10/21/2016 9:32AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, October 22, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


Last week’s Pick (and several other races during the week) demonstrates how important BreezeFigs runners can be in maiden race—even if the Pick of this column doesn’t win. We liked first-timer Takeoff very much but he ran like a one-paced horse to eventually get up for third, while Rockshaw, another BreezeFigs horse with a much shorter stride, but racing experience and a good speed, held on to win. The horse in the middle of that trifecta was not a BreezeFigs horse but he was a huge longshot and if you’d boxed our Pix with him your trifecta was worth over $6,600. Of course, not many bettors did that, but we can dream, eh? In the meanwhile, eleven other BreezeFigs maidens won, kicking off some good gimmicks across the land: Belmont (two, including a trifecta), Delaware, Gulfstream West (four, including a superfecta), Keeneland (two more including an exacta), Laurel and Santa Anita (a trifecta). Saturday's card has some interesting plays, but we have decided to return to the scene of last week’s crime to see if we can make up for it, see below. Good luck!