08/28/2006 11:00PM

Spa Babies for Wednesday

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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.

Week 1 results:
Starts - Wins - Top pick in money -(Profit/Loss based on $2 wager)
12-1-8 (+$40.90)

Week 2 results:
7-1-2 (+$1.70)
Laurentide Ice was the Spa Baby winner ($14.00, $7.70) of the meet's second week.

Week 3 results:
12-3-9 (-$19.60)
C P West ($8.10), Dandy Mandy ($5.30, bailed out by entrymate Tremendous One), and Hold That Thought ($6.70) were the Spa Baby winners. Lots of second-place finishes coupled with poor betting affected the bottom line.

Week 4 results:
13-0-3 (-$36)

Week 5 results:
Wynsome Wesley ($6) was the Spa Baby winner for the week.
11-1-7 (-$10.90)

Meet results:
55-6-29 (-$23.90)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Race 2
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $47,000

1. A P Speedway (A P Valentine - Chatline, by Lines of Power)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
Foal date: January 29, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: $35,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2005), $47,000 RNA juvenile (OBS February 2006), $67,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2006)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 13-3-2-2, $864,170, Grade 1 winner at 2.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 1-4 (25%)
Dam race record: 42-6-7-1, $49,144, all wins sprinting, 0-11 at 2.
Dam production record: 2 foals, 1 runner, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters: 19-183 (10%), $1.49 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters with Lasix in maiden special weight dirt sprints: 17-143 (12%), $1,58 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 11-70 (16%), $2.27 ROI
Family facts: Dam a half to Mocha Express (34-16-9-1, $960,966, Grade 3 winner), and Raving Rocket (15-5-2-1, $139,200, multiple stakes-winner, 2-4 at 2, won debut). Second dam cost $102,000 as a juvenile. Third dam was Group 1-placed in Argentina.
Workout analysis: Worked 1 furlong in 10.80, and 1 furlong in 11 flat prior to the February sale. Worked 3 furlongs in 34.80 prior to the May sale. July 31 workout matches barn's 2yo Irish Ace (won debut on August 5 with 88 Beyer). July 31 work went .02 faster than barn's 2yo C P West (won debut on August 12 with 86 Beyer).

1a. Successful Ways (Successful Appeal - Wicked Ways, by Devil's Bag)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
Foal date: February 26, 2004
Foal state: Florida
Auction history: $8,000 weanling (OBS October 2004), $45,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2005), $240,000 juvenile (OBS February 2006)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 22-8-2-4, $654,681, multiple Grade 2 winner, 3-6 at 2
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 15-55 (27%)
Dam race record: 2-0-0-0, $300, both races sprinting
Dam production record: 6 foals, 4 runners, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters: 19-183 (10%), $1.49 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters with Lasix in maiden special weight dirt sprints: 17-143 (12%), $1,58 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 11-70 (16%), $2.27 ROI
Family facts: Dam a half to Nephrite (38-11-2-5, $149,368, multiple stakes-winner, 1-1 at 2), and Jaded Dancer (20-3-2-2, $120,530, Grade 3 turf winner, 0-1 at 2). Second dam was multiple stakes-winner.
Workout analysis: Worked 1 furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale.

2. Straight Romance (Straight Man - Rhodesian Romance, by Buckaroo)
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
Foal date: March 31, 2004
Foal state: Florida
Auction history: $12,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2005), $110,000 juvenile (OBS March 2006)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 15-5-2-1, $333,304, Grade 2 sprint winner.
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 33-258 (13%)
Dam race record: Unraced
Dam production record: 6 foals, 6 runners, 4 winners, 5 juvenile runners
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 13-136 (10%), $1.38 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with second-time juveniles with Lasix (without blinkers) in maiden special weight dirt sprint: 2-17 (12%), $0.65 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 1-21 (5%), $0.37 ROI
Family facts: Dam cost $4,500 as a weanling. Dam half to French Gold (20-1-1-3, $139,132, 2yo stakes-winning sprinter), American Dreamer (51-11-8-8, $142,640, 2yo stakes-winning sprinter), and Greatsilverfleet (72-17-19-13, $625,517, Grade 3 winner, 1-1 at 2).
Workout analysis: Worked 1 furlong in 10.60, and another furlong in a bullet 10.40 prior to the March sale.

