01/01/2010 1:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday January 2nd


Happy New Year! After a brief Christmas hiatus, we are back with our machinations and calculations for another year, with newly-turned 3-year-olds the focus. Rather than recap what happened while we were gone, let s get right to it with our first stab of the Twenty-Tens, below. Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember 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!

Santa Anita, , Maiden Special Weight, 5 1/2 Furlongs, (Synthetic)

With all due respect to political correctness, this is likely to come down to a Battle of the Indians, with two sons of Indian Charlie who ought to be right there are the end, either way. We are leaning very gingerly toward the firster, Lets Go Indian, who was sold at BARMAY for 50k, but we weren t there. However, we were at OBSMAR where he was a 45k RNA after a solid Group 2, three-over-Par performance that featured a whopping 25.81 SL almost two feet above average. He is big and he may have needed some time to get it together, but if the others blister themselves out early, he could clunk up at the end. If Mr Charlie gets his act together, however, he will be tough to catch. This 725k FTFFEB graduate had a nice profile there Group 2, three-over-Par, 24.21 SL, more than a foot above average, almost identical to Lets Go Indian. But the latter worked on synthetic and Mr Charlie on dirt, and his first two starts have been hair-pullers. But if he gets away cleanly, he could be gone, oh-so-gone. Watch the board, and then watch the break. Good luck!