04/18/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, April 19th


OK, let’s cut to the chase, folks—baby races are being carded more widely and we have three of them to look at for Saturday’s card—it would pay to look at the year of the sale on the BreezeFigs card to pick these out until we get our new card design up. This week’s selections all came out of sales which were held on the new synthetic surface at the OBS complex in Ocala, Florida—it’s not Polytrack, but it’s similar.

Remember, 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 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.

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. .

If you'd like to learn a little more about how we come up with BreezeFigs, take a look at our new website, .

Here we go…good luck!

Keeneland, 3rd Race, , 4½ Furlongs (Synthetic)

Just on her Pletcher connections alone, Royal Card will take a lot of money, and well she might, She was a Group 1, with a one-over-Par BreezeFigs profile that included a slightly longer than average SL at the first sale of the year at OBSFEB. This daughter of first-year sire Chapel Royal looks solid and is worth a lot of consideration.

Woodbine, 1st Race, , 2 Furlongs (Synthetic)

County Lass had a three-over-Par Group 1 BreezeFigs profile at OBSFEB with a slightly shorter SL than average—but she never went through the ring having been scratched after breezing but before the sale began. She’s quick, and has blinkers and may get the job done in a cavalry-charge.

Gulfstream Park, 3rd Race, , 2½ Furlongs (Dirt)

Phoenix Hotel is on the AE list and is worth a look if he gets in based on his OK performance at OBSMAR, which was a two-below-Par BreezeFigs effort (within our “qualified” range). He had a nice 24+ foot SL, which was about average for the colts that day, and was RNA’d for 35k. Don’t bet the house, just nibble around.