08/06/2007 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 8/8

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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.

Monday’s result: Lavender Luck finished last.

First week recap: A combination of mediocre handicapping and conservative betting led to a small loss. Time to get back in the black.: 9-2-4 (-$5.80)

Second week recap: Hideous handicapping put me further behind. It only takes one winner to turn things around, however, and there are three more chances on Wednesday alone. Let’s get back on track: 19-2-7 (-$15.80)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Race 2
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. O K Roger (Double Honor - Arion’s Wish, by Lyphard’s Wish)
Trainer: Richard Stoklosa
- Foaled April 8, 2005 in Florida
- $9,000 RNA yearling (OBS August 2006)
- sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner at two (8-2-2-1, $251,612, all races at two, won debut, 2-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 18-182 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a route winner (29-5-4-1, $38,065, 0-1 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints)
- dam has six foals of racing age, five runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a full sister to Grade 2 winner How I Wish (34-9-6-6, $349,637, 0-6 at two, 1-10 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $1.18 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-1 with debuting Spa Babies

2. Sam’s Passion (Seeking the Gold - Fob, by The Prime Minister)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled April 2, 2005 in Kentucky
- $210,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-6-0, $2,307,000, 1-1 at two, 5-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 40-189 (21%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a turf winner (5-1-1-0, $10,835, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- dam has five foals of racing age, three runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner War Thief (45-14-10-6, $608,912, 2-4 at two, won debut, 1-6 in dirt sprints), stakes-winner Stop Watch (19-6-6-1, $348,813, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints), and Grade 3 winner Watch (23-9-7-1, $610,939, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- dam a three-quarter sister to turf stakes-winner Remind (24-5-8-3, $472,931, 0-1 in two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- dam a full sister to Grade 3 turf winner Prime Meridian (26-4-2-3, $263,415, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 22-183 (12%, $1.65 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 13-69 (19%, $2.71 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- June 22 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Esther Got Even (finished fifth in career debut on August 5 with 50 Beyer)

3. Ecton (Ecton Park - Dolly by Golly, by Not For Love)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled February 1, 2005 in Kentucky
- $32,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $25,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (23-6-4-6, $1,503,825, 1-2 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 26-213 (12%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced (sold for $4,500 as a yearling)
- dam has two foals of racing age, two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- second dam is multiple stakes-placed sprinter Rollicking Dolly (26-6-5-3, $102,710, 0-1 at two, 6-25 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 5-57 (9%, $0.52 ROI) over the past five years with second-out juveniles
- trainer is 0-3 with second-time Spa Babies

4. Moral Compass (Grand Slam - Affair With Aflair, by Well Decorated)
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
- Foaled January 23, 2005 in Kentucky
- $115,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- $65,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-placed sprinter Lady Aflair (21-3-2-3, $91,392, 1-8 at two, 3-18 in dirt sprints
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, won debut, 1-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 30-229 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (17-4-3-1, $99,732, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-11 in dirt sprints, cost $42,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has five foals of racing age, four runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Chasing Stars (22-6-3-1, $126,373, unraced at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints), and juvenile stakes-winner router Buzz Song (4-2-0-1, $94,450, 2-3 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 7-58 (12%, $2.35 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-14 (7%), $0.73 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.40 prior to the May sale
- June 2, June 7, June 17 workouts match barn’s juvenile Rebounded (won career debut on turf on August 3 with 67 Beyer), and barn’s three-year-old Talleyrand (finished eighth in career debut at Delaware on July 14 with 1 Beyer)
- June 12 workout matches Rebounded, and barn’s four-year-old filly Hot Property (finished second in ‘n2x’ optional claimer on July 1 at Delaware with 72 Beyer)
- June 30 workout matches Tallyerand
- July 6, July 12 works match Rebounded
- July 18 workout matches barn’s juvenile Velvet World (finished fifth in career debut on July 30 at Delaware with 41 Beyer)

5. U. S. Cavalry (Officer - Humorous Wish, by Distorted Humor)
Trainer: Ian Wilkes
- Foaled March 23, 2005 in Kentucky
- $10,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $50,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (9-6-1-1, $804,090, 5-8 at two, won debut, 5-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 11-54 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced
- this is dam’s first foal
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Lyphover (32-11-4-4, $291,707, 0-2 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints)
-trainer is 0-14 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners

