Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, March 9, 2014
First Post 5 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 1st Race (1,3,5); 2nd Race (5,6); 3rd Race (3,5,8); 4th Race (3,4). $1 wager is $90. 1st Race (1,3,5); 2nd Race (5,6); 3rd Race (3,5,8); 4th Race (1,2,3,4,6).
1ST RACE: Purse $10,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
DYNAMITE WIND (D Williams) flew along the rail for sharp maiden win in first local try and figures to get quick pace for late surge. DI CONTI (Navarro) takes big class drop after fading readily past the 3/16-pole in last Santa Anita outing and won over the 5/8-mile Fairplex oval three outs ago. ROSKO (Gavica) is one of the early speed threats and added blinkers in last victory vs. easier field.
2ND RACE: Purse $13,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
WINDAGO (Guce) scored daylight win at this distance in New Mexico two outs ago, lands leading rider for first start since June and has steady recent Utah work tab. KITSI (Charlton) made menacing three wide move for lead into the lane in last runnerup try after breaking slow from the rail post. SMART SUZZET (Gavica) was second at this level in last pair and is most effective when catching a fast pace for late run.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
CAPTAIN SHAWN D (Gavica) faced past-class winners in last pair at higher levels and is the inside controlling speed. BUDS PAL (Charlton) was three wide midway on the far turn after getting bumped from both sides leaving the gate in last fifth-place try vs. tougher. COUNTRY HERO (Guce) dueled hard for the lead to the 1/16-pole in last runnerup try at this level and runs hard every time.
4TH RACE: Purse $9,375, claiming, 4 year olds and up, 330 yards.
ENGRAVER (Hernandez) won nicely while not getting fractious before the start of last and gets positive class hike. TINY FLYING CORONA (Nicasio) broke with his head in the air and never quit trying in last runnerup try vs. rapid winner. EASING THRU TRAFFIC (Huerta) broke super in lat nose setback and shortens up 20 yards.
5TH RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
AUDREY RULES (Navarro) flashed solid early speed in two Hollywood Park starts last summer and worked locally three times last month. NEVER AFRAID (Guce) was second after sluggish start in debut at this level and lands leading rider. SEDALIA ROSE (Charlton) posted quick 34 4/5 drill at 3 furlongs for debut and has solid local distance rider up.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $18. 6th Race (2,4,5); 7th Race (4); 8th Race (2,5,6); 9th Race (1,5). $1 wager is $90. 6th Race (2,4,5); 7th Race (4,7); 8th Race (2,5,6); 9th Race (1,2,3,5,6).
6TH RACE: Purse $5,575, maiden claiming, 4 year olds and up, 330 yards.
WINDSOR BEACH (Huerta) broke slow when better-than-looked fifth in last and new connections do well with first-out claims. JDF CHOICE (R Aceves) lugged inward during the final 1/8 of last runnerup try at this level and has been second in 50 percent of his 16 starts. LOST IN MEMPHIS (S Mendez) drops into maiden claimer for comeback and barn does well with fresh horses.
7TH RACE: Purse $7,240, claiming, 4 year olds and up, 350 yards.
RIGHTS WHITE (C Mendez) was loaded with run during the final 1/16 after breaking slow while getting bumped in hard at the start of last fifth-place try. ROYAL WONDERS CHOICE (Huerta) unleashed nice rally in last neck win at higher level and is well drawn. AWISE SECRET (Suarez) has been third vs. stronger in last three tries and faced recent $4,000 runnerup Jessfirstsurviver in last.
8TH RACE: Purse $8,010, maidens, 3 year olds, 350 yards.
PAPALE (Sanchez) was solid fifth in last maiden stakes trial outing vs. eventual maiden stakes winner Another Oatie and faces easier here. LOOK OF A DASHER (R Aceves) finished with a nice stride in last runnerup try at shorter distance and gets a positive post switch. SWEET TR (DeAlba) lugged in to get bumped before the 1/8-pole and displayed long stride late in fifth-place debut at shorter route.
9TH RACE: Purse $9,375, maiden claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
STOSSEL (R Aceves) went strong under a hand ride when posting easy maiden win for new barn and retains strong rider. ANNAS MAN 2 (Huerta) has been no worse than third in last seven tries and was third two outs ago vs. recent allowance winner Conquer All. HOT TO GO (C Mendez) dropped neck photo in the night’s fastest of four 300-yard dashes in last when dropping to this class level for the first time.
BEST BET: RIGHTS WHITE (7TH RACE)