Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, June 26, 2016
First Post 6 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 1st Race (2); 2nd Race (2,3,4,6); 3rd Race (2); 4th Race (All). $1 wager is $72. 1st Race (2,4,6); 2nd Race (2,3,4,6); 3rd Race (2); 4th Race (All).
1ST RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
TENILLE (Bendar) had tough trip when three wide near the lead past the ¼-pole in last third-place try vs. recent $3,200 winner Irish And Lucky and looms one to catch at this longer route. ADELLUSION (Aragon) found best stride too late in last sixth-place try vs. the opposite sex and longer distance is a plus. YODEL UP A SSTORM (Boag) made an uncontested early lead in last neck loss at this level and won six races last year.
2ND RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
CUT TO RUN (Marquez) finished nicely from between horses during the final 1/16 of lat fourth-place try and can be well positioned early in this fairly paceless field. RAINSFORD (Aragon) disappointed in last fifth-place try vs. similar after winning at this claiming level two outs back and lands a solid distance rider. FLEW FLICKER (E Orozco) looms elusive target in this paceless field and 10-pound apprentice rider has shown promise in first few local rides.
3RD RACE: Purse $7,725, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
START SOMETHIN BAD (DeAlba) was close fourth in last trial outing vs. recent Ed Burke Juvenile winner Janes Cartel and was much-troubled sixth in debut when stumbling badly in the hind quarters. VALENTINAISONFIRE (Zepeda) was fourth in last trial outing after bobbling while getting bumped at the start and draws nicely between two debut runners. OUR SWEET TRINI (C Mendez) broke fast and displayed a good stride when outworked by a neck in last 12.1 gate drill for debut.
4TH RACE: Purse $6,255, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
SNOW HAWKARUNNER (Samuel Mendez) lugged out during the final 50 yards of lat third-place try and gets a positive post switch. HRH DOS TRES SEIS (Boag) was bumped from both sides early before steadying past the 1/16-pole in last rough fourth-plae outing. LDS SUCKER PUNCH (DeAlba) had clean start when third from the outside post in last good outing and drops two class levels.
5TH RACE: Purse $6,745, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
HOOSE COOSE (Huerta) has been away poorly in all three starts vs. stronger fields and showed gate quickness in earlier 12.2 gate drill. JESS AN EAGLE (C Mendez) had uncomfortable trip in last trial outing when rival drifted in front of her during first 60 yards and had the rail post in prior third-place try. FIX YUR EYES ON ME (Lozano) faced recent maiden winner Dowager in last third-place try and didn’t break alertly in prior third-place debut.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $12. 6th Race (1,6); 7th Race (2,4,7); 8th Race (1,2); 9th Race (1). $1 wager is $96. 6th Race (1,3,4,6); 7th Race (2,4,7); 8th Race (1,2); 9th Race (1,2,3,6).
6TH RACE: Purse $7,915, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
HES JESS RONI (DeAlba) finished with a good stride when well clear of recent $5,0000 runnerup Jazzys Sugar Spoon in last and gets a positive post switch. JUSFIRED (C Mendez) came away in sluggish style when strong second in last when beating recent $5,000 winner Gimie That Girl and has winning connections. STELEBRATION (Samuel Mendez) was claimed from third-place try at this level in last and dropped head photo two races back vs. winner who since ran second for $5,000.
7TH RACE: Purse $11,140, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.
JJ COOL BOY (Samuel Mendez) has looked terrific in last three daylight wins and gets huge class hike by trainer who does well with this move. TSING TAO (DeAlba) scored daylight win solid time at 330 yards in last and has a winning jockey/trainer team. BOYLIKE (C Mendez) gets positive class hike by new trainer after last head victory two months ago and beat two-year-old allowance company last year.
8TH RACE: Purse $11,325, allowance, 3 year olds, 350 yards.
MILITARIST (Peinado) unleashed terrific final 1/8 in last one-length victory when earning huge 104 Trackmaster speed figure while beating recent allowance winner Makin Moments. EL COMPA JV (R Aceves) broke super in last nose setback vs. prior allowance runnerup Snitching and qualified for two earlier 2016 derbies. STEL EASY (Huerta) was quick into stride after getting bumped solidly from both sides at the start of last runnerup try and looked sharp in prior two wins.
9TH RACE: Purse $20,000, Vandy’s Flash Handicap, 3 year olds, 400 yards.
JESS RAVIN (Ayala) relishes the rail post and scored daylight win vs. own sex in last after prior solid derby runnerup try. MI VIEJO (R Aceves) found best stride too late in last runnerup try at this distance and had rough start when fifth as the favorite in prior derby outing. JESS GOOD REASON (Marquez) was very fractious in the gate prior to last eighth-place try as the heavy favorite and beat top pick nicely in prior derby victory.
BEST BET: START SOMETHIN BAD (3RD RACE)