12/10/2010 1:01PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday December 11th


So much for the bullring concept. Our Pick last week, Hennessy's Dream, got off to a bad start and just never got untracked in his debut at Delta Downs, but you might want to tab him back at a price next time. Five winners cropped up this week among the BreezeFigs maidens on the cards, more reflective of the paucity of races and the fact that this is a transitional period with several circuits undergoing changes of venue. This week's card has some good opportunities all around the country, including the one we've selected for our Pick (below). Have fun and a good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2010 sales sheets have 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 new 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. Remember, no other handicapping service can give you the advantages you need from 2-year-old sales, So sign up for DRF-Plus on the front page of www.drf.com 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 www.drf.com 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 2006-07-08-09 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 www.drf.com home page, click on BreezeFigs™ Information, and then download "2006 Sales Study," or just click right here.

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: www.biodatatrack.com.

Here's our Pick for Saturday:
Hollywood Park, 10th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Synthetic)

Tapfortexas is the lone BreezeFigs horse here, and he is probably a very solid gimmick play at the very least. He comes out of BARMAR with a two-over-Par Group 2 profile that featured a stunning 27.18 foot SL, which was well over two feet longer than average that day. He is a big colt and probably needed some time, and likely will need to gather himself for the run through the stretch. But if he gets a chance to stretch his legs, he should be in the mix at the end and might even grab the prize. Interesting barn, watch the board, and if you like what you see, you might even want to take the plunge. Good luck!