08/26/2006 11:00PM

Spa Babies for Monday

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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.

If a selection goes off between 2-1 and 7-2 odds, he will be bet to Win. If the selection goes off at 4-1 or longer, he will be bet to Win and Place. Anything under 2-1 will not be played.

Full statistical analysis and meet recap will return for Wednesday's card.

Monday, August 28, 2006
Race 4
6 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight (New York Breds)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $47,000

Analysis:

WYNSOME WESLEY took all the money for her debut, but was checked a few strides out of the gate, and was forced to make up ground over a speed-favoring track. The winner of that heat came back to run a cracker-jack second with a 67 Beyer. A half-brother to turf stakes-winners Celtic Sky and Cloon, Wynsome Wesley retains the services of Garrett Gomez, and deserves another chance. SIEMPRE VERDE is the first foal of turf stakes-winner I No Best, and she wasn't disgraced after a tough trip in her debut on the lawn. She switches to dirt today, but must deal with the demanding inside post position. MEGAN'S WORLD finished ahead of three next-out winners when racing with blinkers for the first time, and she may be the one to carve out the fractions on Monday. The daughter of multiple sprint winner Ms Jaguar Type should be used in all multi-race wagers. BLUFF'S MISSILE is a daughter of the fleet Bluff's Dividend (26-9-3-5, $216,537, 4-6 at 2), but the workouts are only so-so, and trainer Michael Maker is 1 for his last 43 with juvenile debut runners. FULL OF CLASS showed improved speed in second lifetime start. A half to juvenile stakes-winner Reddy for Rubys, she should be prompting the pace here. BLACK VELVET BAND was saddled with a difficult inside post for her debut, and retains John Velazquez.

The Bet: Wynsome Wesley

Race 6
6 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight (New York Breds)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $47,000

Analysis:

Joe Aquilino is only 1-55 over the last five years with juvenile debut runners, but EXPECT DRAMA may have caught a weak field for her debut. Her sire is 10-69 (14%) with juvenile debut runners, and the August 13 workout matches up with Aquilino's older maiden Rausehenbach's Halo (61 Beyer in maiden special weight on August 20, lifetime record of 5-0-2-2). CITY ZIPPER goes out for underrated barn, and the dam was a juvenile winner that has already thrown a stakes-placed 2-year-old sprinter. Sire City Zip is 7-52 (13%) with his juvenile firsters. SO GRACIOUS tries statebreds for the first time after flopping in last two tries at Calder. May move up on a wet track, but first needs to master the starting gate. THEM THERE EYES draws a tough inside post, but the works look okay. WHATDREAMSRMADEOF has a workmate running in the earlier division. She's a half to multiple stakes-winner Ladyecho (25-5-6-6, $381,166, 2-4 at 2). ALBERT'S KID drops in with statebreds, and switches to Coa off poor debut run at Monmouth. That last workout doesn't look impressive, however. KALL ME K adds Lasix, and is a half to multiple stakes-winner Carlow (23-6-2-5, $215,838, 1-9 at 2). SELECTRA adds the blinks after poor try in mud. ROYAL DIGS is a half to juvenile stakes-winner Regal Chant (11-2-5-1, $116,331, debut winner).

The Bet: Expect Drama