Ed Burgart


Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, September 24, 2017
First Post 6:50 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 1st Race (3,4,5,7); 2nd Race (1); 3rd Race (2,5); 4th Race (3,4,6). $1 wager is $84. 1st Race (3,4,5,7); 2nd Race (1); 3rd Race (All); 4th Race (3,4,6).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 furlongs.
     GLOBAL AMERICAN (Franco) was second vs. much tougher at similar distance in last when facing prior 870-yard allowance third-place finisher Back Street Cat. RENEGADE RUN (Bednar) has been no worse than third in last four tries and faced class-dropping winner in last third-place outing at this route. CUTE TALKER (Boulanger) has steady work tab for winning barn since getting eased in last start nearl six months ago and won easily at this level two outs ago.
2ND RACE: Purse $12,000, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
     ONE MORE ROLL (Bednar) broke slow in last third-place try vs. prior 870-yard allowance winner Cowtownmary and faces softer group here. IT’S JUST BOB (Rojas Fernandez) won nicely at this route four races back and dropped neck photo over the daytime one-mile oval in last outing 15 days ago. AVILA BEACH (J Sanchez) showed solid early speed when winning at this distance three outs ago, has a top rider up but has been idle since January.
3RD RACE: Purse $6,655, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     HAS THAT LOOK (Rangel) faced recent starter allowance winner Royal Primetime in last third-place try and gets positive class hike for new barn. JESS FOR LOVE (Ayala) switches to leading rider after two troubled outs when far back throughout and drops into the maiden claiming ranks. BOYS ARE BEST (C Mendez) drops a class level after last fourth-place try and was third at higher level three outs ago.
4TH RACE: Purse $7,915, claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
     BLOWN A WAY (Ayala) broke super in last two wins under this rider and is ideally drawn. MY SWEET DREAM (Rangel) was fourth as the favorite vs. top pick in last and new connections have done well with first-out claims. MAGIC TOSHIKO MAGIC (Zepeda) dropped neck photo vs. top pick when drawn on the rail in last and has been third or better in 10 of 15 outs.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 5th Race (4,6); 6th Race (All); 7th Race (3,4,6); 8th Race (8). $1 wager is $108. 5th Race (4,5,6); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (3,4,6);9th Race (4,8).
5TH RACE: Purse $9,570, claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
     ODESEUS (R Aceves) was second vs. class-dropping winner in last good try two months ago and was third three outs back vs. runnerup who next won for $20,000. A POWER BALL (E Nicasio) was bumped steadily from both sides early I last tough trip vs. stronger and is usually very quick from the gate. APACHE SECRET (Ayala) has leading rider up for first start since facing 2016 All-American Futurity runnerup Apollitical Chad in last New Mexico trial outing one month ago.
6TH RACE: Purse $11,325, allowance, 2 year olds, 330 yards.
     TOTAL CHANGE (C Mendez) went nicely under hand ride during final 1/16 of troubled 12.4 gate drill for return when breaking off balance while stumbling sharply at the start. RHEMY MARKO (R Sanchez) moves to the outside after last head maiden win from the rail and was strong second two outs ago vs. recent trial winner King Of Appeals MV.
7TH RACE: Purse $12,000, allowance, fillies and mares, 3 & 4 year olds, 300 yards.
     ILIKETHEWAYSHEWALKS (DeAlba) dropped head photo in last sharp stakes try vs. repeat winner Scholarly and gets positive post switch. APOLLITICAL DASHER (Arriaga) was strong second vs. the opposite sex in last when away fast vs. winner was dropping down from the Vessels Maturity. SMELL PERFUME (R Aceves) veered out early when third as the favorite from outside post after five-month layoff when facing winner who since finished second in a derby trial.
8TH RACE: Purse $125,000, Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 400 yards.
     TIME FOR JESS (DeAlba) is peaking at the right time after last strong stakes win from the rail post and is well drawn. JESS RAVIN (R Sanchez) is a six-time stakes winner who was close third vs. earlier Los Al Winter Championship winner BH Lisas Boy in last Grade I try vs. the opposite sex. THERMONUCLEAR ENERGY (E Nicasio) took advantage of outside post when unleashing her long stride in last sharp victory and now must contend with the rail.