08/28/2014 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, August 30 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


First, some housekeeping:  As has been our custom, Monday, Labor Day, will be the final 3-year-old card for BreezeFigs 2013.  If they haven’t started by now, most of them may not make it before the next 2-year-old season.  Of course, we were proven wrong on this count last Sunday at Parx when the only BreezeFigs horses on the card, Sookie and Miticketcecilia, won the third and eighth races, respectively—in each of their first starts.  And, of course, to rub it in, the other three maiden winners from the 2013 sales last week won in their second starts: Best Effort at Del Mar, and Versimilitude and Marsh Creek at Saratoga.  Still, that’s the plan and we’ll stick to it.   As for the 2-year-olds, we will report but simply cannot comment on our Pick of last week because of the tragedy which occurred as our choice, Ludicrous, was making his move and broke down (another BreezeFigs horse, Bayerd, won and paid $19).  As for the overall maiden successes,  Bayerd was one of 16 of them across the country in a week when there were six BreezeFigs gimmicks.  The gimmicks were, in order, from Friday through Thursday (prices reflect $2 and $1 bets as listed in charts):