02/25/2011 11:32AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday February 26th


Our Gulfstream Pick last week, Simbamangu, got fried in a speed duel with the winner, homebred Escort, who is probably a very nice horse. Still, he managed to get the place and our suck-up gimmick play Turnofthecat just got up to complete what obviously was an everybody-has-it Trifecta of nineteen bucks and change. No such marginal luck at Santa Anita where both our Pix showed little. It was a pretty light week in both entries and winners (five), but there is always today, tomorrow and the rest of the week. We have another sneaky first-timer today, so see below and 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's our Pick for Saturday:
Santa Anita Park, 3rd Race, Maiden Claiming (50k-40k), 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Four of the seven fillies in here are first-timers, including the lone BreezeFigs horse, Ohdaliz, on the outside. This filly showed a nice 24.76 foot SL on her way to a one-over-Par, Group 2 profile at OBSAPR. That stride length was a substantial 1.78 feet longer than average for fillies that day and what is more impressive is that she is not that big a horse, so she should be able to cover ground late. She's worth a gimmick play and if the board is doing interesting things, she moves up to be your key.

Good luck!