03/09/2007 1:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, March 10th


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This week we swing to both coasts again:

Bay Meadows, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs.

From the connections of Lost in the Fog comes Wild Promises, who is listed as 8-to-5 in the morning line, with good reason off her first start. But we like her as well because she had the highest BreezeFig at the EASMAY sale last year for a filly at 1/8 mile (they also bought Smokey Stover out of the same sale a year prior and he also had the highest Fig in that sale). Wild Promises was a Group 1, and earned her top fig with a 25.4 foot stride length--exceptional for a filly. You might want to look at Run Right Thru and Hot Spell for gimmick completions--the latter was only one below Par at OBSMAR and as a first timer is dangerous.

Gulfstream, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs

Now a chance to make some money. There are three "consider seriously" BreezeFigs horses in this race. We saw Beyond the Trees three times last year--twice at OBSMAR and then again at OBSJUN. At OBSMAR he was a Group 1 with a 68 BreezeFig showing a 23.5 ft stride at 1/8 mile. He came back a week later and disappointed at 1/4 mile, showing a a 22.75 ft stride for a Group 4 BreezeFig of 60. Maybe he hurt himself in that breeze because he was an RNA for 70K when he went through the ring and the owners wheeled him back in the OBSJUN sale. There he worked a quick furlong with a 23.7 ft stride and regained his Group1 status with a 67 Fig, one point under the high for the sale--and he sold for $220K. Minister's Appeal was monster 13 over-Par Group 1 at OBSAPR, and already has a notch in his belt with a good debut at Woodbine back in October. His stride length was a little shorter, but he looks to be a major player here. Finally, Northern Duke was a solid one-under-Par Group 2 at OBSMAR--and he had a near 25-foot stride length at 1/4 mile in his drill. He disappointed in his two starts at Saratoga, but, excuse us, look who's the trainer. These three colts are in a tough field, but they look eminently playable to us in the gimmicks at the very least--and the board might tell you which one to pound. Good luck!