03/26/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, March 28th


Depending on if and how you played our Pix last week, for a buck you either got a nice $15 price on Lt. Hopeful, a nice $153 exacta with him and Coal Region Kid, or a very nice $1,500 trifecta when Megaholtz clunked up to be third. Of course, our key, Pauper’s Prize, may have lived up to his name if you used him in that fashion, but don t throw shoes at us, please. The results in that race typified the BreezeFigs experience last weekthere were five double-digit win payoffs among the 10 bettable winners, including a $25 firster on Saturday at Fair Grounds, a $95 bomb at Gulfstream, and a $30 mere bagatelle at the same track. This week s card is short on first-time maidens, but there’s still plenty there, 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: .

Here is probably the most challenging maiden race on Saturday’s card (we are gluttons for punishment). Good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Claiming (35k), 6 Furlongs (Inner Dirt)

We touted Serve Too a few weeks back based on her decent OBSAPR profile but noted she was a little short of average when it came to her SL at the sale—which she demonstrated by going to the lead and tiring badly. She might be worth a saver this time, but there s a first timer named Lady At the Lake who comes out of the same sale with a virtually identical profile but a slightly longer SL. This filly was a 15k RNA at the sale and races for her breeder now, and could be worth a look-see if the board is lively. Neither is an enthusiastic push from us, but both should be studied as gimmick plays.

Gulfstream Park, , Maiden Claiming (15k), One Mile (Dirt)

Tre Alpha makes his debut today under less than auspicious circumstances—for a 15k claiming price and for an outfit that knows how to spot a horse. Unfortunately, what the BreezeFigs profile tells us is that he was a 75k RNA at last year s OBSFEB sale, which is not unusual under most circumstances, but in his case it s a jaw-dropper because he was the top BreezeFigs horse at 1/8 mile with an 11-over-Par (yes, 11) Group 1 profile and a 24.78 foot SL that was three-quarters of a foot longer than average that day. What happened to him in that breeze obviously cooled the market and put him in this race more than a year later, but if the board looks promising, this one could be worth a nibble or two.