09/13/2007 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, September 15th

EmailDidn’t do very well last week with our key Pick at Arlington scratched and his back-ups failing to carry on, while the Belmont Pick did get up to complete the exacta. But there were eight other winners on last weekend’s BreezeFigs cards, and several other good “qualified” BreezeFigs winners during the week.

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.

Saturday’s card is pretty light, with mostly allowance and stakes races, and we like to concentrate on maiden races, so pickin’s are slim. However, the split maiden at Calder (one for colts, one for fillies) might offer some value , so here goes.

Calder, , Maiden Special, 6 ½ Furlongs

Four firsters in this field of eight including two BreezeFigs horses, one of which, Besselink, has had two chances to show how good his OBSFEB “fig” was, but has simply not found a way to get out of the gate quickly. Maybe he will fare better with an extra sixteenth to gather himself and show that his Group 1, four-over-Par BreezeFig was worth it. Firster You’re My Boy Blue comes out of OBSMAR with a decent two-over Par Group 2 effort, and showed a nearly 23 foot SL in that breeze. Neither of these two will take any money so they are worth fooling with in the gimmicks.

Calder, , Maiden Special, 6 ½ Furlongs

Virtually the same scenario here with five firsters in a field of eight. Today’s Quickie, who had an enormous 25-foot-plus SL at OBSAPR at one furlong has simply not showed she has much speed in her two starts, but she’s adding 3/16ths today and may need that distance to get under way. She was a cheap RNA at that sale (15k) so she may have some problems and is worth only a gimmick move. On the other hand, firster Barbara’s Attitude, might be worth a little more of a play. She comes out of the same sale and had a five-over-Par Group 1 BreezeFig at two furlongs, with a SL that was almost 1½ feet longer than average for fillies at that distance at that sale. She’s stuck on the rail so don’t get too excited, but take a look.