Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, November 29, 2015
First Post 5 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 1st Race (3,8); 2nd Race (1,3,4,5); 3rd Race (2,6); 4th Race (1). $1 wager is $64. 1st Race (All); 2nd Race (1,3,4,5); 3rd Race (2,6); 4th Race (1).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SYNCHROTRON (Clerisse) figures to make an easy lead in this paceless field and should be more relaxed with blinkers getting removed by trainer who is winning at solid percentage. MAYDAY MALONE (Santos) broke slow before coming very wide into the stretch when fifth in first local try and retains solid rider for new barn. ONE LAST WIN (E Hernandez) had tough trip in last to ignore when breaking slow from the rail post before checking sharply at the ¼-pole.
2ND RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
BOLD DECISION (Santos) found her best stride past the wire when fifth in first local try and is capable of showing more early speed. TIFFANY AZUL (Charlton) was well placed along the inside deep on the far turn to gain short lead into the stretch of last third-place try and connections are having strong meet. FRECCIA DI ORO (E Hernandez) was floated wide miway on the far turn of last fourth-place try and was part of the pace scenario in prior two good tries.
3RD RACE: Purse $11,000, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
CHOWCHILLA KID (Guce) has sizzled in recent works while preparing for distance debut and is by the thoroughbred sire Snowbound. NATE DAWG (Santos) has been second in last five tries at this distance and edged out recent 870-yard allowance winner Battle Jet two outs back. TRUCO LATINO (Charlton) can be well placed near the early leaders and has been third or better in 10 of 12 tries this year.
4TH RACE: Purse $11,000, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
WELL MAYBE (Gomez) unleashed sizzling 22.47 second quarter fraction in last strong win over repeat 870-yard allowance runnerup Nate Dawg and recent 870-yard allowance winner Battle Jet. SOUTHERN SUNRISE (Boag) disliked the rail post when taking up solidly when lugging out at the ¼-pole of last fourth-place try and showed sharp speed from an outside post in prior rapid victory. FUNNY MUNNY (Santos) has shown solid early speed while no worse than second in both tries at this distance and is one to catch again.
5TH RACE: Purse $7,425, starter allowance, 2 year olds, 330 yards.
A MERE PERFORMANCE (Ibarra0 is undefeated in two starts and should like extra 30 yrds based on strong finishes in both 300-yard wins. CASONS DREAM (C Mendez) broke sharp in last maiden win under leading rider after coming away very slow in debut when galloping out well. ONE BLEEDING LOVE (Samuel Mendez) faced much stronger in lat fifth-place try and was third at higher level two outs ago when facing runnerup who since beat $10,000 claimers.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 6th Race (1,3); 7th Race (1,3); 8th Race (1,5,7); 9th Race (3,5,7). $1 wager is $108. 6th Race (All); 7th Race (1,3); 8th Race (1,5,7); 9th Race (3,5,7).
6TH RACE: Purse $9,475, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
HOW MUCH BETTER (C Mendez) has leading rider up for first start in three months and six-time winner fits restricted conditions well. SNOWDACIOUS (Ibarra) had plenty of run in reserve after getting bumped back soon after the start of last needed outing and looked sharp in prior 12.1 gate drill. MY LADY ESPECIAL (Rangel) went strong pat the wire in last third-place try and gets a nice post switch.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,000, derby trial, 3 year olds, 400 yards.
FORGET IT (Huerta) had six-race win streak snapped in last third-place Los Al Super Derby outing and has captured two derbies this year. SASS ME BLUE (Jensen) edged out top pick in last Grade I derby runnerup try and ducked in from the rail post near the 1/8-pole in prior second-place outing. HOT SHOT (Luna) was bumped off stride repeatedly while forced to steady from between horses past the 1/16-pole in last tough trip and outside post suits late-running style here.
8TH RACE: Purse $6,000, derby trial, 3 year olds, 400 yards.
BAC IN FRONT (Huerta) is two-time derby winner this year who has never been worse than third in 14 starts and went nicely in recent solo 18.0 gate drill. JESS CUZ (Luna) has been second to two Champion Of Champions finalists in major races this year and won from the rail post last December. WALK THE CATWALK (DeAlba) stumbled out to get bumped at the start of last third-place stakes out and beat top pick when drawn on the far outside three races ago.
9TH RACE: Purse $6,000, derby trial, 3 year olds, 400 yards.
SPENDER (DeAlba) won two derbies in Colorado last summer after finishing second in local stakes last March and showed smooth stride in recent 17.9 gate drill. WEOWNTHENITE (Jensen) has been a new horse while winning both 2016 outings and unleashed strong 9.59 final 1/8 in last daylight win from the rail post. DISCONTENT (Huerta) broke sharp in last stakes win at this distance but his best races have come from outside post draws.
BEST BET: WELL MAYBE (4TH RACE)