08/14/2014 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, August 16 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


When the filly scratched out of our 2-year-old Pick last week the way was cleared for our real choice, Designed for War, to go wire-to-wire for a $5 payoff, kicking off a super week for BreezeFigs babies across the land. There were 18 of them that broke their maidens and three others that won stakes, all of which appeared on the BreezeFigs cards.  In addition, there were four BreezeFigs gimmicks, three on one day, kicking off with the eighth at Saratoga when Magnificent Margo teamed up with To Be Determined for a $64 exacta.  Then, two days later, Harlan’s Honor beat Perpetual Novena and Nicki’s Brown Miss to the wire in the Colleen Stakes, triggering a $90 exacta and $333 trifecta.  On the same day at Parx, Dukin’ With Dale beat out Don Lupe to set up a $64 exacta.  Later in the day at Del Mar, Manhatta led Windy Forecast to the wire for a $19 exacta and $14 quinella, while Dad’s Princess and Diva Express completed a $150 trifecta and $618 superfecta, respectively. The maiden winners (including those above) came at Arlington (2), Charles Town, Del Mar (3)  Gulfstream (4, both maiden races on August 8th and 9th) Indiana, Parx (2), Prairie Meadows, and Saratoga (4). In a week that saw few opportunities, four 3-year-old maidens cleaned their cards, one each at Gulfstream, Prairie Meadows, Saratoga and Sunray.  Today’s cards are loaded with potential, but we found one intriguing event, see below. Good luck!