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Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, August 31, 2014
First Post 7:30 P.M.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 1st Race (1,2); 2nd Race (1,2,6); 3rd Race (1,2,3,6); 4th Race (3). $1 wager is $72. 1st Race (1,2); 2nd Race (1,2,6); 3rd Race (1,2,3,6); 4th Race (1,3,4).
 
1ST RACE: Purse $10,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     HOT LIST (Macias) looked sharp in last victory over recent $3,200 winner Tricky Liz and five-time winner looms part of the pace scenario. LADY DELANEY (Charlton) must contend with top pick for lead while seeking third straight victory and trainer has won with 12 of his 20 thoroughbred starters this year. RACHELS BELLE (Navarro) saved ground on the far turn when fourth vs. top pick in last and is off-the-pace threat.
 
2ND RACE: Purse $7,035, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     FACE THE MARK (C Mendez) went well under a hand ride when outworked by a neck in last promising 12.1 drill for debut. GOODEST (Huerta) broke slow and was forced inward midway when third as the favorite in debut last May. DASHIN ON ICE (Nicasio) lugged in steadily near the 1/8-pole when well beaten in All-American trial debut while galloping out okay into the clubhouse turn.
 
3RD RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     NATE DAWG (Guce) is back from unsuccessful Idaho trip and won two of his prior four local starts vs. tougher fields. OCTANE (Boag) was part of the pace scenario throughout when adding blinkers in last neck setback when dropping to this level for the first time. LINCECUM (Boulanger) has shown solid early speed while second in three of last four outs at this level and hails from leading barn.
 
4TH RACE: Purse $11,230, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     BLUES MAN WON (C Mendez) is very quick from the gate and scored sizzling win at this distance in last outing over runnerup who since won a 550-yard stakes. BEMUSED (Huerta) is quick from the gate and is back at distance where she scored her two wins last year. HEZAREGAL CHARMER (Santiago Mendez) is entered not to be claimed while making first start since last August when victorious at this level.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 5th Race (1,3,6); 6th Race (3,4,5); 7th Race (1,2); 8th Race (4,5). $1 wager is $72. 5th Race (1,3,6); 6th Race (3,4,5); 7th Race (1,2,5,6); 8th Race (4,5).
 
5TH RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     LATE NIGHT SKY (Boag) has strong August work tab for comeback and was third in 2013 Golden Gate finale vs. eventual local $5,000 winner Sparkle Joel. DOCKWEILER (Macias) has plenty of early speed and sharp gelding has been no worse than second in last six outs at this level. BILLY WIN (Guce) stumbled badly at the start of lat to ignore and was fourth vs. three next-out winners two outs ago.
 
6TH RACE: Purse $5,965, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     ROCKCHICRACER (Santiago Mendez) has been privately purchased since last third-place try as the favorite at this level and quick breaker shortens up 30 yards. CHIQUITA CORONA HIPS (Samuel Mendez) broke fairly well when outworked by a neck in 12.3 drill for local bow. CALL ME SCOOP (Navarro) removes the blinkers and gets off the rail after last fourth-place try when fractious before the start.
 
7TH RACE: Purse $7,525, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     LOOKING FOR RONI (A Bautista) had the ground come out from under her when away slow in last fifth-place try and dropped nose photo vs. better three outs ago. RUNAWAY SPITFIRE (Huerta) competed vs. sizzling winner in last fifth-place try vs. stronger 22 weeks ago and quick breaker won three of five prior outs. CORONA SUGAR (Peinado) isn’t keen on winning but quick-breaking gelding has been o worse than fourth in last four tries vs. similar.
 
8TH RACE: Purse $12,000, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
     DYNASTY RED (Santiago Mendez) posted sizzling 11.8 gate drill for first start since February and beat three-time 2014 stakes winner Once Over two outs ago. SUGARBEAR SAX MAN (C Mendez) has run strong races at times vs. top fields and looms ready based on 12.0 solo gate drill for return. FOLS JESSE (Huerta) has past class and dropped head photo from the rail in stakes competition last year.
 
BEST BET: BLUES MAN WON (4TH RACE)

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