12/05/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, December 6th


Last week’s pick was a little of this and a little of that—at least one of the two we liked best, Toulouse Lautrec, completed a nice exacta, but as we suspected, the race came up huge in Beyer Land and horses that got fried in the race ought to be watched next time out. The consolation for those who get the BreezeFigs sheet is that the other two maiden races on the Aqueduct card that day were taken by logical BreezeFigs, Group 2 horses—Giant Ryan in the second ($16.40) and Great Debater in the third ($4.70), each of whom was making his second start. That’s a very good reason to not only take a look at our Pix below, but more importantly to sign up for DRF-Plus and get the card on the front page of .

Remember, there’s a new look to our sheets for the sales of 2008—we have added SURFACE as a new category to tell you whether the horse breezed on a dirt (D) or synthetic (S) track. There are four (S) sales this year—OBSFEB, OBSMAR, OBSAPR and KEEAPR; and three D sales—FTFFEB, BARMAR and EASMAY. Just to add some more insight to your handicapping.

Also, 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 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.

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 .

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: .

Aqueduct’s got some nice maiden races, here’s one to focus on. Good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Inner Dirt)

This race has a returning Quick Pix horse in Storm Door, who ran well, if somewhat greenly, in his debut to finish second off a serious nine-over-Par, Group 2 effort at OBSAPR. The fact that he doesn’t have to ship in from Suffolk this time is a plus. Three other BreezeFigs horses are in here as well, and one of them should be watched closely—the cleverly and aptly named Don’tfightthefed. This one shows as a 150k yearling in the PP’s, but he actually threw in a Group 1, one-over-Par BreezeFig profile at FTFFEB—and was promptly scratched (SCR) from the sale after the breeze. He showed a 24+ foot SL in the breeze, almost half-foot higher than average for that day and is in clever hands and is worth a play. Channingstown had an even-Par Group 2 profile at two furlongs at the less pricey EASMAY sale, and his 24.26 SL was almost ¾ foot longer than average, and he should be considered a potential gimmick play, but not as strongly as the top two. Back again after being scratched again is firster Bindle Stick whose 10-under-Par profile at OBSAPR is not up to snuff here. That leaves it up to Storm Door and Don’tfightthefed in whatever combos you like. Good luck!!