12/17/2010 11:06AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday December 18th


Bah, humbug! That’s all we can take away from the effort of our Pick last week, Tapfortexas, who got off bad and never had a chance to get into rhythm so that long stride would be effective. In fact, it was pretty much of a stinker week all around with only half-dozen BreezeFigs winners across the country, but it’s more a case of opportunity at this time of year—the pace always ebbs now and picks up when the New Year starts. Still, we have a good one, we think, on hand for this week’s 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 http://www.drf.com/BreezeFigs/Video_Links_BreezeFigs_for_2009_Sales.pdf" target="_blank">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:

Aqueduct, 4th Race, Maiden Special Weight (New York-Breds), 5 ½ Furlongs (Inner Dirt)

Fulton Street is a name with historic New York cachet and this namesake colt is the lone BreezeFigs horse in this mad dash for state-breds. He makes his debut for a smart outfit and comes out of the OBSAPR sale with a nice Group 1, two-over-Par profile that featured a 24.11 foot SL on synthetic, about a quarter foot longer than average for colts that day. His sire is a notable debut progenitor so you may not get much value, but he’s the key to the race and should be used accordingly.

Good luck!