Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, May 29, 2016
First Post 6:30 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $28. 1st Race (3,6); 2nd Race (All); 3rd Race (2,4); 4th Race (8). $1 wager is $84. 1st Race (3,6); 2nd Race (All); 3rd Race (2,4); 4th Race (4,5,8).
1ST RACE: Purse $10,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
WONDERFUL BECKY (Santos) looms elusive target in this paceless field and pushed the pace vs. much tougher in last needed outing after four-month layoff. ROYALS ROYCING (Clerrise) didn’t break alertly in last fourth-place try when galloping out nicely and packs a late punch. AWE GEE (Arana) was overmatched in last fifth-place try at shorter distance and was third at this route four outs ago vs. eventual $4,000 winner Grey Girl Gone.
2ND RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 furlongs.
SWISS PEAK (Charlton) was overmatched in last Golden Gate outing and wad no worse than third in prior eight local tries vs. tougher fields. CHEESE (Guce) is the field’s lone stretch runner and should get rapid fractions to aid late surge. GREY GIRL GONE (Bednar) had a clear lead throughout in last sharp victory over runnerup who since beat $3,200 claimers but faces more speed foes here.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SOUL CRUSHER (E Hernandez) has been scratched twice recently from tougher spots after scoring 3 ¼-length victory at this level in last outing nearly two months ago. MATZOH BALL MAGIC (Bednar) has been idle for nearly eight months since rallying for third vs. tougher and connections have been doing well. RAINSFORD (Arana) rallied nicely along the inside on the far turn to take nose victory in comeback vs. easier field at this level and hails from a winning barn.
4TH RACE: Purse $10,170, claiming, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
JESS DASH DOWN FIRST (Rangel) leveled with big strides in last victory and three-time winner fits restricted conditions nicely while drawing comfortable post. MISLEADER (Guymon) dropped neck photo vs. stronger when coming away nicely in last after breaking poorly in prior pair. BROOKSTONE K (Lozano) was under a hold at the wire of sharp 12.2 solo gate drill for return and gets a positive class hike.
5TH RACE: Purse $6,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
PROUD FIGHTER (Santos) battled inside two horses for the lead deep on the turn of last third-place try at shorter distance and has high-percentage connections. SACRIFICIAL ACTION (Charlton) tracked class-dropping winner in last runnerup try as the 3-5 favorite and is now winless in 26 starts. THUNDER DRUMS (Bednar) has been third or better in three of last four outs and is well drawn for a ground-saving trip.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 6th Race (4); 7th Race (4); 8th Race (All); 9th Race (2,3,4). $1 wager is $96. 6th Race (4,5); 7th Race (4,5); 8th Race (All); 9th Race (2,3,4).
6TH RACE: Purse $7,425, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
UP FOR PLENTY (Ayala) was bumped at intervals until the closing yards of last fourth-place trial outing and veered in solidly at the start of prior third-place debut from the rail post. SCRIPTURAL (R Hernandez) was moving well late when dropping neck photo in last trial outing vs. all maidens and draws nice post. FIX YUR EYES ON ME (Lozano) leveled too late after sluggish start in third-place debut and trainer has done well with his two year olds.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,355, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
KOOL TEMPTOR (E Nicasio) broke super in sharp 12.1 gate drill for comeback while well in hand throughout and is entered not to be claimed. HRH DOS TRES SEIS (Boag) broke nearly one length slow while getting bumped at the start of last improved third-place try when adding blinkers and lands a good post. JUST A STROLL (R Hernandez) had a clean start from the rail post in last improved runnerup try after breaking poorly in prior two outs.
8TH RACE: Purse $8,025, maidens, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
OKAYS CANDY CAT (Lozano) was unlucky to drop nose photo when getting bumped after an awkward start and gets a positive class hike by winning barn. I WONT GIVE UP (Ayala) broke slow when stumbling at the start of last better-than-looked fifth-place try and qualified for a distaff derby earlier this year. SCHEMES (Samuel Mendez) was third in last outing vs. the night’s fastest 300-yard winner and ran well for this rider last year.
9TH RACE: Purse $12,600, allowance, fillies, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
RUNNER ROSE (Ayala) was solid third when favored at this level in last vs. runnerup who since beat allowance company twice and jockey/trainer team has been very solid. LADY PERRY ON FIRE (DeAlba) finished running hard when barely losing second in last at shorter distance after breaking slow while getting bumped from both sides at the start. JESS MASTER (E Nicasio) has been much improved in last pair and posted the night’s fastest of three 300-yard wins in comeback two outs ago.
BEST BET: UP FOR PLENTY (6TH RACE)