Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, February 19, 2017
First Post 5:35 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 1st Race (1,2,4); 2nd Race (5); 3rd Race (1,2,5); 4th Race (1,2,4,5). $1 wager is $72. 1st Race (All); 2nd Race (5); 3rd Race (1,2,5); 4th Race (1,2,4,5).
1ST RACE: Purse $11,500, thoroughbreds, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
OLEANDERPOLARBEAR (Santos) had speed sharpened in last third-place 870-outing vs. prior 870-yard winner Faat Magoo and gets reunited with favorite rider. LOVE PHONE (Aragon) was bumped off stride midway down the backstretch in last well-beaten runnerup try vs. wire-to-wire winner and is better suited at this distance. BELLA ANGELINA (J Sanchez) saved ground on the far turn of lat runnerup try at shorter distance and beat softer at this route in last victory four outs ago.
2ND RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 4 furlongs.
ADRIATIC SKYE (Orozco) was sharp second at higher level in last when facing prior “$2,500 runnerup Heliacal and overcame slow start in prior victory at this distance. SHALLOT (Gomez) looms the speed of the speed and was third at longer route in last vs. nine-time winner Tenille. KASUNE (Aragon) is capable of flashing early speed and was only a neck behind second pick in last ofurth-place outing.
3RD RACE: Purse $11,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
CATCH GONZO (E Hernandez) has good early speed and won nicely at this level twice late last year. STRETCH (Mitchell) outfinished top pick in last runnerup try when showing improved early speed and is effective from on/off the pace. AWESOME LEAP (J Sanchez) was claimed by trainer who does well with first-out acquisitions and was bumped out after breaking fairly slow in last to ignore.
4TH RACE: Purse $106,750, Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes, 3 year olds, 350 yards.
SASS YOU BLUE (Huerta) overcame sluggish start to post handy trial victory and was third three outs back vs. eventual stakes winner Blueeyedeagle. JESS ENJOY ME (DeAlba) finished with a flourish after slow into stride when scrambling in the hind quarters at the start of lat neck loss. STOLIN DIAMOND (Ayala) is very quick from the gate and posted rapid maiden win at shorter distance two outs ago.
5TH RACE: Purse $9,000, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
LISA LARGO (Bednar) should make an easy lead in this paceless field and lands high-percentage rider. SCATASTIC (Guce) was four wide into the stretch of last distant fourth-place try vs. 6 ½-length winner and once was prominent early vs. tougher fields. BLUE RIDGE MTN (Aragon) was distant second with late rally in lat outing at longer distance and figures to be far back early at this route.
6TH RACE: Purse $6,645, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
KILBERGS KITTEN (Arana) is overdue for maiden victory after four straight runnerup tries and lugged in solidly during the final 1/16 of last good try vs. stronger. PAY MORE CASH (M Ramirez) broke slow in last maiden stakes trial outing and was sharp second vs. tougher two outs ago. JAZZING NIBBLER (Boag) faced eventual allowance winner El Remalcable in last fifth-place try 15 weeks ago and was second two outs ago vs. eventual allowance runnerup Secret Second Chance.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $12. 7th Race (4,6,7); 8th Race (2,4,5,6); 9th Race (6); 10th Race (9). $1 wager is $72. 7th Race (4,6,7); 8th Race (2,4,5,6); 9th Race (6); 10th Race (1,4,6,7,9,10).
7TH RACE: Purse $7,725, maidens, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
MAXIMO (DeAlba) lands last meet’s leading rider after last third-place try and was bumped off stride soon after the start when fourth in futurity trial two outs ago. FAVORITE CARTEL JR (J Nicasio) was bumped off stride steadily at the start of last derby trial outing to disregard and was third two outs ago vs. eventual trial winner Apollitical Spirit. SEPARATE HENNESSY (Arana) steadied when forced out near the wire of last fourth-place try when facing winner who since captured a maiden stakes trial.
8TH RACE: Purse $11,325, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.\
GOOD LOOKER (Rangel) was strong second in last stakes outing form the rail post and was bumped from both sides early in prior sixth-place stakes try. EL REMALCABLE (J Nicasio) has looked strong defeating easier in last pair and has improved his Trackmaster speed figures with each start. SNITCHING (Guymon) was only .03 behind top pick in last fourth-place try but isn’t reliable for an alert start.
9TH RACE: Purse $12,600, allowance, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
EL PATRON DLT (DeAlba) looked terrific in last 2 ½-length maiden win six weeks ago from the rail post when earning lofty 97 Trackmaster speed figure. WELL GOOD (Huerta) didn’t break alertly when well beaten third in last while facing runnerup who since defeated allowance company. PERRYS SURFER BOY (Peinado) gets a positive post switch and drops into easier spot after last fourth-place trial outing when off sluggish before winding up on the far inside.
10TH RACE: Purse $150,900, Los Alamitos Winter Championship, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
BH LISAS BOY (DeAlba) looked sensational in 1 ½-length trial victory with huge 119 Trackmaster speed figure and was a three-time Grade I runnerup last year. IMA FEARLESS HERO (C Mendez) returned to his 2015 Grade I form with sharp neck trial win over last year’s Champion Of Champions winner and is a half brother to 2015 world champion Heza Dasha Fire. ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (Ayala) won six stakes last year including Champion Of Champions and scored solid victory from the rail post three outs ago.
BEST BET: EL PATRON DLT (9TH RACE)