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Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, August 30, 2015
First Post 7:10 P.M.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $32. 1st Race (3,6); 2nd Race (3,4); 3rd Race (2,4); 4th Race (3,4,5,6). $1 wager is $80. 1st Race (3,6); 2nd Race (1,2,3,4,5); 3rd Race (2,4); 4th Race (3,4,5,6).
 
1ST RACE: Purse $10,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     BENICIA GEM (Guce) figures to make a clear early lead and mare has won 25 percent of her 24 starts. BEHRLY TRICKY (Roman) remained wide throughout when fourth in first local try from a tougher post and set the pace in prior Sacramento victory. SUDDEN QUEST (Boag) can be well positioned early and her last two wins came under this rider.
 
2ND RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     ONE LUCKY LADY (Aragon) adds blinkers after lat third-place try vs. stronger and overcame pace pressure in prior victory over eventual $2,500 winner Kitsi. THAMES VALLEY (Hernandez) has won four of her last five outings under this rider and is best suited when sitting just behind the pacesetters. SHE’SMORETHANALADY (Santos) was badly impeded early in last third-place outing and beat top pick in wire-to-wire style two outs back.
 
3RD RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     LADY NOW (Hernandez) takes a big class drop and has two noteworthy August local drills since last outing seven weeks ago. ROBO GIRL (Charlton) caught a paceless field in last win at this level and was reclaimed by high-percentage conditioner. AMERICAN CHARM (Aragon) stumbled badly while taking up sharply at the start of last to ignore, removes blinkers and gets a solid distance rider.
 
4TH RACE: Purse $8,395, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     KIDDER (Ayala) broke almost one length slow in last sixth-place try vs. stronger and looked sharp in prior maiden win. SNEAKER (Andrade) seeks third straight victory and took advantage of outside post draw in last win at this level. DUKE MISSION (E Nicasio) dropped neck photo vs. second pick in last and rallied for prior maiden win from the rail post.
 
5TH RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     GRAZEN’S GLORY (Charlton) can improve upon first two fourth-place tries and lands meet’s leading distance rider for new trainer who does well with first-out claims. LIFETIME APPEAL (Guce) opened clear early lead in last runnerup try vs. prior maiden $3,500 second-place finisher Under The Moon and retains solid rider. THERE IS A LIMIT (Macias) was bumped at intervals early when suffering uncomfortable trip in last Santa Rosa outing after rallying for second in debut vs. tougher.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $18. 6th Race (5,6); 7th Race (1,3,6); 8th Race (2,3,6); 9th Race (4). $1 wager is $90. 6th Race (5,6); 7th Race (1,3,6); 8th Race (2,3,6); 9th Race (All).
 
6TH RACE: Purse $5,475, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     EVERYONES FAVORITE (Peinado) leveled fairly well too late in fourth-place debut from the outside post after veering out a few lanes at the start. ROYALTYS HOPE (C Mendez) is quick from the gate, was second vs. similar in last pair and lands a good post. SPEAK UP (Gomez) finished trying hard in last fourth-place try after veering in to get bumped at the start and was fourth in debut vs. eventual $16,000 winner Sneaker.
 
7TH RACE: Purse $5,965, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     DYNASTYS CURL (C Mendez) looked solid in solo 12.1 gate drill for comeback when breaking fast and taken well in hand late after lugging in solidly midway. APOLLITICAL DREAM (E Nicasio) stumbled in the hind quarters when away slow in last fifth-place try and gets a positive post switch. CESNA (Roman) lugged in solidly to the 1/16-pole in last third-place Sacramento outing from the rail post and was third locally at this level three outs ago.
 
8TH RACE: $6,335, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     MANY ZEROES (Boag) broke slow form the rail post in last Challenge trial outing and takes a key class drop. BE ALERT (Gomez) was determined winner from the rail post in last outing over second and third-place finishers who since scored maiden victories. PREENER (Huerta) was game maiden winner in last and has improved slightly with each start.
 
9TH RACE: Purse $10,735, allowance, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     PHENOMENAL DASHER (Luna) pulled away while well in hand late when scoring daylight Pleasanton maiden win in good time from the rail post. CHECK UP (Huerta) lugged in solidly throughout when third from the rail post in last and looked sharp in debut victory. BO DASH BACK (Peinado) faced solid Idaho fields and joins high-percentage local barn while drawing nice post.
 
BEST BET: BENICIA GEM (1ST RACE)

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