07/12/2013 10:02AM

Breeze-Figs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 13th


Though our Pick did nothing to improve out selection percentage last week, something interesting did happen over the past seven days: There were 13 races across for 2-year-old maidens in which at least wone BreezeFigs horse appeared—and nine of them won (69%). They came at Assiniboia, Belmont (2), Calder, Delaware, Gulfstream, Hollywood (2), Monmouth. In the 3-year-old division, there were 33 races in which BreezeFigs maidens started, and 13 of them won (40%)—including both races on July 5th at Hollywood and both races on July 6th at Parx. The others came at Arlington, Calder, Hollywood, Parx, Preque Isle (2), Thistledown and Woodbine (2). Pays to download the cards and look them over carefully, no? Today’s cards are packed, and we’ve found an interesting one, see below. Good luck!

Remember to pay attention to two changes we’ve made over the past several years. First, there have been changes in the CLASS EDGE category (at the bottom of the BreezeFigs card) because one sale was eliminated (OBSFEB) and FTFFEB is now in March (FTFMAR), and that moved OBSMAR into a higher class. Also, in the SALE & HIP column: the "HIP" refers to the catalogue number for that horse in that sale. This reference will enable you to go to the website of the sales company involved and easily find the short video of the horse’s breeze at that sale.

The web links for each sale are listed in the NOTES section of the new BreezeFigs Report and you will find all the information as to why we have done this and how you can benefit from this addition to the service by downloading the document which explains it all here: http://www1.drf.com/BreezeFigs/Video_Links_BreezeFigs_for_2009_Sales.pdf. Remember, no other handicapping service can give you the advantages you need from 2-year-old sales, So sign up for DRF-Plus on the front page of www.drf.com and get the BreezeFigs cards.

Our rules still hold about BreezeFigs "qualified" runners: You can get a good idea of what "qualified" BreezeFigs horses are by clicking on BreezeFigs Information underneath the two BreezeFigs links in the DRF-PLUS box in the right hand column on the www.drf.com home page and downloading files there. Remember, keep stride length (SL) in mind when handicapping from the BreezeFigs sheet and take advantage of all the tips that we provide on those sheets as well.

If you click here http://www1.drf.com/BreezeFigs/BreezeFigs_&_Stride_Length_Study_Part_I.pdf you will get a document which details our latest study. The conclusion for those who like to know the bottom line fast is this: When it comes to 2-year-old racing only, horses that earned Group 1 or Group 2 BreezeFigs and had longer-than-average stride lengths at the five major 2-year-old sales of 2006-07-08-09 won more races, won earlier, and earned more black-type, than horses with shorter-than-average stride lengths, regardless of BreezeFigs Group. There’s a lot more to it than that, and a review of this document, which is the first in a series, will strengthen your hand at the windows, or, if you are a buyer, at the sales or claim box. So, download it and absorb.

Also, refer to a study we did which shows that using BreezeFigs for 3-year-old maiden races in just as viable as using them for 2-year-old maiden races. Go to the DRF PLUS box on the www.drf.com home page, click on BreezeFigs™ Information, and then download "2006 Sales Study," or just click right here: http://www1.drf.com/breezefigs/breezefigs_010507.doc.

If you'd like to learn a little more about how we come up with BreezeFigs, take a look at our new website by clicking here: www.biodatatrack.com.

Here’s Saturday's Pick:

Arlington, Park, 1st Race, Maiden Special Weight, 5 ½ Furlongs (Synthetic)

Here's another chance to compare the form from the OBSMAR and OBSAPR sales. Conquest Outlaw earned a three-over-Par, Group 2 rating at OBSMAR where he showed a 23.95 foot stride length, just .02 of a foot below average for colts that day at a furlong. A month later, Second Corinthians earned a one-over-Par, Group 2 profile on the same track at the same distance with a 24.14 foot stride length, almost a foot longer than colts at the same distance that day. You might want to tip the nod to him because the average stride length was shorter that day and he had a longer one than did Conquest Outlaw, who will get a lot of play because the barn is hot. Both are worth considering, though, in gimmicks. Good luck!