12/02/2016 10:35AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, December 3, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


Well, the four win/gimmick streak ended but we still wound up with half a loaf rather than a whole one—twice. Our gimmick Pick, It’s Mike’s Turn, got nailed at the wire to complete a $23.60 exacta with the favorite, and our top choice, Aberdeen Island, who was bet heavily down to second choice, ran well to be fourth to get into a $246 superfecta. We will try to do better this week. Meanwhile, the post-holiday schedule saw 16 BreezeFigs maidens win, and the important Swynford Stakes at Woodbine winding up a BreezeFigs exacta ($109) and BreezeFigs trifecta ($229). The maiden winners were all over the place: Aqueduct, Churchill (three), Del Mar, Fair Grounds (three), Gulfstream West (three, including a BreezeFigs trifecta; Laurel (three, including two BreezeFigs exactas); Tampa Bay and Woodbine (a BreezeFigs exacta). Today’s card has some serious competition from first-time starters, but we found a little gem to slip into your thoughts, see below. Good luck!