6. Hidden Bay (Seeking the Gold - Oyster Bay, by Saint Ballado)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled April 16, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-6-0, $2,307,000, 1-1 at two, 5-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 40-189 (21%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was placed (5-0-0-3, $15,585, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, cost $360,000 as a weanling)
- dam has two foals of racing age, one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- second dam is Grade 3 winner Clamorosa (22-5-5-5, $343,973, 1-3 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 18-204 (9%, $0.93 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-38 with debuting Spa Babies
- May 25 workout matches barn’s juvenile Starbank (finished fourth in career debut on turf on August 3 with 54 Beyer)
- July 1 workout matches barn’s juvenile Lord and T. (finished 10th in career debut on July 28 with 38 Beyer)
- July 7 workout matches barn’s juvenile Stormtalk (finished 10th in career debut on turf on August 3 with 51 Beyer)

7. Maimonides (Vindication - Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy)
Trainer: Bob Baffert
- Foaled March 25, 2005 in Kentucky
- $4,600,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006***sixth-highest price)
- half-brother to Grade 1 mile winner El Corredor (10-7-1-0, $727,920, 1-2 at two, 4-6 in dirt sprints), Grade 3 winner Silver Tornado (8-4-0-0, $133,075, 2-2 at two, 3-4 in dirt sprints), and Grade 1 route winner Roman Ruler (10-5-2-1, $1,220,800, 3-5 at two, won debut, 2-3 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,580, 4-4 at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 4-16 (25%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced (cost $85,000 as a yearling, and $125,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has five foals of racing age, four runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, two juvenile debut winners,
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed router Smart Duck (19-2-1-1, $39,890, 1-3 at two, won debut, 1-8 in dirt sprints), stakes-winning sprinter Swift and Classy (3-3-0-0, $61,410, 1-1 at two, all races sprinting), multiple turf stakes-winner Seducer (14-4-3-1, $238,770, 3-7 at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, dam of Grade 3 winner Seducer’s Song), and multiple stakes-placed juvenile Croom (7-1-3-2, $55,725, 0-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 30-190 (16%, $1.68 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- July 8 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Adarlyn Cat (finished 10th in July 28 maiden special weight at Del Mar with 18 Beyer)
- July 15 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Law Breaker (finished sixth in Oceanside Stakes on turf at Del Mar on July 18 with 84 Beyer; 87 Beyer on dirt)

8. Tre Cool (Grindstone - Saucy Mademoiselle, by Sauce Boat)
Trainer: Patrick Kelly
- Foaled March 18, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winner Tim Finnegan (51-7-10-7, $78,530, 1-5 at two, 6-39 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (6-3-2-0, $1,224,510, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 13-115 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a sprint winner (28-3-4-5, $33,382, unraced at two, 3-23 in dirt sprints)
- dam has eight foals of racing age, six runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 juvenile sprinter Ruling Gold (6-2-2-0, $35,594), stakes-placed Ruling Top (61-10-12-7, $81,690, 0-1 at two, 6-32 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winner Slewonderful (24-6-3-4, $100,953, unraced at two, 4-15 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 3-42 (7%, $1.95 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-7 with debuting Spa Babies

9. Grand Minstrel (Grand Slam - Colonial Minstrel, by Pleasant Colony)
Trainer: James Jerkens
- Foaled May 2, 2005 in Virginia
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Storm Minstrel (27-5-11-3, $299,339, 0-5 at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, won debut, 1-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 30-229 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a Grade 2 winner (24-10-4-3, $556,583, unraced at two, 9-17 in dirt sprints)
- dam has four foals in racing age, three runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 sprint winner Minidar (16-8-2-2, $350,900, 1-4 at two, 8-12 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winner Unrestrained (25-5-4-2, $281,513, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 5-38 (13%, $1.42 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-5 (40%, $1.82 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies

Analysis:
MAIMONIDES shipped to New York after his connections voiced concerns over the condition of Del Mar’s Polytrack. The beautifully-bred colt sold for $4.6 Million last September, and shows some solid works for his debut. Bob Baffert gets ‘em ready to rumble first-out, and he should take a good deal of money for his long-awaited unveiling.
ECTON showed good speed in his career debut at Churchill, but that was against maiden claimers, and he’ll step up to face special weights here. He was only beaten a nose by Robbing the Bank, and that one returned to place in a pair of stakes races. Expect Ecton to be a pace factor in this spot. U. S. CAVALRY is bred for speed on both sides of the pedigree, but the barn is 0-28 with debut runners. Note the fast gate work over this surface on July 30.
SAM’S PASSION is by a top sire, but there is lots of turf in the female family, and he may want a bit more ground.

