06/20/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, June 21st


We continued to bat .500 with last week’s Pix, as our 2-year-old “RNA Special” Broadway Hennessy ran off with her race at Golden Gate. She actually kicked off a great BreezeFigs week as there were five BreezeFigs-qualified first-time starter winners, one second start winner and two stakes winners across the continent. Our 3-year-old Pick last week didn’t fare all that badly even though he didn’t hit the board. This week there’s a dearth of 2-year-old races, but one does stand out with a couple of experienced fillies, and we have an interesting 3-year-old play as well.

Remember, there’s a new look to our sheets—there are two sheets for each day, one for 3-yos (sales of 2007) and one for 2-yos (sales of 2008). The reason for this is that we have added a new category for the 2008 sales—SURFACE—which tells 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. NOTE: If the 2-yo sheet comes up with no entries, that usually means there are no 2-yo races that day.

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, .

Here’s what to look for this Saturday—good luck!

Calder Race Course, , Maiden Special Weight (2-year-olds), 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

We gave you Cumana in her first start and she got a tardy start, which isn’t good at 4½ furlongs. Here she gets more distance to accommodate her 24.5 foot SL, and should ramble through the lane to catch the likes of Bridge to Gold, working on her fourth start with good OBSAPR numbers but a considerably shorter SL. You might want to consider Wilmette as a suck-up gimmick play here—she was a Group 4 at OBSMAR but only two below Par and had a fairly decent SL.

Belmont Park, , Maiden Special Weight (3-year-olds), 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

From the folks who brought you Big Brown, here comes Lincoln Road, who is likely to be bet off the board, and perhaps deservedly so. He posted a seven-over-Par Group 1 BreezeFigs profile last year at OBSAPR, with a good 23.9 foot SL (more than a foot above average for colts that day)—but he was RNA’d for only 37k. He’s been hanging out for more than a year, but if he has half the talent as the previous horse to carry his name (a major 3-year-old of 1961), he should pay off in all sorts of combinations, and might even be worth a straight bet.