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Spa Babies for Sunday, Aug. 17

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Race 3
1 1/16 miles (turf)
Maiden special weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse: $83,000

1. SWEET MAYA (Malibu Moon – Special Ballad, by Saint Ballado)
Trainer:  Michael Dilger
- Foaled Feb. 28, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sold for $125K as a yearling
- Half-sister to 2-year-old stakes-winning synthetic router Acaffella ($147K, 1 for 3 at 2, 0 for 7 on turf)
- Sire was a dirt sprint winner at two ($33K, 1 for 2 at 2, unraced on turf)
- Sire is 212 for 1,141 (19 percent) with 2-year-olds and 44 for 471 (9 percent) with first-turf runners
- Dam won on turf ($47K, 0 for 2 at 2, 1 for 7 on turf)
- Dam has three winners from four runners (2 for 3 with 2-year-olds, 0 for 2 with turf runners)
- Dam is a half-sister to Grade 3-placed dirt sprinter Special Brush ($145K, unraced at 2, 0 for 1  on turf), stakes-placed dirt sprinter Timely Affair ($144K, 1 for 6 at 2, 0 for 3 on turf), 2-year-old Grade 2 dirt sprint winner Twilight Time ($331K, 3 for 8 at 2, 0 for 4 on turf), and multiple stakes winner Uninhibited Song ($160K, 0 for 1 at 2, 1 for 4 on turf)
- Trainer is 1 for 9 (11 percent, $1.24 ROI) over the past five years going dirt to turf  (0 for 2 at Saratoga)
- July 21 workout matches Dilger’s 4-year-old filly Bohemian Dance (finished fifth in the John’s Call Stakes on turf at Saratoga on Aug. 6 with 88 Beyer)

2. MRAKEB (Medaglia d’Oro – Damaniyat Girl, by Elusive Quality)
Trainer: Thomas Albertrani
- Foaled March 9, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sire was a multiple Grade 1 dirt route winner ($5.7M, 0 for 1 at 2, unraced on turf)
- Sire is 25 for 205 (12 percent) with 2-year-old debut runners and 33 for 306 (11 percent) with first-turf runners
- Dam was a stakes-winning turf sprinter ($146K, 1 for 2 at 2, 1 for 11 on turf)
- Dam has one winner from one runner (0 for 1 with 2-year-olds, 1 for 1 with turf runners)
- Dam a half-sister to 2-year-old Group 2-placed turf runner Alanees (England), 2-year-old Group 1-placed turf runner Bin Nashwan (France), Grade 2 turf route winner Magellan ($603K, unraced at 2, 4 for 21 on turf), multiple Grade 3-placed turf runner Golden Arrow ($459K, unraced at 2, 7 for 39 on turf), and Grade 3-placed dirt router Western Diplomat (Dubai)
- Trainer is 0 for 11 over the past five years with 2-year-old debut runners in maiden special-weight turf routes (0 for 4 at Saratoga)

3. AMY’S IMAGE (Tale of the Cat – Gazzella, by Tiznow)
Trainer:  Todd Pletcher
- Foaled March 26, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sire was a Grade 2 dirt sprint winner ($360K, unraced at 2, 1 for 1 on turf)
- Sire is 270 for 1,496 (18 percent) with 2-year-olds and 60 for 581 (10 percent) with first-turf runners
- Dam was a synthetic route winner ($27K, unraced on turf)
- Dam has two winners from three runners (1 for 2 with 2-year-olds, 0 for 2 with turf runners)
- Female family of Grade 2 sprint winner Valid Wager ($306K, 3 for 7 at 2, unraced on turf) 
- Trainer is 4 for 15 (27 percent, $1.90 ROI) over the past five years with second-time 2-year-olds going dirt to turf and sprint to route in maiden special weights (2 for 6, 33 percent, $2.61 ROI at Saratoga).
- Aug. 11 workout matches Pletcher’s 2-year-old Reality (entered in Saturday’s fourth race).

