Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, July 26, 2015
First Post 7:10 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 1st Race (1,5,6); 2nd Race (5,6,7); 3rd Race (1,3,5,8); 4th Race (8). $1 wager is $84. 1st Race (1,2,5,6,7,8,9); 2nd Race (5,6,7); 3rd Race (1,3,5,8). 4th Race (8).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
CHARMSTEALER (Iniguez) came very wide into the stretch when lugging out on the far turn of last fourth-place try and and was no worse than third in prior four outs. HALO OF LIGHT (Clerisse) was improved second with class drop to this level in last vs. prior $2,500 winner Dream Serenade. ROCKET RHEA (Santos) tired quickly in last outing at longer route vs. stronger and broke slow in runnerup debut vs. top pick three outs ago.
2ND RACE: Purse $9,500, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
CUVEES CHOICE (Guce) is a win machine and was strong second in last at this route vs. rapid winner who came a quick 22.95 last ¼. BIG G SECRET CRAB (Santos) scored sharp win at this route in last when defeating runnerup who since won for $16,000 at Del Mar. TETON COUNTY (Aragon) has solid work tab for comeback and is effective from on and/or off the pace.
3RD RACE: Purse $10,000, 3 year olds and up, allowance, 870 yards.
SWISS HEART (Chaparro) has been no worse than third in last five outs and looms big late threat in this speed-laden field. COUSIN RICKY (Guce) showed much early speed in last fourth-place try at longer route and has run three consecutive solid local races. PUT IT THERE (Santos) has been no worse than third in last five 870-yard tries and stretch runner can pass some expected tiring speed foes.
4TH RACE: Purse $9,975, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
DARING WAVE (C Mendez) was steadily bumped from both sides after breaking poorly in last fifth-place try, switches to leading rider and lands outside post. MARAUDER (Gomez) went well in 12.1 gate drill when outworked by two rivals who ran 12.0 and was competitive vs. solid fields during 2014 and 2013 campaigns. VUELVE EL ROJO (J Nicasio) rallied nicely for second after getting bumped from both sides early in last good showing and four-time winner fits restricted conditions nicely.
5TH RACE: Purse $10,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
BEAUTIFUL YEAR (Chaparro) looms elusive target in this fairly paceless field and overcame pace pressure in last determined victory vs. ‘open’ claimers. SUDDEN QUEST (Clerrise) was overmatched in last outing at longer route and looked solid in prior two victories at this distance. AWE GEE (Hernandez) has been privately purchased by perennial leading thoroughbred trainer after fading steadily during the final 3/16 of last start vs. much stronger.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $25. 6th Race (6); 7th Race (3,4,5,6,7); 8th Race (7); 9th Race (2,3,4,6,7). $1 wager is $100. 6th Race (1,2,3,6); 7th Race (3,4,5,6,7); 8th Race (7); 9th Race (2,3,4,6,7).
6TH RACE: Purse $7,035, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
SNOWONDER (Gomez) galloped out with big strides in both fourth-place tries and outside post is a plus here. BRAINY (C Mendez) lugged in from the 1/8 to the 1/16-pole in last third-place try vs. class-dropping winner and has solid connections. FREAKISH (Huerta) broke fast in both 12.3 drills for debut and was under big hold late when outworking two horses in last drill.
7TH RACE: Purse $7,335, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
CC SENOR PERRY (Peinado) broke sharp in both runnerup outings and kept trying in last good showing vs. class-dropping winner. PURE POLITICAL (C Mendez) ran very hard late after getting bumped early in last fourth-place trial out from tough post and lands leading rider. CORONATION (DeAlba) broke a bit flatfooted before lugging inward to get bumped midway in last fifth-place trial outing and lands a good post.
8TH RACE: Purse $7,3335, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
CORONA PAOLA (DeAlba) was fifth behind two next-out maiden winners in last outing vs. stronger maiden field and is ideally drawn. CURVEY GIRL (Guymon) was much improved in last 12.4 gate drill when leveling late with nice stride while outworking two horses. JESS YALL (Arvizu) added blinkers in improved 12.5 gate drill when well in hand late while lugging in steadily throughout in outworking two horses.
9TH RACE: Purse $12,600, allowance, fillies, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
LAVISH IVORY (Ayala) broke fast in quick 17.9 solo drill for comeback and can fire fresh. SMILE N WAVE (Guymon) is nicely drawn for first start since February and was second six outs ago vs. eventual futurity runnerup No Arizona. NO SECRET CHICKS (Huerta) finished with interest in last fourth-place try after a sluggish start when also bumped and has recent racing edge over top two choices.
BEST BET: CORONA PAOLA (8TH RACE)