07/19/2013 9:45AM

Breeze-Figs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 20th


Let's sum it up by saying one of the more bizarre weeks we've seen on the BreezeFigs beat. It began when one of our Pix was scratched out of a race in which the other, more favored, one stopped on a dime and looked like he had experienced a physical problem; continued with only a handful of races on either the 2-year-old or 3-year-old cards all week; and has ended with a Saturday 2-year-old card where every single horse on the card is a graduate of OBSAP—and not a single race is at Saratoga. Too weird for us, We found one possible first-time starter on that card that might need some wagering attention, 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:

Del Mar. 6th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 5 ½ Furlongs (Synthetic)

Guns Loaded is the only BreezeFigs horse in a race filled with a wild cross-section of pedigrees and foaling places—but hey, it’s Del Mar, and like Saratoga owners want to see their babies run there. This speed-bred colt put up a six-over-Par Group 1 profile at OBSAPR with a 25.12 foot stride length that was a foot longer than average for colts that day at a quarter mile. He’s at 7-to-2 in the morning line, so he may be worth more than just a gimmick shot. Good luck!