01/25/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, January 26th


Racing luck played a role in one of our Pix last week at Tampa Bay when Sweet Soleil lost all chance at the start, but she still managed to get up to complete the Super, which included another of our Pix, Glotona. Our Aqueduct Pick, Hotrail, was no surprise, but we were disappointed in our sneaky choice, Goin for the Gold, who showed nothing. However, there was a stone-cold, Group 1, $54 BreezeFigs exacta two races later, and four other “qualified” winners on the card—plus 11 other winners during the week.

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 may be affected by weather, but there is one very intriguing race to ponder—good luck!

Fair Grounds, , Maiden Special, 6 Furlongs

Five BreezeFigs horses in this one, though the PP’s will only show two went through the ring at a 2-y-o sale: Far East Gold, a $350k BARMAR graduate who might be the favorite off his first start, and Fort Apache, who came out of the EASMAY sale at 67k. Far East Gold is logical off his BreezeFigs profile as well—a one-over-Par Group 2 performance with a SL that was almost a foot longer than average. Fort Apache makes his debut off a solid two-over-Par Group 2 at a weaker sale, with a SL that was just above average. He looks like a gimmick play. However (and there is always a “however” with us), look over Timberah, who is listed as a 17k yearling but in reality was an 80k RNA at KEEAPR where he chalked up a very impressive eight-over-Par Group 1 number at ¼ mile, showing a well-above-average 25-foot SL. He’s in very clever hands so watch the board. Grasmere Park has had several chances, all of them solid, and he did OK at BARMAR where he was a 240K RNA. Whywhy Not was scratched after throwing in a decent BreezeFigs profile at OBSMAR and had trouble in his debut, so he’s a gimmick play as well. This looks like a Far East Gold and Timberah key gimmick with the other three.