09/02/2009 11:00PM

Spa Babies for 9/4

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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.

Thursday's results:
Race 2:  Water of Life finished seventh
Race 3:  Smart Seattle finished second
Race 5:  Strike It Rich finished sixth
Race 7:  In Te Domine scratched; second choice Raise the Kitty finished sixth

Friday, September 4, 2009

Race 3
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
With Anticipation Stakes (Grade 3)
2-year-olds
Purse $100,000

Analysis:
John Velazquez is named on both halves of the Wesley Ward-trained entry so one will scratch.  If Royal Ascot winner STRIKE THE TIGER makes the grade, he gets a tepid nod.  He returned to the United States none the worse for wear as he improved his undefeated record to 3-3 with a gate-to-wire win in the Chenery Stakes at Colonial Downs.  He'll get a big test in the With Anticipation as he must overcome the far outside post while stretching out around two turns for the first time in his career.  The sire is a half-brother to A.P. Indy and a three-quarter sibling to Summer Squall so there is some stamina up top, but the bottom half of the pedigree is mostly sprint-oriented.  He's a bit of a risky play in this very tough graded stake.
JUNG MAN SCOTT ran a hole in the wind against New York-bred maidens in his turf debut, and he is out of a dam that was a solid miler.  He hails from excellent conections, and could be the speed of the speed stretching out for the first time in his career.
RED RALLY got it done at 4-1 odds as a Spa Baby selection on dirt, but couldn't reel in Strike the Tiger at Colonial Downs on turf.  He has good tactical speed, and may find himself in the second flight behind a solid pace.  As a half-brother to Woodward winner Premium Tap, he is bred to handle this added distance.
TWO NOTCH ROAD pulled off a 107-1 shocker when winning his maiden in the Continental Mile at Monmouth, but he couldn't have received a better trip under Shannon Uske as the pair tracked a pace duel while all by themselves in third before shooting up a big opening on the inside turning for home.  Two Notch Road obviously likes the turf, but we'll find out more about his true quality here.
MISSISSIPPI HIPPIE failed to stay as the favorite in the Continental Mile, but he was used up dueling with a 19-1 shot that eventually faltered to finish next-to-last.  He draws inside, and can be a pace factor if he's the Ward entry that runs.  DEAN'S KITTEN pulled off a gate-to-wire win over PADDY O'PRADO when allowed to stretch his legs around two turns.  He may have to rate in this spot with some stretchout speeds entered.  PADDY O'PRADO may have been best in that race when stopped for a bit at the quarter-pole.  He rallied nicely for the place, but is still a maiden facing winners.  The pace scenario should work to his advantage.   ZAPSTER chased quick splits before tiring late in first route start.  The well-bred gray is still a maiden for Todd Pletcher.  GOLLY DAY looked good steamrolling New York-breds in his career debut, but will need a Beyer boost to threaten these.  QUICK MONEY disappointed terribly at 11-10 odds in his career debut four days ago, and would be in steep if he tries this spot.  INTERACTIF has a strong turf pedgiree, and was used up chasing a fast pace in the Grade 2 Sanford.  Expect him to appreciate changing up surfaces for Pletcher.  TURF MELODY's only win came at 1-5 at Colonial Downs, but the $200,000 yearling should run well if this race is rained off the grass.  AIKENITE looked good winning first out for Todd Pletcher, and factors on dirt.

Selections: 
1.  Strike the Tiger  2.  Jung Man Scott  3.  Red Rally

The Play:
Strike the Tiger (part of entry) - Jung Man Scott Exacta
Strike the Tiger (part of entry) - Red Rally Exacta

If Strike the Tiger scratches, then change the play to:

Jung Man Scott to Win at 2-1 odds or greater

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Race 4
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight (NY-Breds)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $48,400

1.  MUSICSETSMEFREE (Dixieland Band - Project Liberty, by Mr. Prospector)
TRAINER:  Ramon Hernandez
JOCKEY:  Cornelio Velasquez
DATE FOALED:   February 27, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 2 route winner (24-8-3-4, $441,320, 3-5 at two, 4-6 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   225-1126 (20%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 1 winner, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 2 wet runner, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Second dam a full sister to stakes-winner YANKEE GENTLEMAN (10-4-1-0, $202,547, unraced at two, 3-7 in main track sprints, 1-1 in wet).
TRAINER INFORMATION: 1-6 (17%, $1.04 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners returning from 31-60 day layoffs in maiden special weight dirt sprints (1-2, 50%, $3.15 ROI at Saratoga)

