08/05/2008 12:00AM

Spa Babies for 8/6

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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.

Meet Review:
Week 1: Not a very good week with several "close, but no cigar" finishes. Join in the Dance did win for us on Friday at 3-1 odds.

Week 1 record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager):
12-1-6 (- $13.80)

Week 2: Ninth Client held on for the dead-heat at 18-1 to put us in the black.

Week 2 record:
9-4-4 (+ $45.80)

Meet Record:
21-5-10 (+ $32.00)

Monday's results:
Race 2: Savvy Cat finished fifth
Race 4: Five Star Chowdair finished second
Race 5: Ninth Client dead-heated for first

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Race 5
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Claiming ($100,000)
2-year-olds

Purse $41,000

1. Frosty Diamond (Medaglia d'Oro - Heirloom Diamond, by Grindstone)
Trainer: Henry Collazo
- Foaled March 8, 2006 in Kentucky
- $100,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $14,000 juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-8-7-0, $5,754,720, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 7-33 (21%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a stakes-winner at two (9-2-2-3, $132,200, 2-6 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $23,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
- female family of Grade 1 route winner Devious Course
- trainer is 2-11 (18%, $2.31 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping from maiden special weight
- worked one furlong in 10.3 prior to the March sale

2. Yes I'm Clever (Yes It's True - Call Her, by Caller I.D.)
Trainer: Stanley Hough
- Foaled April 19, 2006 in Kentucky
- $105,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-winner Matched (79-17-15-10, $211,898, unraced at two, 10-42 in main track sprints, 2-11 in mud/slop)
- half-brother to Grade 2 sprint winner Battle Won (32-9-8-4, $820,956, unraced at two, 5-23 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (22-11-2-3, $1,080,700, 5-9 at two, won debut, 11-18 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 32-190 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- Yes It's True 2-36 (6%, $0.51 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a stakes-winner (14-3-3-2, $90,729, 1-4 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has seven runners, six winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, seven main track sprint runners, six main track sprint winners, six mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- Caller I.D. is 1-24 (4%, $1.59 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed (Puerto Rico) Nothingbutthetrue (12-2-2-3, $29,513, 2-8 at two, 2-9 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 11-62 (18%, $1.32 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-19 (16%, $1.74 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-9 (22%, $1.99 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners with Lasix for this owner)
- May 12, May 19, May 26, June 19, July 8 workouts match barn's juvenile Royal Vindication (scheduled to make career debut in today's seventh race)

3. Midtown Bailey (Northern Afleet - Reason to Rhyme, by Mighty Adversary)
Trainer: Chad Brown
- Foaled May 2, 2006 in Ohio
- $23,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $35,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (21-5-3-5, $626,671, 1-3 at two, won debut, 3-11 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 22-146 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-60 (8%, $0.59 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (11-4-2-1, $77,817, 1-1 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- dam has five runners, five winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, five main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, five mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- Mighty Adversary was 3-6 (50%, $7.70 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2007 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Reason to Dance (52-4-12-11, $89,741, 0-15 at two, 0-7 in main track sprints, 1-11 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Magical Jay (48-6-7-6, $58,717, unraced at two, 1-10 in main track sprints, 3-11 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $5.30 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-1 (100%, $10.60 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-9 (11%, $1.18 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner at Saratoga with Lasix)
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.4 prior to the May sale
- July 11 workout matches barn's juvenile Midtown Bullet (finished first in career debut in $50,000 maiden claimer at Saratoga on July 25 with 65 Beyer)

