than barn’s three-year-old filly Star Dixie (finished first in turf maiden special weight on August 19 with 81 Beyer)
- August 12 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Silk Trippi (finished first in dirt maiden special weight at Monmouth on August 25 with 71 Beyer; unraced on turf)
- August 20 workout matches barn’s juvenile Trust N Dustan (63 turf Beyer)

5. Our Dreamette (El Corredor - Apache Wildcat, by Forest Wildcat)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled February 21 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $30,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $32,000 RNA yearling (OBS August 2006)
- $200,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner on dirt (10-7-1-0, $727,920, 1-2 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 36-252 (14%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 21-163 (13%) with turf runners
- dam was a sprint winner (11-2-4-0, $29,040, unraced at two, unraced on turf, cost $40,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam an unplaced half-sister to Italian turf stakes-winner Free Thinker (16-2-3-2, $29,084, 0-1 at two, 2-14 on turf), and British stakes-placed juvenile turfer Moonflute (9-1-0-1, $10,650, 1-3 at two, 1-5 on turf)
- trainer is 6-82 (7%, $1.10 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles going from sprint to route
- worked one furlong in 10.20 prior to the February sale

6. Namaste’s Wish (Pulpit – Copelan’s Bid Gal, by Copelan)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled February 8 in Kentucky
- $600,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2006)
- full sister to Grade 1 route winner Purge (15-6-1-2, $905,434, 1-1 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- half-sister to stakes-placed (Mexico) Boca Di Leone (9-2-1-2, $9,528, 0-1 at two, 2-7 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (6-4-1-0, $728,200, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 68-412 (17%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 18-174 (10%) with first-turf runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (12-5-0-0, $84,579, 2-4 at two, unraced on turf, 3-3 in mud/slop, cost $8,000 as a yearling, and $16,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has four runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one turf runner, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 sprint winner Valid Wager (16-5-5-0, $306,020, 3-7 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop), and stakes-placed sprinter Mrs. Cav is Here (16-2-7-0, $59,680, unraced at two, 1-2 on turf, first-turf winner)
- trainer is 18-118 (15%, $1.40 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles trying turf for the first time
- trainer is 4-32 (13%, $0.70 ROI) with Spa Babies trying turf for the first time

7. Sankobasi (Pulpit – Classic Claret, by Northern Jove)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled January 29 in Kentucky
- $310,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Viansa Ossidiana (14-3-3-3, $115,100, 2-6 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (6-4-1-0, $728,200, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 26-165 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 18-174 (10%) with first-turf runners
- sire is 6-36 (17%, $2.12 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a winner (43-3-3-3, $99,635, unraced at two, 2-21 on turf, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, two turf runners, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 route winner Prime Timber (17-4-4-0, $621,238, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-2 on turf, first-turf winner)
- Northern Jove is 1-16 (6%, $2.49 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $0.97 ROI) over the past five years with debuting juveniles on turf
- trainer is 0-3 with debuting Spa Babies on turf
- trainer is 5-29 (17%, $1.86 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- August 1 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Daareb (finished first in off-the-turf maiden special weight at Monmouth in career debut on August 22 with 74 Beyer)
- August 12 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Carolyn’s Cat (finished seventh in career debut on dirt on August 30 with 58 Beyer)

8. Boston Cat (High Yield - Boston Symphony, by Boston Harbor)
Trainer: Patrick Biancone
- Foaled April 6 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire is 47-364 (13%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 10-105 (10%) with turf runners
- dam was unplaced (5-0-0-0, $255, 0-3 at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $12,000 as a weanling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 juvenile winner Cat On Tour (11-4-1-1, $125,272, 4-5 at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop), Grade 2 sprint winner Tour of the Cat (41-12-10-6, $876,461, 1-1 at two, 1-14 on turf, 2-4 in mud/slop), and Grade 3-placed turfer Honorable Cat (30-3-9-3, $199,307, unraced at two, 1-12 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 16-52 (31%, $1.80) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 6-14 (43%, $3.21 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

9. Madam Bling (War Chant - Madam Sandie, by Our Native)
Trainer: James Toner
- Foaled April 29 in Kentucky
- sire is 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)
- half-sister to Grade 3 turf winner Gritty Sandie (49-9-5-9, $536,445, 0-1 at two, 9-48 on turf, 0-1 on mud/slop)
- sire is 18-120 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 66-406 (16%) with turf runners
- dam was multiple Grade 3-placed on turf at two (14-3-0-3, $86,040, 2-6 at two, 3-12 on turf)
- dam has nine runners, six winners, eight juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, nine turf runners, five turf winners
- dam is a full sister to Grade 2-placed Blazing Kadie (38-7-6-4, $253,735, 0-2 at two, 7-34 on turf)
- trainer is 0-18 over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-2 with second-time Spa Babies

10. Return to Paradise (El Prado - Winner’s Edge, by Seeking the Gold)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 21 in Kentucky
- $145,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-sister to stakes-placed router Capac (22-5-4-5, $192,256, 1-2 at two, 0-1 on turf, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Group 1 winner on turf at two (9-4-1-0, $236,987, 4-6 at two, all races on grass)
- sire is 131-845 (16%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 378-2829 (13%) with turf runners
- dam was Grade 3-placed routing (24-4-5-1, $145,450, 0-2 at two, 2-6 on turf, 2-5 in mud/slop, cost $32,000 as a short yearling)
- dam has six runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, four turf runners, one turf winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Bid Us (33-6-4-10, $272,275), Group 2 turf winner Lucky Song (18-5-1-2, $181,517, 3-4 at two, 5-16 on turf), and Grade 3 winner Pollock’s Luck (23-6-2-2, $375,858, 1-1 at two, 2-8 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 51-212 (24%, $1.60 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles on turf
- trainer is 13-47 (28%, $1.99 ROI) with Spa Babies on turf

