04/23/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, April 25th


Though there aren't any 2-year-old BreezeFigs races on Saturday s cards, it was a good week not only for that crop but also the 3-year-old BreezeFigs runners, despite our stinker of a Pick last week. The first two juveniles winners of the year broke their maidens on Thursday: Bricklayer at Aqueduct at a good $8.90 and China, who was a SCR at OBSMAR and blew off the doors at Keeneland at a meager $3.20 (hey, she won). The 3-year-olds went on a rampage-16 logical winners from Saturday through Thursday, four of them first-time starters, two of them second-timers, with some big balloons on the board along the way: $61.80 and $13.40 (at Gulfstream), $22.00 (at Turf Paradise), $17.60 (at Pimlico). And that doesn't include another BreezeFigs stakes winner, Advice, the winner of the Grade 2 Coolmore Lexington at Keeneland.

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: .

Now to business. There are some nice plays on this week's card, but one that sticks out like a sore thumb. Good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Sheraguska comes out of the OBSFEB sale last year, which may seem a little late for a first-time starter, but he was pretty good there where he failed to sell at 120k (RNA). He posted a solid two-over-Par Group 1 BreezeFig of 70, which is pretty nifty, and did it with a 24.11 SL that was nearly half a foot above average for the day he breezed. He's in clever hands in a field which is almost completely made up of first-time starters, an unusual occurrence, but he's just as good a straight and gimmick bet as anything else in the field.

Good luck!