Ed Burgart
 
Ed Burgart's Handicap
For Sunday, May 20, 2018
First Post 5:40 P.M.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $32. 1st Race (1,4,6,7); 2nd Race (2); 3rd Race (3,6); 4th Race (1,2,3,4). $1 wager is $64. 1st Race (1,4,6,7); 2nd Race (2,3); 3rd Race (3,6); 4th Race (1,2,3,4).
 
1ST RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     MAUNEY (Gomez) has solid workout foundation for debut and trainer is winning at 23 percent clip. CHIQUILIN (McDaid) was bumped repeatedly off stride into the far turn vs. stronger when fourth at Santa Anita two outs ago and lands promising apprentice rider HIDDEN CROOK (Sanchez) was fairly well backed when tiring to sixth in Santa Anita debut two outs ago and has leading distance rider up.
 
2ND RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     SHARP HOLIDAY (McDaid) was bumped steadily from between horses near the ½-pole in last sixth-place Santa Anita outing and pressed the pace vs. much tougher two outs ago. LOUDER CALIFORNIA (Rojas) scored game maiden win locally at this distance when beating class-dropping runnerup in last and jockey/trainer team has been doing well. ACCLAIMED CAT (Payeras) lugged out steadily on the turn before coming very wide into the lane of last better-than-looked fourth-place try and gets a seven-pound weight break with good apprentice up.
 
3RD RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     GUTSY STREAK (McDaid) is back at claimed level where he overcame pace pressure to win two outs ago. BONMONT (Arana) is one to catch and new trainer adds blinkers in effort to keep him from lugging out on the turn. FAST LANE LARRY (Payeras) has solid apprentice up after last third-place try and can improve further while only making third start since November.
 
4TH RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     GOLDEN ATLANTIC (Gomez) was cooked in a speed duel when third at higher level in last and is likely to get tracking trip here. SOUTHERN SUNRISE (Sanchez) has sizzling early speed, loves to win races but has been idle for three months. CINCO DE MARIO (Aragon) should get solid pace to help late surge and has been no worse than third in last four outs.
 
5TH RACE: Purse $10,000, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     MAYAS SIGNATURE (Gasca) veered out solidly early after sluggish start when dropping head photo from outside post in sharp debut. SEEIN STARZ (E Nicasio) had plenty of interest past the wire after breaking one length slow in sixth-place debut and gets positive post switch. SEPARAEFROMOTHERS (DeAlba) had clear lead midway before lugging in solidly when dropping nose photo in debut two weeks ago.
 
6TH RACE: Purse $8,115, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     ONE SWEET TRINI (C Mendez) takes nice class drop after last fourth-place try and is the field’s lone multiple winner. GONE GONE AWAY (Viramontes) broke poorly when sixth vs. much tougher filed in last and dropped neck photo in prior good try. CNOTES MOVING CASH (Gasca) faced repeat 100-yard winner Lett Her Bea in last sixth-place try and fits much better with this field.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 7th Race (5); 8th Race (1,3,6); 9th Race (3,4,6); 10th Race (5,7,8,10). $1 wager is $90. 7th Race (5); 8th Race (1,3,6); 9th Race (3,4,6); 10th Race (All).
 
7TH RACE: Purse $8,000, maidens, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
     BETTER THAN EVER (Ayala) was unlucky to dropped head photo in last when veering out several lanes at the start and lands leading rider. VALIANT NIGHTS (Huerta) met winner dropping down from derby trial when fourth from rail in last after seven-month layoff and moves outside here. BABE CAN FLY (DeAlba) was hard to handle when lugging out during final 1/8 of last fourth-place try and gets off the rail.
 
8TH RACE: Purse $9,480, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     BOXCAR WILLI (Ayala) has won the last two times when starting from the rail and was game second vs. class-dropping winner in last. BLOWN A WAY (DeAlba) lugged in throughout when outrun from the rail in last to ignore and has five lifetime victories. ONE SMART INVESTOR (Lozano) broke sharp in last third-place try vs. similar and shortens up 30 yards.
 
9TH RACE: Purse $10,575, claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
     BEACH BUMN FOOSE (C Mendez) broke sharp in last solid win over class-dropping runnerup and all three victories have come at this distance. QUITE UP (Ayala) has leading rider up for new barn and gets positive class hike after getting bumped steadily early from both sides in last to ignore. TWISTED SIFTER (Roman) steps up in search of fourth straight win and barn is doing very well.
 
10TH RACE: Purse $321,800, Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     SC MONEY MAKER (Peinado) broke super when sizzling to fastest qualifying time with terrific 108 Trackmaster speed figure and was urged hard in prior Oklahoma futurity third-place out. WICKED AFFAIR (Ayala) didn’t break alertly while bumped when second as the favorite vs. top pick in last and is well drawn. MS KO (Roman) overcame sluggish start while veering inward when posting impressive trial win in debut outing.
 
BEST BET: BETTER THAN EVER (7TH RACE)