07/30/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, August 1st


So much for trying to ride the coat tails of a hot BreezeFigs opening act at Del Mar-our Pix last week pooped out like so many beached whales. Still, there were two Group 1 debut winners elsewhere on the card-Mambo Maya ($22.80 at Delaware), and Negligee ($10.60 at Woodbine). There were eight other winners during the week, including three on Thursday-a sharp $17.60 performance by Kinsey at Saratoga, and both (modest) exactas at Monmouth. Hoping to recover, we'll go with one race on each of those cards on Saturday when more than 50 BreezeFigs horses will be in competition in maidens, allowances and stakes across the country.

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.

If you click here 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: .

Here we go-two for the price of one. Good luck!

Monmouth Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 5 Furlongs (Dirt)

Three BreezeFigs colts make their debuts in this race, two of which look OK on the basis of what we know, but one-Brother-looks really fine. He was a Group 2, 11-over-Par, 270k RNA at OBSFEB, the first sale of the year where he wowed us with his 27.3 foot SL-three feet longer than average for that sale at the distance, and one of the longest of the year. We loved everything about him, but the market was brutal and he went back to his owners, who should be smiling big time after this race. You might want to hook him up with U Boat Alley, who had a nice five-over-Par Group 1 breeze at EASMAY where his SL was almost a half-foot below average (he was scratched from the sale after the breeze). If Brother (who is a big horse) can't deal with the short run to the turn, this one might be able to do it. Gimmick players might want to look at Kentucky Jones to clunk up for third-he comes out of the same sale as Brother with a much more modest four-under-par Group 3 profile, but has enough SL to be competitive.

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

Get ready for a cavalry charge in what is likely to be a key maiden at the Spa. Five BreezeFigs horses, all with reasonable shots, line up here with one stand-out on the profiles: Krypton, whose three-over-Par Group 1 performance at OBSMAR featured a solid 24.79 foot SL-well above average for the sale, but who was RNA'd for 170k. This colt needs to settle and will probably have to chew some dirt from the likes of Eightyfiveinafifty, who comes out of the same sale with a very similar profile, and Flexthegoldenpipes, another RNA at OBSMAR (at 95k) who has already run and finished second to a BreezeFigs graduate, Enumerate, who was a solid second in the Sanford (G2) at the Spa on Thursday. Ed's Big Bet comes out of the KEEAPR sale with a modest profile, but needs to be taken into consideration. Still, the money is likely to go on Hockley, who brought nice money at FTFFEB and had a good debut, but comes up a little short on our numbers-but his experience could do it for him. Still, we'd key on Krypton, and hope for the best. Good luck!