02/12/2010 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday February 13th


We sort of went one-for-two last week. After our Gulfstream Pix bombed totally, our hot little firster at Oaklawn, Thunder Jack, burst through to post a $29.60 mutuel after our other Pick, Mac Dehere, got slammed at the start and lost interest. The crazy weather this week played havoc with racing s schedule and looks like it will continue into and past the weekend-so even though we have chosen two southern locations for our Pix, both Oaklawn (maybe left-over storms) and Tampa Bay (rainy and cold) do not look like places we would like to be on Saturday. Still, there s always simulcasting, and we hope good payoffs. This is also the kick-off weekend for the 2010 2-year-old sales, and as we write this the breeze show at OBSFEB is being conducted in rainy, cold, conditions. Good luck to everyone!

Before we get to the business of Pix, the 2009 sales sheet has 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 2009 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: 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 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, 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 .

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: .

Get out your mittens-good luck!

Tampa Bay, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

The conditions for this race should read for well-bred maiden fillies who might be a bit too slow for Gulfstream Park, and our Pick here is a prime example. Everything Nice was bred by one of the game s biggies, and purchased by another at OBSFEB for a reasonably modest $135k. She did post an impressive five-over-Par BreezeFigs profile there with a solid 25-foot SL, more than a foot above average for the day. She has not been burning up the track and is likely to be bet, but she looks like an easy gimmick play, so punch a ticket.

Oaklawn Park, , Maiden Claiming (75k-65k), 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

This is an odd bunch of ducks-three good BreezeFigs performers all entered for a tag and each with a solid shot. The first-timer, Gabby Girl, is in for 75k and was a 60k purchase at EASMAY where she posted an eight-over-Par Group 1 profile with a solid 24.45 foot SL, 1.78 feet longer than average for that day. The fact that she s in for this price raises an eyebrow, but you should look at the board and see whether there is action if you want to take a chance. Devilish Silver came out of the same sale with a Group 2, one-over-Par profile that featured a SL of 22.94-exactly average and well below that of Gabby Girl. She has shown that she s not exactly fast in her first two starts, so be wary. On the other hand, Consolation Prize, who came out of the pricier OBSFEB sale at what seemed like a bargain 35k (hence, the name, no doubt), ran to her Group 2, even-Par profile at that sale in her debut, and her 24.63 SL, while only .25 foot above average, helped her nail second in her debut at this level, so she will get bet, and you should include her in your tickets. Good luck!