10/29/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, October 31st


Boo! Our Hallowe'en treat came a week early as one of our gimmick-special "clunkers" got up to win last week-Majestic Afleet, who actually went off the favorite in our Pix race and kicked off a $57 exacta while our other clunker, Mesa Thunder, didn't show anything. But the horse we thought would bounce, El Gran Matador, did, so it worked out OK. In fact, all three of the maiden races that day at Santa Anita were won by BreezeFigs horses that were on our card-Toro Trippi in the second ($5.20) and Who's Up in the sixth ($7.40) also scored. The following day, six more winners appeared on the card at various tracks, and another half-dozen popped up during the week on cards that were pretty light in entries. Let's see what tricks we have in store for you on Hallowe'en, below. Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, we 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 Pick for today. Good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

One BreezeFigs horse in here, making his debut, and if he lives up to the exploits of his namesake, Odysseus should come home in triumphant fashion. He was a Group 1 three-over-Par star at OBSMAR where he showed a 24.42 SL that was about half-foot above average. This one's got the connections that say could be a good one. We shall see.

Calder, , Maiden Special Weight, One Mile (Dirt)

They've got him at a generous 6-to-1 in the morning line, and even though we don't normally like horses that breezed three-eighths at 2-year-old sales, Our Repent looks like he could be an overlay here. With a sprint under his girth, this 38k RNA from OBSAPR should be able to gather himself up early enough to take advantage of the 24.81 SL he showed at that sale, which was well over a foot longer than average and helped solidify his Group 2, five-over-Par profile. The other BreezeFigs horse in the race, Exposed Image, has had his chances and his five-under-Par profile at OBSMAR is almost the opposite of Our Repent, who is at the least a gimmick play but looks even better across the board. Good luck!