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Burgart Handicap
Ed Burgart's Handicap
For Friday, April 19, 2019
First Post 6 P.M.
 
Pick 4 Selections: $1 wager is $24. 1st Race (All); 2nd Race (5); 3rd Race (1,4,6,7); 4th Race (5). $1 wager is $96. 1st Race (All); 2nd Race (1,4,5,6); 3rd Race (1,4,6,7); 4th Race (5).
 
1ST RACE: Purse $13,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     LUKER (Garcia) was only beaten three lengths vs. better in last Golden Gate outing when three wide from the 3/8 to the ¼-poles. CENTAURUS RULE (Guce) battled hard for the lead with two horses on the far turn of last runnerup try at this level and has solid distance rider up. HEAT THINGS UP (Rojas) was briefly intimidated by drifting-out foe in mdstretch of last fourth-place outing when only 1 ¼ lengths behind second pick.
 
2ND RACE: Purse $9,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
     HOLY PLAN (Hernandez) showed improved early speed in last two victories while overcoming pace pressure and loves to win races. BELLIGERENT (Payeras) can show early speed, drops two class levels and runs best when drawn outside. IRISH AND LUCKY (Aragon) slowly lugged out on the turn when distant fourth in fast race vs. much tougher in last and 14-time winner has past class.
 
3RD RACE: Purse $8,500, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     CARTEL JESS ROCKIN (E Garcia) galloped out strong while under a pull in initial 12.6 drill for debut. LAGER LADY (E Nicasio) went well under hand ride while lugging in throughout when best in last 12.5 drill and hails from winning barn. FLY THE HEIGHTS (Bednar) responded to steady urging during final 1/16 of last improved 12.4 drill.
 
4TH RACE: Purse $9,000, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     KID AROUND (Huerta) went strong in last 12.2 drill when reaching out well under hand ride after lugging in past the 1/16-pole. RHAPSODY EN BLUE (Ayala) broke fast in both drills for debut and galloped out well in last 12.4 move. EYE SIXES EAGLE (E Nicasio) broke slow in both better-than-looked drills for debut and needs alert start from the rail post here.
 
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $32. 5th Race (5,6,7,8); 6th Race (3,4,5,6); 7th Race (1,5); 8th Race (6). $1 wager is $64. 5th Race (5,6,7,8); 6th Race (3,4,5,6); 7th Race (1,5); 8th Race (2,6).
 
5TH RACE: Purse $9,000, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     CHRIS S FAVORITE (E Nicasio) went strong late in both 12.5 drills for debut and draws nicely. BO TIMES 9 (Gasca) showed ability in last 12.3 drill after rough trip in first 12.9 work. ONE CHICK ON FIRST (C Mendez) stumbled early and went well under hand ride when only outworked by a nose in last 12.2 drill.
 
6TH RACE: Purse $8,500, maidens, fillies, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     SPECTACULAR CORONA (E Nicasio) is well-bred filly out of multiple Grade I winning mare Separate Fire and went well after sluggish start in last 12.4 drill. SCOOP THERE IT IS (Ayala) looked solid in first 12.4 drill when stumbling in hind quarters while away sluggish before finishing with big strides. PRIMA CARTEL (Gasca) broke fast in both drills for debut and scrambled in hind quarters early in last 12.3 work.
 
7TH RACE: Purse $8,500, maidens, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
     CHICKITITAS FAVORITE (C Mendez) broke well, drifted in and reached out with nice stride in last solid 12.2 drill for debut. CHAYITO CARTEL (Ayala) showed ability in both drills for debut and went strong past wire after sluggish start in first 12.5 work. EYELL BE BACK (Huerta) was improved in last 12.4 drill after breaking slow in first 12.9 work.
 
8TH RACE: Purse $10,390, claiming, 3 year olds, 330 yards.
     PARSONS ROCKET (E Nicasio) exits the best races and relishes the far outside post draw. TAMURA (Castro) has promising young rider up for new connections and won three races here last year. ARROGANT DISREGARD (Zepeda) responded to solid urging in last victory from the rail post and takes on tougher here.
 
BEST BET: PARSONS ROCKET (8TH RACE)
 

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