07/24/2008 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, July 26th


All hail Saratoga and Del Mar, where BreezeFigs have gotten off to a good start, especially at The Spa where in the first two days, two of the four 2-year-old maidens went to BreezeFigs horses (one cold exacta) and the gimmicks in the other two were filled by BreezeFigs horses—and both stakes were won by the lone BreezeFigs horse in the race. We got somewhat back on track last week when two of our Pix filled out the gimmick at Calder, but this week we are writing this on the fly going to Saratoga, so we’ll stick with that venue today.

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’s only one maiden race at The Spa today, and it’s going to be a corker on paper.

Saratoga, , Maiden Special Weight 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Two FTFFEB graduates show up for this pricey maiden event and all eyes will be on Munnings, a $1.7 Group 2 horse from that sale who went in 10.0 for 1/8 mile but showed a little less than we’d like to see in SL. Still, he’s a better shot than Just a Coincidence, who was bought back (RNA) for 500k at that sale following a somewhat perfunctory Group 3 effort that was five-under-Par. However, he had a solid 24.47 foot SL that day and could clunk up for part of the gimmick. Munnings will get a lot of money, but he is the key horse here with whatever else you like. Good luck!