Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, July 5, 2015
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 1st Race (1,6); 2nd Race (7); 3rd Race (2,6); 4th Race (1,2,3,5). $1 wager is $96. 1st Race (1,2,3,6); 2nd Race (5,6,7); 3rd Race (2,6); 4th Race (1,2,3,5).
1ST RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
TIME FOR ACTION (E Hernandez) gained decent early position after awkward start vs. much stronger in last Santa Anita outing and had solid prior local work tab. GRAZEN’S GLORY (Boag) unseated rider in pre-race warmups when scratched recently and sizzled in prior 34 3/5 gate drill for debut. ELUSIVE MISTRESS (Guce) gained third with ground-saving trip on the far turn in first local try at this level and retains strong rider.
2ND RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
ZIPPINGAROUNDTOWN (Guce) looms elusive target with this big class drop and was third in last 870-yard outing vs. seven-time winner Oh Daddy Oh. KINGSBURY (Aragon) adds blinkers, drops in class and gets a high-pecentage rider for local bow after finishing second twice at longer Golden Gate distances recently. GREEN BERET (Boag) was hard-trying second vs. class-dropping winner in last outing one week ago and has been no worse than second in last four outs.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SASSY BRITCHES (Aragon) dueled hard for the lead in last runnerup try as the favorite and catches fairly paceless field here. PRINCESS ANNABELLA (Charlton) checked sharply when impeded midway on the far turn of last third-place try when moving well late with run in reserve. WICKED TRIP (Santos) is likely to get tracking trip behind top pick but her best races have come when making uncontested lead.
4TH RACE: Purse $7,335, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
SENOR GIANNI (Peinado) has been gelded since last fifth-place trial outing when shifted out to get bumped early while facing two futurity qualifiers. J B PERRY (Hernandez) was bumped repeatedly from both sides early before losing his path nearing the 1/8-pole in last better-than-looked trial outing. BETSOMEMONEYHONEY (Guymon) didn’t run a straight course and showed interest past the wire from the far outside post in last sixth-place trial showing.
5TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
BACK AT YOU (Guce) was fourth in fast race at this route in last outing vs. class-dropping winner and was second two outs ago vs. eventual 870-yard allowance winner Cuvees Choice. BACKSTREET BOSS (Boag) has plenty of early speed, has beaten stronger but has been idle for seven months. PARATITO (Santos) packs a closing punch and was only 1 ¼ lengths behind top pick in fourth-place try.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 6th Race (All); 7th Race (6); 8th Race (2,3,4,5); 9th Race (8). $1 wager is $72. 6th Race (All);7th Race (3,6); 8th Race (All); 9th Race (8).
6TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
GEORGIA’S NIECE (Santos) rallied for second vs. repeat $2,500 winner Very Thankful in last and was third two outs ago vs. eventual $2,500 runnerup Kitsi. THE ONE WE STOLE (Medina) drifted out on the far turn when sixth in first local try three weeks ago and was third twice at higher levels in the Bay Area earlier this year. FAST MOKA TOO (Charlton) has been privately purchased by hot connectionis and looms one to catch under leading rider.
7TH RACE: Purse $5,190, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
TLM STREAKIN JOY (Guymon) lugged in solidly throughout before leveling too late in fourth-place debut and gets a positive post switch. SWAGGY (Samuel Mendez) was bumped back at the start of last improved fifth-place try vs. class-dropping winner. QUICK AND BRIGHT (Andrade) veered inward to bump several times early when disqualified from fourth as the heavy favorite in lat and met stronger in first two tries.
8TH RACE: Purse $7,425, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
SINISTER PLOT (DeAlba) competed in the night’s fastest of three 300-yard dashes in last runnerup try and won a futurity trial two outs ago. BLOWINSMOKE (Peinado) was bumped from both sides when veering in at the start of last sixth-place try and deadheated for trial win two outs ago. SEE EM FLY (Ayala) has been gelded since Arizona consolation win two months ago and wasn’t badly outworked in promising local 12.3 gate drill since.
9TH RACE: Purse $145,500, Vessels Maturity, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
MOONIST (DeAlba) holds huge class edge with towering Trackmaster speed figures over the past 1 ½ years and was in hand throughout when scoring easier-than-looked trial win. WELL AND GOOD (Gomez) broke more than two lengths slow when lifting at the start of last third-place trial outing while loaded with run during the final 1/16. FAR NIENTE (Nicasio) broke super in last handy trial win and is the defending champion.
BEST BET: TLM STREAKIN JOY (7TH RACE)