07/28/2006 11:00PM

Spa Babies for July 30

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Welcome to Spa Babies! Saratoga is famous for its top-notch racing for two-year-olds so I'll break down the numbers for every juvenile maiden race at the meet in the hope of finding a winner, and perhaps, a future star.

July 30- Race 2
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $48,000

1. Romp (Incurable Optimist - Stormy Secret, by Hidden Prize)
Foal date: March 2, 2004
Foal state: Argentina
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 6-4-1-1, $271,310, multiple Grade 3 winner on turf at age 2, turf debut winner
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 3-35 (9%)
Sire win percentage with turf runners: 14-93 (15%)
Dam race record: 2-0-0-0 in Argentina
Dam production record: This is her first foal
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 21-258 (8%), $1.87 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with second-time juveniles on turf going sprint to route with Lasix: 0-4 (0%)
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 1-39 (3%), $1.83 ROI
Family facts: Limited pedigree data available.
Workout analysis: July 25 workout matches entry mate Gilded Castle

1a. Gilded Castle (Came Home - Easy 'n Gold, by Slew o 'Gold)
Foal date: April 5, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: $350,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2005)
Notable siblings: Dixieland Gold (9-6-2-0, $226,232, Grade 2 winner, 2yo winner, unraced on turf)
Sire race record: 12-9-0-0, $1,835,940, multiple Grade 1 winner, 2yo debut winner, unraced on turf
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 1-16 (6%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 0-1 (0%)
Dam race record: Unraced
Dam production record: 6 foals, 5 runners, 4 winners, 5 juvenile runners, 3 juvenile winners, 1 turf runner, 0 turf winners
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 21-258 (8%), $1.87 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with second-time juveniles going dirt to turf and sprint to route with Lasix: 0-3 (0%)
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 1-39 (3%), $1.83 ROI
Family facts: Dam half to Easy Definition (stakes-winner in Malaysia), Desert Ease (turf stakes-winner at 2 in Ireland), and Two-Twenty-Two (multiple Group 3 winner on turf in Ireland, 2yo winner). Second dam was Group 2 winner on turf in Italy. Third dam was multiple Grade 1 winner on dirt at 2.
Workout analysis: July 25 work matches entry mate Romp.

2. Equal (War Chant - Fairest, by Known Fact)
Foal date: February 15, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: Brilliant (8-4-3-1, $252,677, Grade 2 winner on turf, 0-2 at 2, won turf debut)
Sire race record: 7-5-1-0, Grade 1 winner on turf, 2-2 on turf, 1-1 at 2
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 7-33 (22%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 9-45 (20%)
Dam race record: Unraced
Dam production record: 3 foals, 2 runners, 2 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 2 turf runners, 1 turf winner, 1 turf debut winner
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 19-202 (9%), $0.96 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters racing on turf without Lasix: 4-59 (7%), $0.41 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 6-49 (12%), $1.08 ROI
Family facts: Dam a half to Fiercely (14-4-3-2, $108,952, multiple Grade 3-placed, 2yo debut winner, unraced on turf), Furiously (23-8-2-2, $457,228, Grade 1 winner, won turf debut), Ferociously (38-4-4-6, $89,493, Grade 3-placed, 0-2 on turf, 2yo debut winner), and Scoot Yer Boots (7-5-0-1, $118,640, stakes-placed dirt sprinter). Second dam was stakes-placed routing at 2 (won debut). Third dam was Grade 1 winner at 2. Fourth dam was stakes-placed.
Workout analysis: July 25 work matches unraced 2yo filly Block (Dynaformer - Rim, by Danzig, bred by Claiborne and Dilschneider). July 8 work matches barn's 4yo filly Platinee (79 turf Beyer top, finished third in dirt N3X optional claimer on July 14 with 80 Beyer). June 30 workout matches barn's 2yo filly Win With a Wink (won dirt debut on July 15 with 56 Beyer).