4. CARTA DE ORO (Medaglia d’Oro – Communique, by Smart Strike)
Trainer: George Arnold II
- Foaled Feb. 29, 2012, in Kentucky
- Half-sister to Grade 3-placed synthetic router Woodfield Springs ($45K, 0 for 1 at 2, 1 for 4 on turf)
- Sire was a multiple Grade 1 dirt route winner ($5.7M, 0 for 1 at 2, unraced on turf)
- Sire is 25 for 205 (12 percent) with 2-year-old debut runners and 33 for 306 (11 percent) with first-turf runners
- Dam was a multiple Grade 3 turf route winner ($594K, 0 for 1 at 2, 3 for 21 on turf)
- Dam has one winner from one runner (0 for 1 with 2-year-olds, 1 for 1 with turf runners)
- Dam a full sister to stakes-winning dirt router Final Count ($213K, unraced at 2, 3 for 17 on turf)
- Trainer is 3 for 15 (20 percent, $11.13 ROI) over the past five years with 2-year-old debut runners in maiden special weight turf routes (1 for 3, 33 percent, $13.93 ROI at Saratoga)
- June 15 work matches Arnold’s 3-year-old filly Chic Soiree (finished fourth with 57 Beyer in maiden special weight on turf at Ellis on July 3). June 15 workout matches Arnold’s 4-year-old Empire Knight (finished fifth with 72 Beyer in ‘n1x’ allowance on synthetic at Arlington on June 29). June 15 workout matches Arnold’s 5-year-old mare Run a Risk (finished fifth with 72 Beyer in N3X optional claimer on turf at Churchill on June 27).

5. ESKENFORMONEY (Eskendereya – But for Money, by Not for Love)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled April 13, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sold for $225K as a yearling.
- Sire was a Grade 1 dirt route winner ($725K, 1 for 3 at 2, 0 for 1 on turf)
- Sire is 1 for 16 (6 percent) with 2-year-olds and 1 for 7 (14 percent) with turf runners
- Dam was a dirt sprint winner ($43K, unraced at 2, 0 for 1 on turf)
- This is dam’s first starter
- Dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Petunia ($194K, 2 for 4 at 2, 3 for 14 on turf) and multiple stakes-winner Somethinaboutbetty ($342K, 2 for 5 at 2, 0 for 13 on turf)
- Trainer is 4 for 10 (40 percent, $2.70 ROI) over the past five years with second-time 2-year-olds going sprint to route in maiden special weights on turf at Saratoga

6. MIDNIGHT CITRA (Midnight Lute – Citronella, by Gilded Time)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 10, 2012, in Florida
- Sire was a multiple Grade 1 sprint winner ($2.6M, 1 for 1 at 2, unraced on turf)
- Sire is 22 for 176 (13 percent) with 2-year-olds and 3 for 58 (5 percent) with first-turf runners
- Dam was unraced
- Dam has two winners from three runners (0 for 1 with 2-year-olds, 0 for 1 with turf runners)
- Female family of multiple stakes-winning dirt sprinter Kelly’s Copy ($137K, 0 for 2 at 2, unraced on turf)
- Trainer is 1 for 10 (10 percent, $0.76 ROI) over the past five years with second-out 2-year-olds going dirt to turf and sprint to route in maiden special weights at Saratoga.
- Aug. 10 workout matches Mott’s 2-year-old Blazing Truth (57 turf Beyer).

7. COOL COMFORT (Big Brown – Singing Sensation, by Coronado’s Quest)
Trainer:  Wesley Ward
- Foaled Feb. 16, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sold for $60K as a short yearling, was a $45K RNA as a yearling, and sold for $115K in April
- Sire was a multiple Grade 1 dirt route winner ($3.6M, 1 for 1 at 2, 2 for 2 on turf)
- Sire is 26 for 178 (15 percent) with 2-year-olds and 34 for 266 (13 percent) with turf runners.
- Dam was a synthetic sprint winner ($46K, unraced at 2, 0 for 1 on turf)
- Dam has two winners from three runners (1 for 3 with 2-year-olds, 0 for 3 with turf runners)
- Dam is a half-sister to 2-year-old stakes-winner Ruby’s Reception ($365K, 3 for 7 at 2, 0 for 2 on turf) and Grade 2-placed dirt sprinter Heritage Hall ($180K, 0 for 1 on turf)
- Trainer is 0 for 10 over the past five years with second-time 2-year-olds going sprint to route on turf. (0 for 5 at Saratoga)
-Worked one furlong in 10 seconds prior to the April auction.