1a.  DUGOUT DEPUTY (Deputy Commander - Pennant Dreams, by Grand Slam)
TRAINER:  Ramon Hernandez
JOCKEY:  Cornelio Velasquez
DATE FOALED:   April 21, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 route winner (13-4-3-2, $1,906,640, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   70-639 (11%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unplaced (1-0-0-0, $1,290, unraced at two, raced in main track sprint, cost $100,000 as yearling, $175,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 1 winner, 3 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 3 main track sprint runners, 0 main track sprint winners, 2 wet runners, 1 wet winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Second dam is AMERICARR (stakes-placed on grass in Ireland)
TRAINER INFORMATION: 9-70 (13%, $2.01 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (5-21, 24%, $4.70 ROI at Saratoga)

2.  BERNIE'S PAL (Hook and Ladder - Highly Capable, by High Yield)
TRAINER:  Linda Rice
JOCKEY:  Ramon Dominguez
DATE FOALED:   March 8, 2007
AUCTION:   $65,000 juvenile (OBS Spring, April 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints) SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   10-65 (15%) with juvenile debut runners; 5-22 (23%, $3.68 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners, 1 at this meet for this barn)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced (cost $80,000 as yearling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 2 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 2 wet runners, 1 wet winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  THATS A GOOD THING (half-brother, stakes-placed sprinter at two, 15-2-3-3, $68,200, 1-8 at two, 2-13 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  0 debut winners as a broodmare sire in 2009
TRAINER INFORMATION:  9-41 (22%, $1.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (3-14, 21%, $1.75 ROI at Saratoga); 3-22 (14%) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner at this meet, all winners with Lasix, 2 winners with blinkers)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.1 prior to the April auction

3.  TOO CRITICAL (Forest Camp - Critical Chant, by War Chant)
TRAINER:  Scott Schwartz
JOCKEY:  Edgar Prado
DATE FOALED:   February 28, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 2 winner at two (11-4-2-0, $339,984, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-8 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  19-139 (14%) with juvenile debut runners; 5-37 (14%, $0.93 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (4 juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Route winner (6-1-0-0, $28,196, 0-2 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, 1-1 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  CRITICAL EYE (half-sister, multiple Grade 1 winner, 38-14-4-3, $1,060,984, 1-3 at two, won debut, 2-7 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud); PERSONABLE PETE (half-brother, multiple stakes-placed, 40-4-10-6, $245,648, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-26 in main track sprints, 0-4 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  1-5 (20%, $1.04 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (juvenile debut winner)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  2-28 (7%, $1.25 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (0-6 at Saratoga); 0-3 with all debut runners in 2009
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  August 8 workout matches barn's three-year-old NATTY MEBOY (finished fourth in $35,000 'n2L' claimer on turf at Saratoga on August 17 with 61 Beyer, has 76 Beyer on dirt)

4.  IRON PENNY (Iron Deputy - Lifebythedrop, by Robyn Dancer)
TRAINER:  Stanley Hough
JOCKEY:  Rajiv Maragh
DATE FOALED:   April 13, 2007
AUCTION:   $5,000 yearling (New York Mixed, October 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 2 route winner (10-5-1-1, $370,900, 2-3 at two, 2-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   1-3 (33%) with juvenile debut runners; 1-5 (20%, $9.04 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (juvenile debut winner)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Sprint winner (39-9-7-2, $197,186, 1-2 at two, 9-37 in main track sprints, 0-9 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  1 runner, 0 winners, 0 juvenile runners, 1 main track sprint runner, 1 wet runner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Third dam is CUPID'S WAY (stakes-winner, 19-5-3-5, $156,264)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  2-21 (10%, $0.87 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009
TRAINER INFORMATION:  6-40 (15%, $1.57 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (2-14, 14%, $1.40 ROI) at Saratoga; 0-14 with all debut runners in 2009
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  August 4 workout matches barn's juvenile HUDSON LANDING (finished ninth in career debut at Saratoga on August 9 with 31 Beyer, 57 Beyer second-out); August 16 workout matches barn's juvenile ROYAL STOCKS (finished seventh in career debut at Saratoga on September 2 with 56 Beyer); September 1 workout matches barn's juvenile filly PRETTY B (70 Beyer top on dirt)

5.  LOVELY LIL (Tiznow - How About Now, by Pentelicus)
TRAINER:  Michael Hushion
JOCKEY:  Alan Garcia
DATE FOALED:   May 1, 2007
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS: WAR PAINT (half-brother, multiple stakes-placed, 52-12-8-7, $265,881, 1-4 at two, 3-15 in main track sprints, 5-12 in wet); SWEET SWEET (half-sister, multiple stakes-winning sprinter, 10-4-2-2, $191,341, 1-1 at two, 4-10 in main track sprints, 0-2 in wet)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-4-2, $6,427,830, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   12-139 (9%) with juvenile debut runners; 6-38 (16%, $2.12 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Grade 2 sprint winner at two (15-3-3-2, $166,376, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-12 in main track sprints, 1-3 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  5 runners, 5 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 3 juvenile winners, 1 juvenile debut winner, 5 main track sprint winners, 5 wet runners, 2 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  JOLIE'S INTENTION (half-brother, stakes-placed sprinter, 41-11-11-6, $304,872, unraced at two, 11-40 in main track sprints, 2-3 in wet); NEVER FAIL (half-sister, multiple stakes-placed, 23-4-6-2, $148,670, 2-5 at two, 3-11 in main track sprints, 1-1 in wet); MARCH TWELTH (half-brother, multiple stakes-placed router at two, 6-2-1-1, $52,165, 2-5 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints, 1-1 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  6-42 (14%, $2.30 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners, 1 at this meet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  4-28 (14%, $1.76 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (0-6 at Saratoga); 2-16 (13%, $12%, $2.16 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner at this meet, both winners with Lasix)

