Ed Burgart Handicap
For Friday, August 26, 2016
First Post 7:20 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $48. 1st Race (1,8); 2nd Race (1,2,5,6); 3rd Race (3,5); 4th Race (2,5,7). $1 wager is $84. 1st Race (1,8); 2nd Race (All); 3rd Race (3,5); 4th Race (2,5,7).
1ST RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 furlongs.
MAKAYLA’S WORLD (Ramirez) had rugged trip in last when breaking slow, steadying midway on the turn and getting impeded about 50 yards before the wire. LANA CAPRINA (Bednar) kept to her task for third when well positioned into the stretch of last good try vs. wire-to-wire winner and was third vs. repeat $2,500 first-place finisher Ruby N Diamonds two outs ago. BLACK ICE IN DIXIE (Santos) had a ground-saving trip in last fourth-place try vs. recent $3,200 runnerup Heliacla and has been competitive at this level in last pair.
2ND RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
HOLLYWOOD RIVIERA (Santos) dueled for lead around the far turn in last improved runnerup try and was badly impeded before leaving the backstretch chute two outs ago. SPLENDOR HOPE (Ramirez) has been no worse than third in last five tries at this level and was intimidated by drifting-in winner when along the inside down the stretch in last. INVISIBLE HANDS (Hernandez) battled between horses for the lead on the far turn of last runnerup try and looms one of several speed threats.
3RD RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
COULDASHOULDADID (Ramirez) was hard to manage after lugging out leaving the backstretch chute in last to ignore, has early speed and new barn does well with first-out claims. CABALLO BONITO (Guce) overcame pace pressure in last determined win over runnerup who earlier had finished second locally for $3,200. WESTERN SHOWDOWN (Arana) won nicely at this level in last start nine months ago and is entered not to be claimed.
4TH RACE: Purse $8,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
SOMETHINGABOUTNICK (Guce) appears one to catch with leading rider up after dueling for lead to the ¼-pole in last sixth-place try vs. tougher. ALL MAGIC (Aragon) battled between horses for command on the far turn of last improved fourth-place try but has only one win in 35 starts. ERCOLES (Iniguez) broke in a tangle before moving into contention deep on the far turn of lat fifth-place try and is well drawn for ground-saving trip.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $30. 5th Race (1,2,5,6,7); 6th Race (1,2,5); 7th Race (3); 8th Race (2,5). $1 wager is $120. 5th Race (1,2,5,6,7); 6th Race (1,2,5); 7th Race (1,3,4,5); 8th Race (2,5).
5TH RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
CONVINCED HIMSELF (Ramirez) was bumped repeatedly early and was in tight quarters leaving the backstretch chute of last better-than-looked fourth-place try at shorter route. MAXIMUM MAXIMUM (Hernandez) was very wide throughout when fourth vs. tougher field in last and was second vs. top pick three outs ago. LOVE FOREVER (Santos) was wide on the turn when facing much tougher from tough post at shorter distance in last to ignore and displayed solid early speed in prior daylight win at this route.
6TH RACE: Purse $7,425, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
ATLAS SPARKS (Ayala) has improved with each start and was strong third in last vs. recent allowance winner Eagle Appeals and recent maiden first-place finisher Countless Ways. THIRTY SIX CURLS (C Mendez) reached out with nice stride late while lugging inward when looking sharp in solo 12.1 gate drill for debut. LD IS BACK 9R Aceves) was bumped back after breaking slow in last better-than-looked fifth-place outing and has yet to break alertly in three starts.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,850, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
CISCO DASH (Ayala) was forced in badly from the 1/8 to the 1/16-poles and took up steadily thereafter in better-than-looked debut. YOURE GONNA MISH ME (Huerta) finally had a clean start in third outing one month ago when sharp second vs. class-dropping winner. PRETTY GIRLS (C Mendez) found best stride past the wire in last fifth-place try and is one of four class droppers in this field.
8TH RACE: Purse $7,725, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
SIX ZEROES (C Mendez) took up badly early when impeded in last stakes outing nine weeks ago and was strong prior second vs. eventual futurity winner AJS Anna Smoke. PRIMETIME ROYALCHICK (DeAlba) lost tough photo after alert start in last when lugging out during the final 1/16 from the rail post. BLING IT (Ayala) lugged in throughout when game second in last and has run well for this rider in last pair.
BEST BET: ATLAS SPARKS (6TH RACE)