Ed Burgart Handicap
For Sunday, January 25, 2015
First Post 5 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 1st Race (1,3,6); 2nd Race (1,2,6); 3rd Race (4,5); 4th Race (4,5). $1 wager is $72. 1st Race (1,3,6); 2nd Race (1,2,6); 3rd Race (1,2,4,5); 4th Race (4,5).
1ST RACE: Purse $10,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 4 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
NEW HAVEN LINE (Guce) rallied nicely for second in last vs. six-time 2014 local winner Hot List and tries hard every time. SUICIDE CURVES (Santos) was second as the favorite six outs ago at higher level when facing prior local $4,000 winner Good Proof and gets a seven-pound apprentice allowance. SHAMROCK BAY (Charlton) steps up in search of third straight win and rider has been sizzling.
2ND RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 4 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
PLAYING FOR KEEPS (Suarez) didn’t show his customary early speed in last fifth-place try vs. stronger and forced the pace in prior two runnerup tries at this level. AIMING FLUID (Santos) steadied back near the lead along the inside past the ¼-pole in last runnerup try and gets a seven-pound apprentice allowance here. WARREN’S HOT STUFF (Bednar) can fire fresh, has tactical speed and has captured 25 percent of his 36 starts.
3RD RACE: Purse $5,965, claiming, 3 year olds, 300 yards.
A GATO FLYING (Suarez) defeated stronger when nicely drawn on the far outside in last and is one of the field’s two multiple winners. CHICKITASTELITA (Guymon) broke nearly one length slow in last third-place try vs. similar and gets a postive post switch. FANTASTIC ABILITY (Sanchez) went strong in last victory at this level but hasn’t been reliable for an alert start.
4TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 4 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SLEWBIE DOO (Charlton) was prominent early vs. much stronger in last seventh-place try, puts blinkers back on and lands high-percentage rider. HOT ROCK HALLIE (Guce) looms one to catch and lost in the final strides of last runnerup try vs. prior $2,500 winner Shamrock Bay. KITSI (Chaparro) faced class-dropping winner in last runnerup try at this level and barn has been doing well.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $24. 5th Race (1,4,6); 6th Race (7); 7th Race (1,2); 8th Race (2,4,5,6). $1 wager is $48. 5th Race (All); 6th Race (7);7th Race (1,2); 8th Race (2,4,5,6).
5TH RACE: Purse $5,865, maiden claiming, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
KNIGHT HUNTER (C Mendez) adds flipping hatler for new barn and was in hand late when outworking rival in recent 18.1 gate drill. CLOSING TIME (Boag) drops into maiden claiming ranks after two good efforts but has been hard to handle leaving the walking ring. TAC ANOTHER GLANCE (Lozano) broke slow when rallying for third in second start and gets an extra 30 yards here.
6TH RACE: Purse $6,000, Winter Championship trial, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
JAKE GOLD BR (DeAlba) has looked terrific in last two wins and lightly raced five year old beat prior stakes winner Separate Interest in last. ANOTHER STORM (Peinado) posted rapid 17.8 gate drill for first start since July and was third in last derby outing vs. four-time 2014 derby winner Moonist. ONCE OVER (Alberto) won three stakes last year but best races have come from outside posts.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,000, Winter Championship trial, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
WAGON TALES (Sanchez) ran to his 2013 New Mexico form with sharp stakes win in first local try last month and has been supplemented to tonight’s trials. MATABARI (Santiago Mendez) rallied for fifth as the heavy favorite after breaking slow while getting bumped in last stakes outing and is a multiple Grade I winner. NEW LOOK (Jensen) was third vs. powerful Grade I field in Go Man Go Handicap two outs ago.
8TH RACE: Purse $6,000, Winter Championship trial, 4 year olds and up, 400 yards.
MOONIST (DeAlba) was honored as 2014 AQHA champion three year old and four-time derby winner seeks ninth straight while meeting older foes for the first time. FAR NIENTE (Huerta) was bumped inward after breaking slow in last to ignore and is a two-time past Grade I winner. SEPARATE INTEREST (Nicasio) lost tough photo after breaking super in last stakes outing and defeated three-time 2014 stakes winner Once Over two races back.
BEST BET: JAKE GOLD BR (6TH RACE)