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Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, January 18, 2019
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 1st Race (5); 2nd Race (1,2,5,7); 3rd Race (1,5,6); 4th Race (3,4,6). $1 wager is $72. 1st Race (2,5); 2nd Race (1,2,5,7); 3rd Race (1,5,6); 4th Race (3,4,6).
1ST RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     JELLYBEANKRISTINE (Payeras) crushed a soft maiden field in first local try two weeks ago and was second twice at Del Mar last summer. MOLLY GOT EVEN (Garcia) was very wide down the backstretch in last fourth-place try, drops a class level and gets a nice post switch. LIL’ A.J. (Aragon) showed good early speed in last two runnerup tries at this level and looms one to catch again.
2ND RACE: Purse $9,500, maidens, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
     ADVANTAGEOIUS (Bednar) has steady work tab for new connections since last Santa Anita outing seven months ago and has solid distance rider up. SIX EIGHTEEN (Payeras) set the pace when second at longer distance in first local try and rider is having strong meet. STAY GOLDEN (Rojas) faced class-dropping winner when distant second at this distance in last and was third twice at 870 yards last year.
3RD RACE: Purse $9,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     ANGRY BOBBY (Payeras) unleashed nice move along the inside past the ¼-pole when third vs. stronger in last and lands hot rider. AUTISMONEFORTYFIVE(Bednar) drops a class notch in first start for solid barn and lands a good distance pilot. HONG KONG COWBOY (Arana) flashed early speed in several Northern California sprints last year and drops a class level for first local try.
4TH RACE: Purse $16,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 furlongs.
     STONEYS MR CRUISER (Bednar) was blocked along the inside when trying to rally past the 1/16-pole in last fifth-place outing and won his prior two 870-yard starts. RED WINE AND DINE (Hernandez) has terrific early speed and was third at this distance three outs ago vs. eventual 870 stakes winner Rule He Will. GUTSY STREAK (Payeras) was a six-time winner here last year and was third in last start vs. sharp winner who since captured an 870-yard allowance.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $18. 5th Race (1,3,5); 6th Race (6); 7th Race (1,4); 8th Race (2,3,5). $1 wager is $45. 5th Race (1,2,3,4,5); 6th Race (6); 7th Race (1,2,4); 8th Race (2,3,5).
5TH RACE: Purse $10,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     PROUDTOBESICILIAN (Arana) displayed a new dimension in last rapid wire-to-wire victory and steps up one class notch. HOLLYWOOD SKY (Rojas) drops a class level afer last third-place try vs. sharp winner who was posting his fourth straight victory. SRIRACHA CAT (Aragon) didn’t show his normal early speed when breaking with head in the air of last fifth-place try and may prove to be the speed of the speed here.
6TH RACE: Purse $6,560, maiden claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
     OLIVERSSWEETPRINCESS (Lozano) faced much stronger when fifth from the rail post in debut vs. class-dropping winner and hails from a winning barn. JESS MISTER (Gasca) was badly impeded by lugging-out rival near the 1/16-pole in last third-place try and takes a slight class drop. SNOW STORMS (Arana) found best stride too late as usual in last fourth-place try when forced out badly near the 1/16-pole.
7TH RACE: Purse $11,525, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 100 yards.
     THE CARTEL HAWK (C Mendez) has won his last two races at this distance and was briefly bumped off stride in hind quarters at start of last nose victory. LA SIERRAN (Bednar) set 100-yard track record two outs ago and is very quick from the gate. SEEMS EVEN BETTER (Gomez) was only a nose behind top pick when nicely drawn in last runnerup try and won pror 100-yard outing.
8TH RACE: Purse $25,000,Cypress Handicap, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.
     Please note that TARZANITO will be scratched and is entered back in Sunday’s Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship trials
     SCOOPIE JESS (E Nicasio) didn’t break alertly while leaned upon early from the rail post in las ninth-place derby outing and broke fast in prior trial win. TWISTED SIFTER (Roman) had four-race win streak snapped in last runnerup try and was eight-time winner last year. APOLLITICAL WAGON (Ayala) was under hand ride throughout after breaking fast in last daylight victory vs. softer and retains leading rider.

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