Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, November 27, 2015
First Post 7 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $48. 1st Race (1,2,3,7); 2nd Race (3,4,6,7); 3rd Race (4); 4th Race (4,5,6). $1 wager is $84. 1st Race (1,2,3,7); 2nd Race (All); 3rd Race (4); 4th Race (4,5,6).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
ROCKET RHEA (Santos) showed improved early speed in last runnerup try vs. prior $2,500 winner Lady Dash and steadied behind a horse deep on the far turn of prior fourth-place try. MARK OF THE AFFAIR (Charlton) appeared briefly bothered when a foe clipped her heels midway on the turn of last fourth-place outing and lands leading distance rider. TOONZ (Guce) has been no worse than third in last four tries at this distance and figures for a ground-saving trip from the rail post.
2ND RACE: Purse $9,190, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
LONGO (Rangel) was impressive in last maiden win for new barn while earning a strong 84 Trackmster speed figure. FLYING THE WAVES (Ayala) was solid third vs. prior $12,500 winner Apollitical Gamble in last and is well drawn. L A LITE MY FIRE (Jensen) broke poorly in last fifth-place try when well backed and was bumped inward before the 1/8-pole when sharp maiden winner two outs ago.
3RD RACE: Purse $6,9670, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
BETINI (Arana) faced winner dropping down from the straight maiden ranks in last fourth-place try at higher level and earned good figures in prior two third-place tries. RUDIGER (Luna) lugged out severely from the 1/8-pole to the wire in last third-place try at this level. SAVE PENNIES (Guymon) broke poorly while getting bumped at the start of last fourth-place try and gets off the rail.
4TH RACE: Purse $14,100, allowance, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 330 yards.
VALIANT ENERGY (Jensen) was unlucky not to have finished second after shifting in to get bumped back at the start of last third-place try at this level. DANGEROUS WOMAN (Guymon) edged out top pick with clean trip in last runnerup try but hasn’t been reliable for alert starts. CHOOSER (Gomez) exits the night’s fastest of four 300-yard dashes in last fourth-place try and was second at this distance five outs ago.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 5th Race (2,4); 6th Race (4); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (4,6). $1 wager is $96. 5th Race (2,4); 6th Race (2,3,4,6); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (4,6).
5TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
FOUR GAELS (Samuel Mendez) unleashed a rapid 22.89 second quarter fraction in last wire-to-wire win at this level and was claimed by high-percentage trainer. CALIENTE CAT (Boag) showed solid early speed while no worse than second in last two 870-yard outings and gelding loves to win races. STRETCH HOME (Charlton) had picture trip behind the dueling leaders in last victory vs. easier $2,500 field and may get similar pace scenario here.
6TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
AERIAL ARTIST (Santos) drops to his claimed level after last third-place try vs. class-dropping winner and is the one to catch. RED COATS R COMIN (Charlton) can be well positioned early and and won with ground-saving trip behind the leaders at shorter distance two outs ago. BALLARD RULER (Guce) had rugged trip when sixth vs. top pick two outs ago and was sharp second three races back vs. eventual $6,250 winner Johnny Reb.
7TH RACE: Purse $8,400, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
TELLEM IM SWEET (Arvizu) can sizzle from the gate and dropped nose photo in last strong try vs. recent $16,000 winner Apollitical Gamble. SPEAK UP (Gomez) beat slightly easier in last victory at this distance and won gamely from the rail post three outs ago. JESS DASH DOWN FIRST (DeAlba) stumbled badly when off about two lengths slow in last strong maiden win but since was scratched from a $10,000 claimer on October 17.
8TH RACE: Purse $12,800, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 550 yards.
FRONT AND CENTER (Guymon) relished this distance with his long stride after getting bumped from both sides early in last win and outside post suits his late-running style. FIRST DOWN TINY MAN (C Mendez) had plenty of run in reserve when ninth after much-troubled start in last 400-yard stakes outing and should like the extra 150 yards. STEL HEIGHTS (DeAlba) broke nicely when well drawn in last runnerup try vs. top pick and won gamely at this distance two outs ago.
BEST BET: AERIAL ARTIST (6TH RACE)