07/11/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, July 12th


We couldn’t come up with a winner in Quick-Pix on a very sparse Friday holiday card last week, but there were five eminently playable BreezeFigs maiden 2-year-old winners last Saturday, including both exactas at Philly Park ($39 and $128). In addition, another five won during the week at Arlington, Belmont, Calder, Louisiana Downs and Penn National. Saturday’s card features BreezeFigs horses in 12 maiden races at nine tracks (including a tough one below) and two stakes at Calder—the season is heating up and BreezeFigs is hot.

Remember, there’s a new look to our sheets for the sales of 2008—we have added SURFACE as a new category to tell you whether the horse breezed on a dirt (D) or synthetic (S) track. There are four (S) sales this year—OBSFEB, OBSMAR, OBSAPR and KEEAPR; and three D sales—FTFFEB, BARMAR and EASMAY. Just to add some more insight to your handicapping.

Also, 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. .

If you'd like to learn a little more about how we come up with BreezeFigs, take a look at our new website, .

Because we are into self-flagellation at times, we have decided to pick the toughest race on Saturday’s card. Good luck!

Hollywood Park, , Maiden Special Weight 5½ Furlongs (Synthetic)

Five BreezeFigs fillies from four sales are in here, all firsters, all of which are qualified under our rules to win this race. Heading the charts is Elle a Gent, whose seven-over-Par Group 1 effort at BARMAR with a slightly above average 24.10 SL attracted a final bid of 450k. She’s very competitive here, but remember that breeze was on a nice cushioned dirt track and this race is on synthetic, so take that into consideration. Sarah’s Melody had a considerably lower Group 1 profile at the more modest OBSAPR sale where she was a 17k RNA—but her performance came on synthetic, which will move her up a bit here perhaps. Stormy Gigi, a 370k purchase at OBSMAR, had an even-Par Group 2 effort over the synthetic track there, but her 25.25 foot SL (more than a foot above average) puts her over-the-top in this race in our book. Possible gimmick plays here are Princess Quinn, a 45k RNA out of the FTFFEB sale, a one-under-Par performance on the dirt; and Montia, a two-under-Par OBSMAR graduate. This one could be complicated, but right now we’d go with Stormy Gigi and Elle a Gent—it might not get you a big return, but the numbers say “pounce.”