02/15/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, February 16th


Sometimes it pays to wait a day, but we don’t have that luxury. Thus our Pix at Aqueduct last Saturday flattened out—and the next day, of course, all three maiden races at the same track were swept by "BreezeFigs qualified" runners, including an exacta. Go figure.

This week marked the official kickoff of the 2-year-old sales season at OBSFEB on Tuesday. Graduates of this and other sales will start appearing on the BreezeFigs cards in April—and because the breeze shows were conducted on a synthetic surface, that will be noted in our cards beginning then.

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: .

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-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 .

Today is another one of our one-trick pony days. Good luck!

Tampa Bay, , Maiden Special, 6 Furlongs

Five BreezeFigs horses, including four first-timers, in this race with two "keys." Amazing is listed as a $145k sale at OBSAPR, a reasonable price considering her seven-over-Par Group 1 breeze. However, she is running in the name of her breeder, which means she either didn’t change hands or was returned after the sale for a good reason. Thus, you should approach a bit cautiously, look at the board, and determine if she is a key play here—she certainly qualifies. Fleeting Fox was scratched before she went through the ring at FTFFEB where she posted a reasonably good two-over-Par, above average SL, Group 2 performance. She has clever connections and may prove to be the best straight and key bet here. Perla Storm was a 10k RNA at OBSAPR, which is not encouraging, but she did post a SL nearly a foot longer than average for that day despite a three-under-Par BreezeFig—worth a gimmick play. City Connection had the same BreezeFig as did Perla Storm at the same sale, but a SL that was 1 ½ feet shorter…and did not show much in her first start. Eventful Halo comes out of EASMAY as a 38k RNA along with a basically unappealing profile—pass.