2b. Lattice (Arch - Lateral, by Rahy)
Foal date: May 10, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: Cross (5-2-0-1, $65,778, 2yo stakes-winner on turf)
Sire race record: 7-5-1-0, $480,969, Grade 1 winner, 2yo debut winner, unraced on turf.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 10-72 (14%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 9-95 (9%)
Dam race record: 3-0-0-1, $2,350, placed in only turf start.
Dam production record: 4 foals, 3 runners, 3 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 3 turf runners, 2 turf winners, 1 turf debut winner.
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 19-202 (9%), $0.96 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters racing on turf without Lasix: 4-59 (7%), $0.41 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 6-49 (12%), $1.08 ROI
Family facts: Dam a half to Map (13-2-5-2, $101,532, 0-4 on turf, stakes-placed at 2). Second dam half to Slew o'Gold and Coastal
Workout analysis: Several works match unraced 2yo Le Dauphin (Tale of the Cat - Cap of Dignity, by Shirley Heights)

3. Pickapocket (Mecke - Lady Cerise, by Honor Grades)
Foal date: April 23, 2004
Foal state: Florida
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 40-12-7-9 ($2.470,550, Grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, won turf debut, 4-10 at 2)
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 12-111 (11%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 9-108 (8%)
Dam race record: 17-5-4-3, $90,130, multiple stakes-placed, 2-7 on turf, unraced at 2
Dam production record: This is her first foal
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 2-49 (4%), $0.30 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters racing on turf with Lasix: 1-4 (25%), $1.13 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 0-10 (0%)
Family facts: Dam cost $20,000 as a weanling. Dam half to Blakelock (30-5-5-4, $219,255, multiple stakes-placed, won turf debut, 1-4 at 2).
Workout analysis: June 22 workout went .08 seconds faster than barn's 2yo Piggott (62 dirt Beyer, entered on Saturday).

4. Starbase (Tale of the Cat - Starship Lillian, by Iam the Iceman)
Foal date: March 11, 2004
Foal state: Florida
Auction history: $350,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2005)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 9-5-1-2, $360,900, Grade 2 winning sprinter, 1-1 on turf, unraced at 2.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 36-172 (21%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 15-142 (11%)
Dam race record: 22-1-0-2, $32,835, 0-4 at 2, won on turf
Dam production record: 2 foals, 1 runner, 0 winners, 0 juvenile runners, 1 turf runner, 0 turf winners.
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 22-214 (10%), $1.02 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters racing on turf without Lasix: 0-1 (0%)
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 1-35 (3%), $0.27 ROI
Family facts: Dam a full to Carmen's Baby (9-3-0-3, $175,120, 2yo stakes-winner, won debut), and is a half to Crafty C. T. (18-4-5-5, $832,652, Grade 2 winner)
Workout analysis: July 23 workout matches unraced 2yo filly Spillway (Siphon - Splasher, by Seattle Slew, bred by Overbrook Farm). July 15 work matches barn's 3yo filly Impelling (58 turf Beyer, better on dirt). Several works match unraced 2yo Holy Armenia (Holy Bull - Bastet, by Marfa).

5. Twilight Meteor (Smart Strike - One Over Prime, by With Approval)
Foal date: March 11, 2004
Foal state: Ontario, Canada
Auction history: $57,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2004), $150,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 8-6-1-0, $337,376, Grade 1 winner in dirt route, unraced at 2, unraced on turf.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 25-140 (18%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 16-181 (9%)
Dam race record: Unraced
Dam production record: 4 foals, 3 runners, 3 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 1 turf runner, 1 turf winner.
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 89-372 (24%), $1.74 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters racing on turf with Lasix: 9-50 (18%), $1.52 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 16-84 (19%), $1.25 ROI
Family facts: Dam half to Whiskey Whisdom (6-5-0-0, $452,824, Grade 3 winner, unraced at 2, unraced on turf), Primaly (13-3-4-1, $381,770, 2yo stakes-winner, 0-1 on turf), and Poetically (14-5-2-2, $561,158, multiple stakes-winner, 2yo debut winner, 0-1 on turf). Second dam was 2yo stakes-winner.
Workout analysis: None

6. Holiday Trip (Trippi - Polish Holiday, by Danzig)
Foal date: February 18, 2004
Foal state: Florida
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: Broadway Johnny (55-7-7-1, $124,150, stakes-placed, 1-3 at 2, 5-37 on turf)
Sire race record: 14-7-1-2, $666,220, Grade 1 winner sprinting on dirt, unraced at 2, unraced on turf.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 12-51 (24%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 1-14 (7%)
Dam race record: 17-5-2-2, $131,344, Grade 3 winner, 3-8 on turf, won turf debut, 0-2 at 2
Dam production record: 6 foals, 3 runners, 3 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 3 turf runners, 2 turf winners.
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 13-73 (18%), $1.41 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters racing on turf with Lasix: 1-17 (14%), $1.91 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 2-18 (11%), $1.41 ROI
Family facts: Dam cost $190,000 as a yearling. Dam a half to Lt. Pinkerton (27-4-4-0, multiple stakes-winner on turf, $165,429, 1-6 at 2, won turf debut). Second dam was Grade 3 winner. Third dam a full to Raise a Native. Fourth dam was multiple stakes-winner at 2.
Workout analysis: July 15 workout was .02 seconds faster than barn's 2yo filly K K's Kitty (5th in dirt debut on July 27 with 55 Beyer).

