09/20/2007 11:00PM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, September 22nd

EmailLast week’s card was weak to begin with, and we didn’t quite come out on top with our Pix. But the basic 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.

Like last week, this week’s BreezeFigs card is overloaded with tough choices—lots of stakes races and some maiden races where the BreezeFigs horses have somewhat weak profiles. There’s an obvious one at Belmont Park worth looking at, and never let it be said that we are not the masters of the obvious.

Belmont Park, , Maiden Special, 5 ½ Furlongs

Three firsters with decent BreezeFigs give complexity to this race filled with all sorts of firsters. Smoke’n Coal, a $550k purchase, had a good profile with a 24’-plus SL and one-over-Par, Group 1 fig at ¼ mile at OBSFEB. He’s got the connections, been working steadily, but he might be vulnerable because he might want a bit more distance. In that case, consider D’Wildcard, whose got speed written all over him and came out of the same OBSFEB sale with a decent Group 2 profile at 1/8 mile. Bomber B Back was an RNA at 45k at the tony FTFFEB sale, so there might have been some vet issues at that time, but he has had plenty of time to come along and could be ready to pick up a piece. Inscrutable race, but might be good value all around. Good luck!