11/12/2010 11:43AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday November 13th


Not an especially good day for the team here last week, though we did do well with More Than Real coming home on top in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Unfortunately, Rough Sailing broke down in the Juvenile Turf and we got no luck in the Juvenile fillies when Indian Gracey was scratched and our other Pix only managed a third (Delightful Mary). The less said about Zenyatta's gallant effort the better at this time. As for our maiden selections, well, Star Flyer took them as far as she could go at Calder and then folded like a used accordion; U S S Constitution obviously had a physical problem and was eased well before the stretch; but Silent Moon came through at Woodbine very impressively (at $7) and may be heard from big time in the future. During the week there were 14 BreezeFigs maiden winners at Aqueduct (3), Hollywood (3), Woodbine (3), Laurel (2), Penn National (2) and Hawthorne, so the program is still holding up well. This week we go back to the boards with our usual first-time starter routine. See below-good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 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 here. Remember, no other handicapping service can give you the advantages you need from 2-year-old sales, So sign up for DRF-Plus on the front page of www.drf.com 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 www.drf.com 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 click here 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 2006-07-08-09 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 www.drf.com home page, click on BreezeFigs™ Information, and then download "2006 Sales Study," or just click right here.

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: www.biodatatrack.com.

Here's our Pick for Saturday:
Churchill Downs, 5th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 ½ Furlongs (Dirt)

She's the lone BreezeFigs filly in the race and she goes from Post 12, but Mollys Missb'havin could get up in time here if she settles well into the 24.04 foot SL she showed in her Group 1, six-over-Par performance on the dirt at EASMAY. Her SL was .59 feet above average and the overall breeze was pretty impressive for a 1/8 mile work. She is from a pretty hot barn and if she can stay out of trouble, she's a solid gimmick play and also a potential straight play. Good luck!