05/27/2011 10:12AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday May 28th


Not a bad result with our Pix last week.  Our 3-year-old, August Osage, went off at 9.50-to-1 and battled the 2-to-5 favorite through sizzling fractions before tiring to finish second to return decent gimmicks.  Our 2-year-old race produced a better result with the logical horse Majestic City romping, albeit at even money, and the one we thought would be best value, Scorpion Warrior, sent of at 6-to-1, was clearly second best despite a very wide trip.  The other one, Tale Be Told, had a horrifying trip.  Don’t forget—sometimes our Pix come back next out to surprise, like within the past 10 days when both Descriptive and Next Question came back  at Woodbine (the latter a shipper from NYRA) to post good mutuels.  So keep our thoughts in mind.  Two nice cards today with good opportunities for both 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds.  We’ll stick with the babies today.  Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2011 sales sheets have a major change in the NOTES section: The OBSFEB sale was eliminated and combined with OBSMAR, and that forced a re-evaluation of the CLASS EDGE for the various sales.  Pay attention because there has been an upgrade for OBSMAR and a consolidation of categories.

Also, don’t forget the change we made for the 2010 sales sheets (which is also in the 2011 sheets), 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 here.  Remember, no other handicapping service can give you the advantages you need from 2-year-old sales, So sign up for DRF-Plus on the front page of www.drf.com 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-PLUS box in the right hand column on the www.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.

If you click here 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 2006-07-08-09 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 www.drf.com home page, click on BreezeFigs™ Information, and then download “2006 Sales Study,” or just click right here.

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 Pick for Saturday:

Calder Race Course, 5th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 5 Furlongs (Dirt)

One solid BreezeFigs filly showed up at the entry box, with good connections and a very nice four-over-Par Group 1 profile from OBSMAR to trundle into the gate.  Sandy Key Gal showed a very good 24.32 foot SL in her breeze, which was .88 feet longer than average for fillies at 1/8 mile that day, so she can cover ground if she gets in trouble.  She has good connections, so watch what the board does to her 6-to-1 morning line evaluation.  And, oh, BONUS: 10th race features Mel Beach, whom we picked two weeks ago when he finished second.  Tab back. Good luck!