8. DELIGHTFUL ERIN (Rock Hard Ten – Song and Delight, by Songandaprayer)
Trainer:  Mitchell Friedman
- Foaled March 17, 2012, in Florida
- Sold for $110K in April
- Sire was a multiple Grade 1 dirt winner ($1.8M, unraced at 2, unraced on turf)
- Sire is 44 for 393 (11 percent) with 2-year-olds and 27 for 223 (12 percent) with first-turf runners
- Dam was a dirt sprint winner ($37K, unraced at 2, unraced on turf)
- Dam has two winners from three runners (0 for 2 with 2-year-olds, 0 for 1 with turf runners)
- Dam a half-sister to Grade 2 dirt route winner Delightful Kiss ($1.0M, 1 for 5 at 2, 1 for 7 on turf, first-turf winner), Grade 3 synthetic sprint winner Delightful Mary ($588K, 2 for 4 at 2, unraced on turf), stakes-placed dirt router Trust the Deputy ($115K, 0 for 1 at 2, 2 for 24 on turf), and Grade 3-placed dirt router Honour the Deputy ($153K, unraced at 2, 0-3 on turf)
- Trainer is 4 for 34 (12 percent, $1.74 ROI) over the past five years going dirt to turf (0 for 8 at Saratoga)
- Worked one furlong in 10 seconds prior to the April auction.

9. TAMMY THE TORPEDO (More Than Ready – Search and Seizure, by War Chant)
Trainer: Chad Brown
- Foaled April 2, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sold for $100K as a yearling and for $225K in April.
- Sire was a Grade 1 dirt sprint winner ($1.0M, 5 for 7 at 2, won debut, unraced on turf)
- Sire is 52 for 432 (12 percent) with 2-year-old debut runners and 74 for 557 (13 percent) with first-turf runners
- Dam was unplaced (0 for 2 at 2, 0 for 1 on turf)
- Dam has two winners from three runners (1 for 1 with 2-year-olds, debut winner, 0 for 1 with turf runners)
- Dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Criminologist ($554K, 0 for 1 at 2, 8 for 16 on turf), Grade 3-placed turf runner Rescue Squad ($238K, 1 for 1 at 2, 1 for 15 on turf, first-turf winner), and stakes-placed turf router Party Now ($102K, 0 for 1 at 2, 2 for 4 on turf, first-turf winner)
- Trainer is 7 for 37 (19 percent, $2.44 ROI) over the past five years with 2-year-old debut runners in maiden special weight turf routes at Saratoga.
- Worked one furlong in 10.1 seconds prior to the April auction. June 16, June 23 workouts match Brown’s 2-year-old filly Partisan Politics (finished third with 68 Beyer in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on July 21). July 7 workout matches Brown’s 2-year-old filly Lady Daphne (finished fifth with 49 Beyer in maiden special weight on dirt at Saratoga on Aug. 14).

Selections (turf only)
1. Sweet Maya
2. Cool Comfort
3. Tammy the Torpedo

The play (turf only): Sweet Maya to WIN and PLACE at 9-2 odds or greater.

Race 5
6 1/2 furlongs
Maiden special weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse: $83,000

1. COVER UP (Tapit – Collusion, by Broad Brush)
Trainer: Claude McGaughey III
- Foaled Jan. 29, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sire was a Grade 1 dirt route winner ($557K, 2 for 2 at 2, unraced in dirt sprints
- Sire is 40 for 307 (13 percent) with 2-year-old debut runners
- Dam placed routing in the slop at 2 ($6K, 0 for 2 at 2, 0 for 1 in dirt sprints)
- Dam has two winners from two runners (0 for 2 with 2-year-olds, 1 for 1 with dirt sprinters)
- Dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 dirt route winner Smuggler ($654K, 2 for 3 at 2, won debut, 1 for 2 in dirt sprints)
- Trainer is 1 for 22 (5 percent, $0.38 ROI) over the past five years with 2-year-old debut runners in maiden special-weight dirt sprints at Saratoga
- June 28 workout matches McGaughey’s 3-year-old filly Easton Arch (finished first with 72 Beyer in maiden special weight on turf at Monmouth on Aug. 9). July 16 workout matches McGaughey’s 2-year-old filly Co (finished fifth with 59 Beyer in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on Aug. 8).

