Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, March 1, 2015
First Post 5 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 1st Race (5,7,8); 2nd Race (4,6); 3rd Race (3,5); 4th Race (2,3,6). $1 wager is $60. 1st race (1,3,5,7,8); 2nd Race (4,6); 3rd Race (3,5); 4th Race (2,3,6).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
MY COUNT SILVER (A Bautista) needed last fifth-place try after nine-week layoff and is back at winning level. CAMMAZES (Guce) figures to make a clear early lead and was sharp second two outs ago vs. recent $4,000 winner Put It There. SUCCESSFUL BLUFF (Santos) lands hot-riding apprentice after awkward start in last third-place try after nine-month layoff and can be forwardly placed early.
2ND RACE: Purse $10,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
LADY DELANEY (Charlton) has solid early speed, can survive pace pressure and won five times here last year. TRICKY LIZ (Marquez) is one to catch and has captured four of her last five outs. SUMMMER SUNRISE (Santos) lugged out wide throughout the far turn when fourth in first local try and retains solid apprentice rider.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SHERMAN BARTLEBORT (Santos) posted rapid 46 1/5 gate drill while preparing for first start in 18 months and doesn’t face much speed pressure in this fairly paceless field. TWOATTEN TENATTWO (Boag) moved in fair style late for third after sluggish start in last and has been competitive at this level in last three tries. CADDY CAIN (Guce) went evenly for third after breaking slow in last and is late threat again.
4TH RACE: Purse $5,575, maiden claiming, 3 and 4 year olds, 300 yards.
QUICKINSON (Rios) dropped neck photo vs. stronger field in last and gets positive post switch. NO COMPROMIZE (DeAlba) has come away sharp in last three runnerup tries but was outfinished by 30-1 winner in last. HARDHEADED (Samuel Mendez) has encountered tough trips in all three outs from the rail post and is better than shown.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 5th Race (2,4); 6th Race (1,2,4); 7th Race (5,6); 8th Race (2,5,6). $1 wager is $72. 5th Race (1,2,3,4); 6th Race (1,2,4); 7th Race (5,6); 8th Race (2,5,6).
5TH RACE: Purse $5,475, maiden claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
STOLEN STARS (Peinado) has been quick into stride in last two improved runnerup tries and lands between two slow breakers. KM BIGTIME CASE (DeAlba) broke slow and altered course in last better-than-looked try when well backed vs. similar. BILLY BOY GOT RHYTHM (Boag) was not quick into stride after getting bumped early in last fourth-place try as the favorite when dropping to this level for the first time.
6TH RACE: Purse $8,880, claiming, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
CHECKING CHICK (Rios) broke very slow in last two outings when well backed at this level and adds the flipping halter. BSIMJUMPNYOURWAGON (C Mendez0 whipped her head when gate opened while losing rider in last to ignore and was third vs. repeat allowance winner Its Tempting two outs ago. SIXARUN BABE (Luna) broke sharp in last easy maiden win when posting the night’s second fastest of four 300-yard victories.
7TH RACE: Purse $7,035, claiming, 4 year olds and up, 330 yards.
RACINGDOWNTHEHILL (C Mendez) tried hard throughout in last third-place try vs. prior $6,250 winner Vuelve El Rojo and switches to leading rider. MADRES DAY (Marquez) has been super quick from the gate while winning three of last four outs and is nicely drawn. HESMORE TO CHECK (Nicasio) found best stride too late in last runnerup try vs. second pick and extra 30 yards is a plus.
8TH RACE: Purse $15,000, Separatist Overnight Handicap, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
SPENDER (DeAlba) was unlucky not to qualify for recent Winter Derby when winning trial while lugging out from the rail into a head wind. DISCONTENT (Huerta) kept trying after lugging inward early in last fourth-place trial outing and won last year’s Governor’s Cup Futurity. FIRST DOWN TINY MAN (Nicasio) won with something in reserve vs. easier field in last and outside post suits late-running style.
BEST BET: STOLEN STARS (5TH RACE)