Ed Burgart
Ed Burgart Handicap
For Saturday, March 24, 2018
First Post 6 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $42. 1st Race (4,7); 2nd Race (1,2,4); 3rd Race (5); 4th Race (All). $1 wager is $84. 1st Race (4,7); 2nd Race (1,2,4); 3rd Race (5,6); 4th Race (All).
1ST RACE: Purse $11,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     FOR THE LOVOF PATTY (J Sanchez) broke in a complete tangle in last better-than-looked third-place try and has leading distance rider up. JUST A GEM (E Hernandez) has early speed and has been no worse than second in last four solid efforts. BLESS THE CAUSE (Payeras) exits three straight 870-yard races, is the inside controlling speed and gets a seven-pound apprentice allowance.
2ND RACE: Purse $11,000, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
     CUT (McDaid) outfinished prior $5,000 winner Yankee Minister despite lugging out around the far turn of last sharp win at similar distance. SOKUDO (Payeras) was caught in a speed duel in last runnerup try vs. stretch-running winner and tries hard every time. OUR NATION (J Sanchez) has leading rider up for new barn after last victory vs. softer field and can be well positioned near an expected quick pace.
3RD RACE: Purse $12,000, allowance, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
     CANDY PINK (J Sanchez) battled hard throughout in last strong runnerup try vs. sharp winner who since beat $8,000 claimers at Santa Anita. MAMA’S SECRETSTORM (Allen) has encouraging work tab over the past six weeks since last neck victory four months ago and loves to win races. SEA SECRET (Jimenez) has much early speed and gets reunited with favorite rider.
4TH RACE: Purse $11,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     GRACIAS TOM (Rojas Fernandez) was third vs. stronger field at shorter distance in last and was impeded leaving the backstretch chute when third at this route three outs back. MY LOUIE (J Sanchez) re-rallied along the inside after dropping one length back midway on the turn of last win over a wet oval and retains strong rider. GOLDEN ATLANTIC (Payeras) looms the speed of the speed with an alert start and has solid apprentice rider up.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 5th Race (1,4,5,6); 6th Race (2,4); 7th Race (2,3); 8th Race (2). $1 wager is $96. 5th Race (1,4,5,6); 6th Race (2,4,5,7); 7th Race (2,3); 8th Race (2,3,4).
5TH RACE: Purse $12,000, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
     WOW ITS HOT (Arana) checked badly from tight quarters on the far turn of last fourth-place try in fast race vs. multiple winners and is facing softer conditioned field here. GRAND AIR (Payeras) looked solid in first local try at this distance when scoring daylight maiden win over runnerup who since beat distaff allowance company. LORETO (J Sanchez) improved nicely under this rider in last maiden victory over pacesetting runnerup who was well clear of the third horse.
6TH RACE: Purse $7,140, maiden claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
     MY SUSPIRO (Arana) was forced inward after a sluggish start I nlast fourth-place try vs. class-dropping winner and was sharp prior second. LDS SUE ELLEN (Peinado) lugged in steadily past the 1/8-pole in last fourth-place try and was second two outs ago vs. recent $10,000 winner Down For Debate. SUPER SLICK INVADER (Roman) has been third or better in four of last five outs vs. similar but is now winless in 13 tries.
7TH RACE: Purse $7,330, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
     SPLASH OF FORTUNA (Roman) dropped head photo vs.prior $3,200 winner Unnleashed in last solid try at this level. EMERALDS N IVORY (Rangel) was only a nose behind top pick in last improved third-place try after 13-week layoff when dropping to this level. OK PANCHO (Carrillo) broke nicely when fourth from the outside post in last and was bumped back after breaking slow in prior third-place out.
8TH RACE: Purse $11,325, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.
     WELL GOOD (Huerta) gets reunited with favorite rider and holds the clear class edge. GIV ME A GOOD REASON (Ayala) reached out nicely after breaking sharp in 18.0 solo gate drill for return and has leading rider up. G S WINTERMEYER (E Nicasio) was well drawn when beating a soft allowance field in last and has been improved in last pair.