Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, March 26, 2017
First Post 5:15 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 1st Race (4,6); 2nd Race (4,5); 3rd Race (6); 4th Race (1,4,5,7). $1 wager is $72. 1st Race (1,4,6); 2nd Race (4,5,6); 3rd Race (3,6); 4th Race (1,4,5,7).
1ST RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
MAGIC CHATTER (J Sanchez) needed last third-place try after 13-week layoff when facing eventual $4,000 runnerup Heartbreak Honey and retains solid rider. SKYE NOVA (Franco) didn’t get her usual alert start in last third-place try when lugging out steadily midway on the far turn. LA FORTUNADA (Perez) has been prominent early while no worse than third in last four outs and faces few speed foes here.
2ND RACE: Purse $10,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
IN CONTROL (J Sanchez) rallied nicely along the inside to beat eventual $5,000 winner Jet Seeker in last and faces softer field at the same claiming level here. GAMBLER’S WISH (Bednar) has been much improved in last two wire-to-wire victories and barn has been very hot. BARGAINING (Aragon) returns to an outside post when he won nicely two races back and barn is having solid meet.
3RD RACE: Purse $12,000, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
TRICKY LIZ (E Hernandez) was claimed by winning connections from last daylight wire-to-wire win at similar distance and loves to win races. BIG G SECRET CRAB (J Sanchez) has a top distance rider up for first start since July, likes this distance and has winning habit. LEXIE ARLEEN (Aragon) beat softer in last wire-to-wire win at longer distance and is equally effective from off the pace.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $12. 4th Race (1,4,5,7); 5th Race (6); 6th Race (2); 7th Race (1,2,5). $1 wager is $48. 4th Race (1,4,5,7); 5th Race (6); 6th Race (1,2,6,7); 7th Race (1,2,5).
4TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
REALLY A PRINCESS (Aragon) should be prominent early in this fairly paceless field, gets a solid rider and hails from winning barn. SHALLOT (Bednar) is the field’s other speed threat and was third in last outing vs. recent $3,200 runnerup Kasune. RENEGADE RUN (Guce) makes a seven-day turnabout after last fifth-place try as the favorite, retains last meet’s leading distance rider and beat stronger at Golden Gate last year.
5TH RACE: Purse $12,000, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
SCATASTIC (Bednar) is the lone effective closer in this speed-laden field and won at this route two outs ago. SNOWONDER (Boag) may prove the speed of the speed and was sharp second in last vs. prior 870-yard allowance winner Eagles Nest Cowboy. RUNBRORUN (Guce) adds blinkers after last two third-place tries at this route when well backed and also has solid early speed.
6TH RACE: Purse $7,725, maidens, fillies, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
FLYING RIGHT (Gomez) was well backed in two third-place outings last summer and was very strong in 12.1 gate drill last June. SARAPLAINANDTALL (DeAlba) was not quick into stride in last sixth-place trial outing and was sharp second at this distance two outs ago. BONOS GIRL ON FIRE (R Hernandez) faced solid fields in both starts last year in Colorado/Utah and joins leading trainer’s barn.
7TH RACE: Purse $11,025, allowance, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
MYFAVORITESTREAKER (DeAlba) lugged out from the rail post in last runnerup try and his best race came from an outside post last July. PERRYS SURFER BOY (Peinado) was well drawn in last sharp win when making second since August and was troubled prior fourth in a derby trial. BLUEIST (Lozano) went strong throughout from the rail post in last win vs. easier and dropped head photo two outs ago vs. eventual $20,000 winner FrenEmy.
BEST BET: TRICKY LIZ (3RD RACE)