07/12/2007 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, July 14th


There were 11 maiden 2-Y-O winners across the country between July 6th and 12th that appeared on BreezeFigs sheets—and seven of them had longer-than-average stride lengths (SL), a factor that has increasingly played a role in the viability of using BreezeFigs, especially for first time starters. Remember, keep stride length (SL) in mind when handicapping from the BreezeFigs sheet and take advantage of all the tips that we provide--you can get a good idea 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.

There are nine maiden and one stakes race for 2-Y-Os at seven tracks on Saturday's BreezeFigs card. Here’s the most interesting play:

Arlington Park, , 5 Furlongs

This may be the toughest race to handicap on the entire card, because most of the field are firsters—and it looks to be a key race from what we know about the three BreezeFigs horses in there. Recapturetheglory and Sebastian County both come out of the high class FTFFEB sale with very good numbers. Recapturetheglory posted a Group 1, seven-over-Par BreezeFig at 1/8 mile, one of the best in the sale, and he did it with a 24.5 foot SL—exceptional at one furlong. He’s from an outfit that does not usually bring them out this early, and he is 12-to-1 in the morning line, so watch the board. Sebastian County breezed twice at the sale and earned two excellent Group 2 BreezeFigs, with the one at two furlongs accomplished with a SL nearly as long as that of Recapturetheglory. They paid a million bucks for this one, so someone’s betting on him. Thunder Crashes threw up a good Group 2, two-over-Par BreezeFig on Polytrack at KEEAPR with a 23.5 foot SL—but he was not sold (RNA) at 50k, so he is not listed as going through a 2YO sale in the PP’s. That’s your advantage when you get BreezeFigs, and he might be a good gimmick play in a race that’s going to be interesting, as well as fun, to decipher and watch.