Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, August 2, 2015
First Post 6:46 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 1st Race (2,3,5); 2nd Race (3,4); 3rd Race (2,3,5); 4th Race (5,8). $1 wager is $90. 1st Race (1,2,3,5,6); 2nd Race (3,4); 3rd Race (2,3,5); 4th Race (5,7,8).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
POSITRON (Santos) should get positive pace scenario for stretch punch and rallied for third over speed-favoring oval after 13-week layoff in last outing two weeks ago. TWO PARTS (Hernandez) was four wide battling for the lead past the ¼-pole in last fifth-place try and new rider has been doing well. MR DAY TRIPPER (Iniguez) beat an easier $2,500 field in last upset victory when forcing a fairly slow pace and has been effective when situated behind the leaders too.
2ND RACE: Purse $9,500, maidens, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
SOLO DANCER (Marquez) showed solid early speed vs. much tougher at longer route during the daytime summer meet three weeks ago and shorter distance is a plus. BRAZILIAN BARBEQUE (Hernandez) battled inside a few horses for the lead in early stretch before tiring in last fifth-place Sacramento outing and was roughed up at the start of prior local fifth-place try. CHARMING ONE (Guce) didn’t look comfortable along the inside near the ¼-pole over a wet-fast oval in last distant runnerup try and benefits by recent race at this distance.
3RD RACE: Purse $7,035, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
CHOWCHILLA STELTH (Guymon) was solid second vs. class-dropping winner in debut from the rail post and broke fast when outworked by ½ in prior 12.3 gate drill. INDEED IVORY (DeAlba) has been gelded since breaking very slow and shifting to the far outside in last outing when fairly well backed. ZARELICIOUS (E Garcia) disappointed in last fifth-place try but was sharp third in prior debut vs. winner who since finished fourth in a trial.
4TH RACE: Purse $14,200, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 100 yards.
THE STREAKIN CLEAN (Peinado) has been sensational in last two sizzling wins when breaking super and won a stakes at this distance last December. AMBER BOCK (C Mendez) was third vs. top pick in last but has not lost at this route. STOSSEL (Huerta) won with authority when away fast vs. much easier in last and retains strong rider.
5TH RACE: Purse $5,475, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
HOT TANG (C Mendez) drops into much easier spot after last fourth-place try vs. class-dropping winner and looked sharp in prior 12.2 gate drill. KRAUTHAMMER (DeAlba) broke very slow in last outing from a tough post and broke super in 12.1 gate drill last May 23. HIGH CLASS HONEY (Peinado) is very quick from the gate and is lone entrant who finished better than fourth in last outing.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 6th Race (All); 7th Race (3,6); 8th Race (1,4,5); 9th Race (6). $1 wager is $90. 6th Race (All); 7th Race (3,4,6); 8th Race (All); 9th Race (6).
6TH RACE: Purse $5,280, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
HESA MIGHTY CORONA (C Mendez) veered in badly at the start of last better-than-looked sixth-place try at higher level and lands leading rider. NASIONAL BARRY (Arvizu) was well-beaten third after sluggish start from tougher post in last and broke sharp in prior two good efforts. RUDIGER (Santiago Mendez) had clean trip when fourth in debut vs. similar and broke sharp when second best in a three-team set with prior 12.4 clocking.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,550, claiming, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
JESS A LUCKY DEVIL (Arvizu) steadied briefly near the wire of last fourth-place try vs. stronger and gets a good post switch. HARDHEADED (J Nicasio) was fifth vs. much tougher in last and beat eventual $3,200 runnerup Sheza Flight Risk two outs ago. SHEZA FLIGHT RISK (Guymon) was hard-trying second vs. class-dropping winner in last and has been runnerup in three of her last four races.
8TH RACE: Purse $11,025, allowance, 3 & 4 year olds, 300 yards.
TANGO IN CASH (Arvizu) was fourth vs. recent derby qualifier Chicanery in last good showing and is quick from the gate. SHAKE DJIBOUTI (E Nicasio) disappointed in last fifth-place try vs. tougher but looked sharp in prior win from the rail when posting night’s fastest 300-yard victory. PYC SUPERNOVA (Peinado) is undefeated in two starts and outfinished prior allowance runnerup Dangerous Woman in last good outing.
9TH RACE: Purse $11,035, allowance, 2 year olds, 350 yards.
FOR PEE JAY (R Aceves) was well clear of recent allowance winner Trixsey Sue in last solid head setback vs. winner who since qualified for a futurity. CHECK UP (Huerta) unleashed big strides midway after sluggish start in solid debut win and broke fats in prior 12.3 gate drill. WALK WEST (Peinado) looked strong in last maiden victory and was game third two outs ago vs. winner who since finished second in a trial.
BEST BET: FOR PEE JAY (9TH RACE)