Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, December 4, 2016
First Post 5:10 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $18. 1st Race (6); 2nd Race (1,3,6); 3rd Race (1,4,5); 4th Race (1,2). $1 wager is $108. 1st Race (1,2,4,5,6,8); 2nd Race (1,3,6); 3rd Race (1,4,5); 4th Race (1,2).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
CHAOTIC BEHAVIOR (Hernandez) was within striking range of pacesetting winner throughout when dropping head photo in first local try and is one to catch here. PAPA’S LADY (Orozco) had uncomfortable trip to the ¼-pole when bumped at intervals of last fifth-place try and was sharp winner at this level three outs back. SLEW KEYTY (Aragon) was only ¾ behind top pick when fourth in last and is well drawn for another ground-saving trip.
2ND RACE: Purse $6,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
DARK ENCOUNTER (Guce) dropped far back early after taking an awkward step when breaking slow in last fourth-place try when finishing fast and retains leading rider. DANCININDYSPOTLITE (Arana) had speed sharpened in last sixth-place try at 870 yards and dueled for the lead when third at this route two outs ago. INDY DEVIL’S ARMS (Bednar) steadied off a horse’s heels deep on the far turn of last fourth-place etry and retains strong rider.
3RD RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
TRIBE OF GAMBLERS (Arana) was game second at this level in last vs. class-dropping winner and was third three outs ago vs. eventual 870-yard allowance first-place finisher Five Star Jack. HIGH ALERT (Guce) was impeded at the 1/16-pole in last to ignore and lands leading rider. BADASMYWIFELETSMEB (Mitchell) had run crossing the wire while steadying off a horse’s heels in last sixth-place try vs. class-dropping winner.
4TH RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
BULLISH ON STEVE (Aragon) drifted out into the lane when battling for the lead in last runnerup try and is one to catch again. COLORIN (Boag) is chief speed threat for top pick and scored wire-to-wire win at this level two outs ago. INDY’S DYNAMO (Orozco) was wide into the lane when finishing behind top two picks in last fourth-place try and won twice earlier this meet.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 5th Race (2); 6th Race (2,5,6); 7th Race (2,5,6); 8th Race (2,3,5,6). $1 wager is $108. 5th Race (1,2,6); 6th Race (2,5,6); 7th Race (2,5,6); 8th Race (2,3,5,6).
5TH RACE: Purse $7,425, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
JESS ENJOY ME (R Aceves) stumbled while bumped in at the start of last solid fourth-place try vs. recent trial winner Apolitical Spirit. IMPACT (C Mendez) was bumped in at the start of last fourth-place outing after breaking in sluggish style and dropped neck photo in prior sharp effort. STOLIN DIAMOND (Ayala) was quick into stride when fading to fifth in last futurity try, is back with maidens and shortens up 50 yards.
6TH RACE: Purse $6,550, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
BETTER TIMES (Boag) was second vs. stronger with solid Trackmaster speed figures in lat pair and gets her easiest chance. DOING TRIX (Cervantes) broke fast and was well in hand when posting encouraging 12.3 gate drill for first local try. VALENTINES KISS (C Mendez) broke slow before drifting in past the 1/8-pole in last to ignore and gets a positive post switch.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,060, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
ROCKNBYE (Arana) was second despite breaking slow in last pair and adds the flipping halter while getting another 30 yards. MAJOR RUN UP (R Aceves) was third as the favorite vs. similar in second local try one month ago and was fourth two outs ago vs. recent $6,250 winner Kishme. EL TORITO OMEGA (C Mendez) checked back sharply from fairly tight quarters past the 1/8-pole in last third-place try as the favorite.
8TH RACE: Purse $8,110, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
LOVIN M LEAVE M (C Mendez0 was quick into stride before fading to fourth vs. tougher field in last and was second two outs ago vs. eventual $16,000 winner Kassandra. AGUILTA ALTA (Ayala) turned head when away very slow vs. tougher in last and broke sharp in prior two wins. RIEDA MORENO (Peinado) was very fractious before the tart of last to ignore vs. much tougher field and lands comfortable post.
BEST BET: CHAOTIC BEHAVIOR (1ST RACE)