10/31/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, November 1st


Last week’s spotlight race worked out almost the way we’d hoped, with one of our Pix, Musket Man, running off to a $13.20 score, while our sneaky top pick, Storm Door, never changed leads and just missed completing the exacta-- but the Tri was worth over $400 if you used them. Incidentally, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies was 1-3 with BreezeFigs horses Stardom Bound and Sky Diva. Saturday’s card is overwhelmed with more than two dozen maiden races, but there’s one real challenge and a first time stop at Suffolk Downs for us to consider in our Pix below. So sign up for DRF-PLUS and get the card on the front page of .

Remember, there’s a new look to our sheets for the sales of 2008—we have added SURFACE as a new category to tell you whether the horse breezed on a dirt (D) or synthetic (S) track. There are four (S) sales this year—OBSFEB, OBSMAR, OBSAPR and KEEAPR; and three D sales—FTFFEB, BARMAR and EASMAY. Just to add some more insight to your handicapping.

Also, 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 .

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Here are two races that look particularly interesting on this week’s card. Good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special Weight, 7 Furlongs (Dirt)

This one has five BreezeFigs horses with four of them are making their debuts. The one with experience, Diplomatic Code, was our Pick in his debut and he threw in a stinker, but he’s been sold since then by his consignor who bought him back (RNA) for 120k at OBSMAR. In the mysterious ways these things work, he is still a threat here based on his BreezeFigs profile—25.5 foot SL, six-over-Par Group 2. There are three others who come out of the same sale with very even profiles who need to be considered as well. Great Debater was a Group 2 one-over-Par with a slightly below average 22.74 foot SL; Bull Toccet and DeltaThunder were right there with him with one-under-Par Group 3 profiles, and both had almost identical slightly above average SLs. You should also consider Copper Cascade, who came out of the richer FTFFEB venue with a Group 2 profile but a well-below average SL. He has speed, so he will be dangerous, but we’d stick with Diplomatic Code and mix the rest up in the gimmicks depending upon the board.

Suffolk Downs, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

The people who brought you Storm Door stay at their home base to reveal Live Tiger, who had one of the best BreezeFigs profiles for a filly at OBSAPR. She racked up a seven-over-Par Group 1 number with a nearly 24-foot SL, well above average for the day. She may be a short price, but she is worth a look.