2. RING KNOCKER (Birdstone - Pearls, by Black Tie Affair)
Trainer: Thomas Albertrani
- Foaled Feb. 18, 2012, in Virginia
- Sold for $52K as a yearling
- Sire was a multiple G1 route winner ($1.5M, 2 for 3 at 2, 1 for 2 in dirt sprints)
- Sire is 44 for 385 (11 percent) with 2-year-olds
- Dam won on turf ($22K, unraced at 2, unraced in dirt sprints)
- This is dam's first starter.
- Dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 dirt sprint winner Bank Audit ($567K, 0 for 4 at 2, 8 for 23 in dirt sprints) and stakes-placed Whistler Run ($127K, unraced at 2, 3 for 26 dirt sprints)|
- Trainer is 1 for 12 (8 percent, $0.40 ROI) over the past five years with second-time 2-year-olds in maiden special-weight dirt sprints at Saratoga.

3. TOP DECILE (Congrats – Sequoia Queen, by Forestry)
Trainer: Albert Stall Jr.
- Foaled April 1, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sold for $110K as a yearling
- Sire was a Grade 2 dirt route winner ($998K, 1 for 2 at 2, won debut, 2 for 5 in dirt sprints)
- Sire is 22 for 168 (13 percent) with 2-year-old debut runners
- Dam was a dirt sprint winner ($77K, unraced at 2, 2 for 3 in dirt sprints)
- Dam has three winners from three runners (1 for 2 with 2-year-olds, 2 for 3 with dirt sprinters)
- Second dam is multiple stakes-winner Barefoot Dyana ($432K, 3 for 10 at 2, 1 for 6 in dirt sprints)
- Trainer is 1 for 10 (10 percent, $2.20 ROI) over the past five years with 2-year-old debut runners in maiden special-weight dirt sprints at Saratoga. 
- July 20 workout matches Stall’s 2-year-old Saratoga Heater (finished sixth with 44 Beyer in maiden special weight at Saratoga on July 31).

4. DIVINE PRAISES (Medaglia d’Oro – Grand Prayer, by Grand Slam)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled April 16, 2012, in Kentucky
- Half-sister to Grade 1 dirt route winner Malibu Prayer ($618K, 0 for 2 in dirt sprints). Full brother to Grade 2 stakes-winning dirt router Valid ($324K, 1 for 2 at 2, 1 for 2 in dirt sprints)
- Sire was a multiple Grade 1 dirt route winner ($5.7M, 0 for 1 at 2, 1 for 2 in dirt sprints)
- Sire is 25 for 205 (12 percent) with 2-year-old debut runners
- Dam was a stakes-winning dirt router ($145K, 0 for 2 at 2, 1 for 8 in dirt sprints)
- Dam has three winners from five runners (1 for 2 with 2-year-olds, 1 for 2 with dirt sprinters)
- Dam is a half-sister to stakes-placed Lyrical Ghost ($128K, 1 for 2 at 2, won debut, 2 for 10 in dirt sprints), Grade 2 dirt winner Tap Dance ($378K, 1 for 5 at 2, 2 for 3 in dirt sprints), stakes-placed Pleasant Lyrics ($78K, unraced at 2, 1 for 2 in dirt sprints), stakes-placed dirt router Point Missed ($56K, unraced at 2, 0 for 1 in dirt sprints), and Grade 1 dirt sprint winner Swagger Jack ($460K, unraced at 2, 1 for 3 in dirt sprints
- Trainer is 0 for 40 over the past five years with 2-year-old debut runners in maiden special weight dirt sprints at Saratoga

5. SO IT’S TRUE (Yes It’s True – Heavenly Halo, by Grindstone)
Trainer: Kathy Ritvo
- Foaled March 19, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sold for $45K as a yearling and for $70K in April.
- Half-brother to 2-year-old stakes-winning dirt sprinter Ask Joe ($278K, 3 for 4 at 2, 9 for 21 in dirt sprints)
- Sire was a Grade 1 dirt sprint winner ($1.0M, 5 for 9 at 2, 11 for 18 in dirt sprints)
- Sire is 220 for 1506 (15 percent) with 2-year-olds
- Dam was unplaced (unraced at 2, 0 for 1 in dirt sprints)
- Dam has seven winners from eight runners (3 for 7 with 2-year-olds, 5 for 6 with dirt sprinters)
- Dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Teasing Charm ($222K, 1 for 2 at 2, 1 for 2 in dirt sprints)
- Trainer is 3 for 34 (9 percent, $1.11 ROI) over the past five years with 2-year-olds on dirt (0 for 3 at Saratoga).
- Worked one furlong in 10.1 seconds prior to the April auction.

