06/03/2010 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday June 5th

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Both Pix last week went for naught, though the 2-year-old Indian Empire did hit the board. However, it was an great week all around two 2-year-olds and 12 3-year-old BreezeFigs horses broke their maidens in a week where there were very few of these races around. Saturday has a lot of maiden races for the 3-year-old set, and a couple for the babies, with the ones we like below. Have a good weekend and 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!

2-year-olds:

Monmouth Park, Maiden Special Weight, 5 Furlongs (Dirt)

With only an even-Par, Group 2 profile at OBSFEB, Stopspendingmaria might seem like a lukewarm choice, but in this baby race you have to consider that her BreezeFigs profile was at a quarter mile-not that many babies breeze a quarter at that sale-and her Stride Length was 24.10 feet-a foot above average for fillies at that distance. She brought a nice amount (90k) and is by a solid first-time sire, so she should be a solid bet all around if she has a good trip.

3-year-olds:

Calder Race Course, 9th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Two first-timers and a second-timer appear on the docket here, with one of the firsters, Nicotina, posing a solid threat on her six-over-Par, Group 2 BreezeFigs profile at OBSAPR last year, where all three of these runners strutted their stuff. She hammered the stats with a 25.58 foot SL that was over two feet longer than average for fillies at a quarter mile and though it took some time to get to the races, she might be OK. Hottable, who had a decent debut at Tampa Bay in April, was working off an even Par Group 3 BreezeFigs profile at the same distance at the same sale, and she had a SL of 23.39 feet that was almost a half-foot longer than average at a quarter mile for fillies that day-but two feet shorter than Nicotina's in her breeze on a different day. Pay attention to that. Roman Bluff, the other first-timer, posted a two under-par Group 3 profile at the an eighth of a mile with a very short 21.79 foot SL, but still brought 47k, only three grand less than Nicotina (Huttable was a 27k RNA). This race looks very contentious, but if Nicotina can shake loose, she should shake them up-the others are good gimmick stabs. Good luck!