10/01/2010 10:40AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday October 2nd


The wrong BreezeFigs horse won our Pix race last week (Quality Council) a $26 horse who kicked off a nice, if somewhat improbable, BreezeFigs exacta with our choice, City Cool ($133) and even more improbable trifecta with Leave of Absence ($499) that still has us shaking our heads. Sometimes babies will just fool you, but we hope some of you collected. This week, one of your correspondents is on vacation on an island where it never rains-and it's been raining most of the week, so we understand the frustration over the likely cancellations and sloppy tracks for Saturday's card in the East. Still, we have a sneaky one in California which may keep you happy, see below, and 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-PUS 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!

Oak Tree at Hollywood, 1st Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Synthetic)

Titian was a painter who created a special shade of red in the Renaissance, and his namesake in this race is a chestnut who may never reach international notoriety, but he looks OK here as the lone BreezeFigs horse in the field. He was a two-over-Par Group 1 performer at BARMAR where his 25.48 foot SL was more than a half-foot longer than average for colts at a furlong. He's been training nicely, and been gelded, so things might work out for him-solid gimmick play and possibly a sneaky straight bet as well. Good luck!