02/11/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, February 9th

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Let’s not dwell on last week’s Pix, O.K.? We stunk out the joint, but interestingly there were four major BreezeFigs stakes winners across the country last Saturday who projected out as good horses the first time they appeared on the BreezeFigs cards—Barrier Reef, Sky Mystic, Vaanderkay and Crown of Thorns—and another one on Sunday, Love Co. We mention this because this week’s card has a similar profile, and even if what we do here is look for first-timers in maiden races, there are plenty of other opportunities on BreezeFigs cards in allowance, claiming and stakes races.

Incidentally, this weekend marks the official kickoff of the 2-year-old sales season with the final breeze show at OBSFEB scheduled Sunday and the sale Tuesday. Graduates of this and other sales will start appearing on the BreezeFigs cards in April.

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 we’re making just one stab in the dark. Good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special, 6 Furlongs

Three BreezeFigs horses, one an RNA at the sale, look awfully good here. Firster Sinister Storm has been working steadily since he posted a six-over-Par, Group 1 BreezeFig at OBSAPR with a stride-length (SL) that was well over the average for the day. Thiefontherun, who moves here after one promising start at Calder, was a 70k RNA at the pricey OBSFEB sale last year and will take money. His Group 2, two-over-Par performance was highlighted by a SL that was well over a foot longer than average—but he’s on the rail and has got to move his butt early. McLovin has a better post than last time and might be able to settle and then unleash his nearly a foot-over-average 24.87-foot SL he showed at EASMAY where he was Group 2, one-over-Par. This is a gimmick player’s paradise. Good luck!