10/08/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, October 10th


Even though our "stranger" Pick last week, Funzionare, didn't do it in an event we billed as a "serious nail biter," the race still wound up with a BreezeFigs exacta as Group 1 horse Gold Infusion ($15.80) beat that nemesis of ours, Group 4 horse Picabo Concho, for a $97 gimmick. More importantly, that BreezeFigs card had a total of eight maiden races and six of them were won by BreezeFigs-qualified winners. In addition to Gold Infusion, they were: Krypton at Belmont ($29); Miss Aristocrat ($10.40) and What a Prince ($32.80) at Calder; My Time to Star ($5.60) at Hawthorne; and General Staff ($20.80) at Woodbine and a nice stakes winner in Ms.>Vanezza at Delaware ($17.40). This week's card is loaded with stakes and allowance races, but there's also a key maiden race on it that we concentrate on below. Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, we remember we've changed our format for the 2-year-old sheet. There are two BreezeFigs sheets for each date, one for the 3-year-olds from the 2008 sales (to be posted through June 30th), and one for the 2-year-olds from the 2009 sales. The 2009 sales sheet has 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 2009 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: 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 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, 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 .

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: .

Here's our Pick for today. Good luck!

Santa Anita, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 1/2 Furlongs (Synthetic)

There are six BreezeFigs horses here, including a couple we've touted before in their debuts, but only two of them are firsters. Of those, the one we really like and who could light up the board is Mister Do It, who came out of BARMAR with a six-over-Par Group 1 profile and a 26.16 foot SL, more than 1 feet longer than average on a dirt track that produces long stride lengths. We're not sure he will be able to get up in time here, but he is a very good gimmick play with any of the other four that have PP's: El Gran Matador, Mr. Charlie, The Skinny Man (also out of BARMAR), and Get My Fix (a weak vote here based on his BreezeFigs profile). The other firster, Domonation, chalked up a good one-over-Par Group 2 profile at BARMAR, but had a SL that was just under average for the day. Still, he should be considered. The old "watch-the-board" rule applies here this is another one of those key maiden races that is buried on a card full of stakes races at Oak Tree, but it's eminently playable and likely to produce a surprise. Good luck!