Ed Burgart Handicap
For Saturday, April 19, 2014
First Post 6:30 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $30. 1st Race (1,5,7); 2nd Race (6); 3rd Race (2,4); 4th Race (1,2,3,4,6). $1 wager is $84. 1st Race (1,5,7); 2nd Race (3,6); 3rd Race (2,4); 4th Race (All).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
MY COUNT SILVER (Russell) has encouraging series of eight drills over the past two months at Fairplex for comeback and trainer is winning at 50 percent clip with limited starts. PARATITO (Boag) has been privately purchased by new connections after pulling rider near lead into the far turn of last Santa Anita outing over the turf. COPOTE’S ROYALTY (Gavica) unleashed solid 23.40 second quarter fraction in solid maiden win two weeks ago and rider is having strong meet.
2ND RACE: Purse $6,450, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
OOPS IMA PI (C Mendez) beat two next-out maiden winner in last sharp tally and has leading rider up for new connections which have done well with first-out claims. SIGNED AUDITION (Sanchez) broke super in last fourth-place try at higher level and was third three outs ago vs. eventual $16,000 runnerup Stel Heights. UNA NOCHE MAS (Valenzuela) leveled too late when fourth vs. tougher one month ago and gets a positive post switch.
3RD RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
FULL FARE (Boag) showed solid early speed in last two runnerup tries and posted quick 34 1/5 drill at 3 furlongs three weeks ago in preparation for first start in 13 weeks. MALFEASANCE (Gomez) has steady recent San Luis Rey Downs work tab for debut and trainer does well with limited opportunities. FREEDOM’S CROWN (Gavica) disappointed in last fourth-place try as the favorite when battling for lead from between horses on the far turn and steadied into the far turn two outs ago.
4TH RACE: Purse $9,775, claiming, 3 & 4 year olds, 300 yards.
ROCKNPERRY (C Mendez) broke fast in 12.4 drill for comeback while well in hand late and has leading rider up. DASH TO TELL (Sanchez) recorded quick 18.0 gate drill for first start since last September and has strong connections. MEIA CORONA (A Bautista) finished trying hard for second vs. recent $6,250 winner Lindys First Moon in last and tries hard every time.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 5th Race (2,3); 6th Race (2,3,5,6); 7th Race (3); 8th Race (2,4,5). $1 wager is $72. 5th Race (2,3); 6th Race (2,3,5,6); 7th Race (3,5,6); 8th Race (2,4,5).
5TH RACE: Purse $7,035, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
SPICED UP CORONA (C Mendez) broke fast and reached out with big strides under hand ride in improved second 12.2 drill for debut. BAC IN FRONT (Huerta) broke fast, lugged inward during the final 1/16 and ran hard late in good 12.2 drill for bow. APOLLITICAL LEGACY (Valenzuela) lugged in throughout after veering in to get bumped at the start of last decent 12.6 drill for bow.
6TH RACE: Purse $6,745, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
RGR DOWN N DIRTY (Valenzuela) checked when lacking racing room before the 1/16-pole in last fifth-place try and drops two class levels. STEELY (Roman) was improved third vs. prior $6,250 third-place finisher Dave Dave in last and is well drawn. GC BLONDIE (C Mendez) was urged hard to deadheat for victory at lower level in last and retains leading rider.
7TH RACE: Purse $7,035, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
CARTERS DARE (C Mendez) finished running hard under hand ride when outworking recent maiden winner Mystery Man by ½ length in 12.2 drill for debut. HEZA SHOCKER (Sduarez) broke fast and went nicely when outworked by a nose in last 12.2 drill while lugging in steadily to the 1/16-pole. DASH OF RED (Valenzuela) had length lead midway despite sluggish start and showed nice stride late in last 12.5 work.
8TH RACE: Purse $13,300, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.
SASSMASTER (Sanchez) finished with big strides under hand ride after accelerating nicely midway when scoring sharp ½-length win in local bow. FORGOTTEN DYNASTY (DeAlba) went strong late in last solid win at this distance despite tossing head up early when shifting out to get bumped. NEW LOOK (Peinado) is past stakes winner who sizzled in recent 17.5 gate drill and was steadily bumped early in last seventh-place stakes outing two months ago.
BEST BET: OOPS IMA PI (2ND RACE)