08/31/2007 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 9/1

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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: One Little Secret finished fifth
Race 6: Dubai Angel finished ninth
Race 8: Sherine finished third

Saturday, September 1, 2007
6 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. Pick Off (Fusaichi Pegasus - Pas Who, by Pas Seul)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled May 26 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- withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)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, 1-2 in mud/slop), stakes-winner Bay Barrister (21-4-2-4, $102,487, unraced at two, 3-11 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop), and stakes-winning sprinter Go to the Ink (10-4-3-2, $201,596, unraced at two, 4-8 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 38-207 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-placed sprinter (15-4-2-0, $47,830, unraced at two, 4-13 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- dam has 11 runners, eight winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- 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 37-132 (28%, $2.28 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 6-27 (22%, $1.86 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.80, and another furlong in 10.60 prior to the April sale

1a. Web Gem (Fusaichi Pegasus – Chasing September, by Storm Boot)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled May 16 in Kentucky
- $170,000 yearling Keeneland September 2006)
- $600,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 38-207 (18%) with juvenile runners- dam was a sprint winner (9-1-0-0, $7,275, unraced at two, 1-8 sprinting, 1-1 in mud/slop, sold for $40,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 sprint winner September Secret (7-4-0-1, $181,943, 1-1 at two, all races dirt sprints), and stakes-winner Poinciana (in Belgium)
- trainer is 37-132 (28%, $2.28 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 6-27 (22%, $1.86 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies
- worked one furlong in 10.80, and a quarter-mile in 21.80 prior to the February sale

2. Honour Above Self (With Approval - Shareholder Vote, by Two Punch)
Trainer: H. Allen Jerkens
- Foaled March 25 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner on turf (23-13-5-1, $2,863,540, 2-2 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 15-249 (6%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-24 (12%, $1.25 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a sprint winner at two (3-1-0-0, $26,445, 1-2 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop, cost $50,000 as a yearling, and $45,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Xtra Heart (14-2-2-1, $120,456, 2-6 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop), and stakes-placed Honour Old Glory (12-4-1-3, $84,107, unraced at two, 4-11 in dirt sprints)
- Two Punch is 4-50 (8%, $0.78 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 7-55 (13%, $2.91 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-12 (17%, $7.61 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 2-12 (17%, $1.49 ROI) with debut runners in 2007

3. Golden Weekend (Golden Missile - Chieftress, by Chief’s Crown)
Trainer: Carlos Martin
- Foaled April 17 in Kentucky
- $72,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- half-brother to Grade 2-placed router Futuristic (37-4-7-5, $210,312, 1-3 at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop), and stakes-placed Rough Draft (53-14-14-8, $252,258, unraced at two, 2-8 in dirt sprints, 3-10 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (25-7-7-4, $2,194,510, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 8-97 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-41 (12%, $2.59 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was unraced
- dam has five runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to Irish stakes-winning turf juvenile Tahdeed (4-3-0-0, all races at two, won debut, unraced in dirt sprints), and Irish stakes-winning turfer Deed of Love (7-3-0-0, $39,465, 2-4 at two, won debut, unraced in dirt sprints)
- Chief’s Crown is 2-40 (5%, $0.92 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 3-63 (5%, $1.27 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-10 with debuting Spa Babies
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.60 prior to the April sale

4. Sir Jock (Indian Charlie - Mysti’s Poem, by Stalwart)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled March 26 in Kentucky
- $50,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $125,000 RNA juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (5-4-0-1, $616,120, 1-1 at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- 67-416 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winner (40-9-0-4, $119,782, 1-5 at two, 3-13 in dirt sprints, 0-5 in mud/slop, cost $10,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, two winners, no juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 juvenile sprint winner Sister Fiona (9-3-1-0, $142,997, 3-3 at two, 3-5 in dirt sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- Stalwart is 2-27 (7%, $2.32 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 26-191 (14%, $1.52 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-19 (16%, $1.82 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 6-49 (12%, $1.72 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.60, and another quarter-mile in 21.40 prior to the March sale
- August 27 workout matches barn’s juvenile Sherif (39 Beyer)

