Ed Burgart Handicap
For Saturday, May 30, 2015
First Post 6 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 1st Race (1,2,6); 2nd Race (2,5,6); 3rd Race (1,3); 4th Race (1). $1 wager is $90. 1st Race (1,2,6); 2nd Race (2,5,6); 3rd Race (1,3,5,6,7); 4th Race (1,8).
1ST RACE: Purse $11,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
IRISH AND LUCKY (Guce) was hard-trying second when favored vs. similar here two weeks ago and was claimed by high-percentage connections. MISSY MARIN (Boag) dueled hard for the lead in last third-place try at this level and may prove elusive target in a field void of many speed foes. LOVE PHONE (Charlton) had an assortment of traffic issues to the ¼-pole in last to ignore and ws sharp prior second vs. eventual 870-yard allowance third-place finisher Tough Annie.
2ND RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
THAMES VALLEY (Hernandez) was strong second despite pressing the pace while wide throughout the far turn of last improved outing and runs best for this rider. SKYROSE (Santos) faced 13-time lifetime winner Sassy Britches in last improved runnerup try and has been part of the trifecta in five of last six starts. THE ONE WE STOLE (Arana) was overmatched in last fifth-place Golden Gate outing but fits with this class drop based on her two prior third-place trips.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 furlongs.
CAT FROM IRAQ (Gomez) was prominent to the 3/8-pole in all three Santa Anita outings vs. much tougher company and has trained locally all year. BRAZILIAN BARBEQUE (Santos) has been part of the pace scenario in three of her five outs at higher levels and had a clear early lead vs. straight maidens on this oval last July. HESCOMINONSTRONG (Medina) was three wide between horses while near the lead at the 3/8-pole in last Santa Anita outing and was third at similar distance locally two outs ago.
4TH RACE: Purse $10,000, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
OH DADDY OH (Boag) has sizzling early speed, lands hot rider and new barn is winning at solid percentage. ZIPPPINGAROUNDTOWN (Guce) was improved runnerup in last at this distance when facing nine-time lifetime winner Secret Lsss but lands a tough post. TOUGH ANNIE (Santos) was third in first try at this distance five weeks ago when facing prior 870-yard allowance third-place finisher Derringer and looked sharp in prior two wins vs. own sex.
5TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
GEORGIA’S NIECE (Santos) steadied back early when caught in tight quarters of last rough trip and can be prominent early in this field which lacks many speed foes. KITSI (Chaparro) has been no worse than fourth in last eight tries at this level and some of her best efforts have come from outside post draws. SEA SECRET (Charlton) is likely to make a clear early lead in this paceless field but has backed up steadily in last three tries.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 6th Race (All); 7th Race (5); 8th Race (1,3,4,5); 9th Race (6). $1 wager is $72. 6th Race (All); 7th Race (5); 8th Race (1,3,4,5); 9th Race (3,4,6).
6TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
POLISHED SILVER (Hernandez) was caught four wide while battling for the lead on the far turn of last runnerup try when removing blinkers and hits hard at this level. TIZUNANIMOUS (Bednar) faced much tougher over the Turf Paradise turf course in last six tries and drops to his lowest level. WARREN’S VANWINKLE (Santos) isn’t keen on winning but can be well positioned into the far turn and has been part of the trifecta in 33 percent of his 63 starts.
7TH RACE: Purse $7,825, maidens, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
SOMETHINGABOUTNICK (Boag) has been with the leaders past the ¼-pole in all five Santa Anita outings and catches soft field for this level. CARDINAL IN WHITE (Bednar) broke very slow in third-place debut at this distance when galloping out well. S M CHARLIE (Chaparro) has forced the pace vs. own sex in all three Santa Anita tries and should like the shorter route.
8TH RACE: Purse $7,035, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
KITTYNA (Sanchez) was fifth when well backed at 9-5 in Kindergarten trial debut after getting mildly fractious in the gate and was well in hand when outworking two foes in prior good 12.2 drill. STILL BEAUTIFUL (C Mendez) was fourth in rapid debut race when facing winner who had previously worked 220 yards from the gate in 12.3 and gets a positive post switch. HIGH CLASS HONEY (Huerta) shifted in when bumped at the start of last third-place trial outing and lugged in steadily during the final 1/8 of prior runnerup debut.
9TH RACE: Purse $7,335, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
QUIC DUKE (Nicasio) was sharp third vs. two Kindergarten qualifiers in last and gets positive post switch. ONE SWEET BOGGIE (C Mendez) broke slightly off balance in last fifth-place trial outing and was third in debut vs. runnerup who since qualified for the Kindergarten. INDEED IVORY (Guymon) broke slow while getting bumped at the start of better-than-looked sixth-place debut and was quick early in prior 12.4 gate drill.
BEST BET: QUIC DUKE (9TH RACE)