07/08/2016 9:23AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 9th, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


It doesn’t happen often but we will take a bow for last week’s double Pix success simply from a stride length (SL) and strategy point. At Belmont Libby’s Tail settled in from her middle post while Golden Mischief had to scoot out fast from the rail and the latter tired and finished fourth off a 23.58 foot SL while Libby’s Tail used her 25.08 foot SL to get up at $8.50. At Parx, Rum Punch just crushed her rivals with her 25.78 foot SL to pay $5.00. These two were part of a dozen 2-year-old BreezeFigs maidens to win last week, five of them kicking off BreezeFigs exactas. Considering there were only 25 races during the week in which one BreezeFigs 2-year-old started, that’s an almost 50% strike rate. The wins came at Belmont (two, including an exacta), Delaware (two), Gulfstream (three, including an exacta), Mountaineer (an exacta), Pleasanton, Parx (two, including an exacta), and Santa Anita (an exacta). The 3-year-olds took seven maiden races: Belmont, Ellis, Gulfstream (three), Monmouth, and Santa Anita. Saturday's card has some really contentious races on both cards, so we’ll give you one from each, see below. Good luck!