5. And a Gentleman (Officer – Aly’s Adita, by Alydar)
Trainer: James Toner
- Foaled March 3 in Kentucky
- $140,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed Southland Blues (13-4-2-0, $142,610, unraced at two, 4-10 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 1 route winner Seek Gold (30-5-7-2, $902,636, 2-5 at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (9-6-1-1, $804,090, 5-8 at two, 5-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 39-169 (23%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winning router (21-6-4-3, $150,212, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 2-5 in mud/slop)- dam has seven runners, five winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Davona Dale (18-11-2-1, $641,612)
- trainer is 0-19 over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-3 with second-time Spa Babies

6. Lord and T. (A.P. Indy – Cyber Cat, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled March 28 in Kentucky
- $500,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-winning sprinter Over the Edge (3-2-1-0, $71,012, 1-2 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (11-8-0-1, $2,979,815, 3-4 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 132-748 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (3-2-1-0, $57,000, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 juvenile winner Mr. Jester (15-5-4-0, $785,400, 4-6 at two, 2-4 in dirt sprints, 1-4 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 18-172 (10%, $0.99 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 4-39 (10%, $1.52 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

7. Aqab (Empire Maker - Top Rung, by Seattle Slew)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled February 12 in Florida
- $1,450,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- three-quarter brother to Grade 3 placed Consistency (8-4-2-0, $116,355, 2-3 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was multiple Grade 1 route winner (8-4-3-1, $1,985,800, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced in dirt sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 0-3 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a multiple Grade 2 winner (22-5-6-3, $594,369, unraced at two, 2-6 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam is a half-sister to Group 3 juvenile turf winner Undercut (18-5-4-1, $172,508, unraced in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), stakes-winner Repriced (21-5-6-2, $288,412, unraced at two, 1-5 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 2 route winner Grey Cashmere (23-10-2-4, $516,123, unraced at two, 0-6 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- Seattle Slew is 8-58 (14%, $2.48 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 9-101 (9%, $1.51 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-25 (8%, $0.73 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 5-30 (17%, $1.79 ROI) with debut runners in 2007

8. Saada (Thunder Gulch – Wicked Mama, by Devil’s Bag)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled January 10 in Kentucky
- $20,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (16-9-2-2, $2,915,086, 2-6 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 99-697 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winner (10-4-2-2, $132,113, unraced at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop, cost $50,000 as a yearling)
- dam has six runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- second dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Palm Reader (25-5-7-2, $150,375), and Group 3-placed turfer Nadeed (in Australia)
- trainer is 22-145 (15%, $1.31 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 5-38 (13%, $1.24 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

Analysis:
HONOUR ABOVE SELF should be fit enough after several five-furlong workouts over the Saratoga main track. He faces some promising maidens from a tough inside post, but should offer plenty of value, and Allen Jerkens isn’t called the “Giant Killer” for nothing.
SAADA faced a sharp runner in The Leopard in career debut, and although he failed to hit the board after a good trip, he should improve with that race under his belt. Saada goes out for red-hot connections, draws a solid attack post, and should sit another decent trip stalking the pace while in the clear. WEB GEM got caught up in a speed duel in career debut, but thought he should have held on a bit better as he was racing on the best part of the track. He may attempt to shake loose in this spot, and should be respected.
Entrymate PICK OFF comes out of the slower division of maiden special weights on August 8, but he ran well despite a less-than-ideal journey. Expect improvement. AND A GENTLEMAN raced greenly behind runaway winner in career debut. He has speed on the top of his pedigree, and class on the bottom, and it may be too early to give up on him. AQAB cost a bundle at public auction, and understandably so given his pedigree. The Empire Makers may do best with maturity, and around a route of ground, however.

Selections:
1. Honour Abouve Self
2. Saada
3. Web Gem

The play: Honour Above Self to win and place at 8-1 or more

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Race 4
6 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $62,000