4. Ain't No Star (Haint - Eastern Star, by Star de Naskra)
Trainer: Timothy Ritvo
- Foaled March 22, 2006 in Florida
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-placed router Prado Star (15-5-1-0, $203,780, 1-5 at two, 4-7 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a stakes-winner at two (9-2-1-2, $187,415, 2-7 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 5-27 (19%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was stakes-placed sprinting at two (10-1-1-1, $34,716, 1-4 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop, cost $22,500 as a short yearling, and $35,645 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, four winners, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, five main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Star de Naskra is 2-26 (8%, $1.15 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Duchess Greg (28-1-6-6, $73,293, 1-6 at two, won debut, 1-23 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- trainer is 14-148 (9%, $1.17 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-15 (7%, $0.46 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-17 with all debut runners in 2008
- June 22 workout went .03 slower than barn's three-year-old Clemens (finished fourth in 'n1x' allowance at Monmouth on June 26 with 77 Beyer)
- July 6 workout went .01 faster than barn's juvenile Beer Pong (finished second in career debut in $50,000 maiden claimer at Saratoga on July 25 with 59 Beyer)

5. Madison Heights (City Place - A Gold Moment, by Souvenir Copy)
Trainer: Michael Maker
- Foaled March 5, 2006 in Florida
- $7,500 yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- $23,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- $100,000 juvenile (OBS Open June 2008)
- first-crop sire was unraced
- sire is 1-7 (14%, $1.60 ROI) with all juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, raced on turf)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one main track sprint runner, one main track sprint winner, one mud/slop runner, no mud/slop winners
- Souvenir Copy is 3-11 (27%, $2.64 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile (Japan) Machikane Eden (26-3-2-2, $655,730, 2-4 at two)
- trainer is 3-71 (4%, $0.25 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $1.67 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-13 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.0 prior to the April sale
- worked three furlongs in 33.4 prior to the June sale
- July 19 workout went .04 faster than barn's three-year-old Skills Coach (finished first in maiden special weight at Saratoga on August 3 with 83 Beyer)

6. Buzzin and Dreamin (Five Star Day - Bumble Bee Mama, by Notebook)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled February 1, 2006 in Florida
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $170,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $50,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (16-6-5-0, $575,365, unraced at two, 6-15 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 38-217 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced (cost $30,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, two main track sprint runners, one mud/slop runner
- dam a full sister to Grade 1-placed router Hemingway's Key (15-2-1-2, $220,322, 2-2 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping from maiden special weight while adding Lasix
- worked a quarter-mile in 21.4 prior to the March sale

7. True Ally (Yes It's True - Stormy Alliance, by Storm Creek)
Trainer: Robert Dibona
- Foaled April 17, 2006 in Kentucky
- $140,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $55,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $57,000 juvenile (OBS Open March 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (22-11-2-3, $1,080,700, 5-9 at two, won debut, 11-18 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 95-623 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (2-0-0-0, $320, 0-1 at two, both races in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop, cost $180,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Fight for Ally (32-12-4-7, $546,559, 3-4 at two, 3-8 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Colonial Glitter (21-4-3-5, $258,539, 1-4 at two, 3-15 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-18 (6%, $0.51 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile runners at Saratoga
- worked one furlong in 10.3, and another furlong in 10.2 prior to the March sale

8. Thats a Good Thing (Lion Heart - Competent Sort, by Cahill Road)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled April 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- $50,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (10-5-3-0, $1,390,800, 3-3 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 12-39 (31%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was stakes-placed (21-5-3-1, $76,174, 1-4 at two, 2-10 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, two mud/slop winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Derivative (88-24-18-11, $558,060, unraced at two, 17-59 in main track sprints, 1-13 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 130-496 (26%, $1.63 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from 31-60 day layoffs
- trainer is 8-24 (33%, $2.63 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from 31-60 day layoffs at Saratoga

9. Retriever (Golden Missile - Receivership, by End Sweep)
Trainer: William Badgett Jr.
- Foaled April 30, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (25-7-7-4, $2,194,510, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 9-126 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-40 (5%, $0.85 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a winner (16-7-3-1, $198,300, 1-5 at two, 6-15 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $25,000 as a yearling)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, one main track sprint runner, one main track sprint winner, no mud/slop runners
- End Sweep is 5-29 (17%, $1.31 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 2 route winner French Park (5-3-1-0, $297,601, 3-3 at two, 1-1 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- trainer is 1-12 (8%, $0.78 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 1-9 (11%, $1.04 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner with Lasix)
- July 26 workout matches barn's juvenile Holly Holly (22 Beyer)

