07/24/2015 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 25th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


Who says it never rains in Southern California?  Our top Pick last week, Kelly With a Twist, got sort of drowned in that crazy storm, coming in fourth to our basic second choice, Rockin’ Bayou, who paid $8.80. Interestingly, the BreezeFigs horses finished 1-3-4-5-6 in the field, so there we some consolation gimmick payoffs for those who played around.  There were seven other juvenile BreezeFigs maidens who won during the week, four at Gulfstream and one each at Indiana, Monmouth and Sacramento.  Over on the 3-year-old side, five of them got their pictures taken, two at Parx and solos at Belmont, Ellis and Louisiana Downs. Most interesting stat of the week:  All the 2-year-old winners and four of the five 3-year-old winners were Group 1 or Group 2 on their BreezeFigs profiles (the lone exception broke its maiden for 10k).  Thus, it is wise to check these profiles out along with their figs and stride lengths.  As for today, hunt as we might, we could not find a decent first-timer among the 3-year-olds to tout, but that card is very interesting.  But, since it is the opening weekend at Saratoga, where babies are the focus, we will pop in and look at one of those, see below.  Good luck!