09/12/2013 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, September 14 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

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It was a furious finish but our top two Pix last week only managed to get second and third in a hot maiden turfer at Kentucky Downs.  But there were nine BreezeFigs maiden winners during the week, including three BreezeFigs exactas, and two stakes winners.  The winners came at Barretts, Belmont, Calder (3, with two exactas), Delaware (2), Gulfstream (an exacta), and Louisiana Downs.  Today's card has tons of opportunities, see below for one.  Good luck!
 
Remember to pay attention to two changes we’ve made over the past several years.  First, there have been changes in the CLASS EDGE category (at the bottom of the BreezeFigs card) because one sale was eliminated (OBSFEB) and FTFFEB is now in March (FTFMAR), and that moved OBSMAR into a higher class.  Also, in the SALE & HIP column: the “HIP” refers 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: http://www1.drf.com/BreezeFigs/Video_Links_BreezeFigs_for_2009_Sales.pdf. 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-PLUS 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 http://www1.drf.com/BreezeFigs/BreezeFigs_&_Stride_Length_Study_Part_I.pdf 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 BreezeFigsInformation, and then download “2006 Sales Study,” or just click right here: http://www1.drf.com/breezefigs/breezefigs_010507.doc.

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 Saturday’s Pick:
Belmont Park, 5th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

This one brings out one that has already started (Tightly Bridled) and three first-timers.  Tightly Bridled was an even-Par Group 2 at FTFMAR with a 24.34 foot SL, but was scratched (SCR) before going through the ring,  He came back and was sold for $330k at EASMAY where his Group 1 profile was basically the same, 24.09 foot SL, three-quarters of a foot longer than average.  His first start at Saratoga was a stinker--stopped on a dime.  We rather prefer Bourbon Sense, whose two-over-Par Group 2 profile at OBSMAR featured a 23.38 foot SL, about a quarter foot below average that day but still OK.  American Strong might show more than his Group 3, three-under-Par profile at KEEAPR revealed, and Who's Z Daddy, with an eight-under-Par Group 3 profile at OBSMAR is not serious here.  The top two in a box may do.  Good luck!