Analysis:
AIN'T NO STAR probably won't receive much support due to his little-known sire, Haint, but he has some speed in the pedigree, and the July 6 workout at Belmont hints at some potential. Newly inducted Hall of Famer Edgar Prado takes the mount for a barn that has sent out some live runners at the meet.
MADISON HEIGHTS cost $100,000 back in June, and that's not bad for an unraced first-crop sire that stands for $5,000. Trainer Michael Maker scored with an older maiden earlier in the meet.
YES I'M CLEVER, a half-brother to the classy sprinter Battle Won, shows solid workouts in preparation for his career debut. He's bred for speed on both sides of the pedigree, and trainer Stanley Hough does very well with first-time starters.
THATS A GOOD THING finished first for a $45,000 tag at Churchill Downs, but he impeded another rival, and was disqualified. You have to respect anything off the Steve Asmussen assembly line, but this colt may still be a bit green. TRUE ALLY showed good speed at Monmouth, and can certainly be a pace factor at the very least. MIDTOWN BAILEY may have worked in company with Midtown Bullet on July 11, and that one scored first-out for trainer Chad Brown earlier in the session. FROSTY DIAMOND showed a hint of speed first-out at Calder, and gets a strong rider switch to Kent Desormeaux. He faces a demanding task from the inside post, however. BUZZIN AND DREAMIN adds Lasix for his second start, and that is often a strong angle in maiden and juvenile races. Wayne Lukas scored with a second-time starter on Monday's card.

Selections:
1. Ain't No Star
2. Madison Heights
3. Yes I'm Clever

The Play:
Ain't No Star to Win and Place at 5-1 odds or more

***

Race 7
6 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. 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, 2-11 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- full brother to stakes-winner Double Or Nothing (14-3-5-1, $149,482, 1-8 at two, 2-11 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner at two (8-2-2-1, $251,612, all races at two, won debut, 2-5 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 21-207 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-21 (19%, $2.71 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners
- Double Honor - Fortunate Prospect 'nick' has produced stakes-winner Cut the Mustard (34-10-8-3, $284,195, 1-5 at two, won debut, 5-17 in main track sprints, 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, won debut, 4-9 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- dam was a winner (33-2-5-9, $24,943, 0-6 at two, 1-31 in main track sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has three runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners, three mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Fortunate Prospect is 2-43 (5%, $0.54 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 route winner What a Diplomat (28-3-5-6, $192,475, 0-4 at two, 2-14 in main track sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-20 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 0-3 with all debut runners in 2008
- June 21 workout matches barn's three-year-old Imperial Way (52 dirt Beyer top)

2. Last Martini (Lemon Drop Kid - Elaina, by Dehere)
Trainer: Charles Dickey
- Foaled March 2, 2006 in Kentucky
- $150,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (24-10-3-3, $3,245,370, 2-6 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, 1-6 in mud/slop)
- sire is 8-104 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-27 (11%, $0.98 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a sprint winner at two (9-1-1-1, $17,446, 1-7 at two, 1-8 in main track sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, one main track sprint runner, no main track sprint winners, one mud/slop runner, one mud/slop winner
-Dehere is 12-33 (36%, $3.97 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (five juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile turf stakes-winner (France) Red Monsoon (42-5-3-6, $128,880, 1-2 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints, 0-6 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 sprint winner Esteemed Friend (69-20-11-13, $805,234, 2-7 at two, won debut, 18-53 in main track sprints, 4-12 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 turf winner Badouizm (17-4-4-1, $242,190, 0-3 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- trainer is 0-15 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-3 with all debut runners in 2008

3. They're Late (Mineshaft - Whitewater, by Forestry)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled March 21, 2006
- $190,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $350,000 RNA (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (18-10-3-1, $2,283,402, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-26 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-21 (5%, $0.58) with all debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner at Saratoga)
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- Forestry is 2-8 (25%, $3.40 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- second dam is multiple Grade 2-placed Colorado Song (12-2-3-2, $164,928, 1-5 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- trainer is 23-175 (13%, $1.82 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 13-73 (18%, $2.40 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-16 (13%, $1.14 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both winners with Lasix, one juvenile debut winner at this meet)