1. Truth Rules (Vindication - Film Critic, by Dynaformer)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled March 31 in Kentucky
- $200,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $450,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,950, all races at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 6-22 (27%, $1.70 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was stakes-placed on turf at two (11-2-1-2, $85,522, 1-3 at two, won debut, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- this is dam’s first runner
- second dam a juvenile route winning half-sister to Grade 2 juvenile sprint winner Bright Launch (15-2-3-3, $129,262, 2-7 at two, 2-14 in dirt sprints), multiple Grade 3 winner Bright Valour (30-10-5-2, $408,133, 2-3 at two, 7-20 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 3 sprint winner Burnish (9-4-1-1, $178,009, 2-4 at two, 4-8 in dirt sprints, 2-2 in mud/slop)
- Dynaformer is 5-48 (10%, $0.67 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 23-186 (12%, $1.67 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 14-72 (19%, $2.72 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 5-36 (14%, $2.14 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- worked one furlong in 10.80, and a quarter-mile in 21.60 prior to the February sale

1a. Sam’s Passion (Seeking the Gold - Fob, by The Prime Minister)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled April 2 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, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire is 114-507 (22%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a turf winner (5-1-1-0, $10,835, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, 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, 1-2 in mud/slop), stakes-winner Stop Watch (19-6-6-1, $348,813, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 3 winner Watch (23-9-7-1, $610,939, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints), and turf stakes-placed Clock (10-1-2-0, $31,045, 0-1 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- dam a three-quarter sister to turf stakes-winner Remind (33-5-8-3, $476,174, 0-1 in two, 0-2 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 37-132 (28%, $2.28 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 6-27 (22%, $1.86 ROI) with second-time Spa Babies

2. Vacation (Dynaformer - Country Hideaway, by Seeking the Gold)
Trainer: Claude McGaughey III
- Foaled April 2 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (30-7-5-2, $671,207, 1-5 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 33-311 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-30 (7%, $1.94 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- half-brother to multiple Grade 2 route winner Boca Grande (9-3-1-2, $341,100, 2-3 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- Dynaformer - Seeking the Gold ‘nick’ has produced multiple Grade 1 turf winner Riskaverse (32-9-6-4, $2,182,149, 3-6 at two, won debut, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- dam was a multiple Grade 2 winner (21-10-4-3, $762,568, unraced at two, 9-14 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has two runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner
- dam a full sister to Grade 1 winner Pleasant Home (12-5-2-3, $1,378,070, unraced at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- Seeking the Gold is 5-46 (11%, $1.16 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 5-64 (8%, $1.25 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-25 (8%, $2.03 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- August 13 workout matches barn’s four-year-old Hedge Fund (finished tenth in August 25 maiden special weight with 74 Beyer)
- July 8, June 10, June 4 workouts match barn’s juvenile Cosmic (finished third in career debut on turf on August 19 with 67 Beyer)

3. Anewday (Vindication - Charm a Gendarme, by Batonnier)
Trainer: Michael Matz
- Foaled February 9 in Kentucky
- $325,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $1,000,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007) (***T3 highest-price)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Tout Charmant (29-9-9-1, $1,781,879, 1-3 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 3 winner Forest Grove (16-5-3-0, $281,130, 0-2 at two, 2-8 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,950, all races at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 6-22 (27%, $1.70 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a Grade 3 winner (19-5-5-2, $224,305, 2-5 at two, won debut, 3-7 in dirt sprints)
- dam has seven runners, six winners, five juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-winning router Charmonnier (42-6-8-7, $508,590, 0-6 at two, 0-10 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- dam a half sister to stakes-placed sprinter Charmalotta (18-2-2-0, $61,005, 0-1 at two, 2-14 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 5-63 (8%, $1.99 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $2.31 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 1-21 (5%, $1.21 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- worked one furlong in 10.60, and a quarter-mile in 21.20 prior to the February sale
- August 21 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Mula Mula (finished sixth on turf maiden special weight on August 26 with 39 Beyer; 34 dirt Beyer)
- July 20, July 14, June 27 workouts match barn’s juvenile Ready Set (finished third in career debut on August 4 with 69 Beyer)
- July 14, June 14 workouts match barn’s juvenile Full Charge (finished eighth in career debut on August 8 with 31 Beyer)
- July 7, June 27 workouts match barn’s juvenile Lake Placid (finished seventh in career debut on turf on August 23 with 62 Beyer)

