10/15/2010 10:17AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday October 16th


It's a week we'd rather forget in terms of handicapping or having decent opportunities, but someone may have read this column last week since our Pick, Son of Posse, who didn't run a lick, was claimed out of his first start. No doubt he will come right back and romp, but we have all been in that position before. There were six decent BreezeFigs winners last week, and several of them may be heard from in the future, but today's Pick steps it up a notch in terms of confidence and quality-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. Good luck! Keeneland, 10thRace, Maiden Special Weight, 7 Furlongs (Synthetic)

Two of the top horses from this year's EASMAY sale make their debuts today, and there isn't a whole heck of a lot to choose between them as far as their BreezeFigs profiles are concerned. Twinspired posted the second best BreezeFig at an eighth of a mile at that sale, an eight-over-par Group 1 performance that featured a 25.39 foot SL-which was 1.8 feet longer than average for that day. Southern Rocket, whose Group 2 three-over-Par profile at the same distance featured a 24.66 foot SL (a foot longer than average), just missed Group 1 status there on one of our internal Fig factors. Both of these are serious colts with good potential and should be strongly considered for your gimmicks. On overall efficiency of motion, and perhaps for the long term, we'd tip the scale to Southern Rocket, though he might want a little more than the seven furlongs here. Tough race to handicap, but it should be a key race for the future. Good luck!