03/12/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, March 14th


Yes, we felt exactly like everyone else did who backed our Not Ja Mama, our pick last week, down to 8-to-5 in her debut as she moved into the stretch galloping along easily on the lead—and yes, we also threw things at the screen at the 1/8 pole when she totally collapsed and finished third beaten seven lengths. We felt better that four other "BreezeFigs qualified" maidens won that day at Oaklawn ($9.40), Philadelphia ($5.00), Santa Anita ($10.80) and Tampa Bay $15.60), however, which only shows that our public handicapping skills should not be the be-all and end-all of your examination of the BreezeFigs cards. This week's card has some interesting maiden and allowance races, so sign up for DRF-Plus and get the card on the front page of .

Remember, there s a new look to our sheets for the sales of 2008 we have added SURFACE as a new category to tell you whether the horse breezed on a dirt (D) or synthetic (S) track. There are four (S) sales this year OBSFEB, OBSMAR, OBSAPR and KEEAPR; and three D sales FTFFEB, BARMAR and EASMAY. Just to add some more insight to your handicapping.

Also, 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 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.

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: .

Turf maidens at Gulfstream are as much of a horror to handicap as at any other track, but we will take a stab at one tomorrow. Good luck!

Gulfstream Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 1 1/16 Miles (Turf)

This race is the proverbial mess when it comes to pricey turf-meant beasts as well as those who show little talent on the dirt and might wake up on the weeds. Therefore, we are looking for a solid gimmick play here—and of the three BreezeFigs runners entered, first-timer Sarvatha looks to be a good key. This son of Theatrical was a 100k RNA at KEEAPR last year where he rolled to an impressive eight-over-Par Group 1 profile on Polytrack, showing a 25.65 foot SL that was over a foot longer than average. He's in right hands—Bill Mott—for his debut and may be able to navigate his way toward some kind of a payoff. Reb, who was a one-under-Par Group 3 horse at EASMAY where he sold for 100k, did not stink out the joint in his only start six weeks ago on the local weeds, so he might be a bit of a saver here. Go Joe Go was a mere 8k purchase with a five-under-Par Group 4 at OBSAPR, which justified that price; they will raze the grandstand on the spot if he wins.