Selections:
1. Maimonides
2. Ecton
3. U. S. Cavalry

The play: Maimonides - Ecton exacta; Maimonides - U. S. Cavalry exacta

Race 4
5 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight (New York-bred)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $56,000

1. Farri H. (Hook and Ladder - Schifarri, by Gulch)
Trainer: John Kimmel
- Foaled May 21, 2005
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 5-11 (45%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has eight foals of racing age, seven runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- second dam was multiple Grade 3-placed Lambros (18-5-2-4, $144,790, unraced at two, 3-15 in dirt sprints
- female family of Grade 1 winner Fappiano, Grade 3 winner Portroe, and Group 1 winner Torrential
- trainer is 14-93 (15%, $2.44 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $0.29 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- June 6 workout went .01 slower than barn’s juvenile filly Free and Brave (finished fifth in career debut on July 29 with 50 Beyer)
- June 11, July 7 workouts went .01 faster than Free and Brave
- June 16, June 22, July 14 workouts went .02 slower than Free and Brave
- June 29 workout went .03 faster than Free and Brave
- July 27 workout matches Free and Brave

1a: Best Crossing (Hook and Ladder - Final Crossing, by Ends Well)
Trainer: Ramon Hernandez
- Foaled May 25, 2005
- half-sister to route stakes-winner Iron Cop (58-8-5-14, $287,319, 1-9 at two, 1-7 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 5-11 (45%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was stakes-placed sprinting at two (28-5-7-5, $100,688, 1-5 at two, 5-27 in dirt sprints)
- dam has five foals of racing age, four runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Poniard (70-16-10-16, $155,679, 0-1 at two, 2-9 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 6-37 (16%, $2.72 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-12 (25%, 4.32 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies

2. Vain Vixen (Good and Tough - Uppity, by Colony Light)
Trainer: Thomas Bush
- Foaled May 5, 2005
- $6,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2006)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-winner Two Sixty Four (18-7-3-3, $197,025, unraced at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints), and stakes-placed sprinter Market Psychology (5-2-1-1, $78,891, 1-2 at two, won debut, all races in dirt sprints
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (23-9-5-2, $809,341, unraced at two, 9-21 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 11-74 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has five foals of racing age, four runners, three winners, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Top Secret (31-11-7-1, $997,647, 3-6 at two, 5-12 in dirt sprints), multiple stakes-winning sprinter Tate (21-4-5-7, $199,787, 0-1 at two, all races in dirt sprints), sprint stakes-winner West’s Secret (17-5-2-3, $176,381, unraced at two, 5-15 in dirt sprints), and stakes-placed Secret Forest (12-3-4-2, $134,905, unraced at two, 1-5 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 5-49 (10%, $2.08 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-12 (8%, $3.17 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- May 23 workout went .01 slower than barn’s juvenile filly Buona Sera (finished third in career debut on July 26 with 66 Beyer)
- June 27 workout went .04 faster than barn’s juvenile Another Gulch (finished sixth in career debut on July 27 with 48 Beyer)

3. Valentina’s Grace (Vicar - But, by Unaccounted For)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
- Foaled January 27, 2005
- $75,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2006)
- entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-4-2-3, $835,142, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-6 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 9-82 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a route winner (24-3-5-9, $175,300, unraced at two, 0-6 in dirt sprints)
- this is dam’s first foal
- trainer is 21-89 (24%, $2.66 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-14 (21%, $1.78 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- June 7 workout went .05 slower than barn’s juvenile filly Expect the End (finished second in the Colleen Stakes at Monmouth on July 29 with 78 Beyer)