6.  BY M K (Chapel Royal - Insured Deposit, by Deposit Ticket)
TRAINER:  Mark Hennig
JOCKEY:  Richard Migliore
DATE FOALED:   March 26
AUCTION:   $7,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 2 sprint winner at two (6-3-2-1, $484,755, all races sprinting on the main track at two, 1-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   13-101 (13%) with juvenile debut runners; 7-53 (13%, $1.83 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners, 1 at thiw meet)
DAM RACE RECORD:  Unraced
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 1 wet runner, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  FIVE STAR KELLY (half-sister, stakes-winning sprinter, 7-4-0-0, $45,973, 2-2 at two, all races in main track sprints); FIERY BEST (multiple stakes-winner, 17-6-3-0, $126,142, 5-12 at two, won debut, 5-12 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet); FIERY SPECIAL (half-brother, stakes-winning sprinter at two, 11-4-1-2, $180,350, 3-6 at two, won debut, 4-9 in main track sprints, 0-2 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  0 debut winners as a broodmare sire in 2009
TRAINER INFORMATION:  6-74 (8%, $1.39 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (1-23, 4%, $0.60 ROI at Saratoga); 3-22 (14%, Positive ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (all older winners with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  July 28 workout went .02 faster than barn's juvenile THUNDERING ROAR (finished third in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 6 with 59 Beyer, 65 Beyer top on turf, unraced on dirt); August 11 workout matches barn's juvenile filly OUTWARD APPEARANCE (finished seventh in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 19 with 36 Beyer, unraced on dirt); August 11 went .02 slower than barn's juvenile METTLED (19 Beyer on dirt); August 11 workout went. 02 slower than barn's juvenile filly CELESTIAL SWEEP (finished seventh in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on September 2 with 57 Beyer, 45 Beyer on dirt); August 20 workout went .02 faster than barn's juvenile filly BIRD BOX (finished seventh in career debut at Saratoga on August 23 with 31 Beyer)

7.  SELENAS SO MAD (Consolidator - Formia, by Langfuhr)
TRAINER:  Michael Lecesse
JOCKEY:  Pedro Rodriguez
DATE FOALED:   February 4, 2007
AUCTION:   $45,000 weanling (New York Mixed, October 2007); $12,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 route winner at two (10-3-1-1, $661,760, 2-7 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 1-3 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   7-59 (12%) with juvenile runners (first crop)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Winner (21-2-0-2, $14,726, 0-2 at two, 1-14 in main track sprints, 1-6 in wet, cost $57,000 as weanling, $65,000 as yearling, $72,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:   Second dam is stakes-winner BECAUSE I'M GOLD (24-4-3-6, $91,679, 1-7 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-11 (9%, $1.43 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles in maiden special weight dirt sprints)

8.  ON THE BEAT (Officer - Midnight Rhapsody, by Grand Slam)
TRAINER:  Thomas Proctor
JOCKEY:  Jose Lezcano
DATE FOALED:   May 4, 2007
AUCTION:   $4,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 1 route winner at two (9-6-1-1, $804,090, 5-8 at two, won debut, 5-5 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   21-124 (17%) with juvenile debut runners; 6-32 (19%, $3.08 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Stakes-placed (16-1-4-2, $59,022, 0-2 at two, 1-11 in main track sprints, 0-3 in wet, cost $125,000 as yearling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 2 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 1 juvenile winner, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 2 wet runner, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Female family of BOTH ENDS BURNING (multiple Grade 1 winner on turf, 35-10-3-11, $911,035)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  4-33 (12%, $0.99 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-32 (3%, $0.58 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (0-1 at Saratoga); 2-22 (9%, $1.82 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (both older winners with Lasix)

