02/13/2015 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, February 14th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


Guess our Pick of last week, Sixth Man, needed the race, especially after being set out to contest the pace at a mile—tough to do as a first-time starter, which are the horses we concentrate on in this column.  Still among the 17 BreezeFigs maidens who got off the schneid last week, four were first-timers: two at Gulfstream, one each at Parx and Tampa Bay.  The tally included four at Aqueduct (including two BreezeFigs exactas); three at Gulfstream and Tampa Bay, two at Santa Anita and Sam Houston, and solos at Delta Downs, Parx and Turfway. Topping it off were the stunning performances by Dortmund and Firing Line in the Grade 3 Robert Lewis at Santa Anita, with the former holding on at the wire, and the two of them over 20 lengths ahead of the third horse. Today’s card may be affected by the weather in the East, so we are shifting to a potentially more hospitable climate with our Pick, see below. Good luck!