08/31/2007 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, September 1st


We sort of stunk out the joint last week with our play at Del Mar, but that was a tough, and key race. There are several others on Saturday’s card just like it, including one each at Del Mar and Arlington, two at Saratoga (pricey buys and buy-backs included) and a few at Calder (where there are nothing by races for 2-year-olds, including maiden and stakes). In fact, there are 23 maiden races at 15 tracks where BreezeFigs horses filled will give you an edge in handicapping.

There were 11 BreezeFigs maiden winners between Sunday and Thursday that you could have picked from our cards, including three consecutive races at Saratoga on Thursday (two exactas) by following our tips. 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.

This weekend, we go deep south and far west. Good luck!

Calder, , Maiden Special, 6 Furlongs

This race attractec three BreezeFigs horses that have started and a Group 2 firster who looks very intriguing. Of the ones who’ve started, Tripplite is likely to get the most action and looks like a solid bet. He had a super-long SL at OBSFEB, almost two feet above average, and he was badly compromised at the start in his debut, but rallied sharply to finish second in a key race. He should be coupled with firster Guadalcanal, who comes out of OBSAPR with a good three-over-Par, Group 2, BreezeFig and above-average SL. Extreme Frolic and Highly Honored could easily fill out the gimmicks.

Albuquerque, , Maiden Special, 5 ½ Furlongs

You will probably get no bargain by playing Rocket Included here, who’s got a clever outfit behind him and comes into his debut sporting steady works following a five-over-Par, Group 1 BreezeFig rating at two furlongs at OBSAPR. Short field, short odds, short walk to cash the bet.