Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, July 20, 2014
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $6. 1st Race (2); 2nd Race (3); 3rd Race (4,6); 4th Race (3,6,7). $1 wager is $72. 1st Race (2,4,5,6); 2nd Race (2,3,4); 3rd Race (4,6); 4th Race (3,6,7).
1ST RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
TEASDALE THUNDER (Guce) showed terrific early speed when second vs. much tougher in Fairples debut 10 months ago and has leading rider up. PRIMAL LAD (Chapparo) showed improved early speed in last fourth-place try and rallied for second in prior sharp try vs. wire-to-wire winner. MISTY’S BEST BET (Bednar) has been third or better in four of last five outs and was third in last vs. runnerup who since beat maiden $3,500 claimers.
2ND RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
BUSHWHACKED (Boag) wasn’t disgraced when fifth vs. much stronger during the recent eight-day local thoroughbred meet and scored maiden win over 5/8-mile Fairplex oval last year. WARREN’S HOT STUFF (Gavica) has been prominent early in last two runnerup tries and is also effective from off the pace. R T M MOHAWK (Bednar) has been popular at the claim box and figures to be prominent early under this hustling rider.
3RD RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SWISS GAME (Guce) looked terrific in last daylight win under this rider when opening big lead around the far turn and is the field’s lone 2014 multiple winner. CELZO’S BIRDIE (Bednar) had speed sharpened in last two 870-yard outings and was third vs. stronger at this route three outs back. POPPY PEAK (Charlton) packs a stretch punch and should get a realistic pace to chase.
4TH RACE: Purse $13,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, fillies and mares, 4 ½ furlongs.
WINE N MAXINE (Charlton) was overmatched in last Pleasanton outing but looked strong in prior two wire-to-wire local victories under this rider. HOT LIST (Guce) defeated easier with authority in last and has versatility to win from on and/or off the pace. FLOATTHRUTHEAIR (Hernandez) was clear of trouble encountered by several of last race rivals on the far turn of last victory and runs well when drawn outside.
5TH RACE: Purse $9,475, maidens, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
MAD EFFORT (Charlton) forced the pace and never quit trying during the final 1/16 when third in first 870-yard outing three weeks ago. END OF TIME (Gavica) set the pace at longer distances in last three outings and has posted quick local drills all year. REGIFT (Boag) showed sharp speed in last Santa Anita outing and was second over the 5/8-mile Fairplex oval last year.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $16. 6th Race (1,2); 7th Race (2,5); 8th Race (3); 9th Race (2,3,4,5). $1 wager is $72. 6th Race (1,2); 7th Race (2,5); 8th Race (1,2,3); 9th Race (All).
6TH RACE: Purse $5,575, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 330 yards.
JESS BE MY VALENTINE (C Mendez) was bumped out near the 1/8-pole in last fourth-place try and posted encouraging 18.3 gate drill for new connections since. KIPS KAT (DeAlba) was fourth after getting fractious in the gate prior to debut when facin gthird-place finisher who since beat maiden $12,500 claimers. MY GIRLS DYNASTY (Luna) veered in to get bumped at the start and lugged out near the wire of lat improved fourth-place try at this level.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,745, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
FIREPOWERED (Santiago Mendez) was bumped from both sides when veering in at the start of sharp nose comeback win and five-time winner fits restricted conditions nicely. ROYAL WONDERS CHOICE (C Mendez) faced class-dropping winner in last fifth-place try at higher level and lands leading rider. SUPER KOOL (Lozano) can fire fresh and draws a favorable post.
8TH RACE: Purse $8,400, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
FIND YOUR BEACH (C Mendez) was solid fourth in last outing vs. rapid winner while facing runnerup who since captured a futurity trial. PORTRAIT OF A HERO (DeAlba) has improved since getting gelded after debut three outs ago and rider is having strong meet. LOHAN (Macias) was fourth vs. eventual futurity fourth-place finisher BF Farm Boss in last and broke fast in prior head maiden win.
9TH RACE: Purse $8,985, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
TR BARNSTORMER (Samuel Mendez) gets positive class hike by new trainer who is having strong meet and went strong throughout from this post in last victory. CASANOVA CORONA (Arvizu) adds the flipping halter for local bow and finished with big strides after getting bumped back at the start of last nose New Mexico setback. BONOS LUCKY JEANS (Macias) was fourth vs. recent $20,000 third-place finisher Mane Event in last and takes a nice class drop.
BEST BET: FIND YOUR BEACH (8TH RACE)