04/30/2015 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, May 2nd by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


Can’t argue with success—our Pick last week, Aurora’s Kid, got bet down to 5-to-2 and came home on top, kicking off a trifecta worth $206 if you included the other BreezeFigs horse, True Diplomacy, whom we didn’t quite like.  Overall, Aurora’s Kid was one of 10 BreezeFigs maidens to get their picture taken, along with another at Tampa Bay, two each at Gulfstream and Pimlico, and solos at Churchill Downs, Golden Gate, Indiana and Santa Anita.  And, hooray and hallelujah, first BreezeFigs 2-year-old came out Thursday at Santa Anita and Group 3 Esmeralda Belle got up to finish second.  No, we do not have any particular choice in the Kentucky Derby, but one of us is old enough to remember seeing the best Derby field ever (albeit on TV)—1957, Iron Liege, Gallant Man, Bold Ruler, Round Table, etc.—and this bunch comes awfully close in across-the-board quality, so we might get a surprise or two. Today’s card has a couple of first-timers in the same race who look interesting, see below. Good luck!