Ed Burgart
 
Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, April 20, 2018
First Post 7 P.M.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $48. 1st Race (2,4,7,8); 2nd Race (2,3,6); 3rd Race (4); 4th Race (3,4,5,7). $1 wager is $96. 1st race (2,4,7,8); 2nd Race (2,3,6); 3rd Race (4); 4th Race (All).
 
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     GUTSY STREAK (J Sanchez) steadied back briefly entering the far turn of last sixth-place at shorter distance and looms dangerous with this class drop. T’S PLACE (McDaid) flashed improvement while no worse than third at this level in last two outs and lands apprentice rider who is winning at 24 percent clip. HEDOESITINSTYLE (Orozco) broke slow in two of last three outs and can be well positioned early from the outside post here.
 
2ND RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 furlongs.
     TENILLE (Orozco) showed sharp early speed in last runnerup try after 14-week layoff and shortens up one-half furlong. EVENING AGAIN (J Sanchez) faced the opposite sex in last needed outing after 10-week layoff and showed much early speed when winning three of her prior four outings. BIG G SECRET CRAB (McDaid) made a huge early lead when another speed foe broke poorly in last daylight victory and loves to win races.
 
3RD RACE: Purse $11,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     AJAC (McDaid) had speed sharpened when fourth vs. much tougher in last 870-yard outing and has the class edge. SIZZLING EDDIE (Jimenez) was outrun in fast race at shorter route in last seventh-place outing vs. recent 870-yard stakes winner Big Champion and flashed early zip in prior third-place try at longer route. ELDAAIFRST (J Sanchez) has shown good early speed in last five outings and scored maiden locally at this route vs. easy field four outs ago.
 
4TH RACE: Purse $9,000, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     FAVORITE SPECTACLE (J Nicasio) showed ability when outworked by recent daylight maiden winner Tac Me Out in last 12.4 drill. FAVORITE CROWN (Ayala) has come away fast in both drills when outworking his company and has strong connections. KINGCALI KID (E Nicasio) lugged in past the 1/8-pole after breaking in fair style and tried hard when outworked by a head in last 12.4 drill.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 5th Race (7,8); 6th Race (2,4,5); 7th Race (4,6); 8th Race (1,2,5). $1 wager is $96. 5th Race (7,8); 6th Race (2,4,5); 7th Race (4,6); 8th Race (All).
 
5TH RACE: Purse $9,500, maidens, 2 year olds, fillies, 300 yards.
     ONE BERRY (Arana) broke well, was tapped midway and reached out with big stride in last strong 12.1 gate drill. QUICK TO ROYALTY (Ayala) broke sharp before lugging in during the final 1/16 while running hard in promising 12.1 work for debut. LEGALLY HOTT (Roman) adds blinkers after lifting while coming away very slow in debut to ignore when the 7-5 favorite.
 
6TH RACE: Purse $8,695, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
     MOVIN POWERFULLY (Gonzalez) broke sharp in last two strong tires and dropped neck photo in last vs. class-dropping winner. SARAPLAINANDTALL (DeAlba) looked sharp when defeating eventual $8,000 winner Alegendinmytime at higher level in last but has been idle for two months. ONE SMART INVESTOR (Franco) broke nicely in last maiden win and barn has been hot.
 
7TH RACE: Purse $9,865, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.
     ROCKIN ENERGY (DeAlba) lugged out during the final 1/16 of last neck setback at longer distance and gets a positive post switch. RUN RAGING RHINO RUN (J Nicasio) rallied to beat top pick by a neck in last but doesn’t always break alertly. SOUTH WEST RED (Roman) was third at higher level in last good try vs. prior allowance third-place finisher Midori Sparkle.
 
8TH RACE: Purse $10,455, claiming, 3 & 4 year olds, 300 yards.
     BEACH BUMN FOOSE (C Mendez) faded to fourth in last vs. recent stakes runnerup Don’t Foose With Me and is back at best distance. G S WINTERMEYER (E Nicasio) broke nearly one length slow in last fourth-place try vs. tougher field and was nicely drawn on the outside of prior win. WORKER (Peinado) was knocked sideways in the hind quarters early in last tough trial outing and is capable of quick start.
 
BEST BET: AJAC (3RD RACE)