09/10/2009 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, September 12th


As Harvey Pack would say, "Big balloons all around." That's what the bottom line was with our Pix last week. At Monmouth, our exacta box of Mad Dasher ($15.20 to win) and Romantic Hideaway brought back $73, and the all-BreezeFigs trifecta was a neat $240 for a buck. Meanwhile, at Ruidoso, we gave you a dead-on exacta: We said Storming Saint was likely to do well as a gimmick play with the hot favorite (and winner), and when our Pick finished second and paid $20 to place, the board lit up with a $159 exacta and, weirdly, a $159 quinella. Sheesh! And there were six other BreezeFigs winners on that card, so it was a good day all around. This weekend's card looks to be in some danger of wet tracks in the East, so we will shift to other parts of the country for our Pix. See below.

Before we get to the business of Pix, we remember we've changed our format for the 2-year-old sheet. There are two BreezeFigs sheets for each date, one for the 3-year-olds from the 2008 sales (to be posted through June 30th), and one for the 2-year-olds from the 2009 sales. 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 we go-synthetic surface specials today. Good luck!

Arlington Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Synthetic)

Three of the four BreezeFigs horses entered are first-time starters, all with good credentials, but Donna Getyourgun sticks out because she had a super profile on Polytrack at KEEAPR-eight-over-Par, Group 1, 24.18 foot SL, almost a foot above average. Petite Fuego was a 45k RNA after breezing at FTFFEB where she was not impressive (four-under-Par Group 3), but she came back to post a solid four-over-Par, Group 1 effort at EASMAY, three-quarters of a foot longer than average in her 23.90 SL-but she was led out of the ring unsold again for 42k. Watch the board on her. Twister in Dixie comes out of the same KEEAPR sale as our top pick, but with an even-Par Group 2 profile. But her SL was enormous-25.06 feet, more than a foot longer than average, and she did it at a quarter mile. Could be dangerous, but she was a 115k yearling and was led out of the ring at the 2-year-old sale as a 45k RNA. Mmmmm. She Be Classy has had one start and ran to her poor OBSMAR profile (she was scratched after breezing) and doesn't look like she can mix it with the top three, who should be used in gimmicks with Donna Getyourgun on top.

Golden Gate, , Maiden Special Weight, 5 1/2 Furlongs (Synthetic)

Trainer Greg Gilchrist has the two BreezeFigs horses in this race, both first-time starters, both out of OBSAPR, each running for different owners, so you have to see if one doesn't make it to the paddock. But of the two, there was no question that Zozensual was the star at that sale, even though she only brought 45k. Her eight-over-Par, Group 1 profile at a quarter mile was accomplished with a 25.61 foot SL-nearly two feet longer than average that day. The other one, Brought to Justice, brought 60k, and she had a one-under-Par Group 3 profile-but with a 24.2 foot SL that was nearly 1 feet longer than average at 1/8 mile that day. Both are playable given their connections, but watch the board. Good luck!