Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, July 27, 2014
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $32. 1st Race (1,6); 2nd Race (3,4,6,9); 3rd Race (2,3,4,6); 4th Race (6). $1 wager is $96. 1st Race (1,6); 2nd Race (3,4,6,9); 3rd Race (2,3,4,6); 4th Race (2,4,6).
1ST RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
WESTERN SHOWDOWN (Gavica) has faced class-dropping winners in last two local runnerup tries and catches much easier field here. JASPER (Boag) posted morning’s second fastest 4-furlong work at Turf Paradise last April 29 prior to three local drills for debut. OSCARS ON FIRE (Bednar) faded readily after breaking fast in last Santa Anita turf outing at much higher level.
2ND RACE: Purse $6,375, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
BLACK FACED BEAR (Suarez) faced strong futurity trial field in last eighth-place try when galloping out nicely around the first turn and drops into much easier spot. SILENT CARTEL (S Mendez0 has shown improvement in last two starts since removing blinkers and dropping in class. MAVARA VEGAS (Valenzuela) broke nearly 1 ¼ lengths slow and veered in at the start of sixth-place debut and gets off the rail.
3RD RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
DO IT MOBILE STYLE (Bednar) showed terrific early speed when adding blinkers before getting eased vs. tougher at longer route in last. GIDDY UP COWGIRL (Guce) was carried very wide into the stretch of last distant fourth-place Santa Anita outing and has leading distance rider up. BAMMIE LADY (Boag) was carried several lanes wide midway on the far turn when dueling for the lead in last third-place Sacramento outing and adds blinkers.
4TH RACE: Purse $11,625, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
HOT TO GO (C Mendez) lost tight photo in the night’s fastest of five 300-yard dashes in last and is well drawn. TELL OF THE PAST (Luna) finished with good interest after breaking almost one length slow in last fourth-place try at higher level. FLAMING CARTEL (Nicasio) was bumped solidly when veering out at the start of last third-place try from the rail and drops in class.
5TH RACE: Purse $5,670, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
CHECKING CHICK (DeAlba) was bumped back when breaking more than two lengths slow in last much-better-than-looked try. KAY EARTH (Sanchez) was very fractious in the gate before sixth-place debut vs. stronger and broke very slow in prior 12.4 drill. WHO IS SYLVIA (Huerta) broke in clean style when fourth at higher level in last and was third two outs ago vs. recent $16,000 runnerup Lohan.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $48. 6th Race (2,3); 7th Race (3,5); 8th Race (2,6); 9th Race (All). $1 wager is $96. 6th Race (2,3,4,5); 7th Race (3,5); 8th Race (2,6); 9th Race (All).
6TH RACE: Purse $11,025, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.
ALS BIG HIT (Valenzuela) dropped back early when stumbling at the start of last seventh-place Vessels Maturity outing and won nicely at this distance four outs ago. MANE EVENT (C Mendez) moved well late for third after sluggish start as the favorite in last, gets another 50 yards and retains leading rider. ANNAS MAN 2 (Huerta) is quick from the gate, loves to win races and will try to carry speed another 50 yards here.
7TH RACE: Purse $5,965, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
FOREVER STORMING (Nicasio) was gelded prior to last maiden win when lugging out past the 1/8-pole and gets off the rail. CAPTAIN ON TAKEOFF (Sanchez) looked strong in last maiden win over class-dropping runnerup and was second vs. top pick two outs ago. A GATO FLYING (Valenzuela) was much improved in last maiden win from the far outside post and has strong rider up.
8TH RACE: Purse $8,985, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
MCELHENNY (Valenzuela) looked strong in last rapid maiden win and extra 30 yards is a plus. HESMORE TO CHECK (Arvizu) finished running hard after lugging in to the 1/8-pole in last head setback and moves from the inside to the outside. THE TRACK (S Mendez) broke fast in last nose win over prior $8,000 runnerup Meia Corona and is nicely drawn.
9TH RACE: Purse $12,300, allowance, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
BEAUS WAGON (Sanchez) was in sharp form vs. solid freshmen fields late last year and was third two outs ago vs. 2014 derby qualifier She Forgives. SASSY CARTEL (DeAlba) broke sharp in last neck win from the rail post when posting the night’s second fastst 300-yard victory and loves to win races. BETTY GUN (S Mendez) exits fast stakes race in last seventh-place try and tried to lug out during the final 1/16 in prior fourth-place try from the rail post.
BEST BET: CHECKING CHICK (5TH RACE)