03/13/2008 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, March 15th


Last Saturday’s Aqueduct card will probably be remembered as the “Day of the Dirty Noses,” because so many of the races were decided by horses catching, or just failing to catch, the leader on the wire on a day when every race was basically “lost in the fog” on a track that resembled Jamaica Bay. Our recommendation to key Jet Star and Tribolet paid off when Jet Star was nailed at the wire by a $19 horse and Tribolet swam home third. It was a satisfactory result on a very bizarre day. Let’s hope the weather is a bit better this week, all over the country.

Remember, 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 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.

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. .

If you'd like to learn a little more about how we come up with BreezeFigs, take a look at our new website, .

This week’s card is a little light on firsters, and though we hate like the devil to go with the obvious, we have to boil it down to one horse.

Santa Anita, , Maiden Special Weight, One Mile

Jumpin Charlie was one of the most impressive horses to breeze at the BARMAR sale last year, and his $520,000 price told that tale emphatically. He was a Group 1 with a seven-over-Par BreezeFig that was helped by a 26.64 foot stride-length—two feet above average, which is probably a reflection that he is a pretty big horse. Given time to grow, he is being sent out at a mile for his debut by the inimitable Todd Pletcher, has worked steadily, and doesn’t meet a whole heck of a lot here. You won’t get a whole heck of a lot if he gets home on top, but keying him into gimmicks with might save the day.