10/02/2008 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, October 4th



Remember, there’s a new look to our sheets for the sales of 2008—we have added SURFACE as a new category to tell you whether the horse breezed on a dirt (D) or synthetic (S) track. There are four (S) sales this year—OBSFEB, OBSMAR, OBSAPR and KEEAPR; and three D sales—FTFFEB, BARMAR and EASMAY. Just to add some more insight to your handicapping.

Also, 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.

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. .

If you'd like to learn a little more about how we come up with BreezeFigs, take a look at our new website, .

Here’s a race with a very interesting play on Saturday’s card—good luck!

Belmont Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 7 Furlongs (Dirt)

Another one of those big-pedigreed maiden races that could spotlight a top-class horses features two BreezeFigs horses who were bought back at the sales (RNA), one of whom, Diplomatic Code, has a shot at all the money. He posted a solid six-over-Par Group 2 profile at OBSMAR with a 25.5-ft SL—almost a foot and a half longer than average for the day. He’s a somewhat large horse, but still that SL has to be reckoned with and he is listed as owned by his consignor who bought him back for 120k after spending 80k for him as a yearling—and she’s a pretty sharp judge of talent. He’s worth a straight bet, even from the rail, and is a solid gimmick play. Quiet Emarati was a two-under-Par Group 3 130k RNA at Keeneland with a very below average SL and his first race showed he probably doesn’t want to be in the hunt here—a risk.