09/26/2008 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday, September 27th



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 is a race where we may get clobbered, but we still think it’s the best value for first-timers on the card.

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

This is a big day at Monmouth for 2-year-old BreezeFigs horses with two stakes for graduates of these sales and a couple of interesting maiden races. The wild card here is that nasty weather system that may play havoc with the track conditions, but we still like the chances of two debut fillies off their BreezeFigs profiles. Miakoda earned a solid Group 2 one-over-Par profile at OBSMAR with a SL that was just about average for that day. Lydia’s Lullaby earned a considerably lower BreezeFig at OBSAPR at the same distance but still qualified as a Group 1 horse because there were so many more horses in that sale that were basically even. These two are definite gimmick plays, but the quality play is probably Miakoda on top with Lydia’s Lullaby in the gimmick. Good luck and bring your umbrella!