4. Linden Ave (Dream Run - Tricky Move, by Tricky Creek)
Trainer: Timothy Hills
- Foaled February 15, 2005
- $50,000 short yearling (OBS January 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- half-sister to sprint stakes-winner Multiplication (4-2-1-0, $102,740, unraced at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (25-5-6-4, $456,734, 1-2 at two, 5-20 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 0-5 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (27-4-3-5, $112,956, 1-10 at two, 2-19 in dirt sprints, sold for $3,700 as a yearling)
- dam has three foals of racing age, two runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- trainer is 14-118 (12%, $1.51 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-4 with debuting Spa Babies
- May 19, May 26, June 1, June 8, June 14, June 21 workouts match barn’s juvenile filly Nomo’ College Fund (finished seventh in career debut in 40K maiden claimer at Monmouth on July 29 with 0 Beyer)
- June 27 workout went .02 slower than Nomo’ College Fund
- July 28 workout matches barn’s four-year-old filly Waquoit’s Love (56 dirt Beyer; 82 on turf)

5. Chanced (American Chance - Biddy Mason, by Ogygian)
Trainer: Bruce Levine
- Foaled March 26, 2005
- $14,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (37-10-8-4, $847,977, 3-5 at two, 8-19 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 16-163 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a winner (38-3-4-6, $94,800, unraced at two, 1-14 in dirt sprints)
- dam has five foals of racing age, four runners, two winners, no juvenile runners
- second dam was stakes-winner Kitty Tatch (37-12-8-4, $233,648)
- female family of Grade 2-placed Found Pearl Harbor
- trainer is 4-45 (9%, $2.44 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
-trainer is 0-4 with debuting Spa Babies

6. Beam of Love (Prime Timber - Love Destiny, by Silver Deputy)
Trainer: Gary Contessa
- Foaled February 28, 2005
- $50,000 juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- half-sister to multiple sprint stakes-winner Accurate (25-5-0-2, $184,788, 2-6 at two, 5-18 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (17-4-4-0, $621,238, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 5-44 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has six foals of racing age, five runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple sprint stakes-winner Meadowminer (39-10-5-5, $283,812, 3-3 at two, 10-34 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 16-159 (10%, $1.13 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut winners
- trainer is 4-41 (10%, $1.39 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- worked a furlong in 10.80, and another furlong in 10.40 prior to the March sale.

7. Kaz Court (Matty G - Tudor Court, by Lord Carson)
Trainer: Robert Barbara
- Foaled April 6, 2005
- sire was a Grade 1 winner at two (19-4-1-2, $443,275, 2-6 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 8-115 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a sprint winner (23-5-1-2, $111,301, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- this is dam’s first foal (cost $27,000 as a yearling)
- second dam a placed half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Lordhyexecutioner (60-6-9-9, $288,338, 2-12 at two, 5-37 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 4-44 (9%, $1.16 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-13 with debuting Spa Babies

8. Canadian Ballet (City Zip - Canadian Flagship, by Northern Flagship)
Trainer: Linda Rice
- Foaled April 26, 2005
- full sister to multiple stakes-placed sprinter Vasa (12-2-2-0, 2-3 at two, won debut, all races sprinting)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (23-9-5-4, $818,225, 5-11 at two, 9-16 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 10-72 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a route winner (48-6-5-12, $97,708, 0-7 at two, 0-16 in dirt sprints, sold for $10,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three foals of racing age, two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to route stakes-winner Soldieroffaith (23-3-4-5, $65,673, 0-3 at two, 0-8 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 8-99 (8%, $1.17 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-34 (3%, $0.72 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies

9. La Ransom (Forest Camp - La Luminosa, by Relaunch)
Trainer: Anthony Dutrow
- Foaled February 10, 2005
- $82,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $135,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $120,000 RNA juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed router Robin the Rich (42-3-4-12, $74,700, 0-7 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints), stakes-winner On the Fritz (23-5-7-2, $237,407, unraced at two, 2-10 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 2 winner at two (11-4-2-0, $339,984, 2-4 at two, 3-8 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 35-196 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has nine foals of racing age, nine runners, five winners, five juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Bright Bouquet (49-18-8-6, $247,447), and Grade 3 winner Come Summer (34-14-5-4, $360,237, 2-2 at two, 8-18 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 93-336 (28% $1.65 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $1.04) with Spa Babies
- worked a furlong in 10.20 prior to the April sale