3. Flying First Class (Perfect Mandate - Flying in Style, by Flying Sensation)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
Foal date: February 16, 2004
Foal state: California
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 2-0-2-0, $22,280, stakes-placed, all races sprinting at 2.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 3-18 (17%)
Dam race record: 2-1-0-0, $14,820, both races sprinting
Dam production record: 2 foals, 1 runner
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 21-216 (10%), $0.96 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firstrs on dirt without Lasix in maiden special weight sprint: 14-115 (12%), $0.93 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 0-36
Family facts: Dam half to Strut Your Stuff (16-3-5-2, $172,657, stakes-placed sprinter).
Workout analysis: August 11 work went .02 slower than barn's 2yo Holy Armenia (finished ninth in August 19 debut with 13 Beyer). August 1 work went .02 slower than Holy Armenia. July 25 work matches barn's 4yo Going Wild (finished second in 'n3x' optional claimer on July 30 with 99 Beyer).

4. Media City (Forest Camp - Holy Love, by Holy Bull)
Trainer: Eoin Harty
Foal date: April 18, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: $140,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2004), $160,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2005), $650,000 juvenile (OBS February 2006).
Notable siblings: My Great Love (13-4-3-2, $42,800, Grade 1-placed in Puerto Rico)
Sire race record: 11-4-2-0, $339,984, Grade 2 winner at 2
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 23-111 (21%)
Dam race record: Unraced
Dam production record: 3 foals, 3 runners, 2 winners, 2 juvenile runners
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 48-211 (23%), $1.59 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with second-time juveniles with Lasix (without blinkers) in maiden special weight dirt sprint: 4-24 (17%), $0.85 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 4-17 (24%), $1.37 ROI
Family facts: Dam is half-sister to Delta Love (13-6-2-1, multiple stakes-winner on turf). Second dam was Grade 3 winner. Fourth dam was stakes-placed at 2. Fifth dam was multiple stakes-winner. Family of Rare Treat and Jaipur.
Workout analysis: Was the OBS sale-topper after breezing 1 furlong in 10.20.

5. Maven (Bernstein - Jade Cat, by Jade Hunter)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
Foal date: March 24, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: Withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2004), $130,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2005), $200,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2005)
Notable siblings: Jade Eyed (4-2-1-0, $128,255, 2yo sprint stakes-winner, won debut), Touriga (4-0-2-0, $26,798, 2yo stakes-placed sprinter)
Sire race record: 8-4-0-0, $173,120, multiple Group 3 winner on turf in Ireland, 2yo debut winner on turf in Ireland.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 7-41 (17%)
Dam race record: 11-2-1-2, $61,522, both wins sprinting, stakes-winner at 2, debut winner.
Dam production record: 6 foals, 5 runners, 3 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 1 juvenile debut winner.
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 18-78 (23%), $2.56 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters with Lasix in maiden special weight dirt sprint: 5-16 (31%), $3.64 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 3-14 (21%), $1.78 ROI
Family facts: Dam a half to Gent's Big Cat (47-2-4-8, $41,584, multiple stakes-placed sprinter at 2). Second dam sold for $70,000 as a juvenile.
Workout analysis: August 18 workout went .05 faster than barn's 3yo Sugar Slam (45 dirt Beyer). Several workouts match unraced 2yo Dr Googles Boogles (Richter Scale - Mountain Dance, by Hagley).

6. Reaffirm (Yes It's True - Rusty Anchor, by Unaccounted For)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Foal date: March 23, 2004
Foal state: Florida
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 22-11-2-3, $1,080,700, Grade 1 sprint winner, 5-9 at 2.
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 50-308 (16%)
Dam race record: 30-8-4-5, $160,615, all wins routing, 1-5 at 2
Dam production record: 2 foals, 2 runners, 1 winner, 2 juvenile runners
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 279-1025 (27%), $1.85 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with second-time juveniles with Lasix (without blinkers) in maiden special weight dirt sprint: 29-92 (32%), $1.80 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 52-198 (26%), $2.18 ROI
Family facts: Dam sold for $9,000 as a weanling, and for $2,500 as a yearling. Second dam a half to Motel Rendeavous (48-4-4-9, $97,504, stakes-placed, all wins routing, 0-3 at 2). Family of Star de Naskra.
Workout analysis: None

