11/08/2013 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, November 9 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


After a trip to witness one of the best Breeders’ Cup cards live and in person, we are back to kick off the final two months of the 2-year-old campaigns of the 2013 BreezeFigs horses.  During the past couple of weeks, 16 of them broke their maidens at various racetracks, and a couple even won stakes races.  This is often the time of year when promising two-turn horses make their debuts, and several appeared recently that may not have won, but look like interesting Classics trail suspects.  We shall keep you informed.  Meanwhile, those winners came at Aqueduct (2), Churchill (3), Gulfstream (2), Parx, Penn National (2), Remington (2), Santa Anita (2), Thistledown and Turf Paradise.  Today's Pick may not fall into the two-turn category, but it might be an interesting key race, see below. Good luck!
Remember to pay attention to two changes we’ve made over the past several years.  First, there have been changes in the CLASS EDGE category (at the bottom of the BreezeFigs card) because one sale was eliminated (OBSFEB) and FTFFEB is now in March (FTFMAR), and that moved OBSMAR into a higher class.  Also, in the SALE & HIP column: the “HIP” refers 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: http://www1.drf.com/BreezeFigs/Video_Links_BreezeFigs_for_2009_Sales.pdf. 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 http://www1.drf.com/BreezeFigs/BreezeFigs_&_Stride_Length_Study_Part_I.pdf 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 BreezeFigsInformation, and then download “2006 Sales Study,” or just click right here: http://www1.drf.com/breezefigs/breezefigs_010507.doc.

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 Saturday’s Pick:
Churchill Downs 6th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Two of the three BreezeFigs horses entered here have started, and one is on the AE list, but it’s the third one, first-timer Doubly Distinct, who rings our bell.  This son of noted speed sire With Distinction posted a six-over-Par Group 2 profile at OBSAPR where his 24.44 foot stride length was more than a foot longer than average for colts that day at a furlong.  He has been training steadily and the 8-to-1 in the morning line looks delicious.  Cry Summation is on the AE list and his two-over-Par Group 1 profile at OBSMAR was notable for a 24.23 foot SL—but it was a tad under average for colts that day at a quarter mile.  He put up a fuss in his first start and may not get to, or in, the gate so be careful with this one.  Yankee Dime was a 300k RNA (not sold) at OBSMAR after a one-over-Par Group 2 performance that featured a 24.09 foot SL, a bit above average for colts that day at an eight of a mile.  He has shown speed but not much else so far.  Stick with Doubly Distinct as your key here and he may reward you well. Good luck!