10. Sew Slippery (Freud - Sew and Sew, by Ogygian)
Trainer: William Badgett Jr.
- Foaled February 18, 2005
- $21,000 yearling (OBS August 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- half-sister to multiple stakes-placed juvenile sprinter Bengal Lore (15-2-3-1, $121,323, 1-7 at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- sire was Group 2-placed on turf in Ireland (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire is 9-59 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a sprint winner at two (28-1-4-8, $74,305, 1-8 at two, 1-16 in dirt sprints)
- dam has five foals of racing age, four runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, three juvenile winners
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Busted Stitches (15-8-1-1, $107,801, unraced at two, 2-4 in dirt sprints
- trainer is 0-16 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 with debuting Spa Babies

11. Reversible Error (Western Expression - Margin for Error, by Dixie Brass)
Trainer: Karl Grusmark
- Foaled April 18, 2005
- sire was a Grade 1-placed sprinter (16-3-2-3, $140,114, unraced at two, 3-10 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 6-62 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was placed sprinting (16-0-2-1, $14,210, 0-2 at two, 0-14 in dirt sprints)
- dam has two foals of racing age, one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed sprinter Clear Margins (35-3-4-5, $116,487, 1-8 at two, 3-27 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 5-22 (23%, $2.61 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-1 with debuting Spa Babies

12. Last Boat Home (Gold Token - Last Boat East, by Eastern Echo)
Trainer: Lynne Scace
- Foaled June 14, 2005
- sire was a multiple stakes-winner (26-7-6-2, $320,368, unraced at two, 5-18 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 6-50 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a turf winner (54-8-3-10, $228,715, 1-6 at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints)
- dam has four foals of racing age, three runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to route stakes-winner Seattle Wave (43-3-2-5, $115,820, 1-8 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints), and stakes-placed sprinter Love’s Echo (7-1-3-1, $50,605, unraced at two, 1-6 at two)
- trainer is 2-15 (13%, $1.21 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 with debuting Spa Babies
- July 29 workout matches barn’s juvenile Alex Ingram (ran fourth in lone start on July 11 in 50K maiden claimer at Delaware with 28 Beyer)

13. Wise Choice (Wiseman’s Ferry - Senorita Constanza, by His Majesty)
Trainer: Sal Iorio Jr.
- Foaled March 27, 2005
- $10,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2006)
- $30,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 route winner (16-4-3-2, $825,266, 1-6 at two, won debut, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 1-8 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was placed routing (15-0-0-1, $6,010, unraced at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints)
- dam has nine foals of racing age, seven runners, five winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-winner Serene Nobility (62-9-5-11, $264,778, unraced at two, 1-9 in dirt sprints
- dam a half sister to stakes-winner Corax (15-4-3-2, $143,260, 1-3 at two, won debut, 3-12 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 0-14 with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-1 with debuting Spa Babies
- worked a furlong in 11.20 prior to the May sale

Analysis:
VALENTINA’S GRACE has a route-oriented pedigree, but Richard Dutrow Jr. excels with debut performers, and the $75,000 yearling buy shows steady workouts for her career debut. It’s nice to see Edgar Prado take the mount.
BEST CROSSING probably won’t draw in from the also-eligible list, but her first-crop sire has gotten off to a hot start with his firsters, and trainer Ramon Hernandez does well with young horses. One to watch down the road. LA RANSOM was no match for favored winner Bet the Diva in much-improved second start. Should show good speed in this spot, and wouldn’t be a surprise.
VAIN VIXEN has an interesting speed-oriented pedigree, and goes out for excellent connections. She’ll have to hustle from tough inside post. FARRI H. hails from a classy female family, and shows some solid works. CANADIAN BALLET has some speed on the top of her pedigree, and shows a bullet gate work over the surface.

Selections:
1. Valentina’s Grace
2. Best Crossing
3. La Ransom

The play: Valentina’s Grace to win and place at 5-1 odds or more

Race 6
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000.