9.  POSITIVE PITCH (Read the Footnotes - Mich's Pitch, by Obligato)
TRAINER:  Bruce Brown
JOCKEY:  Shaun Bridgmohan
DATE FOALED:    April 30, 2007
AUCTION:   $17,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 2 route winner (8-5-0-0, $450,600, 4-5 at two, 2-2 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   15-96 (16%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Stakes-placed (43-5-2-6, $150,874, 1-5 at two, 4-39 in main track sprints, 2-10 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:   4 runners, 3 winners, 4 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 4 main track sprint runners, 2 main track sprint winners, 3 wet runners, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  CITIZEN (half-brother, stakes-placed sprinter, 5-2-2-0, $77,915, 2-3 at two, all races in main track sprints); BEYOND CHANCE (full brother, stakes-placed, 36-7-5-4, $191,928, unraced at two, 6-28 in main track sprints, 1-5 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles in dirt sprint

10.  PRECIOUS PENNY (Harlan's Holiday - Wishing Willow, by Seattle Song)
TRAINER:  Gary Sciacca
JOCKEY:  Javier Castellano
DATE FOALED:   March 31, 2007
AUCTION:   $63,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2008); $60,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select, October 2008); Withdrawn juvenile (OBS Open, March 2009); $105,000 juvenile (OBS Spring, April 2009); Withdrawn juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring, May 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 route winner (22-9-6-1, $3,632,664, 4-6 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 1-4 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   54-299 (18%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Stakes-placed on turf (16-1-0-2, $37,244, 0-5 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints, cost $16,000 as yearling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  4 runners, 3 winners, 4 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 4 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 3 wet runners, 1 wet winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  ESSA'S SECRET (half-brother, stakes-placed sprinter at two, 70-8-11-8, $174,993, 0-8 at two, 8-64 in main track sprints, 1-9 in wet); LA VAINQUEUR (half-brother, multiple stakes-placed, 53-8-5-6, $218,610, 1-4 at two, 1-8 in main track sprints, 1-8 in wet); LONG TERM SUCCESS (half-brother, multiple stakes-placed, 41-10-15-5, $309,035, unraced at two, 5-12 in main track sprints, 2-6 in wet); PRONGER (half-brother, stakes-placed router, 10-1-1-2, $112,085, 0-4 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-12 over the past five years with second-time juveniles in maiden special weight dirt sprints (0-6 at Saratoga)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 2 furlongs in 21.2 prior to the April auction

11.  AUSTRALIS PRINCESS (Werblin - Polish Words, by Quiet American)
TRAINER:  Gary Contessa
JOCKEY:  Julien Leparoux
DATE FOALED:    April 8, 2007
AUCTION:   $6,200 short yearling (OBS Winter, January 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 2-placed (10-2-1-3, $120,615, 2-2 at two, 2-9 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   7-73 (10%) with juvenile runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Placed sprinting (6-0-2-0, $17,800, 0-1 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet, cost $45,000 as weanling, $100,000 as yearling, $350,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  5 runners, 3 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 5 main track sprint runners, 3 main track sprint winners, 2 wet runners, 1 wet winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  HARDBALL (half-brother, stakes-placed sprinter at two, 68-13-12-15, $223,277, 1-3 at two, 12-62 in main track sprints, 0-6 in wet); INJAAZ (half-sister, stakes-placed in England
TRAINER INFORMATION:  36-252 (14%, $1.71 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles in maiden special weight dirt sprints (5-68, 7%, $1.25 ROI at Saratoga)

12.  PLAYGIRLS RHAPSODY (Hook and Ladder - Penthouse Melody, by Pentelicus)
TRAINER:  Bruce Levine
JOCKEY:  Mike Luzzi
DATE FOALED:   January 29, 2007
AUCTION:   $35,000 weanling (New York Mixed, October 2007); $45,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 2 sprint winner (19-6-2-3, $388,120, 1-1 at two, 6-18 in main track sprints)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   10-65 (15%) with juvenile debut runners; 5-22 (23%, $3.68 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners) 
DAM RACE RECORD:   Stakes-winner (23-4-4-4, $137,340, 1-6 at two, 1-11 in main track sprints, 0-2 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 2 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 3 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner, 3 wet runners, 2 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Female family of STAR CHOICE (Grade 1 route winner, 36-12-6-3, $681,375)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  6-42 (14%, $2.30 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners, 1 at this meet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  4-51 (8%, $2.21 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints (0-11 at Saratoga); 2-36 (6%, $0.78 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner, both winners without Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  July 3 workout matches barn's juvenile filly HEALTHY DEBATE (finished eighth in career debut at Saratoga on August 30 with 7 Beyer)

