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Ed Burgart Handicap
For Saturday, December 20, 2014
First Post 6 P.M.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 1st Race (4,6); 2nd Race (3); 3rd Race (2,5); 4th Race (1,2,3,8). $1 wager is $64. 1st Race (1,3,4,6); 2nd Race (3); 3rd Race (1,2,3,5); 4th Race (1,2,3,8).
 
1ST RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbres, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     NOT IN SIBERIA (Boulanger) has been no worse than second in last six outs while victorious three times and gets a five-pound apprentice allowance. INEXCSESSOFPERFECT (Chaparro) had speed sharpened in last two outs at shorter routes and overcame troubled start to win at this route three outs back. LIL RED ROCKSTAR (Guce) drifted out throughout the far turn after dueling for lead to the ¼-pole in last third-place out vs. two next-out winners and lands leading rider.
 
2ND RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     NOW YOU’RE IT (Boag) rallied three wide to battle for lead midway on the far turn of last fourth-place try vs. stronger and looms elusive target from a more favorable post in fairly paceless field. SUMMER PAD (Pena) has been showing speed vs. stronger in the Bay Area and appears main early threat for top pick. ONE LAST WIN (Santos) faced wire-to-wire winner in last improved runnerup try and drops weight with seven-pound apprentice up.
 
3RD RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     ANYTHINGTOGETEVEN (Santos) tried rating tactics when taking advantage of two-horse pace duel in last neck win at this level and tries hard every time. CARCHY CAT (Boulanger) has been no worse than third in five starts despite breaking slow three times and was third vs. tougher in last. STORM BID (Guce) flashed improvement for new connections in last runnerup try vs. prior Santa Anita maiden $20,000 winner Real Deal Appeal and lands leading rider.
 
4TH RACE: Purse $5,790, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     BRANDY AND CORONA (Sanchez) drops two class levels after last third-place try vs. sharp winner who equaled the night’s fastest of three 300-yard victories. TAC IT ON TIGGER B (Guymon) broke off balance before moving well past the wire when fifth in first local try vs. much tougher and puts the flipping halter back on. A MERE CRUSH (C Mendez) broke nearly one length slow when third as the favorite in last and lands strong rider.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $27. 5th Race (3); 6th Race (1,4,5); 7th Race (4); 8th Race (All). $1 wager is $54. 5th Race (3); 6th Race (All); 7th Race (4); 8th Race (All).
 
5TH RACE: Purse $5,385, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     MARK IT LUCKY (C Mendez) was sharp second vs. class-dropping winner as the favorite at higher level in last and lands top rider. CHICKS STEL (Sanchez) stumbled when the ground came out from under him in last fourth-place try vs. tougher. PRINCESS ADY (E Garcia) can improve upon fifth-place debut and broke sharp in earlier 12.5 gate drill when only outworked by a head.
 
6TH RACE: Purse $7,035, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     IS IT FANTASY (Guymon) broke super in last neck setback vs. class-dropping winner and shortens up 30 yards. A MERE BELLA (Suarez) disappointed in last fourth-place try as the favorite and beat eventual trial winner Dunk Two Politicians three outs ago. WALK LIKE THIS (Jensen) makes first start since July and broke fast while well in hand throughout when posting 12.3 drill for return.
 
7TH RACE: Purse $8,010, maidens, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     MYPASSIONSSPEED (Nicasio) ran strong throughout when second in first local try vs. prior maiden runnerup Siete Tres when beating two of tonight’s foes. WORTH ANY PRICE (Huerta) was third in last pair vs. sharp winners and rider is having huge meet. CZECH THIS FIRE (C Mendez) drifted in steadily past the 1/16-pole when third after 10-month layoff in last and gets off the rail.
 
8TH RACE: Purse $25,000, A Ransom Handicap, 3 year olds, 350 yards.
     MR CORONA CARTEL (Nicasio) was eliminated at the start of last Super Derby outing and scored strong prior trial win over earlier Grade I derby winner Viva Mi Corazon. WAGON TALES (Sanchez) was third in last year’s All-American Futurity and joins leading trainer’s barn for local bow. REMARKABLEYESAPOWEER (Samuel Mendez) gets the class test tonight after last daylight 330-yard win when sizzling his last 1/8 in 9.40.
 
BEST BET: NOW YOU’RE IT (2nd RACE)

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