05/28/2010 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday May 29th


We delivered "gimmick Pix" last week, first when 3-year-old Hung Jury completed a $41 exacta at Monmouth with a solid second in his debut, and then in a 2-year-old event at Golden Gate where Ammunition and Minutesandtouches sandwiched a modest $20 (for $2) trifecta (though we liked them the other way around). This holiday weekend is loaded with potential plays on the 3-year-old card, and the lone 2-year-old entrant has a good shot as well see below. Have a great holiday weekend, and good luck!

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 maiden selections from today's two BreezeFigs cards. Good luck!


Calder Race Course, 3rd Race, Maiden Claiming (25k), 4 Furlongs (Dirt)

They bought him at OBSAPR for 21k and are wheeling him right back for 25k so the connections of Indian Empire either think they've got a claim-plus-purse return on their hands, or he just ain't that good. He put in an even-Par, Group 2 effort at the sale with a solid 24.47 foot SL, well over half-a-foot longer than average on the day, so he's got some gas and stride. Watch the board and dip in if it looks tempting.


Arlington Park, 5th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

Two first-timers and a disguised RNA liven up this bunch of well-bred fillies who obviously need the turf to win. Spanish Standard did OK with her Group 1, two-over-Par performance at OBSMAR where she displayed a half-foot above average 24.04 foot SL but was left unsold for 22k, so there had to be some issue there, but her sire is somewhat grassy. At the same sale, Use Somebody pulled out a six-over-Par Group 1 rating with a 24.47 foot SL at the same distance, almost a foot longer than average, and she was reported as sold for 200k. However, the PP's here show she was a yearling purchase and her owner is the same as her breeder, so there are games being played here and her first start, on synthetic, was a bummer. Her sire is more of a turf sire, so maybe she will do better here. Indian Heart did OK with a two-under-Par Group 3 performance on the dirt at EASMAY with a near 23 foot SL that was above average for that sale. She's on the rail and looks like she might be able to be there or thereabouts. This one is strictly a gimmick play and the board will tell you which to choose and do what with. Good luck!