4. Winged Warrior (Fusaichi Pegasus - Hope for Love, by Fortunate Prospect)
Trainer: Christophe Clement
- Foaled April 5 in Kentucky
- $150,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $150,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 11-92 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-47 (6%, $0.74 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a multiple stakes-placed sprinter (13-2-2-3, $101,440, 1-4 at two, 2-13 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop, cost $110,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a full sister to Grade 3 sprint winner Vesta (15-5-2-1, $205,354, 2-5 at two, won debut, all races in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-placed sprinter Kohut (20-6-3-2, $173,839, 1-5 at two, all races in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- Fortunate Prospect is 3-40 (8%, $0.78 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 11-83 (13%, $1.51 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $0.83 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 2-28 (7%, $0.22 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- worked a furlong in 11.40, and another furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale
- August 3 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Sultry Approval (finished ninth in 45K turf maiden claimer on August 15 with 67 Beyer; 51 dirt Beyer)

5. Sweet Sugar (Duckhorn - Dunworry, by Nasty and Bold)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled April 25 in Pennsylvania
- half-brother to stakes-placed Bushs Boy (32-5-7-5, $64,843, 0-3 at two, 3-14 in dirt sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (23-8-3-3, $747,812, 0-2 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- this is sire’s first runner
- dam was a sprint winner (14-5-2-0, $15,752, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints, 2-5 in mud/slop)
- dam has four runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- second dam a winning half-sister to stakes-placed Lee Jason (12-3-1-1, $55,736), and juvenile stakes-winner Virgo Libra (4-2-0-0, $46,680)
- Nasty and Bold is 1-13 (8%, $3.58 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 18-210 (9%, $0.90 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-42 with debuting Spa Babies
- August 19 workout matches barn’s juvenile Legacy Thief (73 Beyer)

6. A Diehl (Aldebaran - Dream Deal, by Sharpen Up)
Trainer: George Arnold II
- Foaled April 18 in Kentucky
- $90,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to Grade 1 winner Clear Mandate (31-10-6-4, $1,085,588, 1-2 at two, 4-10 in dirt sprints, 4-7 in mud/slop), Grade 2 winner Dream Scheme (27-8-4-6, $431,823, unraced at two, 4-18 in dirt sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop), stakes-placed router Miss Kate (17-4-1-1, $144,100, 1-4 at two, 1-5 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop), and stakes-placed router Special Event (8-2-3-0, $83,259, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (25-8-12-3, $1,739,186, 1-1 at two, 5-11 in dirt sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 3-8 (38%, $3.85 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a Grade 1 winner (14-4-4-2, $215,222, 1-3 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints, 0-2 in mud/slop)
- dam has 10 runners, five winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Creme Fraiche (64-17-12-13, $4,024,727, 3-5 at two, won debut, 2-5 in dirt sprints, 4-10 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 12-73 (16%, $2.54 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-22 (5%, $1.06 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 4-27 (15%, $2.06 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- August 4 workout matches barn’s juvenile Wicked Style (62 Beyer)

7. Hyrule (Smart Strike - Scorching, by Dynaformer)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled February 22 in Florida
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-6-1-0, $337,376, unraced at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 31-187 (17%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 8-53 (15%, $2.70 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a turf winner (17-2-1-3, $42,293, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints, 0-3 in mud/slop)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed The Hess Express (13-5-1-4, $154,993, 2-4 at two, 4-8 in dirt sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- Dynaformer is 5-48 (10%, $0.67 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 25-234 (11%, $1.04 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 7-69 (10%, $0.82 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 13-75 (17%, $1.69 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- August 13 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Life is Sweet (finished eighth in career debut on August 30 with 54 Beyer)
- July 13 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Sunday Holiday (finished second in career debut on August 5 with 63 Beyer)
- June 28 workout matches barn’s juvenile Brave and Skillful (finished sixth in 75K maiden claiming career debut on August 24 with 23 Beyer)

