08/17/2006 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, August 19


which talks about stride lengths and RNAs.)

Arlington Park, , Maiden Special, 6 1/2 Furlongs

Three of the starters come out of the sales with good BreezeFigs, and they all have a race under their belt, but it's likely that Piratesonthelake is the best of the bunch. He earned a Group 1, 11-over-Par BreezeFigs at the OBSAPR sale, a mid-level affair, and showed an almost 25 foot stride length at 1/4 mile. He ran well in his debut to prompt us to think he might be able to overtake the likely favorite entry here. Izzie's Halo, who had a very good four-over-Par Group 2 BreezeFigs at the stronger OBSFEB sale, also ran well in his debut, and is a good gimmick play. Voy Por Uno Mas stopped as if shot in his debut, but if you check his BreezeFigs, it's not all that bad compared to that of Piratesonthelake--he comes out of the same sale, but his breeze, while good, was at 1/8 mile. Might be worth a saver gimmick shot, but the other two are more serious.

Calder, , Maiden Claiming, 6 Furlongs

Certainly not the fastest fillies in the land, this bunch is composed of slow horses with experience, and firsters with some intrigue, one of which is Three Shots. This filly came out of the OBSMAR sale with two good BreezeFigs--a Group 1 two-over-par at 1/8 of a mile and a Group 2 four-over-Par at 1/4 mile. She showed a slightly below average stride length in each work, and only sold for $27,000--which raises eyebrows since she is in here for just a $25,000 tag in her debut. However, if she can get the trip, she should be in the hunt and you should use at least her in the gimmicks.