1. Stone Bird (Grindstone - Bird Cage, by Kris S.)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled April 27, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (6-3-2-0, $1,224,510, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 13-115 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a sprint winner (23-1-4-5, $23,581, 0-4 at two, 1-10 in dirt sprints)
- dam has five foals of racing age, four runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed Mountain Bird (18-2-5-5, $147,838, 0-4 at two, 2-14 in dirt sprints), multiple Grade 1 winner Bird Town (12-4-6-1, $871,251, 1-4 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints), multiple Grade 1 winner Birdstone (9-5-0-0, $1,575,600, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-2 in dirt sprints), and stakes-placed sprinter So Long Birdie (5-2-1-1, $60,020, 1-2 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 18-204 (9%, $0.93 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-38 with debuting Spa Babies

2. Imperium (Malibu Moon - Slink, by Coronado’s Quest)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled April 10, 2005 in Kentucky
- $35,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $15,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a juvenile sprint winner (2-1-1-0, $33,840, all races sprinting at two)
- sire is 16-95 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a juvenile sprint winner (3-1-0-0, $4,760, all races sprinting at two, cost $100,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two foals of racing age, one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner
- second dam is Grade 3 winner Cat Appeal (23-10-4-4, $572,253, 2-7 at two, won debut, 8-16 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 7-83 (8%, $1.90 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, 4.27 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- July 14 workout matches barn’s juvenile Cherokee Scot (68 Beyer top)

3. Cherokee Speed (Cherokee Run - Viaduct, by Thunder Gulch)
Trainer: James Toner
- Foaled April 1, 2005 in Kentucky
- $80,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $150,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (28-13-5-5, $1,531,818, 5-7 at two, won debut, 10-17 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 23-265 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced (cost $170,000 as a yearling)
- dam has four foals of racing age, three runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 juvenile winner Phone Chatter (15-5-3-1, $838,741, 4-6 at two, 3-8 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 1-34 (3%, $1.12 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-8 with debuting Spa Babies
- worked a furlong in 10.80, and another furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale
- July 23 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Madam Bling (finished sixth in career debut on turf on August 6 with 52 Beyer)

4. Philharmonic (Hennessy - Zia Philomena, by Coronado’s Quest)
Trainer: George Weaver
- Foaled March 31, 2005 in Kentucky
- $110,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $125,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $120,000 juvenile (OBS February 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (9-4-3-0, $580,400, all races at two, 4-6 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 24-202 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced (cost $65,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first foal
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Wild Deputy (14-5-5-0, $202,690, 0-1 at two, 3-6 in dirt sprints), and stakes-winner Deb’s Honor (22-4-7-4, $182,973, unraced at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 7-85 (8%, $1.27 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-31 (6%, $0.93 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- worked a furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale
- July 3 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Solvent (finished seventh in ‘n1x’ allowance on grass on July 14 with 68 Beyer; 50 Beyer on dirt)
- July 22 work went .04 slower than barn’s three-year-old filly Aggie (finished fourth in career debut on August 20 with 54 Beyer)

5. Full Charge (Mineshaft - Twist Afleet, by Afleet)
Trainer: Michael Matz
- Foaled February 22, 2005 in Kentucky
- $550,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winning sprinter A New Twist (11-5-4-0, $284,415, 1-3 at two, all races sprinting), stakes-placed juvenile Fleet Deputy (20-3-2-5, $86,638, 0-3 at two, 1-10 in dirt sprints), and multiple Grade 2-placed Awesome Twist (17-5-3-1, $303,707, unraced at two, 5-10 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (18-10-3-1, $2,283,402, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire is 0-5 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a multiple Grade 1 winner (18-13-0-2, $659,240, 2-2 at two, 12-15 in dirt sprints, cost $37,000 as a yearling, and $70,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has six foals of racing age, five runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Plum Twist (27-7-6-7, $136,749, unraced at two, 7-26 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 5-61 (8%, $2.06 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $3.17 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- July 7 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly La Menina (won career debut on turf on July 30 with 78 Beyer)
- July 14, July 28 workout matches barn’s juvenile Ready Set (finished third in career debut on August 4 with 69 Beyer)

