Ed Burgart

 

    

 

Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, June 25, 2017
First Post 6:27 P.M.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $18. 1st Race (2,4,5); 2nd Race (2,3); 3rd Race (6); 4th Race (3,4,5). $1 wager is $72. 1st Race (2,4,5); 2nd Race (2,3); 3rd Race (3,6); 4th Race (All).
 
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     AERIAL ARTIST (Santos) has the best recent form and figures to be near the early lead in this paceless field. GRUMPY SMALL MOUTH (Orozco) had speed sharpened when third at 870 yards in last outing six weeks ago when making first start in two months. BADASMYWIFELETSMEB (Arias) made late progress while floated out at the wire of last improved third-place try vs. similar.
 
2ND RACE: Purse $11,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 furlongs.
     HELIACAL (Guce) was unable to show her customary early speed when away very slow before coming wide into the lane in last better-than-looked outing. LADY DELANEY (J Sanchez) set the pace when dropping neck photo vs. recent $2,500 runnerup Jennifer Doll in last and retains strong rider. ILL TELL YOU WHAT (F Martinez) was improved second when dropping to this level in last and figures to be finishing with interest.
 
3RD RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     BUTTERFLY FAITH (Arana) showed a turn of early foot after sluggish start in runnerup debut and looms elusive target in this paceless field. E Z MISS (J Sanchez) dropped well back early after getting bumped in at the start of first local outing two weeks ago. LADY SIF (Santos) was hustled early when fifth vs. similar in last and may get tracking trip behind top pick.
 
4TH RACE: Purse $7,330, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     DIVIDEMEUP (Arana) had rough trip while bumped solidly at intervals to the 1/8-pole in last sixth-place outing and drops two class levels. RGR CHICSLUVME (DeAlba) scrambled in to get bumped at the start of last neck loss after lengthy layoff and retains strong rider. UNLEASHTHEDEMON (Ayala) was nicely drawn on the outside when dropping neck photo in last improved try under this hot rider.
 
5TH RACE: Purse $6,460, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     PLEDGED (Huerta) wound up on the far inside after lugging in to the 1/8-pole in better-than-looked debut vs. much tougher field. PRIMO CARTEL (Rangel) broke slow in last outing and was distant third two outs ago vs. runnerup who since won for maiden $10,000. CALIFORNIA COURAGE (M Ramirez) was outworked by three lengths in last 12.5 drill and broke sharp in prior 12.6 work when only outworked by a nose.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $40. 6th Race (1,3,5,6); 7th Race (5); 8th Race (1,4); 9th Race (1,2,3,5,7). $1 wager is $90. 6th Race (1,5,6); 7th Race (2,4,5); 8th Race (1,4); 9th Race (1,2,3,5,7).
 
6TH RACE: Purse $9,375, claiming, 3 & 4 year olds, 300 yards.
     SCHOOL PREZ (R Sanchez) won nicely vs. stronger field from a similar post in last but has been idle for 15 weeks. SWEET BABIE JAMES (Gasca) broke fast in last Arizona allowance victory and is nicely spotted for local bow. DAENERYS (DeAlba) faced class-dropping winner in last head setback at higher level eight nights ago and has solid connections.
 
7TH RACE: Purse $11,325, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 100 yards.
     BEMUSED (Gomez) is very quick-breaking mare who loves to win races and distance should be ideal. WINNERS COOL CHICK (E Garcia) lost tough photo vs. a prior stakes winner in last nose loss at this distance one month ago. JESS BRING IT (J Nicasio) is also quick from the gate and ran hard in last third-place try at this route.
 
8TH RACE: Purse $11,025, allowance, fillies, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
     BETTER GOOGLE ME (R Sanchez) lost head photo in solid clocking for this distance in last and rallied for solid prior second from the rail. STILL FRIENDS (Ayala) broke slow in last sixth-place try vs. recent allowance runnerup Midori Sparkle and lands solid rider. LOUD LITTLE KID (Huerta) broke sharp in last easy win from the rail vs. fairly soft maiden field and didn’t break alertly in prior third-place out.
 
9TH RACE: Purse $25,000, Vandy’s Flash Handicap, 3 year olds, 400 yards.
     LOTTA BLUES MAN (Jensen) leaned back as the gate opened in comeback outing to ignore early last month and won Grade I Golden State Million last year. STELFAST (C Mendez) broke super in last sharp stakes win at this distance and overcame early bumping in prior derby victory. KISSED BY AN EAGLE (DeAlba) was much-troubled sixth when well back in Los Al Two Million last December and broke fast in good solo 17.7 drill for return.
 
BEST BET: BUTTERFLY FAITH (3RD RACE)