06/24/2010 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday June 26th


NOTE: There will be no BreezeFigs column next week as we will be traveling. Also, as has always been the case, the last scheduled upload of the 2009 sales (3–year–olds) is Wednesday, June 30th because history has shown that very few really decent handicapping opportunities occur after that date for those sales. Although we are reviewing that policy for next year, our Pick this week reflects that fact.

As for last week's 2–year–old gimmick box at Monmouth, if you had the foresight to mix our Pix in with the second choice, who won, then you hit either the exacta, trifecta, superfecta, or all three. Our 3–year–old Pick stunk out the joint at Hollywood, though. Still, there were 11 2–year–old winners and 13 3–year–old winners on the BreezeFigs cards during the week since our last column went to press, so there was plenty of action to be had, and money to be made. Let's see what's up below for you today. 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 click

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!


Philadelphia Park, 3rd Race, Maiden Special Weight, 4 1/2 Furlongs (Dirt)

There are two BreezeFigs first–time starters here, both of them well–meant on their sales performances, one of which actually has two lines in the BreezeFigs card, unusual these days. That one, Serendipper Moon, earned virtually identical Group 2 profiles at FTFFEB and EASMAY where each of his breezes was three–over–Par, and featured a 25–plus foot stride lengths, well over the average for each sale. He was bought back (RNA) for 115k at FTFFEB and sold for 75k at EASMAY, but if he can get his long legs going early, he could be serious here. Bellezza Rosso comes out of the OBSAPR sale with an even–Par Group 2 performance with a 23.7 foot SL there, more than a half–foot above average for that day for fillies, and that's the rub-if she starts she'll be one of two fillies in this race, which obviously had to be hustled to be filled. We'll stick with Serendipper Moon on all counts and throw her in the gimmicks.


Calder Race Course, 9th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 7 Furlongs (Dirt)

This race highlights one of the reasons we drop the 3–year–old file on June 30th: There isn't a single first–time starter on Saturday's card that we would recommend because there aren't any. We dipped down Annual in this race because his debut was promising considering he was a two under Par Group 3 horse at KEEAPR last year where he showed a foot below average 23.69 foot SL at a quarter mile. He was scratched (SCR) from the sale after that breeze, and since he was a 350k yearling, obviously something was wrong with him that compromised his work because it took more than a year to get him back to the races. In this field, he could do the deed-pounce, cautiously. Good luck.