Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, October 24, 2014
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 1st Race (2,5); 2nd Race (3,6); 3rd Race (1,2,5); 4th Race (6,8). $1 wager is $120. 1st Race (1,2,3,5); 2nd Race (1,3,4,6,7); 3rd Race (1,2,5); 4th Race (6,8).
1ST RACE: Purse $13,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
HOT LIST (Macias) is hard-knocking mare who has won three of her last five outings and was reclaimed by trainer who saddled her for 2 ¼-length win two outs ago. NEW HAVEN LINE (D Straw) was well clear of the third horse when second vs. sizzling wire-to-wire winner dropping in class while making first local start three weeks ago. SMART SUZZET (Gavica) should get quick fractions to help late surge and was only a head behind top pick in last third-place try.
2ND RACE: Purse $8,515, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
SHE SPITS HOT FIRE (Macias) was sharp third in the night’s second fastest of four 300-yard dashes in last and drops two class levels. PASS THE PATRON (Santiago Mendez) scored daylight maiden win in last outing three months ago when defeating eventual two-time winner Czarena. MI KID CARTEL (Samuel Mendez) was improved third after four-month layoff in last when facing prior $2,500 runnerup Let It Rain.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
ROYALLY DUNN (Guce) lands leading rider, drops into much easier spot and looked sharp winning over this oval at longer distance vs. tougher company two outs ago. KITSI (Chaparro) defeated easier $2,500 field with authority in last and is one of two multiple winners in this group. CHARISSA (Boag) can show more early speed than she did when facing rapid wire-to-wire winner in last and scored solid local maiden win three outs ago.
4TH RACE: Purse $11,635, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
SPENDER (DeAlba) has looked sharp winning two of last three outs and new connections do well with first-out acquisitions. CARTEL BREEZE (Huerta) was fourth in last stakes outing vs. recent trial winner Old Six Six and quick breaker won two of prior three outs at this distance. FIND YOUR BEACH (Santiago Mendez) was only .03 behind second pick in last fifth-place stakes outing and gets off the rail.
5TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SERGEANT PETO (Gavica) forced the pace throughout in last sharp win at this level and has been no worse than third in last eight tries. DOCKWEILER (Guce) was claimed by leading distance conditioner, lands leading thoroughbred rider and speedster drops one level after last fourth-place try. INEXCSESSOFPERFECT (Chaparro) has encouraging October work tab for new barn and can flash solid early speed.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 6th Race (1,5); 7th Race (4,5,6); 8th Race (5,6); 9th Race (1,5).
6TH RACE: Purse $11,325, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
UP YOUR CORONA (DeAlba) has sizzled from the gate while winning two of last three outings and was close third two races back vs. two-time derby finalist Look Of A Dasher. CORONA ROJO (Nicasio) relishes the rail post and won last pair with authority while quick into stride. OUR MAN JOHN (Suarez) was sharp second vs. rapid winner at this level in last outing three months ago and was only .02 behind second pick in prior fourth-place outing.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,360, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
MAGIKKAL CASH (Santiago Mendez) deadheated for second with class dorp in last improved outing and was third in debut four outs ago vs. runnerup who since beat straight maidens. OCEAN SECRETS (Boag) was improved third after getting bumped into horse leaving the gate in last and hails from winning barn. A MERE CRUSH (Suarez) was only a nose behind workmate in last 12.4 drill for debut when urged several times midway before trying hard late under a hand shove.
8TH RACE: Purse $13,300, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
FIRE CLIFF (Huerta) lost tough photo while earning 98 Trackmaster speed figure in last nose loss 14 weeks ago and was second five races back vs. four-time derby winner Moonist. HUSKER CARTEL (DeAlba) scored rapid win from tougher post in last and was sharp second vs. top pick two outs ago. STEL JUST ME (Suarez) is better suited at this distance and was third four outs ago vs. three-time 2014 stakes winner Mr Its Country Time.
9TH RACE: Purse $15,000, John Ward Overnight Handicap, 3 year olds and up, 400 yards.
PF FLYAIR (DeAlba) broke super in last solid stakes win vs. similar at this distance and loves to win races. TLM DREAM (Suarez) was bumped in after a sluggish start when third vs. top pick in first local try and captured three of five prior intermountain races. MARGARTIAS N CORONAS (Sanchez) was second vs. top pick I last stakes outing and won this race last year.
BEST BET: SHE SPITS HOT FIRE (2ND RACE)