Ed Burgart


For Sunday, May 21, 2017
First Post 5:52 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $32. 1st Race (9); 2nd Race (1,2,6,8); 3rd Race (5,6); 4th Race (3,5,6,8). $1 wager is $96. 1st Race (1,8,9); 2nd Race (1,2,6,8); 3rd Race (5,6); 4th Race (3,5,6,8).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
      FEROCIOUS (E Hernandez) looms the speed of the speed in this fairly paceless field after last runnerup try vs. recent $4,000 second-place finisher Mistysviewthegold and is on the improve. POINTSETTIA PARK (J Sanchez) flattened out after rallying three wide for lead into the stretch of last fourth-place try and drops a class notch. WARREN’S COLE (Guce) is back at best level and stretch runner outfinished top pick in runnerup try two outs ago.
2ND RACE: Purse $11,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     TURF CLUB QUEEN (Santos) was claimed from sharp runnerup try vs. class-dropping winner in last and was second two outs ago vs. repeat $5,000 winner Thames Valley. HERE COMES BOBBIE (J Sanchez) is back at best distance and is capable of closing surge in this speedy field. TUSCAN SUN (Aragon) doesn’t figure to make an easy lead in this tougher spot but sharp mare has captured three of her last four outs.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     FAST LANE LARRY (Bednar) is back in a straight non-winners-of-two lifetime event after last fifth-place try vs. runnerup who since beat $5,000 claimers and has winning connections. ATTACK (Santos) drops to his lowest class level and trainer has done well with limited shippers here. SACRIFICAL ACTION (Aragon) was reclaimed by former trainer when fifth in last needed outing after eight-month layoff and has early speed.
4TH RACE: Purse $10,000, maidens, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
     CROWDED WAY (Aragon) was four wide for the lead past the 5/8-pole when tiring at much longer distance in last Santa Anita outing. SOLAR CORONA (Bednar) broke slow while bumped at the start of last Santa Anita outing and has trained locally all year. MYSTICAL (Mitchell) was second in New Mexico debut at this distance one month ago and adds lasix.
5TH RACE: Purse $7,525, claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
     DIAMOND DOTTIE (Arana) rallied to deadheat for second vs. class-dropping winner in last sharp effort when bumped off stride from both sides around the 1/8-pole. ABSOLUTELY KOOL (Franco) drops two class levels after last fourth-place try and dropped neck photo two outs ago vs. four-time winner Country Icon. JV APRIL FOOL (Andrade) makes first start in 18 weeks and was under a nice hold late after breaking sharp in 12,5 gate drill three weeks ago.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $20. 6th Race (6); 7th Race (2); 8th Race (1,2,4,5,7); 9th Race (3,7,8,9). $1 wager is $120. 6th Race (2,6,9); 7th Race (2,7); 8th Race (1,2,4,5,7); 9th Race (3,7,8,9).
6TH RACE: Purse $8,325, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     LAND OF AHHS (Ayala) clipped heels while almost losing the rider when impeded after breaking slow in last trial outing and was better-than-looked sixth in debut after breaking slow from the rail. LIL RED WAVE (Arana) outworked two rivals in last 12.4 drill while moving nicely late. SEPARATE CARTEL MC (R Aceves) angled to the far inside after breaking slow in sixth-place debut and gets a nice post switch.
7TH RACE: Purse $7,725, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
    MCFARLAND USA (Gasca) moved strong past the wire after breaking slow in last sixth-place trial outing when facing winner who since ran second in Kindergarten. SEAS THE DAY (C Mendez) was fourth vs. Kindergarten finalist Seems Even Better in first local try and is back with maidens. SOLIDLY (Huerta) was sixth in debut vs. winner who had previously worked 220 yards from the gate in 12.2 and was second best of three horses in prior 12.5 drill.
8TH RACE: Purse $7,045, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     AMAPOLA RED HOT (Zepeda) lugged in solidly near the 1/8-pole when better-than-looked fifth in debut from the rail post. ZOOM MOON (DeAlba) has been improved since dropping to this level two outs ago and has meet’s leading rider up. FAVORITE AFFAIR (Guymon) went evenly when fourth in comeback five weeks ago and takes a nice class drop.
9TH RACE: Purse $10,380, claiming, 3 & 4 year olds, 330 yards.
     TILLMAN (Ayala) drops to his winning level after last third-place try vs. prior $10,000 first-place finisher One Sweet Hit. IMA CHICKS DREAM (C Mendez) dropped neck photo from the rail post in last third-place try after nine-month layoff and gets a nice post draw here. LOVEYOUDAD (DeAlba) looked sharp when defeating much easier in last, retains leading rider and gets a positive class hike by new trainer.