11/21/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, November 22nd


Sometimes things work out, and our Pix last week made up for some stinkers. We were surprised Monk’s Creek went off the favorite at Aqueduct but he sure didn’t mind the slop, and the $5.80 return was just fine. At Charles Town, the horse with the longer SL, Bet Like Pee Wee, showed it very well and came home to the tune of $14.20, but we were a bit puzzled about the chart comment for Makin’ Mo Money (read it and either weep, or laugh). This week’s card is loaded with opportunities—14 maiden races at eight tracks, but we’ve got one that we really like, see below.

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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’s a potentially sneaky best-bet that pops up on Saturday’s card. Good luck!

Hollywood Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Turf)

The odd configuration of the Hollywood turf course for this distance means the horse has to be handy, as well as quick, and there are two Group 1 BreezeFigs horses here that showed quickness at OBSAPR, but we like one of them better—the firster, Oscar Bound. He posted a four-over-Par BreezeFigs profile at 1/8 mile with a very solid 24.28 SL a day after Captain Kali posted a one-over-Par profile at the same distance with a 23.82 SL. Both of them were well above average on their SLs for colts at 1/8 mile on the day they worked, but this sale was funky in that the vast majority of horses were slowing down at the end of their breezes, even at 1/8 mile, even though OBSAPR was on a synthetic track. So their breezes are relatively equal, and Captain Kali did have a fairly decent first start on this course after a slow start. We would favor Oscar Bound, but it would not be a bad idea to key both of them in your gimmicks. Good luck!