12/02/2011 11:51AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday December 3rd


The less said about our experiment in spreading the wealth the better.  Though we struck out on our four Pix last week at Churchill, the saving grace was that one of the ones we did not highlight on that card, Group 1 filly Callmenancy (because she was making her fourth start) took to the turf and broke her maiden, paying a nifty $16.40.  There were also 13 other very playable maiden winners across the spectrum during a week when there wasn’t a whole heck of a lot of action, so there are still plenty of opportunities to make a score with BreezeFigs.  Gulfstream opens this weekend but we’re going to give that track a week to settle in, and look elsewhere for our Pick, see below.  Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2011 sales sheets have a major change in the NOTES section: The OBSFEB sale was eliminated and combined with OBSMAR, and that forced a re-evaluation of the CLASS EDGE for the various sales.  Pay attention because there has been an upgrade for OBSMAR and a consolidation of categories.

Also, don’t forget the change we made for the 2010 sales sheets (which is also in the 2011 sheets), 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.

Here’s our Pick for Saturday:

Aqueduct, 6th Race, Maiden Special Weight (New York-Breds), 6 Furlongs (Inner Dirt)

He cost a hundred grand at EASMAY and on his BreezeFigs profile he may be worth it, so we’re going with the lone BreezeFigs horse, Jonrah, here.  He scored a nine-over-Par, Group 1 profile at the sale with a solid 24.06 foot stride length, .39 of a foot longer than average for colts that day at one eighth.  He did it easily and attracted the attention of a sharp trainer, and doesn’t look like he has all that much to beat in this field.  So let’s say this one is your key for the day, OK?   Good luck!