8. Tizbig (Tiznow - Lovington, by Afleet)
Trainer: H. Allen Jerkens
- Foaled February 26 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $130,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed Indy Mood (12-3-2-3, $134,365, unraced at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and Grade 3 sprint winner Savorthetime (32-11-8-6, $605,356, unraced at two, 11-31 in dirt sprints, 0-4 in mud/slop)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-4-2, $6,427,830, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 7-79 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-50 (8%, $1.07 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- dam was a winner (19-3-3-3, $86,545, 1-6 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop, cost $34,000 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, four winners, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Miss Pine Top Az. (16-1-1-2, $15,640, 0-4 at two, 0-6 in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop), and multiple stakes-winning sprinter Timeless Love (27-5-4-3, $178,248, 2-9 at two, 5-21 in dirt sprints, 1-5 in mud/slop)
- Afleet is 1-32 (3%, $1.16 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 7-55 (13%, $2.91 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-12 (17%, $7.61 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 2-12 (17%, $1.49 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- July 25 workout matches barn’s juvenile Honour Above Self (scheduled to make debut in Race 2)
- August 9 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Sleeping Indian (finished fourth in maiden special weight on August 25 with 84 Beyer)

9. Monsieur Pepp (Hussonet - Peppy Lapeau, by French Deputy)
Trainer: Patrick Biancone
- Foaled April 21 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to Grade 2 sprint winner Songster (8-4-3-0, $367,740, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- sire was multiple stakes-placed (7-2-2-3, $58,202, 2-6 at two, 2-6 in dirt sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- sire is 2-11 (18%) with juvenile debut runners in North America
- sire is 1-9 (11%, $1.47 ROI) with debut runners in North America in 2007
- dam was unraced (cost $60,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Group 1-placed juvenile turfer Mowbray (in Italy)
- French Deputy is 1-11 (9%, $2.38 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
-trainer is 16-77 (21%, $1.44 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 5-31 (16%, $0.84 ROI) with debuting Spa Babies
- trainer is 3-26 (12%, $1.11 ROI) with debut runners in 2007
- August 9 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Why Tomorrow (finished ninth in 100K maiden claiming career debut on on August 30 with 16 Beyer)
- July 25, May 29, May 22 workout matches barn’s juvenile Slew’s Tiznow (finished fourth in career debut on July 28 with 66 Beyer; won next-time out with 90)
- June 20 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Her Majesty (finished ninth in Grade 1 Prioress at Belmont on July 7 with 49 Beyer)
- June 6 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Ellie’s Buddha (finished fifth in career debut on July 26 with 46 Beyer)

Analysis:
This race is chock-full of quality pedigrees, and should be fun to watch. TRUTH RULES is by a hot young sire, and the dam was a debut winner from a quick family. Nick Zito has already sent out a pair of juvenile debut winners at this meet.
TIZBIG is a half to the fleet Savorthetime, and shows some quick workouts for Allen Jerkens. VACATION has a classic Phipps pedigree, and boasts a long worktab for his debut. His dam could really run.
SWEET SUGAR makes debut for Lukas, and should offer plenty of value. Note the strong five-furlong workout on August 19. SAM’S PASSION ran into a tiger in Maimonides in career debut, and gives Zito an extra-powerful hand. ANEWDAY has all the pedigree in the world, and sold for seven figures earlier this year

Selections:
1. Truth Rules
2. Tizbig
3. Vacation

The play: Truth Rules to win at 2-1 or more

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

Analysis:
Technical problems prevented the full statistical breakdown.
DIAMOND TOUGH is a half to the quick dirt sprinter Reddy for Rubys, and her full sister, Full of Class, won at two last year. Trainer Wesley Ward wins with a high percentage of debut runners, and top rider Garrett Gomez takes the mount.
STRATEGIC BATTLE is the first foal out of a mare that won 21 races, and his sire was a solid turf runner. Must draw in from the also-eligible list in order to factor. GREY EXPRESSION goes out for barn that excels with turf sprinters, and shows solid works for his debut. Another that needs scratch help in order to play.
MARSCAPONI is by a young sire that was capable on both turf and dirt, and the dam did good work on the lawn. An intriguing longshot play for the exotics. COBRE is bred for speed on top, and turf on the bottom, but Pletcher has been cold here lately. ONE DIAMOND is by top New York-bred sire, and trainer gears his horses up for this meet. THANKS DAD showed speed on dirt, and looms a pace factor once again here. HUSSONFIRST shows quick turf works, and has some turf on both sides of the pedigree. Rice barn is going very well right now. FRIENDLY FREUD has the experience edge on several of his foes, and is bred for turf on top.

Selections:
1. Diamond Tough
2. Strategic Battle
3. Grey Expression

The play: Diamond Tough to win at 3-1 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): 63-14-29 (+4.40)