08/19/2016 10:33AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, August 20th, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


Well, we could be morbid and say that we wish the races at Saratoga were cancelled after the first instead of the fifth last Saturday, which would have saved us the embarrassment of watching out Pix do their worst. Even though they finished basically in the order we forecast, the were 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th. However, it was a stellar week otherwise for 2-year-old BreezeFigs maidens, especially at Saratoga where five won, kicking off one exacta, one trifecta and one superfecta along the way. The rest of the winners came at Del Mar (two, plus an exacta in the Best Pal Stakes), Ellis Park (three, including two exactas on the same card), Gulfstream, Laurel, and Remington (two). There was a paucity of starters among the 3-year-olds, but four of them won—at Arlington, Del Mar, Laurel, and Santa Rosa. Saturday's cards are opposite ends of the spectrum—only four on the 3-year-old card and an overwhelming abundance on the 2-year-old card.  We’ve got one for each, see below. Good luck!