01/29/2010 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, January 30th


Let's not discuss last week's Pix, OK? We still have not figured out how both could have bombed so badly. One consolation is that there were a couple of nice winners on the card-ironically, one at Delta Downs and the other at Fair Grounds, so on the whole we should have looked at Louisiana for our inspiration. Still, there were a dozen maiden BreezeFigs winners the rest of the week, six of which were eminently playable and the other half-dozen in races with such bad fields that they may also have looked tempting. Remember, horses with modest or even crummy BreezeFigs profiles can be worth a buck or two, or gimmick play, in maiden claimers or maiden specials at mid or lower level tracks. You just have to sniff them out. This week, there's not a single first-time starter we like anywhere, but a few second timers that look good on the card, one of which is highlighted 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!

Oaklawn Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

This is a maiden for three, four and five-year-olds, which is unusual this early in the year, but it has attracted a BreezeFigs contender whose profile looks good enough to get home here-Mac Dehere. This one showed a remarkably good seven-over-Par, Group one performance at OBSAPR where his stride length was .65 feet above average for that day, pretty good even though it didn't quite hit 24 feet. He was six wide all the way in his debut in Texas and still did OK, so that should set him up for this event, assuming he doesn't take the Overland Trail once again. Nice gimmick play and probably a good straight bet. Good luck!