Analysis:
ON THE BEAT is by a precocious sire, and the dam earned blacktype with a third-place finish in the Palo Alto Stakes going one mile at Bay Meadows.  She shows a bullet work out of the gate over the Oklahoma Training Track, and should offer value in a very difficult race to handicap.
TOO CRITICAL's sire does well with firsters, and the dam is a half-sister to the classy Critical Eye, the winner of both the Grade 1 Hempstead and Gazelle with matching 104 Beyer Speed Figures.  These workouts look very interesting, and Too Critical may threaten at solid odds. 
AUSTRALIS PRINCESS has shown good early speed on occasion, but she blew a clear lead last time out when it looked like she was home free.  She figures to be up and on the pace once again, and should appreciate turning back a whole furlong. 
MUSICSETSMEFREE has had problems getting out of the gate in both lifetime starts.  In her debut at Belmont, the daughter of Dixieland Band bobbled after breaking very quickly, then ran a good one for a half-mile before tiring late.  She didn't break well again in her Spa debut as the chalk, and is now mired in the sometimes-intimidating inside post position. 
POSITIVE PITCH ran evenly in her debut after chasing very fast fractions, and came back to work swiftly over the training track.  She wouldn't be a surprise with normal second-out improvement.  PRECIOUS PENNY raced wide in her debut, but may want a bit more ground to work with.  IRON PENNY goes out for barn that is way overdue with firsters, but has sent out some live experienced juveniles at the meet.  The workouts look okay.  SELENAS SO MAD cracked the exacta at Finger Lakes, but these may be a bit tougher.  BY M K makes debut for barn that has been heating up of late, but the workouts fail to entice.  DUGOUT DEPUTY is part of the Hernandez-trained entry (only one may start), but she's faltered badly in both sprint outings.  BERNIE'S PAL and PLAYGIRLS RHAPSODY are firsters by the quick sprinter Hook and Ladder.  The former shows some gaps in the tab, but her trainer is on fire while Playgirls Rhapsody has been working steadily since late June for a cold outfit.  LOVELY LIL can't be discounted as she boasts a strong pedigree and excellent connections.

Selections:
1.  On the Beat  2.  Too Critical  3.  Australis Princess

The Play:  On the Beat to Win and Place at 8-1 odds or greater

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Race 6
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight (New York-breds)
2-year-olds
Purse $45,000

1.  CUVEE'S LADY (Cuvee - Georgialina, by Affirmed)
TRAINER:  George Weaver
JOCKEY:  Javier Castellano
DATE FOALED:   April 22, 2007
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:   INDIAN HAWKE (half-brother, stakes-winning router, 40-7-7-2, $351,763, 1-3 at two, 0-3 on turf, 0-4 in wet)
AUCTION:   $25,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 sprint winner at two (9-4-2-1, $402,044, 4-6 at two, won debut, unraced on turf, 1-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   9-69 (13%) with juvenile debut runners; 1-21 (5%) with first-turf runners; 8-43 (19%, $2.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:   3 runners, 1 runner, 1 juvenile runner, 1 juvenile winner, 3 turf runners, 0 turf winners, 3 wet runners, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  TURNER'S HALL (half-sister, Grade 1-placed, 12-3-3-0, $205,268, 1-3 at two, 3-8 in main track sprints, 0-1 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  6-48 (12%, $1.37 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners, 1 older winner on turf)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  2-22 (9%, $1.31 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf routes (1-12, 8%, $1.55 ROI at Saratoga); 4-29 (14%, $1.35 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners, 1 at this meet on turf with Javier Castellano aboard, 1 other older turf winner, 3 winners with Lasix)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  August 6 workout matches barn's juvenile filly MORNINGSIDEHEIGHTS (finished third in career debut on turf at Saratoga in $75,000 maiden claimer on August 26 with 66 Beyer); August 14 workout matches barn's juvenile GOLLY DAY (finished first in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 20 with 59 Beyer)

1a.  BRETTON WOODS (Gold Fever - Day Trading, by Capote)
TRAINER:  George Weaver
JOCKEY:  Javier Castellano
DATE FOALED:   April 12, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 1 route winner (18-7-4-1, $480,712, 3-6 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in wet) SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   57-514 (11%) with juvenile runners; 16-125 (13%) with first-turf runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unplaced (2-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, unraced on turf, cost $165,000 as weanling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 0 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 1 turf runner, 0 wet runners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  BIG SUR (half-brother, Grade 2 winner at two, 25-4-3-2, $323,650, 2-8 at two, unraced on turf, 1-5 in wet); DAY JEWELS (half-sister, multiple stakes-winner, 30-8-6-4, $254,610, unraced at two, 0-10 on turf, 2-3 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix, and trying turf routes for the first time in maiden special weight (2006, Saratoga)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  August 23 workout matches barn's three-year-old CLERIC (86 Beyer on dirt, unraced on turf); August 30 workout matches barn's three-year-old CORONATION DAY (81 turf Beyer)

