Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, May 24, 2013
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $32. 1st Race (1,6,7,8); 2nd Race (8); 3rd race (1,2,3,6); 4th Race (3,7). $1 wager is $96. 1st Race (1,2,5,6,7,8); 2nd Race (8); 3rd Race (1,2,3,6); 4th Race (2,3,4,7).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
POPPY PEAK (Bednar) steadied back after getting bumped out at the start before rallying for fifth vs. stronger in last and was second two back vs. repeat $5,000 winner Generations. KOFINHO (Jimenez) rallied for third after losing early position from between horses in last outing when claimed by high-percentaget trainer. REVITALIZE (Torres) rallied for third after hopping up at the start of last and is usually prominent early.
2ND RACE: Purse $7,635, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
STREAKIT DASHER (DeAlba) rallied nicely for second in debut after getting bumped early while also floated inward and gets off the rail. RUSTIK (S Mendez) broke sharp when fourth in trial debut while well clear of the fifth horse and is back with maidens. CORONADELPACIFICO (C Mendez) broke sharp in both good drills for debut and has leading rider up.
3RD RACE: Purse $6,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
BANKSTER (Bednar) has encouraging series of six local drills since early March for debut and looms plenty fit based on last two drills at 5 furlongs. EXCESSIVE PRIDE (Chalrton) was gelded prior to last improved runnerup try vs. tiring wire-to-wire winner and has winning connections. TAYLOR’S JOURNEY (Hernandez) was caught in fairly tight quarters entering the far turn of last third-place try and forced the pace in prior second-place outing.
4TH RACE: Purse $11,630, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
JESS WILSON (Nicasio) has looked strong in winning six of 11 starts and relishes the far outside post. SHESA STYLISH CHIC (F C Rubio) didn’t break alertly while getting bumped several times early in last fourth-place stakes outing and broke super in prior rapid win. HEZAREGAL CHARMER (Arriaga) was strong third vs. recent stakes runnerup consider in lat and lost tough photo after six-month layoff two outs ago.
5TH RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
DARK GAMBLER (Hernandez) faced sizzling wire-to-wire winner when rallying for second in last and new trainer does well with first-out claims. A NATURAL (Jimenez) lacked a closing punch with ground-saving trip in last fifth-place try vs. stronger when claimed by high-percentage barn. REGENT FAN (Guce) has been prominent early before tiring around the far turn vs. stronger in last pair and has leading rider up.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 6th Race (4,6); 7th Race (1,3,4,6); 8th Race (1); 9th Race (1,3). $1 wager is $72. 6th Race (4,6); 7th Race (1,3,4,6); 8th Race (1,2,3); 9th Race (1,3,6).
6TH RACE: Purse $6,060, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
AWISE SECRET (Gonzalez) lost her path after breaking slow before finishing with run in reserve on the far outside in last fourth-place try vs. two next-out winners. RGR DOWN N DIRTY (Cruz) was off poorly while veering in to get bumped at the start of last to ignore and likes the far outside post. BLUE SKIES SR (C Mendez) went evenly late after lugging inward midway in last needed sixth-place try after seven-month layoff and retains leading rider.
7TH RACE: Purse $12,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
J LOUIE (Guce) overcame early pace pressure before opening up with authority in last rapid win and has leading rider up for new barn. BACKWOODS BELLE (Charlton) was reclaimed by former trainer after pressing the pace in last third-place try and doesn’t need the lead to win. GRAND MISCHIEF (Jimenez) dueled hard for lead throughout in last sharp runnerup try vs. similar and is seldom far away.
8TH RACE: Purse $6,550, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
OCEAN SECRET (R Aceves) broke super in last rapid win at this distance and likes the inside post. TALLEDEGA (C Mendez) has leading rider up for first start in five months and was close vs. stronger last summer. FUTURE JABONERO (Arriaga) tried hard throughout in last fourth-place try at higher level and has been no worse than fourth in last four outs.
9TH RACE: Purse $5,475, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
JERICHO KID (C Mendez) recoved quickly after stumbling at the start of last hed setback and drops a class notch. JMJ CHICK (Arriaga) stumbled badly in her hind quarters at the start of last to ignore and lands meet’s second leading rider. RUNNING OUT (E Aceves) was second vs. recent starter allowance $2,500 runnerup Cowboy Surfer in last and is nicely drawn.
BEST BET: OCEAN SECRET (8TH RACE)