Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, September 4, 23015
First Post 7:30 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $45. 1st Race (6); 2nd Race (3,5,6); 3rd Race (4,6,7); 4th Race (1,2,4,6,7). $1 wager is $120. 1st Race (5,6); 2nd Race (2,3,5,6); 3rd Race (4,6,7); 4th Race (1,2,4,6,7).
1ST RACE: Purse $9,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
HOJAS (Guce) wasn’t disgraced in last sixth-place Del Mar outing when well placed fourth on the far turn and showed speed in Texas win three outs ago. ARCTIC CODE (Clerisse) rallied nicely for second in last runnerup try vs. prior $5,000 second-place finisher Battle Jet and benefits by a 10-pound apprentice allowance. MOMMA TRIED (Boag) tracke dpacesetting winner around the far turn when third at this distance in last and forced the pace vs. better three outs back.
2ND RAC: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
PRAYER FOR DA BRIC (Guce) battled between horses for the lead near the 3/8-pole vs. much tougher in last Golden Gate turf outing and drops below claimed level. SNOWMASS VILLAGE (Boag) showed good early speed in last Sun Ray Park win over a 6-furlong oval and should handle the turn on this 5/8-mile surface. TOUGH RAY (Aragon0 tracked quick pacesetting winner around the far turn before tiring badly in last Golden Gate outing and takes a big class drop.
3RD RACE: Purse $6,360, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
BLUE PROFIT AFLEET (C Mendez) was well clear of the third horse in last runnerup try vs. class-dropping winner and added 30 yards help. IMMINENT DANGER (Samuel Mendez) broke sharp in last improved runnerup try at shorter distance and draws a favorable post. APPLE BERRY CORONA (Roman) accelerated nicely early after getting bumped back mildly when outworking two foes in 18.4 gate drill for debut.
4TH RACE: Purse $10,000, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
NATE DAWG (Aragon) was sharp second after four-month layoff when tracking rapid wire-to-wire winner during the final ¼ at this distance two weeks ago and retains strong rider. STRETCH (Hernandez) lost contact early from the rail post when drawn inside three quarter horse speedsters in last third-place try at this route and should be more prominent early here. FOUR GAELS (Boag) broke very slow before challenging pacesetting winner for the lead past the 1/8-pole in last tough neck loss at lower level in last.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 5th Race (3); 6th Race (5,6); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (1,5). $1 wager is $72. 5th Race (3); 6th Race (All); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (1,5).
5TH RACE: Purse $7,500, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
MR SALT SHAKER (Boag) lost tough nose photo after opening clear lead deep on the far turn of last runnerup try when breaking slow and catches soft field here. I DEMAND A DANCE (Iniguez) took up badly at the start when impeded in last sixth-place try at longer route and is late threat. GLIDING LOVE (Chavez) dueled for the lead to the ¼-pole before drifting out into the lane while tiring readily in last Sacramento outing and was disqualified from maiden win locally last November.
6TH RACE: Purse $7,620, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
RIGGOTOMAS (Roman) broke sharp in last solid Sacramento win when under hand ride late and has won twice at this distance over this oval. STEL OF A SECRET (J Nicasio) broke sharp before drifting inward in promising 12.2 gate drill for comeback and is entered not to be claimed. MARAUDER (Gomez) lacked a rally after clean start in sixth-place comeback five weeks ago and drops into easier spot.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,255, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
SUPER KOOL (Lozano) broke sharp when posting the night’s second fastest of four 300-yard win sin last and benefits by recent racing. MY LADY EPESIDAL (Samuel Mendez) was sharp second when beating eventual $3,200 winner YN Jamaikino in last try at higher level but has been idle since December. RANGOL (Santiago Mendez) can sizzle from the gate and was many lengths best over workmate in 18.5 gate drill when lugging out steadily throughout.
8TH RACE: Purse $7,035, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
NO MAS VAQUERO (C Mendez) broke super and displayed big strides during the final 1/16 in strong 12.0 gate drill for debut. LEADING BIGTIME (Sanchez) broke sharp while scrambling in to bump rival in good 12.1 drill for local bow and showed ability in Oklahoma trial runnerup outing seven weeks ago. BE PROPER (Gomez) was only one length behind recent maiden winner Nymph in earlier 12.3 gate drill when trying hard under hand ride after veering in to get bumped at the start.
BEST BET: MR SALT SHAKER (5TH RACE)