2.  NURSE DOLCE (Catienus - Playin Doctor, by Dr. Blum)
TRAINER:  Philip Serpe
JOCKEY:  Edgar Prado
DATE FOALED:   February 17, 2007  
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Stakes-winning router (22-5-5-2, $370,386, 2-4 at two in England, 3-9 on turf, 0-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  89-659 (14%) with juvenile runners; 10-139 (7%) with first-turf runners  
DAM RACE RECORD:   Winner (11-2-2-0, $76,550, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in wet, cost $82,000 as yearling)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 1 winner, 3 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 1 turf runner, 0 turf winners, 2 wet runners, 1 wet winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  ROYAL BEN (half-brother, stakes-winner, 40-14-5-3, $158,039, 2-3 at two, won debut, 0-1 on turf, 0-5 in wet); DEMON DAMON (half-brother, stakes-winning router, 20-4-5-1, $183,850, 1-5 at two, 1-5 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION: 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix, and making first turf route start in maiden special weight (both at Saratoga)

2b (AE).  HEAR HER ROAR (Roaring Fever - My Girl Natalie, by Prosper Fager)
TRAINER:  Frank Martin
JOCKEY:  Jorge Chavez
DATE FOALED:    March 7, 2007
AUCTION:   $3,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Open, August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Stakes-winner (19-4-4-4, $219,655, 1-4 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   7-72 (10%) with juvenile runners; 0-15 with first-turf runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Route winner (48-3-6-7, $200,972, 0-6 at two, 0-2 on turf, 2-9 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  GALACTIC (half-brother, stakes-placed, 49-4-4-14, $233,473, 0-3 at two, 0-13 on turf, 2-6 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  2-19 (11%, $4.19 ROI) over the past five years with first-turf runners (all older runners) (0-3 at Saratoga)

3.  GITCHEE GOOMIE (City Zip - Riotous Miss, by Brief Ruckus)
TRAINER:  Linda Rice
JOCKEY:  Alan Garcia
DATE FOALED:   February 5, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Grade 1 sprint winner at two (23-9-5-4, $818,225, 5-11 at two, 0-2 on turf, 1-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   26-163 (16%) with juvenile debut runners; 15-104 (14%) with first-turf runners; 5-51 (10%, $1.27 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (4 juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Stakes-placed (87-13-16-13, $382,310, unraced at two, 13-74 on turf, 0-3 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  1 runner, 1 winner, 0 turf runners, 1 wet runner, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  KOOL RUCKUS (full brother, stakes-placed, 23-2-7-4, $60,778, unraced at two, 2-17 on turf, 0-1 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  1-4 (25%, $1.75 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (older winner)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-9 (11%, $2.51 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf routes (0-3 at Saratoga); 3-23 (13%) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile winner at this meet with  Alan Garcia aboard, 1 older winner on turf with Garcia, all winners with Lasix, 2 winners with blinkers)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  July 14 workout matches barn's juvenile filly EAGER LEADER (finished fourth in career debut on turf at Saratoga on September 3 in $75,000 maiden claimer with ?? Beyer)

3x (AE).  IN TE DOMINE (Freud - Luminate, by A.P. Indy)
TRAINER:  Linda Rice
JOCKEY:  Ramon Dominguez (second call)
DATE FOALED:  February 28, 2007
AUCTION:   $11,000 weanling (New York Mixed, October 2007)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Group 2-placed on turf in Ireland (12-1-2-1, $44,016, 0-3 at two, all races on turf)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   17-104 (16%) with juvenile debut runners; 13-95 (14%) with first-turf runners; 7-22 (32%, $4.60 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (4 juvenile debut winners, 1 on turf at this meet)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Placed (5-0-2-1, $22,460, 0-4 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 2 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 1 turf runner, 0 turf winners, 3 wet runners, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  SAILOR'S WARNING (half-brother, Grade 2-placed sprinter, 18-5-3-4, $198,610, 0-1 at two, unraced on turf); CIELO GOLD (half-brother, Grade 2 route winner, 14-4-2-0, $480,001, 1-3 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in wet)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  6-70 (9%, $1.12 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners, 1 on turf)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-9 (11%, $2.51 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf routes (0-3 at Saratoga); 3-23 (13%) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile winner at this meet, 1 older winner on turf, all winners with Lasix, 2 winners with blinkers)

4.  ADRIATIC MAGIC (Dance With Ravens - Dinah's Pearls, by Dynaformer)
TRAINER:  David Donk
JOCKEY:  John Velazquez
DATE FOALED:    January 23, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 2 route winner at two (7-3-1-2, $340,600, 1-3 at two, 0-3 on turf)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  3-21 (14%) with juvenile runners; 0-1 with first-turf runners (first crop)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Turf winner (23-1-5-1, $87,500, 0-2 at two, 1-22 on turf, 0-1 in wet, cost $25,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  CAT SHAKER (half-brother, stakes-winning router, 41-3-2-8, $184,074, 1-5 at two, 1-18 on turf, 1-9 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-11 (9%, $1.30 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles trying turf routes for the first time in maiden special weight (1-4, 25%, $3.60 ROI) at Saratoga
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  August 28 workout matches barn's five-year-old mare MY DEAR ANNIE (finished seventh in $35,000 'N3L' claimer on turf at Saratoga on September 4 with ?? Beyer)

