06/17/2010 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday June 19th


Last week's 2-year-old gimmick box Pick came through to the tune of an $88 exacta and a whopping $25.60 win price on Pretty Extravagant, who showed her heels to Vencedora Girl with Valid Distinction not that badly off. There were three other maiden 2-year-old winners on the same card at Arlington, Churchill, and Hollywood (plus one stakes winner at Golden Gate) for a total of five winners from seven races on the card plus three more winners during the week at Belmont, Hollywood and Penn National from a handful of races. And even though our 3-year-old Pick flopped at Monmouth, there were three maiden winners and two stakes winners on that card last Saturday and three more on Sunday. You cannot afford to overlook BreezeFigs at any time and this week there are tons of races on both cards to exploit, so get to it and we'll give you two we like below. Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2009 and 2010 sales sheets have 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 new 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 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-PUS 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.

If you 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.

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 our maiden selections from today's two BreezeFigs cards. Good luck!


Monmouth Park, 2nd Race, Maiden Special Weight, 5 Furlongs (Dirt)

There are three BreezeFigs first-time starters here, each of which has credentials to blow the doors off based on their profiles and connections. Backhanded Jane has a solid Group 2, seven-over-Par BreezeFigs profile at OBSAPR where her 25.81 foot SL was 2.72 feet longer than average, which is "Egad! Territory." However, she only brought 45k even though her sire was very hot at those sales. Rockport Star, by a very hot young sire, threw in a three-over-Par Group 1 effort at OBSMAR where she had a nice 23.75 foot SL that was about a third a foot longer than average, and she brought 90k. Overseas Market earned a Group 1, one-over-Par rating at the first sale of the year, OBSFEB, where her 22.57 foot SL was just about average for fillies at an eighth. She brought 220k and is in a hot barn and with a good post, so she is probably your gimmick key with the other two but if you're there and Backhanded Jane is not appreciably bigger than the other two (long stride length on an average sized horse is best), she is worth a straight bet as well.


Hollywood Park, 5th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Turf)

Even though she's stuck on the rail and will have to either dash to make the sharp first turn or take back and pounce, Ms Cecil might be a good one to use in the gimmicks while backed up with a modest straight play. She brought 110k last year at OBSMAR after showing a very solid three-over-Par Group 2 BreezeFigs profile with a 24.42 foot SL which was .80 of a foot longer than average that day for fillies. She s in good hands and bred for the weeds, so she will get some attention from the handicappers-hopefully not too much for our price. Good luck!