06/01/2012 10:32AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday June 2nd, 2012


Something a bit different this week—a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the factors that go into BreezeFigs have played out for I'll Have Another as he tries to crack the Triple Crown jinx.  This week HRTV invited stride and motion expert, Jay Kilgore, DataTrack's Director of Racing, to discuss what makes I'll Have Another such a successful racehorse at this time.  You can watch this interview here: http://www.hrtv.com/videos/jay-kilgore-interview/?VideoCateoryId=2

Jay discussed the colt's stride length, motion and BreezeFigs™ profile at the OBSAPR sale last year as compared to what he produced in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness so far, and how that augurs for his chances in the upcoming Belmont Stakes.  This is an in-depth, fully faceted, 12 minute look at how important stride length, motion, biomechanics, cardio and other factors are in today's racehorse, and we think you'll find the interview interesting. 

Click on the link and watch, or you can go on your other tasks and listen to it on your browser.  If you have any questions about the interview or the technology which DataTrack has also used in England, France, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand recently, please feel free to contact Jay, or me, or Frank Mitchell at the phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses on our website, www.biodatatrack.com.  Thanks!

Meanwhile, even though we didn't key him last week, Amarish did come home easily in his debut to up the strike rate of BreezeFigs Group 1 horses at the 2012 sales—five of the first six winners have been Group 1 runners, so pay attention.  Both of today's cards are lacking in major excitement, but there is a sneaky play, see below.  Good luck!   

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2011and now 2012 sales sheets have major changes in the NOTES section: For 2011, the OBSFEB sale was eliminated and combined with OBSMAR, and for 2012, the FTFFEB sale was moved to March, so it is now known as FTFMAR. Both of these changes forced a re-evaluation of the CLASS EDGE for the various sales.  Pay attention because there has been an upgrade for OBSMAR and a consolidation of categories.

Also, don't forget the change we made for the 2010 sales sheets (which is also in the 2011 and 2012 sheets), 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 here.  Remember, no other handicapping service can give you the advantages you need from 2-year-old sales, So sign up for DRF-Plus on the front page of www.drf.com 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 www.drf.com 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 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 2006-07-08-09 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 www.drf.com home page, click on BreezeFigs™ Information, and then download "2006 Sales Study," or just click right here.

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 Pick for Saturday:

Betfair Hollywood Park, 6thRace, Maiden Special Weight, 5 Furlongs (Synthetic)

Cotton's Point did not set the world on fire at BARMAR, now the first 2-year-old sale of the year, but this filly just missed the BreezeFigs Par by a point at an eighth of a mile.  In addition, her 23.61 foot SL was three-quarters of a foot below average for fillies—so it's not surprising that she was not sold (RNA'd) at 47k.  Still, she might be able to settle and close into this crowd, and is worth a gimmick play and possibly a straight play, depending on the board. Good luck!