05/24/2013 9:54AM

Breeze-Figs Quick-Pix for Saturday, May 25th


We cannot remember the last time that one of our Quick-Pix stunk out the joint as badly as did Personal Pursuit last week. Therefore, we will look on the bright side: In a week when there were still precious chances for BreezeFigs maidens from the 2012 sales to win, seven of them managed to do so, at Arlington, Belmont, Calder, Canterbury, Hollywood, Prairie Meadows and Woodbine. Also, the lone race for 2013 sale graduates run last week saw four of them in the same boat at Hollywood Park, with Group 1 horse On the Backstreets leading the parade, with the other three finishing in basically the order of the BreezeFigs profiles. There is a lone 2-year-old race on today’s card, with a Group 4 horse that has a race under its belt, consider. Meanwhile, consider the 2012 card for little nuggets of information, one of which we’ve focused on, 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 our choice this week:

Canterbury Downs, 2nd Race, Maiden Special Weight, 5 ½ Furlongs (Dirt)

It’s taken BARMAR graduate Choo Choo Charlie over a year to get to the races, but he brings an acceptable BreezeFigs profile into this modest affair. He was Group 2, two over-Par at that sale but his stride length was 23.81 feet, almost a foot below average for that sale. Still, he’s got the pedigree and the distance should suit him. Like we always advise, watch the board on this one who is 6-to-1 in the morning line. Good luck!