7. Cyclicality (Two Punch - Boldest Blade, by Highland Blade)
Foal date: April 6, 2004
Foal state: Maryland
Auction history: $100,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton August 2005)
Notable siblings: Saratoga Games (28-7-8-1, $414,865, multiple stakes-winner, unraced at 2, 1-4 on turf, won turf debut)
Sire race record: 8-4-0-1, $89,795, stakes-winner sprinting on dirt, unraced on turf, won 2yo debut.
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 165-1017 (16%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 11-295 (4%)
Dam race record: 42-7-7-3, $86,230, 0-4 on turf, 0-5 at 2
Dam production record: 7 foals, 7 runners, 3 winners, 5 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 3 turf runners, 2 turf winners, 1 turf debut winner
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 50-265 (19%), $2.47 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with second-time juveniles going dirt to turf and sprint to route with Lasix and without blinkers: 0-1 (0%)
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 11-47 (23%), $3.90 ROI
Family facts: Dam half to Merry Prankster (68-11-10-7, $102,835, multiple stakes-placed), Cloistered Castle (27-3-5-8, $80,225, stakes-placed, 0-12 on turf, 0-5 at 2), and Game Quoit (46-6-10-10, $163,037, dirt sprint stakes-winner, 0-6 at 2, 0-1 on turf).
Workout analysis: July 8 workout was .08 seconds slower than barn's 3yo McMagic (81 Beyer on dirt, unraced on turf). June 27 workout was .10 faster than barn's 2yo Summer Doldrums (68 dirt Beyer).

8. French Transition (Giant's Causeway - French Manicure, by Hawkster)
Foal date: March 31, 2004
Foal state: New York
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 13-9-4-0, $3,078,989, multiple Group 1 winner in Europe, Group 1 winner in France at 2.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 7-58 (12%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 5-79 (6%)
Dam race record: 10-1-1-2, $47,830, 0-3 at 2, won on grass.
Dam production record: 2 foals, 1 runner, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 1 turf runner, 1 turf winner, 1 turf debut winner.
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 15-50 (30%), $2.43 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters on turf without Lasix: 1-2 (50%), $3.70 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 6-18 (33%), $2.46 ROI
Family facts: Dam cost $15,000 as yearling. Dam a half to Expensive Issue (17-5-4-1, $151,605, 2yo dirt sprint stakes-winner, 0-1 on turf). Family of Dr. Fager
Workout analysis: July 5 workout matches barn's 2yo Monsieur Fruchon (racing Saturday at Saratoga). June 14 workout matches barn's 3yo In a Flash (75 turf Beyer, better on Polytrack).

9. Greenwood Packer (Greenwood Lake - Packerina, by Rahy
Foal date: April 8, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: $4,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2005)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 7-3-1-1, $430,620, Grade 1 winner at 2, won 2yo debut, unraced on turf.
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 14-113 (12%)
Sire win percentage with first-time turf runners: 0-20 (0%)
Dam race record: Unraced
Dam production record: 2 foals, 2 runners, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winner, 1 turf runner, 1 turf winner.
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 1-23 (4%), $2.18 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles going dirt to turf and sprint to route with Lasix and blinkers: None
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 0-1 (0%)
Family facts: Dam cost $6,800 as yearling, and $13,000 as juvenile. Dam half to Passionee (stakes-winner on turf in France). Second dam was multiple stakes-placed on grass in France. Third dam was multiple Group 1 winner in France. Fourth dam was multiple stakes-winner.
Workout analysis: None
Analysis:
HOLIDAY TRIP has some turf pedigree in his female family, and he blew out nicely over the green stuff on July 27. GREENWOOD PACKER might attempt to shake loose for low-profile barn that sent out Sanford runner-up. He has lots of turf pedigree on the bottom of his bloodlines. EQUAL must be played in multi-race wagers. He is bred both sides for turf, shows strong workouts, and debuts for excellent grass connections. FRENCH TRANSITION is a New York-bred tackling open foes, but Biancone is deadly with firsters of any type.
The bet: HOLIDAY TRIP to Win and Place (turf only - 9-2 odds or more)