11. Doctor Sparks (Jump Start - Sharp Contrast, by Diesis)
Trainer: Dominick Schettino
- Foaled February 21 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (5-2-1-0, $221,265, all races at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 30-205 (15%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 5-58 (9%) with turf runners
- dam was unraced (cost $30,000 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two turf runners, no turf winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Group 3 turf winner Savannah’s Honor (in France, 21-5-4-6, $326,796, stakes-winner at two, 3-12 on turf, 0-3 in mud/slop) and French turf stakes-winner Anna’s Honor (19-4-1-2, $87,812, Group 3-placed at two, all races on turf)
- trainer is 3-29 (10%, $1.21 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-5 with second-time Spa Babies

12. Cape Cod Bay (Cape Town – Augusta Springs, by Nijinsky II)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled January 22 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-sister to Grade 2 juvenile sprint winner Buffythecenterfold (16-5-5-2, $527,685, 3-6 at two, 0-2 on turf, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (12-5-1-1, $795,817, 3-6 at two, unraced on turf)
- sire is 57-303 (19%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 40-354 (11%) with turf runners
- dam was stakes-placed on turf (5-3-0-1, $55,600, unraced at two, all races on turf)
- dam has eight runners, four winners, five juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, six turf runners, one turf winner
- dam is a a half-sister to juvenile Grade 1 winner Cuddles (18-7-2-3, $582,996, 3-5 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-2 in mud/slop, dam of Grade 2 winner Katz Me if you Can ), and to Nuryette (dam of multiple Grade 2 winner Northern Afleet, and Grade 1 winner Tap to Music)
- trainer is 18-93 (18%, $2.30 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 3-16 (19%, $2.73 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

13. Justoutofthebox (Outofthebox – Just Kissing, by Kissin Kris)
Trainer: H. Allen Jerkens
- Foaled February 3 in Florida
- out juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (16-5-4-3, $734,008, 2-5 at two, unraced on turf, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 14-162 (9%) with juvenile runners
- sire is 0-25 with first-turf runners
- dam was placed sprinting (11-0-2-0, $7,240, 0-4 at two, unraced on turf)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, no turf runners
- dam is a half-sister to Grade 2 sprint winner Shadow Caster (47-8-6-10, $477,653, 3-11 at two, 0-8 on turf, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with second-time juveniles switching to turf

Analysis:
DUBAI ANGEL’s sire has done very well with young horses (his Cato Major won his career debut on turf at 18-1 at this meet), and the dam won on the lawn. She didn’t do much in career debut at Churchill Downs, but experience counts in turf routes, and she is eligible to show better speed stretching out in distance.
CAPE COD BAY broke poorly, and raced well back off a very slow pace in career debut. She still passed some runners in the strech, and would prove a stretch threat if able to draw in from the also-eligible list. BOSTON CAT didn’t have an easy trip in career debut, yet still finished ahead of a next-out maiden winner (on dirt). She draws the far outside post, but should be charging in the lane.
OUR DREAMETTE almost pulled it off sprinting two back, then had traffic for most of the way in most recent appearance. Should be close to the lead in initial route appearance. GO SAMANTHA GO shows a solid turf workout in preparation for this, and gets Prado at a price. VALID HUMOR has decent works, draws a nice attack post, and goes out for excellent connections, but is spotting experience. RETURN TO PARADISE improved a bit with blinkers, but the Pletcher barn is ice-cold right now. NAMASTE’S WISH was a terrible disappointment on the dirt. The nicely-bred filly removes the hood, and may take to the weeds. It’s probably too early to give up on her.

Selections (Turf Only)
: 1. Dubai Angel
2. Cape Cod Bay
3. Boston Cat

The play (Turf Only): Dubai Angel to win and place (8-1 or more)

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Race 8
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
With Anticipation Stakes


2-year-olds
Purse $80,000

Analysis:
SHERINE will take a big step up facing open company and males in the With Anticipation, but she looked super winning her turf debut over this course and trip 26 days ago. She was quick enough from the gate to clear the field going into the first turn, and then disdainfully dispatched of a challenger on the final bend. She had the field strung out behind her, and reported home a much the best winner. She should save valuable ground from the inside post, and may find a nice spot tracking HIGH APPEAL, the likely pacesetter.
High Appeal owns high early speed, and may shake loose, but he’s stretching out to a route for the first time, and may be a bit overbet. He’s done everything easily thus far, and there’s no telling how good he is at the present time. NOWNOWNOW adds Lasix after a tough trip at Churchill Downs. Pat Biancone adds Lasix, and his charge has some turf pedigree on the bottom half of his bloodlines.
CARRY THE DAY enjoyed a good trip en route to his maiden score at Belmont. Toss out his last start as he really doesn’t like dirt. ZEE ZEE was a very impressive winner of his debut, and gives the Sherine entry some more pop. Like her mate, she’ll try males, but should be charging in the stretch. REBOUNDED overcame some trouble to win his debut at this distance, and has the tactical speed to find a nice stalking spot while in the clear.

Selections(Turf Only)
:
1. Sherine
2. High Appeal
3. Nownownow

The play: Sherine to win at 2-1 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): 60-14-28 (+8.40)