06/14/2013 10:35AM

Breeze-Figs Quick-Pix for Saturday, June 15th


With the weathers gods wreaking havoc all over the place, it wasn’t exactly a busy, or form-filled week, on the BreezeFigs front. However, there were some good results to offset our stinker of a Pick from last week. Six 3-year-old BreezeFigs horses broke their maidens at a wide variety of tracks—Calder, Emerald Downs, Lone Star, Mountaineer, Pimlico and Presque Isle—and right there on the card last Saturday was Kinz Funky Monkey, who scored out a $33 payoff in a stakes at Hollywood. As for the babies, there was only one winner during the week from slim pickings, but things are starting to heat up now. Today’s card actually features three stakes on the West Coast, one of which has drawn out 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:

Golden Gate Fields, 3rd Race, Lost in the Fog Stakes, 5 Furlongs (Synthetic)

It’s not that we love her, especially that she’s a first-time starter against three colts that have already won in this five-horse field, but Perched has a decent chance of not only gaining black-type in her first start, but based on her BreezeFigs profile at BARMAR this year, a shot to win it.  She was a Group 3, but only one-under-Par, and had a near-average 24.57 foot stride length.  This is a canny outfit that only paid $22k for her, and she’s 9-to-2 on the morning line.  Skydreamin, a three-under-Par Group 3 number from the OBSMAR sale, had an almost average 23.74 foot stride length at that sale, and cost his new owners 80k. This race should set some sort of line for the new crop but we think the filly might be the way to go. Good luck!