10/15/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, October 17th


The horse we didn t like last week, Get My Fix, won, while the one we loved, Mister Do It, broke slowly and was squeezed back, winding up last.  On the other hand, the second and third finishers, Domonation and El Gran Matador, were also in our BreezeFigs mix, helping to return nice dollar gimmicks--$39 in the exacta, $1,372 in the trifecta.  We re not taking credit for that other than to point out the fact that BreezeFigs horses continually figure in the mix in maiden races (and in stakes, too, with two Grade 1 winners and a listed winner on the card).  Let s see how we can do this week in two very contentious races, below. Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember we ve changed our format for the 2-year-old sheet.  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 Pix for today. Good luck!

Keeneland, , Maiden Special Weight, 7 Furlongs (Synthetic)
Two intriguing fillies who come out of the KEEAPR sale are the lone BreezeFigs horses in this race and each has a shot.  Lyrique is making her debut sporting a four-above-Par Group 1 profile that sported a nifty above-average 24.04 foot SL on this same track.  Star Recruit was one-above-Par at the same distance but with a just-above average SL of 23.44 feet, and she has the benefit of a race over the track.  Box these two for a BreezeFigs gimmick slight edge to first timer Lyrique.

Santa Anita, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)
An absolute toss-up with four BreezeFigs horses here, including three first-timers who are not likely to wrest favoritism from the other, Via Verde. The latter comes out of the OBSMAR sale on synthetic with a six-over-Par Group 2 profile that featured a whopping 26.06 foot SL that was two feet longer than average.  He s started twice and deserves favoritism based on two bang-up seconds on synthetic.  But he could be upended by first-timer Boulder Creek, who breezed on the same track but at OBSFEB where he had a three-over-Par Group 1 profile that had a 24.41 SL, also above-average in SL, but not as long as Via Verde s.  The other two firsters, Fandino and New Millennium, come out of FTFFEB with virtually identical even-par Group 2 profiles and 23.77 and 23.70 foot SLs, respectively spooky.  Choose between them or use both for your trifecta and superfecta wagers with the top two, who could come home one-two either way.

Good luck!