01/18/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, January 19th


Our sneaky Gulfstream pick last week, Classy Concern, not only won, but hammered by 10 lengths at $10.20--and she was claimed for $62,500 out of a maiden race. Someone knew something besides us! The other pix, at Fair Grounds, could not get untracked on a tough turf at five furlongs, though one really had some trouble. Still, it wasn’t a total loss for “BreezeFigs-qualified” horses with six winners on that card, including two stakes winners.

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 .

This week’s card is a head-scratcher for BreezeFigs betting opportunities, but we’ll stick to the East Coast for some potential value. Good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special Weight, 5 ½ Furlongs, Inner Dirt

Hotrail, who’s had his opportunities, looks like a hot favorite in here and he should be competitive off his three race record that reflects his good EASMAY BreezeFigs profile. However, there’s a firster in here to consider seriously, Goin for the Gold, who shows as selling as a yearling for 140k, but was subsequently an RNA at KEEAPR for 115k. He’s been working steadily for a good first-time trainer and came out of that sale with a four-over-Par Group 1 BreezeFig at ¼ mile with a slightly above average SL. Watch the board and hook these two into your gimmicks at the very least.

Tampa Bay Downs, , Maiden Special, 6 Furlongs, Dirt

Three firsters from OBSAPR are the BreezeFigs horses entered here and two of them deserve serious straight consideration. Sweet Soleil breezed a four-over-Par Group 1 number at 1/8 mile with a SL that was more than half-a-foot longer than average for that day. Glotona threw in an even-Par Group 1 BreezeFig at ¼ mile with a SL that was almost a foot longer than average. Both have been throwing in bullet works, so watch the board. The other from that sale, Arrestedforpassion, has not got box-office connections and doesn’t show many works, but she had a useful breeze at the same sale and was a bit over average on SL. Might clunk up in the gimmick.