02/18/2011 1:50PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday February 19th


Even though one of the first timers we liked last week (Back Alley Deal) stunk out the joint, the other one (Rattlesnake Bridge) picked up all the marbles and kicked off an all-BreezeFigs Quick-Pix exacta ($30, with Backdown) and trifecta ($250, with Show Me the Way), so it was a pretty good day. It was a good week with some tracks finally getting back into the swing, and a total of eight maiden BreezeFigs winners were there on your cards without too many opportunities, so the percentages are working in your favor. This week we've got two, but probably not at big payoffs. Still, we shall see what we shall see. Best of luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2010 sales sheets have 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 new 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. Remember, no other handicapping service can give you the advantages you need from 2-year-old sales, So sign up for DRF-Plus on the front page of www.drf.com 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 www.drf.com 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 2006-07-08-09 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 www.drf.com home page, click on BreezeFigs™ Information, and then download "2006 Sales Study," or just click right here.

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: here.

Here's our Pix for Saturday:Gulfstream Park, 6th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 ½ Furlongs (Dirt)

Three BreezeFigs horses are in this event, but one stands out on paper and on his one start-Simbamangu-who posted an excellent three-over-Par Group 2 profile at EASMAY with a 25.37 foot SL, a foot and three-quarters longer than the average that day. He has a tight rail trip first out and is on the outside today, so we thing he's as close to a sure thing as you might see. The other two were both RNA's (not sold) at their sales and have shown they should have been sold. Sky Town, bought back for 120k at FTFFEB, had a fairly decent one-over-Par Group 2 profile there, but his 22.55 SL was almost a foot below average and he has shown nothing to date in two starts. Turnofthecat was bought back for 495k at the same sale after ambling a quarter in four-under-Par fashion with a 23.04 foot SL that was more than half a foot shorter than average. He was slow from the gate first time out, but he is on the rail here and can only be considered a suck-up gimmick play here.

Santa Anita Park, 6th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Two fillies here could not be closer on paper-nor on the track since they are in adjoining stalls in the gate. Both Artuya and Jaredella come out of EASMAY with Group 1 profiles and similar stride lengths. Jaredella, whom we mentioned in another issue of Quick-Pix as bettable (she went on to finish third), had a six-over-Par profile at a quarter mile which a 23.66 foot SL that was about a half-foot longer than average. First timer Artuya went an eighth of a mile, garnered a five-over-Par profile with a 23.46 foot SL which was dead on even with the average at that distance for fillies that day. There isn't a whole heck of a lot to choose between them except for experience, but they are worth a box and a few keys.

Good luck!