07/17/2008 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, July 19th


Sometimes we pick the wrong race to concentrate on in this column and that happened last week when we gave you a very tough play at Hollywood that didn’t quite work out. But if you’d downloaded the BreezeFigs card for that day, you would have had two juicy debut winners staring you in the face—one at Delaware ($16.60), and one at Ellis Park ($49.80), plus the favorite in the other baby race at the latter track ($4.60). During the week another half-dozen of BreezeFigs-qualified horses won, including both baby races at Del Mar on Thursday. Point is, we may sometimes highlight bummers in this column, but the BreezeFigs card has plenty of opportunities waiting.

This week, there are only a few races to concentrate on, and we picked one below that might have some hidden opportunity, but there are others there that will no doubt help you out—so sign up for DRF-Plus and get the card on the front page of .

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, .

There are some interesting this week, both maiden and stakes, where BreezeFigs can help enormously. There are three maiden races at Calder, and we hope we picked a good one. Good luck!

Calder, , Maiden Special Weight 5 Furlongs (Dirt)

Three BreezeFigs fillies from OBSAPR are in here but only one shows in the PP’s as being sold—Tut’s Treasure, who went for 50k in that venue based on a four-over-Par, Group 2 effort at a quarter mile. That was pretty good overall but better because her SL of 24.12 feet was well over a foot longer than average that day. She may be somewhat big which could reduce the effect of that SL somewhat, but she looks like an interesting play, especially if you take into consideration both the others. Aroma de Mujer was bought back for 42k at the sale after throwing in a one-over-Par performance at the same distance with a good SL that was almost a half-foot longer than average. Avalon Light, a 22k RNA who was off a step slowly in her first start, had a two-over-Par BreezeFigs profile at the same distance and a SL that was just about average. These three horses should figure in your gimmick plays, and you should look for the value on the board for the straight play. Good luck!