4. Winthrop House (More Than Ready - Why You, by Polish Numbers)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled February 8, 2006 in Maryland
- $40,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (17-7-4-1, $1,026,229, 5-7 at two, 7-9 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- dam was a stakes-placed sprinter (6-2-1-1, $81,770, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- this is dam's first runner
- Female family of Grade 2 route winner Best of Luck
- trainer is 17-76 (22%, $2.93 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $2.10 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga

5. 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 (8-2-1-1, $106,084, 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, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 5-42 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 10-27 (37%, $5.55 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 3-24 (13%, $2.70 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 39-126 (31%, $2.01 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)

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 72-364 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-18 (11%, $0.52 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- Unbridled is 6-52 (12%, $2.02 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut winners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- 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, unraced in mud/slop)
- trainer is 97-452 (21%, $1.56 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 21-106 (20%, $1.42 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 18-90 (20%, $1.56 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, one with blinkers, 11 juvenile debut winners, 14 with John Velazquez aboard, three debut winners at this meet)
- June 3 workout matches barn's juvenile Invisible Star (finished sixth in career debut on grass on July 11 at Belmont with 45 Beyer)
- July 4, July 26 workouts match barn's juvenile Blank Check (finished seventh in career debut on August 2 with 51 Beyer)
- July 20 workout went .03 faster than barn's four-year-old Sam P. (99 Beyer top)

7. Kensei (Mr. Greeley - Private Feeling, by Belong to Me)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled May 4, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- $300,000 juvenile (Barretts May 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (16-5-6-0, $474,452, 2-6 at two, 4-11 in main track sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- sire is 29-265 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-36 (8%, $1.78 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- dam was a sprint winner (7-2-0-1, $18,425, unraced at two, 2-5 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
-this is dam's first runner
- Belong to Me is 8-33 (24%, $3.53 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Grand Charmer (17-6-4-5, $210,086, 3-8 at two, 3-9 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Get Smarter (6-2-1-0, $66,450, 1-2 at two, all races in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 132-675 (20%, $1.84 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 7-33 (21%, $1.36 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 35-182 (19%, $1.57 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (34 with Lasix, 25 juvenile debut winners, 14 with Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, one for this owner)
- June 27 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Wickedly Spicey (finished fourth in career debut at Saratoga on August 3 with 18 Beyer)
- July 22 workout went .05 slower than barn's juvenile Coach Gravy (finished sixth in career debut at Saratoga on August 2 with 54 Beyer)
- July 22 workout went .01 faster than barn's juvenile Meetmeatthechapel (finished third in maiden special weight at Monmouth on August 2 with 56 Beyer)
- July 22 workout went .01 faster than barn's juvenile filly Littleprincessemma (52 Beyer)

8. Zensational (Unbridled's Song - Joke, by Phone Trick)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 26, 2006 in Kentucky
- $20,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $700,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Select February 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (12-5-4-0, $1,311,800, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 27-198 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 9-36 (25%, $2.53 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (11-4-0-1, $121,674, 2-4 at two, 4-10 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner, one main track sprint runner
- Phone Trick is 6-59 (10%, $1.91 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut winners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Trip (28-11-4-2, $888,773, 0-1 at two, 5-12 in main track sprints), 0-2 in mud/slop
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Laity (20-4-0-0, $223,040, 2-5 at two, 1-9 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 27-245 (11%, $1.05 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 8-76 (11%, $0.84 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-33 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked one furlong in 10.20 prior to the February sale

