Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, May 3, 2015
First Post 5:20 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 1st Race (2,4,7,8); 2nd Race (4); 3rd Race (1,5); 4th Race (5,7). $1 wager is $48. 1st Race (2,4,7,8); 2nd Race (1,2,4); 3rd Race (1,5); 4th Race (5,7).
1ST RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
KALIHI SUN (E Hernandez) steadied past the ¼-pole in last two outings and has improving speed figures for winning barn. PRIETO (Bednar) has quick 34 flat gate drill for 3 furlongs one month ago while preparing for debut and lands a soft spot. WHINNEYHAHA (Charlton) has shown early speed in all three local tries and was fourth in last outing vs. runnerup who since won by 5 ¾ lengths.
2ND RACE: Purse $4,000, futurity trial, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
WALK THRU CRYSTAL (Luna) looked terrific in daylight debut trial victory with fast clocking and was strong in both prior 12.3 gate drills. CARNEGIE HAUL (Huerta) broke sharp and had something in reserve when posting ¾-length debut victory for winning combination. BIG TIME WILD (DeAlba) broke fairly slow and lugged inward midway when game second in debut one month ago.
3RD RACE: Purse $4,000, futurity trial, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
KITTYNA (DeAlba) broke fast and was well in hand when running hard to outwork two rivals in good 12.2 drill for debut. OVER LIMITS (Huerta) was second in debut vs. well-regarded winner whose prior 220-yard gate drill was 12.2 and hails from strong barn. REINA DE COLIMA (E Garcia) hesitated at the start of fourth-place debut when part of three-way photo for third.
4TH RACE: Purse $4,000, futurity trial, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
DOCS BEST CARD (Huerta) leveled with big stride near the 1/16-pole after veering in to get bumped leaving the gate of strong ¾-length debut victory. MARKO CZECH (Ayala) galloped out nicely in runnerup debut vs. the season’s fastest 300-yard two-year-old winner and gets a nice post switch. HAND ME THAT SEIS (C Mendez) lugged out at intervals and never totally leveled in fifth-place debut as the heavy favorite.
5TH RACE: Purse $4,000, futurity trial, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
DARING N DIFFERENT (C Mendez) appeared headed to easy debut win when shortening stride abruptly after lugging in at the 1/16-pole of third-place debut. MUCH BETTER REASON (Peinado) broke slow while veering out to get bumped at the start before getting floated in badly past the 1/8-pole in debut to ignore from the rail post. TELLEM IM SWEET (Nicasio) broke sharp in solid debut victory and was under a hold late in prior 12.4 gate drill.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 6th Race (3,4,6); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (8); 9th Race (3). $1 wager is $72. 6th Race (3,4,6); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (1,2,8); 9th Race (3).
6TH RACE: Purse $4,000, futurity trial, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
BUGS WAGON (DeAlba) gets positive post switch after third-place debut when galloping out well after caught inside a lugging-in rival during the final 1/8. HIGH CLASS HONEY (Huerta) lugged in solidly during the final 1/8 of runnerup debut and has solid jockey/trainer combo. TRUST ME NOT (C Mendez) broke sharp and was under steady urging in runnerup debut vs. well-regarded winner whose prior two drills were both 12.3.
7TH RACE: Purse $4,000, futurity trial, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
JOYOUS (Huerta) didn’t break alertly from the rail post and went strong during the final 1/16 of better-than-looked debut victory. COLT AS ICE (C Mendez) broke nicely when solidly urged in debut victory and has winning connections. HIGH CLASS CARTEL (Luna) leveled out nicely from the far outside post in 1 ¼-length debut victory after getting outworked by a nose in prior 12.4 drill.
8TH RACE: Purse $4,000, futurity trial, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
THRU THE NIGHT (Huerta) moves to the far outside post after neck debut loss when breaking slow and veering inward early. PEACEFULL DELIGHT (Nicasio) was sharp second from the fail post in debut and scrambled solidly in her hind quarters at the start of prior 12.6 drill. RV STOLIBACK (Marquez) broke fast and went well under a hand shove when outworking two rivals in12.2 drill for debut.
9TH RACE: Purse $4,000, futurity trial, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
FLASHY BIG (DeAlba) looked terrific in 1 ¼-length debut win when posting the night’s fastest 300-yard freshman clocking and sizzled in prior 12.0 gate drill. FREE SWINGER (Nicasio) lugged out early from the far outside post in head debut loss and was the top seller at the 2014 Los Alamitos Equine Sale. MISS SPECIAL REGARD (Andrade) was third in debut from the rail in meet’s fastest 300-yard freshman dash and displayed big strides while lugging in steadily late in prior 12.2 gate work.
BEST BET: FLASHY BIG (9TH RACE)