09/19/2013 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, September 21 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore


We don’t generally like to red-board here but we will say just one thing about the Pick last week: That was one of the weirdest races we've seen in a while with a bunch of rides that left us shaking our heads—and not just on our Pick.  Let’s hope this week more attention will be paid.  Still, it was a pretty good week with nine BreezeFigs maiden winners, including an exacta, and three BreezeFigs stakes winners right there on the cards. Two of the maiden winners came at Indiana Downs, the exacta was at Laurel, and solos were filed at Barretts, Churchill, Delaware, Gulfstream, Monmouth and Penn National. Today’s card is loaded with opportunities, but we have one that should be pointed out, see below. 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:
Churchill Downs 10th Race, Maiden Special Weight, 6 ½ Furlongs (Dirt)

She's the only BreezeFigs entry in the race, but Bread and Butter should live up to her name as it is used in certain euphemisms.  She comes out of EASMAY with a four-over-Par Group 2 profile but she wowed the stride length fans with a 26.35 foot SL - 3.34 feet longer than average for fillies that day at an eighth of a mile.  People, figs like this don’t come along often.  If she doesn't do it here, she will in the future if she holds together and could be something special. Good luck!