Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, December 19, 2014
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 1st Race (1,2); 2nd Race (1,7); 3rd Race (1,4); 4th Race (2,3). $1 wager is $80. 1st Race (1,2); 2nd Race (1,2,4,6,7); 3rd Race (1,4); 4th Race (2,3,6,7).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
BENICIA GEM (Charlton) faced class-dropping wire-to-wire winner in last third-place try and should get nice stalking trip behind expected quick pace. SCREAMIN EARLIENNE (Boulanger) looms the speed of the speed and was under pace pressure to the ¼-pole in last runnerup try as the heavy favorite. IT’S TEMPTING (Bednar) broke slow before moving into second past the 3/8-pole in last seventh-place outing and had clear early leads through modest fractions in prior four outs.
2ND RACE: Purse $7,335, maidens, 2 year olds, 330 yards.
SHES MARVELOUS (Huerta) moved with good interest during the final 1/8 of last runnerup try vs. eventual allowance winner Chowchilla Dreamin and lands hot rider. KR SHOWBOAT (Jensen) broke slow before finishing fast for fifth in Kindergarten trial debut last May and came away nicely in solo 12.4 drill for return. A MERE PATRON (C Mendez) is better than last third-place outing indicates and was bumped hard at start in prior runnerup futurity trial showing vs. qualifier Straw Dawg.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,025, claiming, 2 year olds, 330 yards.
JUMPN JEHOSHAPHAT (DeAlba) faced two Los Al Two Million finalists in last trial outing to disregard and was strong prior second vs. repeat winner Who Is Sylvia. CHICKA CORONA (Sanchez) veered out three lanes early while quick into stride when third in last sharp try vs. class-dropping winner. KKING DDAVID (Samuel Mendez) had clean start in last fourth-place try and moved nicely late after breaking slow when sixth at shorter route two outs ago.
4TH RACE: Purse $11,335, allowance, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
LAVISH IVORY (Sanchez) shifted out at intervals from the rail post and ran hard in last third-place trial outing vs. runnerup who since scored sharp maiden victory. BAC IN FRONT (Huerta) was bumped back at the start of last head trial win and was second two outs ago vs. eventual trial winner Face The Mark. WALK AROUND BLUES (C Mendez) was fractious before the start of last seventh-place trial race and scored rapid maiden win at this distance three outs ago.
5TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
PRINCESS VAL (A Bautista) rallied along the inside down the stretch in last runnerup try vs. class-dropping wire-to-wire winner and tries hard every time. PLEASE EVERYONE (Boag) couldn’t show her customary early speed after sluggish start from tougher post in last and beat top pick in debut three outs ago. HERE COMES TRIBAL (Jimenez) flashed improvement when setting the pace in last fourth-place try for new connections and retains strong rider.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $45. 6th Race (2,3,4); 7th Race (1,2,6); 8th Race (1,2,3,4,5); 9th Race (6). $1 wager is $90. 6th Race (2,3,4); 7th Race (1,2,6); 8th Race (1,2,3,4,5); 9th Race (4,6).
6TH RACE: Purse $5,965, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
RGR CHICSLUVME (Marquez) was bumped steadily from both sides early after veering in at the start of last tough trip vs. stronger and is usually quick early. RELALY MUST GO (DeAlba) was bumped back after a sluggish start in last runnerup Pleasanton showing six months ago and hasn’t been reliable for an alert break. SEEN NOT HEARD (C Mendez) broke sharp when second as the heavy favorite in last, retains strong rider and gets off the rail.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,450, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
IB AS LEGAL (Arvizu) fought the flpping halter when fractious before the start of last fourth-place try vs. tougher and removes the halter here. LOTSA BOOTS (Lozano) leveled too late after lugging inward early when dropping hose photo at this level in last. CZARENA (C Mendez) broke poorly from a tougher post in last and won nicely under this rider from the far outside three outs ago.
8TH RACE: Purse $8,895, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
LIKE ME LOTS (C Mendez) is very quick from the gate and three-time winner fits restricted conditions nicely. FOOSE SHADOW (E Garcia) was strong third in last vs. runnerup who since ran second for $10,000 and drops a class level. JAYS POWERSTROKE (Sanchez) lost position early after breaking poorly in last third-place showing and was solid third three outs ago vs. repeat $6,250 winner Royal Nemo.
9TH RACE: Purse $11,035, allowance, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
GLOCK (DeAlba) was loaded with run crossing the wire after breaking slow in last trial outing vs. strong field and scored rapid prior maiden win at this distance. ON A CORNER (Sanchez) dropped head photo in last trial outing after quick start and lone win came at this shorter route. WALK THE CATWALK (Luna) has improved with each start and posted the night’s fastest of three 300-yard victories in last solid maiden triumph.
BEST BET: GLOCK (9TH RACE)