02/29/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, March 1st


Hubris being a terrible thing to waste, we begin by thanking ourselves for giving you the Superfecta, cold, in our Quick Pix last week--$28 exacta, $83 trifecta, $206 super at Laurel (Buen Shot, Patuxent Punch, Point Taker, Seek Peace). Of course, the fact that handicapping achievements will always come back to kick you in the butt weighs heavily, but we have been smiling all week.

In addition, the Triple Crown trail continued to show top-rated BreezeFigs horses bursting into contention when Cool Coal Man (a Group 1, 850k RNA at FTFFEB) won the Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream, bringing to approximately 50% the number of Top 20 Triple Crown contenders who came out of 2-y-o sales. Archive our sheets, get an edge!

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, .

There are plenty of bettable options on this week’s BreezeFigs card, but only one intriguing one involving first-time starters. Here you go, good luck!

Santa Anita, , Maiden Special, 6½ Furlongs

Interesting bunch of maiden colts here, some with pricey pedigrees, and two first-time BreezeFigs horses to look at. By far the one to key here is Kaffeinator who comes out of the OBSMAR sale with a super six-over-Par Group 1 BreezeFig profile that included a 23.76 foot SL, almost a foot longer than average for that day. This one looks very promising. The other one to look at, Jammie Jon, is strictly a gimmick play. He was a 30k RNA at BARMAR, which indicates that there might have been some vet issues—he was a 70k yearling and that sale is pretty pricey for such a low RNA. He was a fair three-under-Par Group 3 at the sale with a below-average SL, but if he’s recovered from what might have been bothering him, he could be worth a suck-up bet. Good luck!