06/11/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, June 13th


With our 2-year-old Pix last week showing all the proclivities of what it means being green, we were pleased to see Schredder, our 3-year-old Pick, gallop home by daylight at almost 5-to-1 in his debut. We'll have a couple of Pix as usual this week down below, but first let's talk Stride Lengths.

If you click here you will get a document which details our latest study. The conclusion for those who like to know the bottom line fast is this: When it comes to 2-year-old racing only, horses that earned Group 1 or Group 2 BreezeFigs and had longer-than-average stride lengths at the five major 2-year-old sales of 2006-07-08, won more races, won earlier, and earned more black-type, than horses with shorter-than-average stride lengths, regardless of BreezeFigs Group. There's a lot more to it than that, and a review of this document, which is the first in a series, will strengthen your hand at the windows, or, if you are a buyer, at the sales or claim box. So, download it and absorb.

Before we get to the business of Pix, we remember we've changed our format for the 2-year-old sheet. There are two BreezeFigs sheets for each date, one for the 3-year-olds from the 2008 sales (to be posted through June 30th), and one for the 2-year-olds from the 2009 sales. The 2009 sales sheet has a major addition in the SALE column: It's now labeled SALE & HIP, the "HIP" referring to the catalogue number for that horse in that sale. This reference will enable you to go to the website of the sales company involved and easily find the short video of the horse's breeze at that sale.

The web links for each sale are listed in the NOTES section of the 2009 BreezeFigs Report and you will find all the information as to why we have done this and how you can benefit from this addition to the service by downloading the document which explains it all here: and get the BreezeFigs cards.

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. Go to the DRF PLUS box on the .

If you'd like to learn a little more about how we come up with BreezeFigs, take a look at our new website by clicking here: .

Here's a split-personality pair for this week's BreezeFigs Saturday cards. Good luck!


Belmont Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Monmouth Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

We have a hunch that Bounty Heroes will run at Monmouth because he's cross-entered at Belmont Park as part of an entry. If he goes at Belmont, this first-time Group 2 OBSAPR graduate will run up against Strong Commitment, another BreezeFigs first-timer who was a Group 2 at KEEAPR last year. Both are strong on paper with slightly larger than average SLs, and both are from barns that get played well. If Bounty Heroes goes at Monmouth, he's up against Needtogetpaid, who has had his chances befitting his Group 3 EASMAY profile. Take Bounty Heroes at Monmouth and if he stays at Belmont, use both BreezeFigs horses in your gimmicks.

2-Year-Olds: Calder Race Course, , Maiden Special Weight, 4 1/2 Furlongs (Dirt)

This is one of several races on Saturday's card crammed with BreezeFigs horses on the AE list, but this one looks a bit more stable in that three of the five are not likely to get in, and the other two-Endofconversation and Peace at Dawn-look really tasty. The former had an eight-over-Par Group 1 profile at OBSMAR, but was scratched from the sale after he breezed. His nearly 25 foot SL was almost a foot longer than average, and if he gets off well, he could be bye-bye. If not, Peace at Dawn could flatten him, based on his 10-over-Par Group 2 BreezeFigs profile at OBSAPR where his 24.5 foot SL was more than a foot longer than average. Both these colts look like the goods, and if they get in from the AE's, the same can be said for Thank U Philippe, Witer Wish, and Our Repent. Good luck!