9. Pegasus Fever (Fusaichi Pegasus - Last Love, by Danehill)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled January 26, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $300,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 14-130 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-39 (10%, $1.12 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- Fusaichi Pegasus - Danehill 'nick' has produced Group 2 turf winner (Australia) Flying Pegasus (14-3-2-4, $282,090, 2-5 at two, won debut, 0-1 in main track sprint, unraced in mud/slop)
- dam was a turf winner in Ireland (3-1-1-0, $18,033, unraced at two, all races on turf)
- this is dam's first runner
- Danehill was 1-11 (9%, $1.67 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam a full sister to Group-1-placed juvenile turf runner (France) Summerland (33-5-4-5, $591,532, 2-6 at two)
- trainer is 10-180 (6%, $0.77 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-42 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 0-20 with all debut winners in 2008
- May 21 workout matches barn's juvenile Maloof Magic (finished tenth in career debut at Churchill on July 2 with 30 Beyer)
- May 21 workout matches barn's juvenile Great Crusade (finished eighth in career debut at Saratoga on July 26 with 2 Beyer)
- May 29 workout matches barn's juvenile Buzzin and Dreamin (finished eighth in career debut on June 25 at Churchill with 37 Beyer; entered in today's fifth at Saratoga)
- July 9 workout matches barn's three-year-old filly Spirit Line (finished eighth in 'n2x' optional claimer on turf at Saratoga on August 1 with 54 Beyer; 80 Beyer top on dirt)
- July 26 workout matches barn's juvenile Fast Draw (finished third in maiden special weight at Saratoga on July 31 with 69 Beyer)

10. Royal Vindication (Vindication - Proper Form, by Deputy Minister)
Trainer: Stanley Hough
- Foaled May 19, 2006 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- $190,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winner Mountain Range (39-8-6-5, $428,314, 3-7 at two, 3-16 in main track sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed sprinter Mrs Petoski (10-3-2-0, $85,775, 1-3 at two, won debut, 3-7 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,950, 4-4 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- sire is 10-63 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-29 (14%, $1.18 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- Vindication - Deputy Minister 'nick' has produced stakes-placed sprinter My Sweet Valor (9-2-2-1, $70,115, 0-2 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, unraced in mud/slop)
- dam was placed sprinting at two (1-0-1-0, $5,500, lone race sprinting on the main track at two, unraced in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, four juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, four main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners, two mud/slop runners, no mud/slop winners
- Deputy Minister is 7-96 (7%, $1.40 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1-placed router Triple Strike (4-3-0-1, $61,992, unraced at two, 3-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 11-62 (18%, $1.32 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-19 (16%, $1.74 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Saratoga
- trainer is 2-9 (22%, $1.99 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners with Lasix for this owner)
- May 12, May 19, May 26, June 19, July 8 workouts match barn's juvenile Yes I'm Clever (entered for debut in today's fifth race)

Analysis:
ROYAL VINDICATION must break from a tough outside post position, but the $190,000 yearling debuts for an underrated first-out barn. His frequent workmate, Yes I'm Clever, is scheduled to debut in the fifth race so check out the results of that heat before making your final decisions.
WINTHROP HOUSE raced greenly in his debut at Belmont, but he probably gained valuable experience from that event, and Kiaran McLaughlin has good numbers with second-time starters.
SPEED LIMIT is a Pletcher-Velazquez baby with a wonderful pedigree. He is a son of Storm Cat out of a full sister to Banshee Breeze.
WANDA'S DOUBLE is a full brother to stakes-winner Double Or Nothing, but the inside post may be a detriment. PEGASUS FEVER is bred for grass and distance, and may need a race. KENSEI has speed breeding, and goes out for the always-dangerous Steve Asmussen. The works give out mixed signals, however. ZENSATIONAL cost $700,000 earlier this year, but trainer Bill Mott is 0-33 with firsters in 2008. BIG FLIRT shows no published workouts since July 18, but trainer Wesley Ward is a magician with first-time starters. THEY'RE LATE is a Mineshaft firster for Nick Zito, much like the barn's debut winner Miss Ocean City earlier at the meet. LAST MARTINI may need an outing.

Selections:
1. Royal Vindication
2. Winthrop House
3. Speed Limit

The play: Royal Vindication to Win and Place at 5-1 odds or more