July 30- Race 5
6 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $47,000

1. Acadiana (Tiznow - Amelia, by Dixieland Band)
Foal date: May 16, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 15-8-4-2, $6,427,830, multiple Grade 1 winner, unraced at 2, all wins routing
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 2-33 (6%)
Dam race record: 17-4-3-1, $179,565, turf stakes-winner, 0-2 at 2, all wins on grass.
Dam production record: This is her first foal.
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 11-61 (18%), $2.03 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters with Lasix: 4-17 (24%), $1.64 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 4-22 (18%), $3.03 ROI
Family facts: Tiznow - Dixieland Band 'nick' produced 2yo winner Enforcement. Dam a half to Bertolini (Group 3 winner on turf at 2), and Alchemilla (13-5-2-1, $208,756, stakes-winner, 2yo debut winner). Second dam was Grade 2 winner on turf and 2yo winner. Descends from Courtly Dee. Family of Althea, Twining, etc.
Workout analysis: None

2. Velvet Charm (Montbrook - Velvet Choaker, by On to Glory)
Foal date: March 17, 2004
Foal state: Florida
Auction history: $460,000 juvenile (OBS February 2006)
Notable siblings: Royal Lad (23-7-3-2, $377,624, multiple stakes-winning sprinter, 2-7 at 2)
Sire race record: 8-5-0-1, $373,728, multiple Grade 3-winning sprinter, unraced at 2.
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 123-762 (16%)
Dam race record: 10-3-1-1, $22,930, all races sprinting at 2.
Dam production record: 8 foals, 7 runners, 4 winners, 6 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners.
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 37-218 (17%), $1.44 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles on dirt off 31-60 day layoff with Lasix and without blinkers: 3-20 (15%), $1.23 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 5-46 (11%), $1.09 ROI
Family facts: Dam cost $24,000 and $30,000 as a juvenile. Dam a half to Kings Command (34-9-6-3, $306,403, multiple stakes-winner, 2-9 at 2). Second dam was multiple stakes-placed. Second dam half to On To Royalty (Grade 2 winner, dam of Louis Quatorze). Family of Nashua.
Workout analysis: Worked 2 furlongs in 21.80 before selling as the highest-priced filly in February sale (third-highest overall). July 22 workout went .02 seconds slower than barn's 2yo filly K K's Kitty (finished fifth in debut here on Thursday with 55 Beyer). July 9 workout matches barn's 3yo filly Pretty Proud (finished sixth in listed stakes at Monmouth on July 22 with 57 Beyer).

3. South Ocean Blvd (Capote - Miss Du Bois, by Mr. Prospector)
Foal date: April 14, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: Withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2004), $375,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton August)
Notable siblings: Film Maker (24-8-5-7, $1,493,730, Grade 2 winner on turf, 0-1 at 2, all wins on grass).
Sire race record: 10-3-0-1, $714,470, multiple Grade 1 winner at 2.
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 177-1169 (15%)
Dam race record: 15-0-3-3, $25,535, unraced at 2.
Dam production record: 4 foals, 4 runners, 2 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 35-213, (16%), $1.75 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with second-time juveniles on dirt without Lasix and blinkers: 5-40 (13%), $1.14 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 5-35 (14%), $3.11 ROI
Family facts: Dam cost $175,000 as a yearling. Family of Kittiwake.
Workout analysis: None.

4. Meet the Cat (Storm Cat - Excellent Meeting, by General Meeting)
Foal date: February 4, 2004
Foal state: Pennsylvania
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: Cougar Cat (13-3-3-1, $115,967, Group 3-placed on turf at 2 in Europe, debut winner)
Sire race record: 8-4-3-0, $570,610, Grade 1 winner at 2.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 67-324 (21%)
Dam race record: 20-8-5-3, $1,402,396, multiple Grade 1 winner, 4-8 at 2.
Dam production record: 2 foals, 1 runner, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 1 juvenile winner, 1 juvenile debut winner
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 15-50 (30%), $2.43 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters on dirt without Lasix: 13-46 (28%), $2.11 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 6-18 (33%), $2.46 ROI
Family facts: Dam a full sister to Crowning Meeting (47-14-9-5, $514,732, multiple stakes-winner, 0-1 at 2), and is a half to Crown of Crimson (10-3-1-0, $161,426, 2yo stakes-winner).
Workout analysis: July 5 workout matches barn's 2yo Monsieur Fruchon (makes debut on Saturday) and 2yo French Transition (makes debut on grass earlier on this card)

for continuation of Sunday's Spa Babies.