03/31/2016 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, April 2nd by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


Getting off a bit slowly in a mile race on the turf at Tampa Bay requires that a horse be pressed to get position, and it is obvious that Determined, our Pick last week, wasn’t capable of doing that in his debut, though he did close belatedly to finish fifth.  Tab him back at a longer distance.  Meanwhile, it was a very short week as far as BreezeFigs maidens were concerned with only 45 of them getting to the gate—but nine of them won, a 20% strike rate.  Five of those wins came on last Saturday’s card, including a BreezeFigs superfecta at Oaklawn which threw off some modest payoffs for exacta ($18 for two bucks), trifecta ($34 for a buck)  and super ($10 for a dime) players. Hey, take what you can get, right?  The winners last week were well spread out with three at Santa Anita, two at Gulfstream, and solos at Aqueduct, Golden Gate and Tampa in addition to the Oaklawn bonanza. Not many first timers today, but we found one which might be worth a shot, see below.  Good luck!