Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, July 1, 2016
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $27. 1st Race (1,2,4); 2nd Race (1,4,6); 3rd Race (1,4,6); 4th Race (5). $1 wager is $80. 1st Race (1,2,4,5,8); 2nd Race (1,3,4,6); 3rd Race (1,2,4,6); 4th Race (5).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
TROPICLAL BAY (Hernandez) rerallied for third after lugging out from between horses when battling for lead past the ¼-pole in first local try and can flash solid early speed. CNOTESATISFACTION (Charlton) had a clear early lead before falling behind the dueling leaders on the turn of last seventh-place Pleasanton outing and should enjoy this shorter route. STICKTOTHESCRIPT (Guce) disappointed in last seventh-place try vs. tougher field and retains strong rider while dropping two class levels.
2ND RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
BITUIN (Guce) was near the leaders to the ¼-pole before coming wide into the lane of last runnerup try and is one to catch from the rail post. SIENNA SIREN (M Ramirez) rallied very wide around the far turn of last distant runnerup try vs. class-dropping winner and is late threat again. SKYE NOVA (A Bautista) was among four horses within one length for the lead past the 5/8-pole in last Santa Anita outing and is the field’s lone class dropper.
3RD RACE: Purse $10,000, maidens, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
FABULOUS CORONA (Guce) showed solid early speed when second in first try at this distance and was third three outs ago vs. recent allowance winner Stel Easy. ROSE PEDALS (E Hernandez) has encouraging work tab for debut and equaled the morning’s fastest 4-furlong drill June 16 with rapid 46 1/5 gate move. RYDERROO (M Ramirez) has been privately purchased since last troubled fourth-place Santa Anita outing 18 weeks ago and has two sizzling June works over this oval.
4TH RACE: Purse $6,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
COLORIN (E Hernandez) was pushed in badly while forced to take up solidly when fourth in first local try and looms elusive target with clean break. CAPE ROYAL 9A Bautista) has improved recent local work tab since last Santa Anita outing 14 weeks ago and drops to his lowest level. INDY’S DYNAMO (Iniguez) was wide into the lane before drifting in past the 1/16-pole in last fourth-place try when only beaten ¾ for second.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $10. 5th Race (2,6); 6th Race (1); 7th Race (7); 8th Race (2,4,5,7,8). $1 wager is $60. 5th Race (2,6); 6th Race (1,2,4); 7th Race (1,7); 8th Race (2,4,5,7,8).
5TH RACE: Purse $6,450, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
SMOOTHE OPERATOR (Huerta) outworked his company in both drills and went well under a hand ride after lugging in to the 1/16-pole in last 12.4 work. ABSOLUTELY KOOL (Peinado) had clean start when third vs. prior maiden $10,000 runnerup Frenemy in first local try and is well drawn. ALSO GOOD (A Bautista) was bumped lightly after veering out to get bumped when fifth vs. similar inn last and qualified for an earlier Arizona futurity consolation.
6TH RACE: Purse $7,725, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
LA DULCE VITA (Ayala) is back with maidens after last fifth-place trial outing vs. futurity qualifier Heartbeat and is quick from the gate. LOOK AT HER (DeAlba) is better than last trial out indicates and was nearly one length clear of the fourth horse in prior third-place try. SEPARATE ROYALTRIP (R Aceves) was under restraint during the final 1/16 after breaking fast in last better-than-looked 12.5 drill for debut.
7TH RACE: Purse $7,725, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
HAWKTOMATIC (A Bautista) was solid fourth in last trial outing from the rail post and was sharp second in prior debut vs. recent futurity qualifier King Candy. JESS A CHICK MAGNET (DeAlba) competed vs. recent Ed Burke Million winner Chazaq in last sixth-place trial outing and qualified for the Kindergarten Futurity last May. CHILOSO (Marquez) was bumped inward after breaking slow in last tough trial outing and had rail post in troubled prior debut.
8TH RACE: Purse $13,200, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
I WONT GIVE UP (Ayala) when strong when beating recent maiden winner Okays Candy Cat in last sharp victory and has winning connections. TRES CORONA CASH (DeAlba) never got involved in last Vessels Maturity try vs. 12-time stakes winner Moonist but was competitive vs. solid allowance fields last year. JESS MASTER (E Nicasio) adds the flipping halter after getting fractious before last fifth-place try and looked strong in maiden win three races back.
BEST BET: COLORIN (4TH RACE)