05/19/2010 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday May 15th


He was green as grass, got off poorly, lumbered along wide, but most importantly Cocolero paid an incredibly generous $13.80 payoff after galloping home as our Pick of the day last week at Belmont Park. We almost swept the board as our 2-year-old pick, County Time, finished fast at Calder at 8-to-1 to complete the exacta in that dash. The day before, our pick in the 2-year-old race, Shezsocool, was scratched (she is scheduled to run Friday, the 14th, at Churchill, so look her over); but our "left behind" tip, Internet Café, did OK to be third. There were three other winners on last Saturday's card, including a $14 firster at Woodbine.

This week, we are going to do something unusual give you two Pix at one track, one for 3-year-olds and one for 2-year-olds. They are at Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania, where post time for the first race is 5:30, and we're going for the first two races so you can sandwich them around a late bet on Preakness. As for the Preakness, please, don't ask. We are passing this one by and just going to watch, both the race and the skies. Enjoy!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2009 and 2010 sales sheets have a major addition in the SALE column: It's now labeled SALE & HIP, the "HIP" referring to the catalogue number for that horse in that sale. This reference will enable you to go to the website of the sales company involved and easily find the short video of the horse's breeze at that sale.

The web links for each sale are listed in the NOTES section of the new BreezeFigs Report and you will find all the information as to why we have done this and how you can benefit from this addition to the service by downloading the document which explains it all and get the BreezeFigs cards.

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-PUS 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.

If you you will get a document which details our latest study. The conclusion for those who like to know the bottom line fast is this: When it comes to 2-year-old racing only, horses that earned Group 1 or Group 2 BreezeFigs and had longer-than-average stride lengths at the five major 2-year-old sales of 2006-07-08, won more races, won earlier, and earned more black-type, than horses with shorter-than-average stride lengths, regardless of BreezeFigs Group. There's a lot more to it than that, and a review of this document, which is the first in a series, will strengthen your hand at the windows, or, if you are a buyer, at the sales or claim box. So, download it and absorb.

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's our back-to-back and possible parlay special this week. Good luck!


Presque Isle Downs, 1st Race, Maiden Claiming (40k), 4 Furlongs (Synthetic)

This is a pretty open race, with two BreezeFigs horses, one of which, Champagne Tommie, ran last Friday at Churchill and as we thought, had no impact. She's not likely to win here, but might improve off that effort despite her four-under-Par Group 4 profile at OBSFEB. But she's not the one to watch. Rather, first timer Double Jigger, who was a 37k RNA at the same sale with a Group 2, one-over-Par profile, could stand a better chance, though truth to tell, both their stride lengths were well below average for that sale. But that was then and this is now, so you might want to mix them up in some gimmicks or watch the board for the best price on Double Jigger.


Presque Isle Downs, 2rd Race, Maiden Special Weight (Pa-Breds), 5 Furlongs (Synthetic)

Filled with first-timers, this one has a 27k RNA from OBSAPR named Midnight Mower, who posted a decent three-over-Par Group 1 profile at that sale despite the fact that she had a SL that was over half-a-foot below average that day. Still, she might not have too much to beat in a race that should favor scampers, and she looks like she can scamp. Watch the board, and toss something down. Good luck!