10/22/2010 11:02AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday October 23rd


Sometimes you get lucky-your top choice folds under pressure after setting the pace in a race he needed to settle back in, but your second choice picks up the marbles and pays $24, tops a $262 exacta and a $1,236 trifecta. But wait, there's more-your top choice holds onto fourth and completes a $19,936 superfecta! Such was the deal last week when Southern Rocket was sent out to the lead instead of being rated, and could not sustain him momentum on a closers' track, but Twinspired came from well back to run off with the race and save our day. Would we have had the gimmicks? Probably not, but the straight payoff was extremely generous and we still think this will be a key race-so bet Southern Rocket back next time. This week's card is another contentious bunch of races, but we found a sneaky bet, 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: biodatatrack.com.

Here's our Pick for Saturday. Good luck!

Belmont Park, 7th Race, Maiden Special Weight (N.Y.-Breds) (Turf)

It's New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park and this maiden special buried among a line-up of stakes races could turn out to be a surprise package because so many of them look like they are too slow on past form, and the lone BreezeFigs horse in the race, Well Built, looks like he has a shot to run off with it. This first-timer posted a decent two-over-Par Group 2 profile at OBSFEB where he showed a 23.48 foot SL, just over the average for colts at that sale at one furlong. He is bred for the weeds, and races for a very nice lady who teamed up with her trainer Thursday for an win on the turf with one named, appropriately, New Yawker. Might be worth an across-the-board plunge, and definitely a key in the gimmicks. Good luck!