12/07/2007 1:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, December 8th

EmailWe’re back from a week that saw us examine the racing and breeding scene in Argentina, and we have just two words of advice to anyone who has never done that: “Do it.”

When last we met in this space, we gave you a juicy $23 straight and $93 exacta play at Churchill, though we took the pipe at Laurel that same day. That winner was a first-time starter, a sight we love to see in PP’s, and that’s our angle again this week.

Remember, 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-PUS 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.

This week there are 24 first-time starters on a BreezeFigs card that has 44 maidens, and a bunch of them are in our two spotlight races. Good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special Weight (N.Y. Breds), 6 Furlongs, Inner Dirt

Eight members of this field are BreezeFigs horses, and six of them are first-timers, four of which stick out. Top rating here goes to Driven by Success who wowed them at OBSAPR with a Group 1, 13-over-Par BreezeFig and 25.33 foot SL, more than 2½ feet longer than average at that sale. Mr. Park Avenue and King David J also come out of that same sale with excellent credentials—though the latter is perhaps a bit stronger on those numbers. Don’t forget Tony the Terio, who comes out of the slightly better OBSMAR sale has basically the same figs. This is a tough betting race, but by concentrating on these four, you could score out.

Hollywood Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs, Synthetic

Four of the five BreezeFigs horses in here are first-timers, and the weight of the numbers favors Crown of Thorns who comes out of the OBSMAR sale with a steady, five-over-Par Group 1 BreezeFig and solid SL. You can back him up with Square Deal, whose BreezeFig profile is almost identical to that of the experienced Cohen the Barbarian—they come out of the FTFFEB sale with the same Group 2 BreezeFig of even-par 65, but Square Deal (who was scratched from the sale after breezing) did it more easily with a SL that was almost two feet longer than the other one. Pounce!