06/07/2013 10:30AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday June 8th, 2013


We gave you three 2-year-old Pix last week and we didn't do badly—the one who we thought would win, D'cajun Cat, exploded in the stretch to win impressively, while the day before our “key” horse, Brazen Persuasion, finished second.  Our weakest selection, Nicole's Wildcat, showed nothing.  But the good news is that of the eight 2-year-old maiden races on the 2013 BreezeFigs cards during the week, four of them went to BreezeFigs horses.  There were also nine BreezeFigs 3-year-olds who broke their maidens during the week, so all around, things are pretty consistent on the record.  We have no choice for the Belmont Stakes, given the weather and other circumstances.  But we have found an interesting play on the 2-year-old card to keep you busy, see below.  Good luck!

Remember to pay attention to two changes we've made over the past several years.  First, there have been changes in the CLASS EDGE category (at the bottom of the BreezeFigs card) because one sale was eliminated (OBSFEB) and FTFFEB is now in March (FTFMAR), and that moved OBSMAR into a higher class.  Also, in the SALE & HIP column: the “HIP” refers 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: http://www1.drf.com/BreezeFigs/Video_Links_BreezeFigs_for_2009_Sales.pdf. 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 http://www1.drf.com/BreezeFigs/BreezeFigs_&_Stride_Length_Study_Part_I.pdf 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 BreezeFigsInformation, and then download “2006 Sales Study,” or just click right here: http://drf.com/breezefigs/breezefigs_010507.doc.

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: www.biodatatrack.com.

Here's Saturday's Pick:
Indiana Downs, 1st Race, Maiden Special Weight, 5 Furlongs (Dirt)
Silver Union came out of the OBSMAR sale with a Group 2, seven-over-Par profile which featured a 23.90 foot stride length, about a half-foot longer than average for fillies at one furlong that day.  She's up against some competitors who have already started, and that might give you some good odds.  The one thing we note from our “internals” on her profile is that she was slowing down at the end of her breeze, but not too dramatically.  She's worth keying and might pay off nicely.. Good luck!