Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, January 30, 2015
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 1st Race (1,3,5); 2nd Race (1,3,5,6); 3rd Race (5); 4th Race (1,4). $1 wager is $96. 1st Race (1,3,5); 2nd Race (1,3,5,6); 3rd Race (5,6,7,9); 4th Race (1,4).
1ST RACE: Purse $10,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 4 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
STORM HOLLOW (Guce) has more early speed than he showed in last third-place try when claimed by leading conditioner and beat stronger three outs ago. ICE TIME (Hernandez) looked sharp in last ground-saving victory over recent 870-yard allowance winner Uncle Rudy and has been no worse than second in last four outs. POSITRON (Charlton) was second vs. stronger at longer route locally two outs ago and lands sizzling rider.
2ND RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
CARCHY CAT (Santos) retains solid apprentice rider for new barn after pressing the pace in last sharp victory at this level and has been no worse than third in seven starts. BRIGHT OCEAN (A Bautista) had picture tracking trip in last win over recent $2,500 first-place finisher Prince Of Marbella and is seldom far away. MCCGUYVER (Martin) takes big class drop for first start since October when privately purchased by winning Mike Pender barn.
3RD RACE: Purse $7,935, claiming, 4 year olds and up, 300 yards.
STEELY (D Navarro) broke one length slow and veered out at the start of last fourth-place try vs. stronger and three-time winner fits restricted conditions nicely. LITELY TOASTED (Lozano) proved game winner over eventual $3,200 first-place finisher Pretty Fighter in last and had troubled stats in prior pair. MADRES DAY (Marquez) is very fast from the gate and beat easier with authority when drawn on the outside two outs back.
4TH RACE: Purse $9,975, claiming, 4 year olds and up, 300 yards.
ONE SPECIAL EAGLE (Sanchez) leveled nicely too late in last runnerup try vs. rapid winner and barn wins at solid percentage. COWBOY FROM MORGAN (DeAlba) dropped nose photo in the night’s fastest of five 300-yard dashes in last and five-time winner fits conditions well. TRULY CENSORED (Lozano) was only .06 behind top pick in last third-place try and broke super in prior nose loss at this level.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $14. 5th Race (4); 6th Race (All); 7th Race (1,5); 8th Race (3). $1 wager is $84. 5th Race (4); 6th Race (All); 7th Race (1,5); 8th Race (All).
5TH RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SHOP FOREVER (Boag) looms elusive target in this paceless field and ran nicely in last two runnerup tries at this level. AARON’S THUNDER (Chaparro) had no early speed when third in first local try at this level and new trainer has done well with limited opportunities. WINGS ANGEL (Hernandez) checked back at the start of last Santa Anita outing vs. stronger and trained locally before first two outings vs. tougher fields.
6TH RACE: Purse $6,360, maiden claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
NO COMPROMIZE (Sanchez) broke super in last two runnerup tries and is overdue for maiden win. JUST A STROLL (Huerta) broke fast despite acting up in the gate prior to last neck loss and retains strong rider. TAC IT ON TIGGER B (Guymon) broke through the gate prior to last third-place try vs. class-dropping winner and gets a positive post switch.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,945, maiden claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
PERRYS GLORY (Huerta) was fourth in the night’s fastest of five 300-yard dashes in last good showing and drops into a maiden claimer. BROTHER KEVIN (Samuel Mendez) was well in hand when easily outworking rival in nice 18.3 gate drill for first start since July. KOOL TEMPTOR (Santiago Mendez) veered in several lanes at the start of last improved third-place try vs. tougher and gets off the rail.
8TH RACE: Purse $8,500, claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
SHESA POPPIN FOOSE (Lozano) broke fast while no worse than third vs. tougher in last three tries at this distance. KAY EARTH (DeAlba) broke sharp when drawn on the far outside in last improved neck loss vs. prior $8,000 winner Looking For Girls. SKYFALL (Guymon) won easily when drawn on the far outside at lower level in last and long-striding gelding needs alert start from this tougher post.
BEST BET: SHOP FOREVER (5TH RACE)