7. Red Greeley (Mr. Greeley - Too Scarlet, by Colonial Affair)
Trainer: H Allen Jerkens
Foal date: May 1, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: None
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 16-5-6-0, $474,452, multiple Grade 3 winner, 2-6 at 2.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 23-220 (10%)
Dam race record: 11-7-2-1, $268,590, stakes-winner
Dam production record: This is her first foal
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 8-62 (13%), $2.21 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters without Lasix in maiden special weight dirt sprint: 7-50 (14%), $2.61 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 6-35 (17%), $3.35 ROI
Family facts: Dam cost $8,000 as a yearling. Dam a half to John Paul Too (24-7-10-0, $326,204, stakes-winner). Second dam sold for $10,500 as a juvenile. Second dam was a stakes-winner (2-5 at 2).
Workout analysis: Several works match unraced 2yo Leading On (Mt. Livermore - Dyna's Beauty, by Dynaformer) and unraced 2yo Blue Bullet (Red Bullet - Marianne Theresa, by John's Gold).

8. Hometown Boy (Came Home - Miss Doolittle, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: Stanley Hough
Foal date: March 22, 2004
Foal state: Kentucky
Auction history: $250,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2005)
Notable siblings: Broadway Gold (11-3-1-2, $166,645, 2yo sprint stakes-winner, won debut)
Sire race record: 12-9-0-0, $1,835,940, multiple Grade 1 winner, 3-4 at 2, won debut
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 2-15 (13%)
Dam race record: 6-2-1-1, $74,378, Grade 2-placed sprinting at 2.
Dam production record: 3 foals, 2 runners, 2 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 1 juvenile debut winner
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 13-74 (18%), $1.39 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters with Lasix in maiden special weight dirt sprint: 9-50 (18%), $1.45 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 2-19 (11%), $1.34 ROI
Family facts: Dam cost $1,300,000 as a yearling. Second dam is Eliza (12-5-2-2, $1,095,316, multiple Grade 1 winner, 2yo debut winner).
Workout analysis: June 30, June 23 works match barn's 2yo Holiday Trip (finished second in debut on turf on July 30 with 67 Beyer). June 17 work went .02 faster than Holiday Trip. June 11 work went .01 slower than Holiday Trip. June 1 work went .04 faster than Holiday Trip.

ANALYSIS:

SUCCESSFUL WAYS is by a top debut sire, and he worked quickly prior to selling for six figures in February. Zito has done very well with his firsters at this meet. Mate A P SPEEDWAY worked quickly prior the the May sale, and some of his morning drills at the Spa look intriguing. HOMETOWN BOY has a powerful pedigree, and goes out for barn that has sent out some live firsters at the meet. MEDIA CITY showed good speed in career debut when finishing third behind runaway winner. Figures close to the pace once again. REAFFIRM rallied powerfully in debut for Pletcher and Velazquez, and should appreciate getting away from the inside post.

The Bet: Successful Ways

Race 4
6 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight (New York Breds)
2-year-olds
Purse $47,000.

1. Lt. Josef (Good and Tough - Alheyrah, by Ezzoud)
Trainer: Dominic Galluscio
Foal date: February 2, 2004
Auction history: $45,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton August 2005).
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 23-9-5-2, $809,341, Grade 2 sprint winner
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 9-57 (16%)
Dam race record: 5-0-2-0, $3,341, all races on turf in England
Dam production record: 3 foals, 1 runner, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 1 juvenile winner
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 2-52 (4%), $0.28 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters with Lasix in statebred maiden special weight dirt sprint: 1-30 (3%), $0.21 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 2-18 (11%), $0.81 ROI
Family facts: Second dam sold for $300,000 as a yearling. Family of What a Pleasure, etc.
Workout analysis: None

2. Lunatrick (Phone Trick - Artiste, by Norquestor)
Trainer: Sal Iorio Jr.
Foal date: March 28, 2004
Auction history: $32,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2004), $37,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton August 2005), $25,000 juvenile (OBS March 2006)
Notable siblings: Leedle Dee (17-3-4-1, $157,224, 2yo stakes-winner)
Sire race record: 10-9-1-0, $395,112, multiple Grade 2 sprint winner
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 245-1499 (16%)
Dam race record: 22-3-2-7, $28,761, all wins sprinting, 0-2 at 2.
Dam production record: 5 foals, 4 runners, 1 winner, 3 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 4-63 (6%), $1.30 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles adding blinkers in dirt sprint: 0-1
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 0-3
Family facts: Dam sold for $7,000 as a weanling, and for $26,000 as a juvenile. Dam a half to Banner Hit (23-3-2-1, $166,815, multiple stakes-winner at 2), and Anacreontic (39-6-8-6, $146,990, stakes-winning sprinter at 2). Second dam was stakes-placed at 2.
Workout analysis: Worked 2 furlongs in 22.80 prior to the March sale. August 23 work matches up with the barn's 5yo mare The Jolly (finished second with 33 Beyer in 'n2y' $4,000 claimer at Finger Lakes on August 27)

