Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, April 19, 2015
First Post 5:20 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 1st Race (1,4,8); 2nd Race (7); 3rd Race (1,2,4,5,6,8); 4th Race (2,6). $1 wager is $108. 1st Race (1,4,8); 2nd Race (1,6,7); 3rd Race (1,2,4,5,6,8); 4th Race (2,6).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
MAGICO (Charlton) flashed speed vs. stronger in recent Bay Area starts and draws outside three horses who lack early zip. HIYA HIYA (Arana) drops two class levels after last fourth-place outing and last victory came at this level. CUVEES CHOICE (Guce) is entered not to be claimed while making first start in 15 months, has much early speed and hails from a winning barn.
2ND RACE: Purse $7,335, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
MR PYC TO YOU (DeAlba) veered in solidly early when trying hard in last 12.3 gate drill and was well in hand in first 12.4 work. IMA CHICKS DREAM (C Mendez) broke fast and lugged in throughout when moving well under hand ride in last 12.4 work. HATEFULIST (Peinado) was under a loose reign early and was in hand late with nice stride in last 12.3 drill.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,125, maidens, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
LAST ICY MORN (C Mendez) was away in sluggish fashion when sixth in last derby trial outing and is back with maidens. THE FOOCIL (R Hernandez) needed last fifth-place try after 34-week layoff and was second twice here last summer. UN DIAMANTEPORCUATRO (E Garcia) broke fast before shifting inward while taking awkward step near the 1/8-pole in fourth-place debut and removes blinkers.
4TH RACE: Purse $11,325, allowance, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
FIRE FORTUNE (Huerta) was bumped repeatedly for the first 130 yards of last maiden stakes seventh-place try from a tough post and sizzled at this distance three outs ago. BLABBER (Gomez) looked strong in 18.2 gate drill for comeback while well in hand and beat eventual trial winner Face The Mark in debut last September. A MERE PATRON (C Mendez) psoted the night’s second fastest of five 300-yard victories in last maiden win and retains leading rider.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 5th Race (1,2,4); 6th Race (4); 7th Race (1,3,6);8th Race (1,2,3,6). $1 wager is $72. 5th Race (1,2,4); 6th Race (4);7th Race (All); 8th Race (1,2,3,6).
5TH RACE: Purse $6,250, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
SILENT CARTEL (Andrade) was third or better in four of eight 2014 starts and lands soft spot for comeback. LEARNED (Samuel Mendez) lost his path when off poorly while bumped from both sides at the start of last better-than-looked try. FAST DADDY (DeAlba) debuts for winning connections and should be plenty fit based on two consecutive 350-yard gate drills.
6TH RACE: Purse $7,035, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
FAVORITE KISS (DeAlba) looked terrific in last 12.0 gate drill for debut when showing big acceleration midway and is out of dam who won six of nine outs. HOT LOOKER (Huerta) outworked two rivals in last 12.5 gate drill when lugging in solidly to the 1/16-pole and is full sister to last year’s Los Al Two Million winner He Looks Hot. CORONAS DREAM WALK (C Mendez) disappointed in fourth-place debut as the favorite after outworking two rivals in good prior 12.3 drill.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,060, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
MILLENNIUM FLY (Roman) moves to the far outside post after last improved fourth-place try when away sluggish in the night’s fastest 300-yard dash. LABOR INTENSIVE SA (C Mendez) has been away poorly in all four outs while finishing second three straight times and retains leading jockey. CHOOSE YOUR SPORT (E Garcia) faces easier while making first start in 14 months and was second vs. eventual allowance winner Katrina SA in fast dash three outs back.
8TH RACE: Purse $11,325, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.
JIFFY JAMES (Boag) had run in reserve after breaking slow in last fifth-place try and moves to the far outside post here. ANOTHER STORM (Huerta) is quick from the gate and chased 2014 champion sophomore Moonist in three of last four outings. RYLEES BOY (DeAlba) showed signs of past millionaire form in last runnerup try but 10-year-old gelding has run his best races when drawn outside at longer distances.
BEST BET: MR PYC TO YOU (2ND RACE)