5.  LOYAL SHADOW (Wheelaway - U R Theweakestlink, by Mountain Cat)
TRAINER:  Gary Sciacca
JOCKEY:  Cornelio Velasquez
DATE FOALED:    March 11, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Stakes-winning router (7-2-1-1, $249,760, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   7-136 (5%) with juvenile runners; 5-44 (11%) with first-turf runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, lone race in main track sprint, cost $35,000 as yearling, $13,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 2 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 2 turf runners, 0 turf winners, 3 wet runners, 1 wet winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  MELLOW ROLL (half-brother, multiple stakes-winner, 24-7-4-4, $555,775, 5-7 at two, unraced on turf, 1-2 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-8 over the past five years with juvenile runners trying a turf route for the first time in maiden special weight

6.  PEARL RIVER (Successful Appeal - Miss Turlington, by Seattle Slew)
TRAINER:  Christophe Clement
JOCKEY:  Ramon Dominguez (first call)
DATE FOALED:   May 12, 2007
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  INCURABLE OPTIMIST (half-brother, multiple Grade 3 turf winner at two, 6-4-1-1, $271,310, all races at two, 4-4 on turf); FEISTY STEP (half-sister, Grade 2-placed routing at two, 3-1-0-1, $50,950, 1-3 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in wet); CERVINIO (half-brother, Group 3-placed on turf at two in France, 3-1-1-1, $35,799, all races at two, won debut, first-turf winner)
AUCTION:   $140,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2009); Withdrawn juvenile (OBS Open, March 2009); $70,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring, May 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD:  Multiple Grade 2 winner (22-8-2-4, $654,681, 3-6 at two, unraced on turf, 0-2 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   25-129 (19%) with juvenile debut runners; 9-79 (11%) with first-turf runners; 8-34 (24%, $2.62 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (4 juvenile debut winners)
DAM RACE RECORD:   Turf winner (12-1-1-1, $27,350, unraced at two, 1-8 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  11 runner, 9 winners, 6 juvenile runners, 4 juvenile winners, 1 juvenile debut winner, 9 turf runners, 7 turf winners, 3 first-turf winners, 6 wet runners, 2 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Second dam is CLASS PLAY (Grade 1 route winner, 12-5-0-2, $279,070)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  9-76 (12%, $1.60 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners, 1 on turf, 2 other older winners on turf)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  7-36 (19%, $1.85 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf routes (1-4, 25%, $1.25 ROI at Saratoga); 10-39 (26%, Positive ROI with all debut runners in 2009, all older winners, 1 on turf with Ramon Dominguez aboard, 4 other turf winners)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.3 prior to the May auction

7.  POPPY DAY (Saarland - Ms Jaguar Type, by Gilded Time)
TRAINER:  William Mott
JOCKEY:  Kent Desormeaux
DATE FOALED:   April 17, 2007
AUCTION:   $30,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred, August 2008)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 2 route winner at two (21-5-5-1, $595,250, 2-5 at two, 0-1 on turf, 1-5 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   9-95 (9%) with juvenile runners; 2-27 (7%) with first-turf runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Sprint winner (21-3-3-4, $72,834, 0-2 at two, all races in main track sprints, cost $34,000 as weanling, $36,000 as yearling, $35,000 as juvenile)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  5 runners, 2 winners, 4 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 2 turf runners, 0 turf winners, 2 wet runners, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  CAMEO TYPE (half-brother, multiple stakes-winner, 23-4-2-4, $76,565, 2-7 at two, won debut, 1-5 on turf, first-turf winner, 0-1 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  5-17 (29%, $3.74 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles trying turf route for the first time in maiden special weight (1-5, 20%, $3.04 ROI at Saratoga)
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  August 16 workout matches barn's three-year-old STRIKE AGAIN (finished fifth in the Lure Stakes on turf at Saratoga on August 29 with 76 Beyer)

8.   NOTABLY MADE (Read the Footnotes - Amazing Madeline, by Gulch)
TRAINER:  Joseph Aquilino
JOCKEY:  Sebastian Morales
DATE FOALED:   May 12, 2007
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  KEESLER (half-sister, stakes-winning sprinter, 16-7-1-3, $216,512, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints)
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 2 route winner (8-5-0-0, $450,660, 4-5 at two, unraced on turf, 0-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   15-96 (16%) with juvenile runners; 2-10 (20%) with first-turf runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Unplaced (6-0-0-0, $519, unraced at two, 0-1 on turf, 0-1 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  5 runners, 4 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 1 turf runner, 1 turf winner, 3 wet runners, 0 wet winners
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Second dam is multiple stakes-winner GRIEFNAGGRAVATION (29-7-5-3, $201,988, 0-1 at two, 5-16 on turf, 0-4 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-2 over the past five years with juvenile runners trying turf routes for the first time in maiden special weight (0-1 at Saratoga)

