05/28/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, May 30th


Our 2-year-old Pick obviously did not set the world on fire last week, not winning, but River North, the one we liked best, completed a $21 exacta. However, our 3-year-old Pick was right on the money: Firsters Gridiron and Strasbourg hit the wire together, with 6-to-1 Gridiron holding on by a nose over the 16-to-1 Strasbourg for a $102 exacta. Our other Pick for the box, Undersold, was fourth, so we looked pretty good for about a half-hour there. This week we are going to rest on our 3-year-old laurels and look at one race on the 2-year-old card, below (at last, there are several). Meanwhile, the 3-year-old card is loaded with opportunities., so get both cards now.

Before we get to the business of Pix, we remember we've changed our format for the 2-year-old sheet. There are two BreezeFigs sheets for each date, one for the 3-year-olds from the 2008 sales (to be posted through June 30th), and one for the 2-year-olds from the 2009 sales. The 2009 sales sheet has 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 2009 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:

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 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's a special opportunity this Saturday. Good luck!

Hollywood Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 5 Furlongs (Synthetic)

This is the kind of race that gives us goose-bumps and fractures our nerves at the same time because it features the debut of a colt that we considered the best at the OBSFEB sale this year, Icey Temper. He's everything you'd want on his Group 2 profile-three-over-Par BreezeFig on synthetic, almost 26-foot SL, 1.75 feet above average (well, he is a very big horse), and tremendous gate speed. We're nervous because he's on the rail and really should not be rushed to sustain a lead early in the race-he needs to settle and then blow them away, but if he gets his act together, you will be looking at an exceptionally talented and promising colt. The other BreezeFigs horse in the race we like as a back-up is The Skinny Man, who showed excellent form, this time at BARMAR where his two-over-Par Group 2 profile featured a near 25-foot SL that was 1.25 feet longer than average. He did his on dirt. Of the two other BreezeFigs horses here, Saarface is on the AE's but he's a Group 4 with a far inferior profile than The Skinny Man had at the same track. Get My Fix showed a modest profiel at OBSFEB at a quarter mile, and looks to need softer competition. Watch this race-it's going to be a West Coast key maiden.