04/10/2009 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, April 11th


Axiom in the game: If a 2-year-old going 4 1/2 furlongs can’t get out of a common gallop after a furlong, tear up the ticket. Thus was the case with our first juvenile pick of the year last week, but we move on to another challenge. And this week’s card is a real challenge for us because there are no 2-year-old races carded with BreezeFigs horses, and most of the races for 3-year-olds have no first-time starters, our preferred mode of handicapping in this column. So we dug up one that might be overlooked, below, and hope it comes with an Easter Bunny present for all.

Before we get to the business of Pix, we remember we’ve changed our format for the 2-year-old sheet. There are two BreezeFigs sheets for each date, one for the 3-year-olds from the 2008 sales (to be posted through June 30th), and one for the 2-year-olds from the 2009 sales. The 2009 sales sheet has a major addition in the SALE column: It’s now labeled SALE & HIP, the “HIP” referring 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 2009 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: 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 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.

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 .

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: .

Here’s our holiday special. Good luck!

Gulfstream Park, ,Maiden Special Weight, 7 Furlongs (Dirt)

Now, let’s see…she’s 30-to-1 in the morning line, was a 40k yearling but according to the PP’s (which don’t show she was also a 40k RNA at OBSMAR last year), and she was slammed around in her debut and lost all chance but was still not totally disgraced in an upper level maiden claimer. We are talking about Edgy Lady, who hit a solid BreezeFig of 67 last year at that sale, just one under Par, maling her an easy “qualified runner.” She showed a 24.24 foot SL, which was 1.22 feet longer than average for fillies at 1/8 mile that day. This filly needs to see your money in at least a gimmick play. Good luck!