Updated on 09/18/2011 1:32AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, Nov. 18


We gave you a nice $17 Aqueduct exacta (the other half of the maiden race that day also went to a BreezeFigs firster), and a $670 Calder trifecta last week. We see a lot of firsters this week in the 25 maiden 2-year-old races across the country with BreezeFigs starters, so be sure to check the explanations of stride lengths, RNA and SCR in our supporting documents on the site ( ).

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special, One Mile (Inner Track)

We're on the tight-turn inner track now, and that presents certain challenges, especially for two-turn mile races. In a race filled with solid BreezeFigs horses, we like Mister White Sox, if he gets in from the AE's. He got some experience in his one start and he had a superior 11-over-Par BreezeFig at EASMAY -- second best of the sale, and did it with a 24.3 foot stride length (SL). But, he would be hung outside in a short run to the turn, so you might also want to consider the firster Private Vow, making his second start as well off a Group 2 BreezeFig at OBSAPR where he had a super 24.7 foot SL. Firster El Falcon, scratched out of the OBSMAR sale, also merits consideration, as do the other Group 2 horses in the race -- Hoops, Sir Whimsey, and if he gets in, Johannesburg Star. This could be a juicy gimmick.

Calder, , Maiden Special, One Mile

Another short run to the turn in a two-turn mile features two neat Group 1 runners, including Steelix (seven-over-Par BreezeFig), whom we gave you in his debut but who had the unfortunate happenstance of losing his rider at the start. He is closer to the rail than Southernmostpoint (nine-over-Par BreezeFig), who is coming along very nicely, but is hung out in the 10 hole. Both of these had stride lengths that were over 24.5 feet in their sales and morning line odds look very tempting, indeed. If he pulls in from the AE's, the cleverly-named Brisco N Logan is likely to improve on his debut given his very decent BreezeFig at the pricey BARMAR sale where he was an RNA and is a gimmick play.