Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, August 28, 2016
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $32. 1st Race (1,2,3,7); 2nd Race (3); 3rd Race (1,4,6,7); 4th Race (4,7). $1 wager is $96. 1st Race (1,2,3,7); 2nd Race (3); 3rd Race (1,4,6,7); 4th Race (2,4,5,6,7,8).
1ST RACE: Purse $11,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
STRETCH (Hernandez) lacked racing room near the 1/16-pole when drawn on the inside at shorter route in last and won at this level two outs ago. PARLIAMENTARIAN (Erick Garcia) looked terrific in last rapid wire-to-wire win under this rider and gets a positive class hike by winning barn. TRIBAL FLASH (Iniguez) was steadily bumped at the start of last outing when fast-closing fourth at shorter route and gets nice post for ground-saving trip here.
2ND RACE: Purse $11,000, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
JOHNS JOURNEY (Bednar) rallied for second after getting pinballed solidly in the early stages of last outing and should get quick fractions to suit late surge here. TRICKY LIZ (Hernandez) is speedster who gamely held second after setting fast pace in last start at this distance and loves to win races. FOLLOW THE DREAM (Guce) won his last two races at 550 yards and was a multiple 870-yard winner here in 2014.
3RD RACE: Purse $10,455, claiming, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
MINDYS FAVORITE (Lozano) never totally leveled while caught in tight quarters near the 1/8-pole in last seventh-place stakes outing and scored very rapid prior win. GIRLS ON FIRE (Rangel) finished nicely after breaking very slow in last fourth-place try and gets a positive post switch. GETIT QUICK (DeAlba) checked from tight quarters while getting outrun near the 1/16-pole in last stakes outing and was third vs. sharp winners at higher levels in prior two outings.
4TH RACE: Purse $12,900, allowance, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
ONE SWEET RUNNER (Ayala) was steadily bumped for the first 50 yards of last fifth-place trial outing and showed ability in prior deadheat debut win. LUCKJURY (Rangel) broke slow in last third-place try at this level and gets a positive post switch. DOWAGER (Huerta) is quick from the gate and has been no worse than third in last four tries at this distance.
5TH RACE: Purse $6,745, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
LOVEYOUDAD (Gomez) was bumped in solidly after breaking one length slow at the start of debut from the rail post. KEEP IT CLASSY (Luna) was forced in badly near the 1/16-pole and rallied nicely for second in last sharp try. TRY AGAIN (DeAlba) has been third in three of four starts and meet prior maiden runnerup Countless Ways in last good try.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36.6th Race (5); 7th Race (5,6); 8th Race (All); 9th Race (5,6,7). $1 wager is $72. 6th Race (4,5); 7th Race (5,6); 8th Race (All); 9th Race (5,6,7).
6TH RACE: Purse $7,425, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
FIERY LIPS (C Mendez) was hard-trying fourth in debut from a tougher post when veering in to get bumped at the start before lugging out in the late stages. ON THE GO (Guymon) veered out three lanes while quick into stride at the start of last game runnerup try from the outside post. BARATHEON (Ayala) was improved in last 12.3 gate drill when working on even terms with another foe in three-team while lugging inward most of the way.
7TH RACE: Purse $12,300, allowance, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
THAT RICO (DeAlba) beat strong maiden field in debut last April and finished with big strides when outworking foe by 1 ¾ lengths in solid 12.1 drill for return. HE TOO LOOKS HOT (Rangel) went very strong in last daylight maiden victory when posting the night’s fastest of six 300-yard wins. YOUTH MOVEMENT (Huerta) was third in last stakes outing vs. prior allowance runnerup Favorite Aquaholic and and was fourth two outs ago vs. futurity qualifier American Force.
8TH RACE: Purse $9,865, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
MIMOON (Rangel) can fire fresh and gelding scored solid win in last outing eight months ago when beating 2016 local allowance winner Canelo Baby. ALTANERO WAYS (R Aceves) is very quick from the gate and beat recent starter allowance $12,500 winner Tsing Tao in last runnerup try. AJS ANNAS SECRET (C Mendez) broke sharp in last third-place try vs. eventual stakes runnerup Summer Dynasty and shorter distance is a plus here.
9TH RACE: Purse $25,000, Pat Hyland Memorial Handicap, 2 year olds, 350 yards.
APOLLITICAL SEVEN (Huerta) dropped neck stakes photo from the rail post in last strong try when veering out to get bumped at the start before running hard while lugging out late. AJS ANNA SMOKE (DeAlba) looked strong throughout in last futurity victory and gelding has won five of six starts. KIDDY UP COWGIRL (Gomez) was bumped back at the start when breaking slow in last better-than-looked futurity outing.
BEST BET: JOHNS JOURNEY (2ND RACE)