02/05/2008 1:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, February 2nd


That anticipated sloppy track and a bad start—and slow horses—messed up our Pix last week, but we live to fight another battle on a card that’s loaded with interesting plays.

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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 we’re going off the beaten track a bit. Good luck!

Philadelphia Park, , Maiden Special, 6 Furlongs

We’ve had a good record with BreezeFigs horses at this track ($28 and $12 winners this week), and with the purses skyrocketing, better horses are popping up in maiden specials. Though he’s on the outside and had a bad start in his debut, My Money looks tasty in here off his BreezeFigs profile—a six-over-Par Group 1 performance with a SL that was a foot longer than average for 1/8 mile at EASMAY. He cost 95k at a mid-level sale, so a few people liked him. At the same sale, first-timer Trust N Fate had a respectable Group 2 profile at three furlongs, a foot above average in the SL department. He only cost 15k, and horses who breeze 3/8 at this sale are often one-paced and need speed to collapse so he’s a gimmick play.

Sunland Park, , Maiden Special, 6½ Furlongs

We have been waiting for Aldous since he breezed 1/8 mile at EASMAY showing a SL that was just unreal—over 27 feet, more than three feet longer than average! Well, it turns out he’s a really big horse and he should have a long stride-length, but he did manage to get his act together so that he earned a two-over-Par Group 2 BreezeFig with that work. He only cost 50k and is from a very sharp and hot outfit, and he has been working steadily, but there is no doubt that if he is able to settle and move without much interference, he will be there at the wire. The other BreezeFig horse in the race, Ijada’s Run, comes out of the same sale with a much more modest profile and has a race under his belt, but he might be worth a gimmick play.