Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, June 16, 2013
First Post 5:35 P.M.
Early Pick Four is $16. 1st Race (7); 2nd Race (2,3,4,5); 3rd Race (2,4,5,6); 4th Race (7). $1 wager is $64. 1st Race (7); 2nd Race (2,3,4,5); 3rd Race (2,4,5,6); 4th Race (2,3,6,7).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
WYLIE N WYATT (Jimenez) came a strong 6.09 final 1/16 after rallying three wide for the lead around the far turn of last storng win when claimed by leading trainer. PUT IT THERE (Hernandez) drops two class levels after going evenly in first local third-place try vs. prior $5,000 runnerup Forest Prince and has early speed. ATLANTRA’S TANTRUM (Gomez) broke with his head in the air before rallying for second in last and won two of prior three outs.
2ND RACE: Purse $7,335, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
TEASING (C Mendez) veered in at the start of last fourth-place try in the night’s fastest of seven 300-yard dashes and broke very slow in first start. I ME MINE (Sanchez) broke slow while veering in to get bumped at the start of fifth-place debut and broke fast in prior 12.3 drill. JESSADELIGHT (E Garcia) finished running hard after veering in steadily early of last 12.4 drill.
3RD RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
PANETTONE (Charlton) had traffic trouble near the ¼-pole, came very wide into the stretch and rallied nicely for third in first local try three weeks ago. CATQUEST (Guce) showed solid speed when second vs. much stronger two outs ago at Santa Anita and has leading rider up. USURP (Navarro) saved ground around the far turn and kept trying for third in first local try vs. runnerup who since beat $2,500 claimers.
4TH RACE: Purse $7,635, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
MR CORONA CARTEL (Nicasio) broke fast and reached out with smooth stride under a hold in strong 11.9 drill for debut. ROVERATED (E Garcia) broke fast and was under a hold late when posting good 12.2 drill under this rider. JAGGER BR (Sanchez) lugged in sharply near the 1/8-pole and kept trying in last runnerup try vs. rapid winner who since has qualified for the Ed Burke Million.
5TH RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
LATERAL TRANSFER (Charlton) faced class-dropping winner in last fourth-place try and was had troubled prior start when third vs. eventual $4,000 winner Faster Cat. GEORGIA’S FRIEND (Guce) was prominent throughout in last runnerup try vs. prior $2,500 winner Seafire and has plenty of early speed. WILLING WARRIOR (Hernandez) found his best stride too late in last runnerup try at this level and came wide from between horses into the lane of prior fifth-place outing.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $20. 6th Race (1); 7th Race (2,3,4,5,6); 8th Race (1); 9th Race (1,6,7,8). $1 wager is $100. 6th Race (1); 7th Race (2,3,4,5,6); 8th Race (1,2,3,5,6); 9th Race (1,6,7,8).
6TH RACE: Purse $5,5,75, maiden claiming, 3 & 4 year olds, 300 yards.
BIG BUBBA 123 (Nicasio) was bumped off stride midway and ran hard from between horses late in last strong third-place try after 26-week layoff. MERARI 9 (F C Rubio) has quick 18.0 gate drill for return and has winning connections. TRES SEIS RIDE (C Mendez) broke fast when outworked with good 12.2 clocking in 220-yard drill for debut and has leading rider up.
7TH RACE: Purse $10,060, allowance, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
DIAMONDS N DYNASTY (R Aceves) had a sluggish start from the rail post in last fourth-place trial outing vs. strong field which produced three next-out winners. STEL HAWK (De Alba) went strong during the final 1/16 of solid debut win over runnerup who has win posted two victories. DON’T STEL MY MAGIC (C Mendez) went nicely during the final 1/16 of game debut win from the rail post and broke fast in prior 12.3 drill.
8TH RACE: Purse $8,000, Maturity trial, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
DENIRO (Nicasio) won last year’s Los Alamitos Super Derby and has run well fresh before. BILLS LAST (Sanchez) was solid second last February in the Los Alamitos Winter Championship and has strong connections. FOLS JESSE (Cruz) is very quick from the gate and posted strong win at shorter distance two outs ago.
9TH RACE: Purse $8,000, Maturity trial, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
JESS FEATUREME QUICK (Sanchez) was close vs. the best sophomores in New Mexico last year and posted 18.0 gate drill for local bowl. PK FIRE (R Aceves) looked strong in comeback stakes win six weeks ago and was third in last year’s Vessels Maturity. LAST TO FIRE (Nicasio) has run his best races in the trials and barn has been hot.
BEST BET: BIG BUBBA 123 (6TH RACE)