01/08/2010 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, January 9th


Settling into a New Year always takes a week or two for things to sort out, and it's not been different for BreezeFigs followers. Our Pix last week got up for third and fourth, which is OK if you use them in gimmicks, but only if you had the other two. Still, from Saturday through Thursday, there were eight BreezeFigs maiden winners, seven of which paid between $10 and $46 to win, at Aqueduct, Gulfstream, Laurel (two on the same card), Penn National, Philadelphia, Santa Anita, Tampa Bay. Seven of those eight were reasonable plays considering their profiles and the class level, and six of them were clear BreezeFigs-qualified runners. So, BreezeFigs form is holding up once again as the crop turns three, and we shall take another stab this week at trying to prove that see below.

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!

Santa Anita, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 1/2 Furlongs (Downhill Turf)

We have a usual BreezeFigs suspect in here who is likely to go off one of the choices, and two somewhat intriguing gimmick plays that might help return a decent payoff. The one on top is likely to be Mister Do It, whom we've liked from the start but usually has excuses against good horses. Here the six-over-Par BARMAR Group 1 graduate should have no excuses if he just cruises along and uses his 26.16 foot SL at the end. First-timer Canthavehim was a solid one-over-Par Group 2 graduate at FTFFEB, where his price reflected his 24.84 foot SL, well above average. That was a dirt track and he gets weeds here, so someone must have a clue. Fyvio has been in and out of the entries since his first start, which was compromised by a bad break, but he was OK on the synthetic at OBSAPR with a one-over-Par Group 2 performance that featured a nearly foot-above average 24.77 foot SL-and a 28k RNA. If this is a cleanly run race, these three could be there or thereabouts in tandem at the end, with Mister Do It clearly holding the edge and Canthavehim the more likely upsetter. Good luck!