09/18/2008 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, September 20th



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 are two tough races for Saturday to mull over—good luck!

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

Brave Victory first made waves when he was a $490k RNA at FTFFEB, where he had an even-Par, Group 2 BreezeFigs profile with a solid 24.65 foot SL—almost a foot longer than average for the day. He certainly has shown talent in both his starts and he is likely to be favored in a race loaded with tony pedigrees and high-priced yearlings. But we’d like you to consider a firster as well—Inclusive Faith, who turned in a superior nine-over-Par Group 1 performance, best of the sale at 1/8 mile, and he looked good doing it. He only went for 100k, but he’s in clever hands and he is a solid gimmick look-see, so watch the board.

Philadelphia Park, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Denali Glitter is the only BreezeFigs entry in this race which has attracted eight first time starters in the field of nine. She is worth looking at not only because it took 100k to buy her at the OBSAPR sale (a very good price there), but also because she had a solid one-over-Par, Group 2 BreezeFigs profile which was aided by a 23.44 foor SL—nearly a foot longer than average for fillies at that distance that day on the synthetic track at Ocala. She goes on dirt here and has been burning up Fair Hill’s synthetic track, but she might just be worth a single and gimmick key play.