07/26/2013 9:41AM

Breeze-Figs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 27, 2013


Although he paid a miserly $8.80 when we thought it would be at least low double digits, Guns Loaded warmed the cockles of our hearts when he came bounding home at Del Mar as our Pick last week.  It turns out he was one of 10 2-year-old BreezeFigs maiden winners during the week at Saratoga (five), Del Mar (three), Charles Town and Northlands.  The week kicked off in spectacular fashion when opening day at Saratoga saw a "BreezeFigs Trifecta" in the only baby race on the car—and they were the only BreezeFigs horses in the race.  Despite favored Stopchargingmaria, paying only $3.00 to win, the exacta with J Quirk paid $28.40 and the trifects with Predicate paid $71.50—but, wait, there was more.  On Thursday, all three baby races at Saratoga were won by BreezeFigs horses, and so was the baby race at Del Mar.  There were also five BreezeFigs maiden winners on the 3-year-old cards--at Arlington, Presque Isle, Sacramento and two at Saratoga.  There are a plethora of races on both cards that look intriguing today, but we found an unusual one that might be worth watching, 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 BreezeFigsInformation, 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:
Saratoga. 2nd Race, Maiden Special Weight, 1 1/16 Miles (Turf)

This cavalry charge is likely to be a mess going into the first turn, but there are two BreezeFigs horses in here that could have an opportunity to gain position and go on.  Mexicoma was a four-over-Par Group 1 number at OBSAPR where his 24.13 foot stride length was more than half-foot longer than average for colts at a quarter mile that day.  Spun was an even-Par Group 1 at one furlong at KEEAPR where his stride length was even with the average for colts that day.  He ran evenly after trouble at the start in a six furlong turfer at Belmont in his debut. Nice Way came out of the same sale with a six-under-Par Group 3 profile and a 22.75 foot SL that was 1.38 feet under average for colts at a quarter mile that day, and he showed that same kind of form in his debut at Presque Isle.  In situations like this, we look to our mentor, Harvey Pack, for bon mots: "Bet the stranger" - which in this case means first-timer Mexicoma may be one to key on in the gimmicks—but Spun could get it done. Good luck!