01/15/2010 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, January 16th


While we couldn't be too happy about the way our Pix turned out last week, we could take some consolation from the fact that four eminently playable BreezeFigs maiden winners were on that card. And, in a week which saw very light action across the country, another six maiden winners checked in along the way. We are in the January doldrums, so to speak, but we've found one interesting play this week to yak about-see below. Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, the 2009 sales sheet has 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 2009 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: 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 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, 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 .

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 Pix for today. Good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special Weight (New York-Breds), 5 1/2 Furlongs (Inner Dirt)

Here's a well-named horse for this week-Conflicted, a first-timer whose name is not only a clever play on his breeding (Freud out of Fit Right In, by Out of Place), but also he appears on the BreezeFigs sheet twice, on opposite ends of the spectrum. He was a Group 4 performer at OBSFEB where his 23.5 SL was well under average but his BreezeFig wasn't bad-two under Par, which is OK for this sale at times. But he failed to make his reserve that day (RNA) at 47k, and came back in the less pricey OBSAPR sale where he did much better in the profile department, scoring a Group 1, two-over-Par BreezeFig-but with a half-foot shorter SL. However, that SL was not that much below average that day, he sold for more than he was taken home for in the other sale, is in very clever hands, has been working well, and the distance suits his overall task. Pounce. Good luck!