3. Neverabettercity (City Zip - My Neffer, by Jig Time)
Trainer: Michael Maker
Foal date: May 3, 2004
Auction history: $31,000 juvenile (OBS April 2006)
Notable siblings: Here's My Neffer (19-2-3-0, $46,085, multiple stakes-placed, 0-9 at 2), Danielle's Gray (27-7-5-5, $237,310, 2yo stakes-winner).
Sire race record: 23-9-5-4, $818,225, Grade 1 sprint winner at 2.
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 32-192 (17%)
Dam race record: 23-3-1-5, $27,091, 0-1 at 2.
Dam production record: 8 foals, 8 runners, 5 winners, 8 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 25-160 (16%), $1.91 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles with Lasix and blinkers off 31-60 day layoff in statebred maiden special weight dirt sprint: 0-1
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 1-2 (50%), $2.50 ROI
Family facts: Dam a half to Suntanning (stakes-placed earner of $125,037).
Workout analysis: Worked 2 furlongs in 23.20 prior to the April sale. August 19 work matches barn's 3yo Dooze (94 Beyer top).

4. Shooter Luicci (Honour and Glory - Dazzling Dancer, by Green Dancer)
Trainer: Scott Blasi
Foal date: April 27, 2004
Auction history: $22,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2004), $90,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton August 2005), out yearling (Keeneland September 2005).
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 17-6-5-2, $1,202,942, Grade 1 route winner, 2-4 at 2, won debut
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 28-223 (13%)
Dam race record: Unraced
Dam production record: This is her first foal
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 1-29 (3%), $0.43 ROI*
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters with Lasix in statebred maiden special weight dirt sprint: 0-3
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 1-6 (17%), $1.97 ROI
Family facts: Dam sold for $20,000 as a yearling. Dam a half to Lip Service (30-4-3-5, $108,966, turf stakes-winner), and Macaso (multiple stakes-winner in Mexico, 7-7 at 2 in Mexico)
Workout analysis: August 14 work matches barn's 2yo Chace City (won Grade 2 Saratoga Special on August 17 with 92 Beyer). July 31 work went .01 slower than barn's 2yo He's a Yankee (56 Beyer). July 24 work matches He's a Yankee.
*Blasi is the assistant to suspended Steve Asmussen, a top juvenile debut trainer.

5. Market Psychology (Freud - Uppity, by Colony Light)
Trainer: Richard Violette Jr.
Foal date: May 12, 2004
Auction history: $80,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2006)
Notable siblings: Two Sixty Four (13-7-2-2, $182,725, stakes-winner).
Sire race record: 12-1-2-1, $44,016, Group 2-placed on turf in Ireland, 0-3 at 2 on turf in Europe
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 5-33 (15%)
Dam race record: Unraced
Dam production record: 4 foals, 2 runners, 2 winners
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 15-104 (14%), $2.03 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters with Lasix in statebred maiden special weight dirt sprint: 6-17 (35%), $5.15 R
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 8-34 (24%), $2.36 ROI
Family facts: Dam a half to Top Secret (31-11-7-1, $997,647, multiple Grade 2 winner, 3-6 at 2), Tate (21-4-5-7, $199,787, multiple stakes-winning sprinter, 0-1 at 2), West's Secret (17-5-2-3, $176,381, stakes-winning sprinter), and Secret Forest (12-3-4-2, $134,905, stakes-placed).
Workout analysis: Worked 1 furlong in 10.40 prior to the May sale. July 31 work matches barn's 2yo Ice Man Cometh (finished fourth in August 16 debut with 69 Beyer).

