04/22/2010 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday April 24th


It looks as though the filly who ran off with the race that we used as our Pick last week, leaving our choice, Developing Story in the lurch in third, is going to be something special, so we'd look at the trip lines there and note that our Pick was slow to break and very wide all the way-tab back. It's been a slow week otherwise, with very few maiden races, but there were two on last week's card at Tampa Bay and Woodbine, and five others during the week. Two-year-old cards are now up, but there aren't many races yet and the ones that have run so far have run to their BreezeFigs profiles-up the track. Another very light card today, but one obvious stick-out. Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2009 and 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 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: .

A handicapper's old friend returns today with a potential short-priced goody. Good luck!

Aqueduct 2nd Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Interesting how things tend to come around. John Parisella, a major NYRA trainer in the 1980s, sends out Daimon's Tale, a firster bred by the former long-time dominant NYRA owner-breeder Jack Dreyfus' Hobeau Farm, out of a mare very familiar to local fans, to test the memories and handicapping skills of the cognoscenti. No brainer here: Daimon's Tale was a nine-over-Par, Group 1 performer on the dirt at EASMAY last year, flashing a 24.35 foot SL a foot above average that day. He was the top-rated colt at the sale at 1/8 mile, and if he's in one piece, he ought to hammer, at no price at all. But, so what. Memories count. Good luck!