9.  INVASIVE (Good and Tough - Jovial Charade, by Jovial Turn)
TRAINER:  John Terranova II
JOCKEY:  Shaun Bridgmohan
DATE FOALED:    April 7, 2007
SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 2 sprint winner (23-9-5-2, $809,341, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 1-1 in wet)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   58-348 (17%) with juvenile runners; 8-84 (10%) with first-turf runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Sprint winner (56-7-8-7, $139,698, 1-4 at two, 0-4 on turf, 0-3 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  DR J (half-brother, stakes-winning sprinter, 26-5-1-5, $186,145, 1-2 at two, unraced on turf, 1-6 in wet)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-3 over the past five years with juvenile runners trying turf routes for the first time in maiden special weight (0-2 at Saratoga)

10.  I DO THAT (Wheelaway - Cat in Deed, by Alydeed)
TRAINER:  Rodrigo Ubillo
JOCKEY:  Maylan Studart
DATE FOALED:   March 23, 2007
BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:   KATSKILL BAY (stakes-placed sprinter, 10-2-1-1, $79,943, 0-2 at two, 0-3 on turf, 1-3 in wet)
AUCTION:   Withdrawn juvenile (OBS Spring, April 2009)
SIRE RACE RECORD: Stakes-winning router (7-2-1-1, $249,760, unraced at two, unraced on turf)
SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   2-54 (4%) with juvenile debut runners; 5-44 (11%) with first-turf runners
DAM RACE RECORD:   Sprint winner (15-4-2-0, $50,085, unraced at two, unraced on turf, 1-1 in wet)
DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  1 runner, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 1 turf runner, 0 turf winners, 1 wet winner
DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  THIRD SACKER (half-brother, multiple stakes-placed at two, 7-0-1-4, $109,073, all races at two, 0-2 on turf)
BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  2-31 (6%, $0.96 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (both older winners)
TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in maiden special weight turf routes; 0-3 with all debut runners in 2009
NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  August 8 workout matches barn's juvenile LEATHERHEAD (finished seventh in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 31 with 39 Beyer)

Analysis:
Javier Castellano is named on both halves of the George Weaver-trained entry so only one will make the gate.  If BRETTON WOODS gets the nod, she'll be the Spa Baby selection.  She ran evenly in her career debut on dirt, and now adds Lasix for the second start, a powerful angle in maiden races.  The recent workouts look sharp, and the Weaver barn has been hitting on all cylinders this summer.
IN TE DOMINE scratched out of a maiden heat yesterday to await this spot, and she should draw in from the also-eligible list.  Like Weaver, trainer Linda Rice has had an amazing meet, and In Te Domine has enough turf pedigree to be a factor right away. 
NOTABLY MADE had done virtually nothing in three dirt starts, but there's a little bit of turf sprinkled iner pedigree, and experience counts in these route races.  She isn't the craziest stab at a huge, huge price.
POPPY DAY took some money for her debut on the main tarck, and tired to finish last.  Bill Mott does better second-out than with firsters (he had a second-out winner here yesterday), and the switch to turf may be just what the doctor ordered.
CUVEE'S LADY boasts an interesting pedigree with speed on the top, and class on the bottom.  As with her entrymate, she has been working quite nicely for her debut.  ADRIATIC MAGIC never got involved in debut on the main track, but she draws a cozy inside post position, and is bred for turf on the bottom of the bloodlines. She's eligible to improve with a race under her belt.  GITCHEE GOOMEE shows quick works for Rice, and is bred for turf.  Not sure I want to take a firster going long at a short price, however (5-2 odds on the morning line).  I DO THAT was wisely scratched out of a stakes race yesterday to await this maiden spot, but she draws a tough outside post, and the workouts only look fair.  PEARL RIVER has a strong turf pedigree being a half to Incurable Optimist, and Christophe Clement is an absolute wizard on the grass. NURSE DOLCE adds Lasix for barn that has good numbers second-time out.  INVASIVE makes the two sprints to a route move, but the pedigree is mostly geared to sprint races.  HEAR HER ROAR and LOYAL SHADOW must improve significantly on turf.

Selections:
1.  Bretton Woods  2.  In Te Domine  3.  Notably Made

The Play:
Bretton Woods to Win at 7-2 odds or greater

If Bretton Woods scratches, change the play to:

Poppy Day to Win and Place at 4-1 odds or greater

***

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager): 67-14-34 (- $9.20)