Ed Burgart Handicap
For Saturday, August 30, 2014
First Post 7:30 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $28. 1st Race (3); 2nd Race (7); 3rd Race (All); 4th Race (1,4,7,9). $1 wager is $84. 1st Race (3,4,5); 2nd Race (7); 3rd Race (All); 4th Race (1,4,7,9).
1ST RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
NO BACHI (Guce) didn’t enjoy the Del Mar polytrack when very wide past the 3/8-pole in last and was fourth vs. much stronger in lone local try at longer distance two outs ago. HOME RUN PRIZE (Chaparro) dueled for the lead past the ½-pole and backed up from between horses midway on the far turn of last Del Mar try vs. much better. D’ITALIA (Navarro) was floated wide around the far turn and never quit trying when second in first local try at this level three weeks ago.
2ND RACE: Purse $7,335, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
LAVISH IVORY (Sanchez) accelerated nicely midway when working alone in rapid 11.9 gate drill for first start since April and catches easy field. TEMPT THRU THE MOVES (C Mendez) broke slow while coming away off balance in better-than-looked debut and lands leading rider. CORONA MIDNIGHT (R Aceves) flashed improvement in last 12.3 gate drill when outworked by recent daylight maiden winner Runnning Corona.
3RD RACE: Purse $5,385, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
RV VALENTIN (Marquez) was bumped from both sides early when third in first local try vs. sharp winner who since beat $16,000 claimers. YOU’RE MY LADY (Santiago Mendez) was bumped in after bobbling at the start of last sixth-place try and gets off the rail. BETHIA (Macias) was steadily bumped from both sides and checked back from tight quarters during the first 50 yards of rugged debut.
4TH RACE: Purse $8,425, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
CORONELA RED HOT (Huerta) was fourth vs. recent $10,000 winner Heza Fast Hitter in fast race at higher level in last and scored maiden win under this rider four races back. VICTORY LOOPS (C Mendez) broke sharp when beating easier in last while posting the night’s second fastest of four 300-yard wins. LITELY TOASTED (A Bautista) fired nicely after long layoff in 2013 maiden win three outs ago and runs well for this rider.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $48. 5th Race (1,4); 6th Race (3); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (1,4,6,7). $1 wager is $96. 5th Race (1,4); 6th Race (3,4); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (1,4,6,7).
5TH RACE: Purse $7,230, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.
FIREROCK (Sanchez) dropped neck photo after breaking almost three quarters of a length slow in last good try from the same rail post at shorter distance. SEEN NOT HEARD (C Mendez) lands leading rider for new barn which is winning at 25 percent clip and seems better than fifth-place debut indicates. DOCS LITTLE WAVE (Santiago Mendez) was strong second two outs ago vs. eventual $8,000 winner McElhenny when lugging in badly past the 1/8-pole and is nicely drawn here.
6TH RACE: Purse $12,000, allowance, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
MOVEN LANNIE (Nicasio) can sizzle from the gate, joins leading trainer’s barn and outfinished eventual allowance winner Deepintheheartotexas in last runnerup try four months ago. PRETTY LETHAL (Sanchez) finished trying hard in last fifth-place stakes outing after sluggish start and draws good post. IMA FOOSE (Arvizu) veered outward at the start of last seventh-place stakes outing and dropped neck photo after sharp start from the rail post at this level two outs ago.
7TH RACE: Purse $8,985, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
TIMOTHEE (Nicasio) veered in badly after a sluggish start in last fifth-place try and gets off the rail. GHOST PEPPER (Santiago Mendez) beat top pick at higher level two outs ago but has been idle for 13 weeks. FIRE BOOM (Suarez) dropped neck photo after quick start in last vs. recent starter allowance challenge runnerup Hez Stellar and shorter distance is a plus.
8TH RACE: Purse $16,000, El Ocho Setenta Handicap, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
FOLLOW THE DREAM (A Bautista) is back on favorite oval and overcame pace pressure in three 870-yard wins earlier this year. THE SUNOL GRADE (Guce) adds blinkers after lugging out badly on the far turn of last runnerup try and won prior four outs. MAGOO (Boag) looked strong in last 4 ½-furlong win when pressing the pace and was off-the-pace winner at this distance earlier this year.
BEST BET: LAVISH LADY (2ND RACE)