05/07/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, May 9th


Let's just cut to the chase after last week's virtually unanimous crap-out in the Kentucky Derby. While there aren't any 2-year-old BreezeFigs maiden races on Saturday's card, we should point out that there are already nine 2-year-old BreezeFigs winners out there, including five out of nine starters during the first six days of May. So our Pix this week will be for the 3-year-old maidens, at the bottom of the page.

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: .

As for Saturday s card, there's really only one playable first-time starter that we like, though there are plenty of others on the card with a race or two under their belts that also look good. Here s that first-time starter good luck!

Belmont Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 5 1/2 Furlongs (Dirt)

Fierce Rival comes out of the OBSAPR sale last year with a three-over-Par Group 1 BreezeFigs profile and a slightly below average SL, but he has some other advantages to point him out in a weak field of New York-Bred maidens: He is by a good first-time sire in A. P Jet and comes from a barn that is also good with firsters. He's not likely to light up the board, but these days, we take what we can get. Pounce.

Good luck!