Ed Burgart Handicap
For Saturday, October 25, 2014
First Post 6:30 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $32. 1st Race (1,6,8,9); 2nd Race (2,3,6,7); 3rd Race (4); 4th Race (8,9). $1 wager is $96. 1st Race (1,6,8,9); 2nd Race (2,3,6,7); 3rd Race (4); 4th Race (2,5,6,7,8,9).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
RONDO HONDO (Hernandez) forced the pace to the 3/8-pole before tiring to fourth vs. stronger in last Fresno outing and was fourth locally vs. better two outs ago. WHITE FRONT FREDDY (Charlton) faced class-dropping winner in last third-place try and barn has been doing well with limited opportunities. ANYTHINGTOGETEVEN (Bednar) raced between horses throughout the far turn of last fourth-place outing and won two of prior three tries locally.
2ND RACE: Purse $10,750, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
FAMOUS DASH AWAY (Luna) finished trying hard for fourth in the night’s fastest 300-yard dash when facing similar in last and is seldom far away. RANGOL (Santiago Mendez) is entered ‘not to be claimed’ while making first start in 13 months and was under solid urging in quick 12.0 drill for return. PHONE TAG (Arvizu) was lightly bumped from both sides early when fourth vs. stronger in last and lugged in steadily after stumbling at the start two outs ago.
3RD RACE: Purse $15,900, allowance, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
SIR KIP (Gavica) showed plenty of early zip when scoring maiden win at Del Mar two outs ago and has trained locally all year. FORGOTTEN DYNASTY (DeAlba) broke slow before establishing one-length lead past the 3/8-pole from the rail post when tiring to sixth in first 870-yard outing and looms elusive target with alert beginning here. SWISS GAME (Suarez) has been flashing speed at longer distances and was second vs. prior $5,000 winner Caliente Cat in last.
4TH RACE: Purse $8,910, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 330 yards.
CHOOSER (DeAlba) was well in hand late when getting outworked by a nose in promising 12.1 drill for debut. MILLENNIUM FLY (Samuel Mendez) disappointed in sixth-place debut and moving strong to outwork two rivals in prior 12.1 drill. DIP DOWN DASH (Sanchez) went evenly in last fifth-place try and was bumped in the hind quarters at the start of prior third-place trial outing.
5TH RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
AIMING FLUID (Bednar) has encouraging work tab over the past month for comeback and speedster has won 33 percent of his 21 outings. NATE DAWG (Guce) was reclaimed by leading thoroughbred conditioner when beating class-dropping runnerup in last and won twice for $5,000 here last year. ERNIE OWL (Boag) was more prominent early than usual in last sharp win at this level and has plenty of past class.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $30. 6th Race (4); 7th Race (1,4,7); 8th Race (2,3); 9th Race (2,3,4,5,8). $1 wager is $90. 6th Race (1,2,3,4,5); 7th Race (1,4,7); 8th Race (2,3); 9th Race (2,5,8).
6TH RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SWISS PEAK (Torres) threw a fit in the gate before tiring to seventh in last to disregard and won three of her prior four outings. NEVER AFRAID (Charlton) has looked strong winning two of last three outs and looms chief speed threat for top pick. GANA GATA (Hernandez) rallied nicely for third vs. 10-time lifetime winner Looking Out in last and is late threat again.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,760, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
MONEYBALL (Suarez) was sharp second in the night’s second fastest of four 300-yard dashes in last and broke off balance in prior to ignore. WALKIN THRU ICE (DeAlba) drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and was fourth in last outing vs. third-place finisher who since beat straight maidens. KNIGHT HUNTER (Sanchez) had run on mind crossing the wire in last sixth-place try after breaking slow when well backed in first local try.
8TH RACE: Purse $7,825, claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
CALL RONA (Huerta) shifted in sharply near the 1/16-pole when scoring solid win vs. easier in lst and is the field’s lone multiple winner. LANTYS SECRET (DeAlba) dropped head photo in slow contest after coming away in sluggish style in last and has winning connections. BOSSY PANTS (Sanchez) had clean trip in last third-place try vs. prior maiden $8,000 winner Bonos Gotcha and is nicely drawn.
9TH RACE: Purse $16,000, Gold Rush Overnight Handicap, 3 year olds and up, 870 yards.
MI AGAVE (Suarez) rallied three wide for command into the lane of last victory vs. similar at this distance and loves to win races. THE SUNOL GRADE (Guce) had rugged trip when steadying behind horses early from the rail post in last to disregard and was strong prior second vs. top pick. FOLLOW THE DREAM (A Bautista) looms the speed of the speed and was three-time 870-yard winner earlier this year.
BEST BET: SIR KIP (3RD RACE)