6. Trust Nobody (Testimonial - Zeal for Kris, by Unreal Zeal)
Trainer: Richard Dutrow Jr.
Foal date: June 2, 2004
Auction history: $2,000 yearling (New York August 2005)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 47-10-4-11, $206,385
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 1-14 (7%)
Dam race record: 27-3-2-3, $18,687, all wins sprinting
Dam production record: 3 foals, 3 runners, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 51-209 (24%), $1.98 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with second-time juveniles adding Lasix in statebred maiden special weight dirt sprint: 3-7 (43%), $1.79 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 4-27 (15%), $1.13 ROI
Family facts: Dam a half to Bellwether (66-21-14-3, $301,740, multiple stakes-placed, 2-4 at 2). Family of Turn-To etc.
Workout analysis: August 20 work went .01 slower than barn's 3yo Fete (won $25,000 claimer on August 27 with 78 Beyer).

7. Check the Numbers (Pyramid Peak - Runnin' Numbers, by Polish Numbers)
Trainer: Willard Freeman
Foal date: March 10, 2004
Auction history: $4,500 yearling (Fasig-Tipton December 2005)
Notable siblings: She'stenontop (25-5-4-0, $102,292, stakes-placed, 0-2 at 2).
Sire race record: 22-8-4-3, $871,559, multiple Grade 3 winner, 2-2 at 2.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 4-47 (9%)
Dam race record: 59-6-6-6, $119,078, multiple stakes-placed on turf.
Dam production record: 3 foals, 2 runners, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 0-4
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters without Lasix in maiden special weight dirt sprint: 0-3
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 0-1
Family facts: Second dam sold for $2,200 as a yearling.
Workout analysis: August 10 work went .02 faster than barn's 4yo filly Miss Langfuhr (65 turf Beyer, unraced on dirt).

8. Captiva Dreamin (Albert the Great - Return to Me, by Polish Numbers)
Trainer: Michael Shevy
Foal date: March 19, 2004
Auction history: $4,500 RNA yearling (New York August 2005)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 22-8-6-4, $3,012,490, Grade 1 route winner
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 17-122 (14%)
Dam race record: 35-4-5-5, $76,728, all wins sprinting
Dam production record: 2 foals, 2 runners, 1 winner, 2 juvenile runners
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 0-3
Trainer 5-year record with second-time seceond-time starters: 0-3
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 0-1
Family facts: Dam a full to Go Nicholas Go (13-1-2-3, $42,456, stakes-placed sprinter at 2). Second dam sold for $31,000 as a juvenile. Third dam was multiple stakes-placed.
Workout analysis: None

9. Your Hour's Up (Freud - Gray Lady Type, by Zen)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Foal date: January 25, 2004
Auction history: $50,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton August 2005), withdrawn juvenile (OBS April 2006)
Notable siblings: Capeside Lady (21-8-3-3, $809,540, multiple Grade 2 winner, 3-4 at 2)
Sire race record: 12-1-2-1, $44,016, Group 2-placed on turf in Ireland, 0-3 at 2 on turf in Europe
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 15-84 (18%)
Dam race record: 19-2-2-4, $53,695, stakes-winning sprinter at 2.
Dam production record: 5 foals, 5 runners, 2 winners, 4 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 279-1025 (27%), $1.85 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles adding blinkers (with Lasix) in second off layoff dirt sprint: 0-1
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 52-198 (26%), $2.18 ROI
Family facts: Dam sold for $5,000 as a yearling. Dam a full sister to Magnetic Type (64-13-10-15, $370,737, multiple stakes-winner), and Unique Type (43-14-12-5, $456,736, multiple stakes-winner, 2yo debut winner). Dam a half to Electronic Type (110-14-19-18, $202,171, stakes-placed), and Liberada (40-7-6-2, $258,876, multiple stakes-winner, 1-6 at 2). Second dam was stakes-placed.
Workout analysis: August 24 work matches barn's 7yo Mighty Beau (74 dirt Beyer, better on turf).

