Ed Burgart
 
Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, June 17, 2018
First Post 5:54 P.M.
 
PickFour Selections: $1 wager is $36. 1st Race (2,4,6); 2nd Race (4,6,7); 3rd Race (3); 4th Race (1,4,5,6). $1 wager is $60. 1st Race (2,4,6); 2nd Race (3,4,5,6,7); 3rd Race (3); 4th Race (1,4,5,6).
 
1ST RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     REAL QUICK (McDaid) dueled hard for lead through a rapid 21.45 opening quarter before tiring in last Golden Gate outing vs. tougher and shorter distance is a big plus. SCULLYISM (Franco) was wide throughout the far turn of solid runnerup debut and gets a nice post switch. SOFT TRIP (Russell) was wide throughout the backstretch of last well-beaten Santa Anita outing and looms late threat at this much lower class level.
 
2ND RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     T’S PLACE (McDaid) was leaned upon while in an uncomfortable spot entering the stretch of lat third-place try and new trainer does well with first-out claims. HOUDINI’S MAGIC (Arana) made up ground steadily late along the inside after breaking slow in last fifth-place try and takes a big class drop. HUEY (Payeras) drifted out steadily on the turn after racing within the leaders past the ¼-pole in last fourth-place try and has solid apprentice rider up for new barn.
 
3RD RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     PASCHALITSA (Payeras) takes a key class drop for trainer who has solid record with Santa Anita shippers and rider captured three races Friday night. PRIVY (Hernandez) scored wire-to-wire win with class drop to this level in last and broke poorly in many of her prior outs. LILAC STREET (Russell) has been freshened 11 weeks since refusing to break with the field in last pair and record quick 46 4/5 gate drill for 4 furlongs one weeks ago.
 
4TH RACE: Purse $11,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     STONEYS MR CRUISER (McDaid) dueled hard for lead throughout the far turn of lat solid runnerup try at this level and is effective from on/off the pace. CHANGING KARMA (Payeras) has been no worse than second since getting claimed five outs ago and 15-time winner has plenty of pat class. CAN’T BEAT L.A. (Orozco) scored rapid wire-to-wire wins vs. much softer in last pair despite lugging out on the turn and faces top two picks who have combined for 21 wins here.
 
5TH RACE: Purse $6,945, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     ZOOMILICIOUS FIRE (J Nicasio) was bumped around solidly at the start, checked from tight quarters at the 1/16-pole and galloped out with energy in last fifth-place outing. IMPROVISE (Ayala) checked back sharply at the start of last outing to ignore when having run in reserve and was sixth vs. eventual futurity third-place finisher Ms KO two outs ago. LIKE HIS CHANCES (Gomez) had clean start in last fourth-place try vs. recent trial third-place finisher Majestic Mr Perry and stumbled while bumped at the start two outs ago.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 6th Race (4,5,7); 7th Race (1,4,5); 8th Race (4,6); 9th Race (3,6). $1 wager is $72. 6th Race (4,5,7); 7th Race (1,4,5,6); 8th Race (4,6); 9th Race (1,3,6).
 
6TH RACE: Purse $12,600, allowance, 3 year olds, 100 yards.
     MISSMERIZING (J Nicasio) broke super in last three wins, draws nicely and should like the shorter distance. CHOWCHILLA CHICKADEE (DeAlba) can also sizzle form the gate and has won 50 percent of her eight outs. DELIGHT WON (Huerta) broke fast in last nose win and was second two outs ago vs. eventual stakes runnerup Don’t Foose With Me.
 
7TH RACE: Purse $8,000, Maturity trial, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
     KATIES EASY MOVES (J Nicasio) looked terrific in last daylight allowance victory after five-month layoff and 13-time winner won stakes at this distance two outs ago. BRANQUINO (DeAlba) gets the class test tonight after finishing no worse than second in five outs and was geared down in rapid win from the rail post two outs ago. BILLIONAIRE BOY (Peinado) crushed a soft allowance field in comeback win two weeks ago and qualified for 2016 Los Al Two Million.
 
8TH RACE: Purse $8,000, Maturity trial, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
     FLASH N BLING (Peinado) unleashed rapid 9.37 final 1/8 in last runnerup try from the rail post and is a multiple past Grade I performer. KATELLA DELI (J Nicasio) broke super in neck comeback win three weeks ago and was second in last year’s Los Alamitos Super Derby. RENEWED (Roman) dropped neck photo in last solid try from the rail post and qualified for four derbies last year.
 
9TH RACE: Purse $8,000, Maturity trial, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
     ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (Ayala) makes few mistakes form the gate, is a multiple stakes winner and draws comfortable post. LD IS BACK (J Nicasio) has terrific ability when he breaks near the lead and looked very strong in rapid 17.60 solo gate drill for return. BH LISAS BOY (DeAlba) is classy gelding who beat top pick in Los Al Winter Championship last February and is a 17-time winner.
 
BEST BET: PASCHALISTSA (3RD RACE)