04/22/2011 11:20AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday April 23rd

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All things considered, our Pick last week was not too bad: First-timer Orientatious actually went off the narrow favorite and almost ran down the front-runner to be second while our other two Pix were third and fourth.  Though the gimmicks were hardly generous, if you keyed her, you did OK.  There were a half-dozen maiden BreezeFigs winners last week in an almost barren landscape for decent racehorses, but today's card is loaded with a lot of potential.  There's an interesting one below.  Happy Easter and  Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2010 sales sheets have 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 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.  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 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.

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 Pick for Saturday:

Aqueduct, 5th Race, Maiden Special Weight (New York-Breds), 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

He breezed in 9.4 for 1/8, posted a sale-high BreezeFig of 78 (15 over Par), showed a 1.22 foot above-average SL of 24.58 feet, so what's not to like?  Well, Next Question was bought back (RNA) for 170k at OBSAPR last year after being purchased for only 30k as a yearling.  Now under new ownership in a private deal, he's been working steadily on synthetic at Fair Hill, and meets one or two who have shown they can run, but you may get a nice price on this shipper.  Then again, the board may light up with a ton of money coming in from Philadelphia, so be careful, but play him somehow, some way.  Good luck!