6. ZEE SISTERS (Zensational - Red Cognac, by Hennessy)
Trainer:  D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled April 1, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sire was a multiple Grade 1 synthetic sprint winner ($669K, 0 for 1 at 2, 0 for 1 in dirt sprints)
- Sire is 12 for 119 (10 percent) with 2-year-olds
- Dam won sprinting in the mud at 2 ($36K, 1 for 4 at 2, 1 for 7 in dirt sprints)
- Dam has no winners from two runners (0 for 2 with 2yos, 0 for 2 with dirt sprinters)
- Female family of multiple stakes-winner Crafty Alfel ($871K, 28 for 97 in dirt sprints)
- Trainer is 2 for 26 (8 percent, $1.92 ROI) over the past five years with second-time 2-year-olds in maiden special-weight dirt sprints at Saratoga.

7. BACK FLIP (Super Saver – For Royalty, by Not For Love)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled Feb. 14, 2012, in Kentucky
- Sold for $200K in April
- Sire was a Grade 1 dirt route winner ($1.8M, 2 for 4 at 2, 0 for 1 in dirt sprints)
- Sire is 4 for 19 (21 percent) with 2-year-old debut runners
- Dam was a 2-year-old stakes-winning dirt sprinter ($93K, 2 for 5 at 2, won debut, 2 for 6 in dirt sprints)
- This is dam’s first starter
- Dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner El Viento (Puerto Rico), and stakes-winning turf sprinter Kiss to Remember ($126K, 1 for 3 at 2, 2 for 4 in dirt sprints) .Dam is a full sister to multiple stakes-placed dirt sprinter The Prince ($203K, 1 for 2 at 2, won debut, 8 for 50 in dirt sprints),
- Trainer is 38 for 108 (35 percent, $2.40 ROI) over the past five years with 2-year-old debut runners in maiden special-weight dirt sprints at Saratoga.
- Worked one furlong in 10.1 seconds prior to the April auction. July 1 workout matches Pletcher’s 2-year-old Royal Son (finished second with 72 Beyer in maiden special weight at Saratoga on Aug. 2). July 10 workout went .02 faster than Pletcher’s 2-year-old filly Feathered (finished second with 79 Beyer in maiden special weight at Saratoga on Aug. 3). July 17 workout matches Feathered. Aug. 11 workout matches Pletcher’s 2-year-old Blame Jim (77 Beyer)

8. NAGZILLA (Speightstown – Krista’s Quik Chic, by Forestry)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled Jan. 29, 2012, in Kentucky
- $95K RNA as a short yearling, sold for $30K as a yearling and for $55K in March
- Sire was a Grade 1 dirt sprint winner ($1.2M, 0 for 1 at 2, 10 for 15 in dirt sprints)
- Sire is 25 for 197 (13 percent) with 2-year-old debut runners
- Dam was a stakes-placed turf router ($81K, unraced at 2, 0 for 1 in dirt sprints)
- This is dam’s first starter
- Second dam is multiple turf stakes-placed Geisha Girl (Ireland)
- Trainer is 1 for 12 (8 percent, $1.41 ROI) over the past five years with 2-year-old debut runners in maiden special-weight dirt sprints at Saratoga.
- Worked one furlong in 10.2 seconds prior to the March auction.

Selections
1. Back Flip
2. Ring Knocker
3. Nagzilla

The play: Back Flip – Ring Knocker EXACTA; Back Flip – Nagzilla EXACTA

SR Vegas More than 1 year ago
Dan ...a real treat to get a chance to read your 'spa babies' this weekend. Normally a DRF+ item. At the moment, I'm a big fan of Super Savers progeny and starting to watch Eskendereya's. Thank you and good luck. SR Vegas
Jackson Jackson More than 1 year ago
Cool Column LSD . Ring Knocker is liable to go backwards so I'm going to have to stab against him . NagZilla is working out pretty good at CD buttZ ... I guess I'll have to see one first. Back Flip got outworked by Top D buttZ Top D seems to have missed a work ? I guess that leaves me on So it's True . We'll have to see the board he might be worth a stab.
peter More than 1 year ago
Must be the James Brown - " the hardest working man in show business " of the 2yo handicappers . Information is the key to making decisions . Git on up