09/03/2010 10:58AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday September 4th


We focused on the wrong race at Saratoga last Saturday, which shows that you can make up for our mistakes if you get the whole BreezeFigs card each day. Our Pix got mashed and scrambled in the fifth race where we concentrated, as we do in this column, on first-time starters. But in the third, two dependable BreezeFigs horses who'd already started and whom we'd touted in their debuts-Forum and Volcker-came home for a $40.60 exacta, so it wasn't a total loss. There were nine other playable BreezeFigs maiden winners across the country last week, and plenty on the card today, where we'll focus, as is our wont, on first-timers. See below, and good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, remember the 2010 sales sheets have a major addition in the SALE column: It's now labeled SALE & HIP, the "HIP" referring 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. 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-PUS 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 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 BreezeFigs™ Information, and then download "2006 Sales Study," or just click right here.

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: biodatatrack.com.

Here's our Pick for Saturday at Del Mar. Good luck!

Del Mar, 3rd Race, Maiden Special Weight, 5 ½ Furlongs (Synthetic)

On a card loaded with baby fillies, this race stands out for BreezeFigs players because there are two eminently playable first-timers who come out of the same sale, FTFFEB, which was on the dirt. That's the only rub here, to see if they'll live up to their ratings on Del Mar's synthetic, but both Under Wraps and Dazzling Display have the credentials. Under Wraps (who was a 145k RNA) was an excellent 10-over-Par Group 1 performer at an eight of a mile at that sale, where she posted a 22.91 foot SL-which seems short but it was a third of a foot above average for fillies at that distance that day. Dazzling Display, on the other hand, went a quarter mile and posted a five-over-Par Group 1 profile with a 24.09 foot SL-which was a half-foot above average that day. These fillies were basically even, but we think that Under Wraps has the edge in her motion qualities. In any case, both are aptly named and might make a nice exacta box or key. Good luck!