12/16/2016 9:29AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, December 17, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


Close but no cigar. Our BreezeFigs exacta Pick at Aqueduct last week looked pretty good at the sixteenth pole when Blue Belt tired and Sicilia Mike came up to pass him—but a non-BreezeFigs 10-to-1 shot got up late to pass them both; still, they filled out a $272 trifecta. On the other coast, however, our stand-alone Pick at Los Alamitos, Adios Cali, stalked the pace and closed inexorably to nail the favorite at the wire to pay six bucks as second choice. Not a bad day, and not a bad week. There were 14 other BreezeFigs maidens who won last week including two others at Los Alamitos (one of which was a BreezeFigs trifecta). The other winners came at Delta Downs (two), Fair Grounds (two), Gulfstream (three, including two exactas), Laurel, Penn National and Turfway (three, including an exacta). Saturday's card might be affected by weather, but we found a nugget at the scene of last week’s jewel, see below. Good luck!