10/29/2010 10:52AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday October 30th


If you read the chart notes for our Pick last week, you will see that Well Built was in a rough race and did himself little good by getting bounced around at the start and then racing greenly. Such is life with first-time starters in a big field, so we push on. There were four winners on that card, some not considered for this column because we like to focus on first-time starters. There were a dozen BreezeFigs maiden winners during the week, half of which were either making their debuts or second start. It's good to pay attention to the whole card, especially paying attention to class levels, when using BreezeFigs. This week we're closing the book on Keeneland's meet, where first timer Flash Mash scored Sunday-hope this one pays off, too. 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: biodatatrack.

Here's our Pick for Saturday. Good luck! Keeneland, 7th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 ½ Furlongs (Synthetic)

An OBSAPR purchase and two RNA's (not sold) go up against a full field here in what is likely to be determined by post position. San Antone posted a two-over-Par Group 2 profile at OBSAPR, where he brought 120k after showing a foot-above average SL of 24.35 feet. He's been training steadily and is in patient hands, and could benefit from his outside post by being allowed to settle in and make a move when his stride kicks in. Strong Appeal was bought back by his breeder for 43k at OBSMAR where he had a one-over-Par Group 2 profile with a 24.04 foot SL that was nearly a half foot above average for that day. Both he and San Antone look pretty even on all the BreezeFigs comparisons. Fire Angel was a 42k RNA at OBSAPR where his Group 4, four-under-Par profile was built on a slow time and a foot-under-average 22.84 SL. He's on the rail and will have to hustle to keep out of trouble. We'll got with a strong punt here on San Antone as a key to your gimmicks with Strong Appeal as a back-up. Good luck!