04/16/2010 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday April 17th


Though he finished second to a front-running long shot, our Pick last week, Song Warrior, ran a very good race and is sure to be on your list when he pops up again on the BreezeFigs chart. There were five maiden winners on that card, though two of them were a little under our criteria for using. During the week there were five others maiden winners across the country who were eminently playable, including three double-digit payoffs at Santa Anita (Triple Cream at $10.60, E.P. Bombay at $10.40, and Come Touch the Sun [Ire] at 21.80). Meanwhile, keep looking at the file for BreezeFigs 2-year-olds until the separate files for the 2010 sales are posted. You will note them in the Sale column, with the name of the sale followed by 10, e.g. OBSFEB 10). We've got a potential hot one for today's card, below. Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember 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: .

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 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-PUS 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.

If you 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, 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 .

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 a loner that might actually deliver good luck!

Keeneland, 5th Race, Maiden Special Weight, About 7 Furlongs (Synthetic)

He's stuck on the rail, but he's got good connections, a long trail of good works, and a solid BreezeFigs Group 1 profile from FTFFEB last year, so there is likely to be a lot of money going in on Developing Story in this race. But he deserves it after posting a five-over-Par performance at that sale with a 24.03 foot stride length, well over a foot longer than average for that day. That was on the dirt, of course, so there may be some hole in him from that point, but he posted a bullet at Keeneland on Monday in getting ready for this and if he didn t blow the jewels there, he should hammer here. Pounce. Good luck!