6. Pick Off (Fusaichi Pegasus - Pas Who, by Pas Seul)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled May 26, 2005 in Kentucky
- $180,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
- $725,000 RNA juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Pas by Pas (4-3-0-1, $86,260, 2-2 at two, 3-4 in dirt sprints), stakes-winner Bay Barrister (21-4-2-4, $102,487, unraced at two, 3-11 in dirt sprints), stakes-winning sprinter Go to the Ink (10-4-3-2, $201,596, unraced at two, 4-8 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 11-84 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a stakes-placed sprinter (15-4-2-0, $47,830, unraced at two, 4-13 in dirt sprints)
- dam has 12 foals of racing age, 10 runners, eight winners, three juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Bishop’s Fling (40-9-7-5, $122,010), and Grade 3 winner Four Flings (40-8-6-4, $196,694)
- trainer is 22-183 (12%, $1.65 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 13-69 (19%, $2.71 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.80, and another furlong in 10.60 prior to the April sale

7. Ready’s Echo (More Than Ready - Menekineko, by Kingmambo)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled January 14, 2005 in Kentucky
- $20,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $100,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (17-7-4-1, $1,026,229, 5-7 at two, won debut, 7-9 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 18-127 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unplaced (2-0-0-0, $395, both races at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, cost $10,000 as a short yearling)
- dam has two foals of racing age, one runner, one winner, no juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter House Key (22-2-5-2, $109,256, 0-2 at two, 2-19 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 97-413 (23%, $1.68 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 23-99 (23%, $1.57 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- June 29 workout matches barn’s juvenile Tribolet (finished seventh in career debut on July 29 with 41 Beyer)

8. Z Humor (Distorted Humor - Offtheoldblock, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled February 14, 2005 in Kentucky
- $240,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 sprint winner (23-8-5-3, $769,964, unraced at two, 7-13 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 32-172 (19%) with juvenile debut runners
- Distorted Humor - A.P. Indy ‘nick’ produced Grade 1 route winner Any Given Saturday (9-5-2-1, $989,213, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-1 in dirt sprints)
- dam was a turf winner (9-1-1-0, $20,420, 0-4 at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints, cost $600,000 as a weanling)
- this is dam’s first foal
- second dam is Grade 2 winner Chip (23-10-3-1, $448,032, unraced at two, 9-20 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 20-224 (9%, $0.96 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-60 (5%, $0.53 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- June 16 workout matches barn’s juvenile Doctor Cal (finished sixth in career debut on July 25 with 29 Beyer)
- July 5 workout matches barn’s juvenile Roadster (44 Beyer on turf)
- July 30 workout matches barn’s juvenile Majestic Warrior (won career debut on August 4 with 81 Beyer)

9. Langley (Forestry - Savannah Bayou, by Deputy Minister)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled March 3, 2005 in Florida
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (11-7-1-2, $591,225, unraced at two, 4-7 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 16-108 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a sprint winner (4-2-0-0, $51,296, 1-2 at two, won debut, all races sprinting, cost $350,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two foals of racing age, one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner
- dam a half to route stakes-winner Ender’s Shadow (34-5-7-4, $277,284, 0-2 at two), and multiple stakes-winner Ender’s Sister (20-5-6-3, $525,048, 2-5 at two)
- trainer is 124-595 (21%, $2.05 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 7-29 (24%, $1.46 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- July 17 workout matches barn’s juvenile T. J.’s Posse (won Jamestown Stakes at Colonial Downs on August 7)
- August 1 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Sky Mom (94 Beyer top)

Analysis:
LANGLEY has a nice pedigree, and Steve Asmussen is one of the best in the world with first-out runners. The workouts look very good, and he may be quick enough to find a good early spot despite the outside post.
FULL CHARGE’s dam was a very classy runner, and sire Mineshaft is one of the hyped first-crop stallions of 2007. Michael Matz already has a debut winner at the meet, and the recent half-mile drill was sharp. IMPERIUM is by an underrated debut sire, and his works at Keeneland look pretty strong. Should offer a bit of value. It’s hard to ignore anything Bill Mott puts on the track, and Z HUMOR worked a sharp five furlongs out of the gate here on July 30.
READY’S ECHO goes out for the dangerous Pletcher-Velazquez tandem, but their juvenile maidens haven’t been their usual sterling selves at the meet.

Selections:
1. Langley
2. Full Charge
3. Imperium

The play: Langley to win and place at 4-1 or more