10. Indian Camp (Forest Camp - Gatherindy, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: Patrick Biancone
Foal date: April 22, 2004
Auction history: Withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2005)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 11-4-2-0, $339,984, Grade 2 winner at 2
Sire win percentage with juveniles: 23-111 (21%)
Dam race record: 3-0-0-0, $0, 0-1 at 2
Dam production record: 2 foals, 2 runners, 1 winner, 2 juvenile runners
Trainer 5-year record with juveniles (overall): 46-167 (28%), $1.83 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with second-time juveniles adding Lasix (without blinkers) in maiden special weight dirt sprint: 1-2 (50%), $2.80 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juveniles at Saratoga: 15-54 (28%), $1.79 ROI
Family facts: Dam a half to Gather the Day (15-7-2-2, $245,908, multiple stakes-placed on turf), and Greater Good (19-6-1-2, $546,160, Grade 2 winner at 2). Second dam was Grade 3 winner on turf. Third dam was multiple Grade 2 winner.
Workout analysis: None

11. Watson I Need You (Phone Trick - Pleasant Ring, by Pleasant Colony)
Trainer: William Turner Jr.
Foal date: May 26, 2004
Auction history: $30,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2005), $72,000 RNA juvenile (OBS March 2006)
Notable siblings: Slick Horn (41-16-8-3, $389,551, Grade 2-placed router, 0-1 at 2)
Sire race record: 10-9-1-0, $395,112, multiple Grade 2 sprint winner
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 65-436 (15%)
Dam race record: 16-1-2-0, $18,336, won sprinting, 0-1 at 2.
Dam production record: 9 foals, 7 runners, 6 winners, 6 juvenile runners
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 4-33 (12%), $4.98 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters without Lasix in statebred maiden special weight dirt sprint: 0-7
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 0-5
Family facts: Dam a half to Freefourinternet (34-5-4-5, $1,032,442, multiple Grade 2 winner, 0-3 on turf at 2 in Europe). Dam a full to Pleasant Chimes (11-4-1-2, $235,100, stakes-winner). Second dam sold for $100,000 as a yearling. Family of Relaunch, etc.
Workout analysis: Worked 2 furlongs in 22.20 and 2 furlongs in 22.40 prior to the March sale.

12. Stormin Normandy (Stormin Fever - Patriotism, by Pleasant Colony)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Foal date: April 30, 2004
Auction history: $100,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton August 2005), $375,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2006), out juvenile (Keeneland April 2006)
Notable siblings: None
Sire race record: 21-8-6-2, $484,664, Grade 3 sprint winner, 1-2 at 2.
Sire win percentage with juvenile firsters: 11-127 (9%)
Dam race record: Unraced
Dam production record: 4 foals, 3 runners, 3 winners
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters (overall): 21-216 (10%), $0.96 ROI
Trainer 5-year record with juvenile firsters without Lasix in statebred maiden special weight dirt sprint: 1-5 (20%), $0.70 ROI
Trainer 5-year-record with juvenile firsters at Saratoga: 0-36
Family facts: Second dam a half to Mining (7-6-0-0, $264,030, Grade 1 sprint winner).
Workout analysis: Worked 1 furlong in 10.60, and 2 furlongs in 21.20 prior to the February sale.

Analysis:

TRUST NOBODY raced in and among horses for most of the way in his career debut, yet still finished well to be third, and galloped out nicely after the fact. Dutrow adds Lasix, and his charge shouldn't be far off the early pace in here. NEVERABETTERCITY failed to ride speed-favoring track to victory on July 19, but gave much-improved performance with the addition of Lasix. Barn sent out juvenile winner here on Monday, and their gray colt should be a strong pace factor. STORMIN NORMANDY has sold well at auction, but Lukas has struggled with juvenile firsters at the Spa over the last five years. YOUR HOUR'S UP adds blinkers for the potent Pletcher/Velazquez team, and should be sharper in the second start off the bench.

The Bet: Trust Nobody

Race 8
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
P. G. Johnson Stakes
2-year-old fillies
Purse $70,000

Analysis:

SOPHIE'S SALAD gets the complete blinkers and Lasix makeover for shrewd turf barn after promising well-bet debut. Expect her to show a bit more speed stretching out around two turns, and the daughter of stakes-winner Lady Tabitha may have found a nice spot to win her maiden. BRUSHED GOLD rallied from off the pace to win her debut for Pletcher and Velazquez, but she changed back to her wrong lead in the closing stages. The distance shouldn't be a problem, but she may be overbet off that 76 Beyer. SHARP SUSAN makes the important two sprints to a route move for the third start of the form cycle, and should save valuable ground from inside post. Half to Sharp Lisa should adore the weeds. WAY SASSY adds Lasix for Pat Biancone while HOLD THAT THOUGHT looked good besting statebreds in her debut.

The Bet: Sophie's Salad