by Al Cimaglia
February 7, 2022
Pompano Park has an 11-race card ready to go with the 0.50 Pick 4 starting in Race 6. The sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool with a 12% takeout, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Odds On Pick Six (5/2)-Comes off a solid effort from post 8 at this class and paced the 2nd half in .55. This will be the 5th race on Lasix and could be sitting on a try.
4-Beach Forecast (8/5)-Did the heavy lifting last time and got on the point but was nipped by the pocket sitter. Hennessey should be leaving and looking to make every call a winning one.
2-Americanation (6-1)-Miller sticks and comes off some even tries but drops to a soft spot. Should be in the mix versus this group.
4-Dinky Dune (6-1)-Ten-year-old doesn't win often but this is the level where a top try could happen and should be a price. Shetler will look to get sucked around and use one strong brush down the lane.
7-Mister Daytona N (7/5)-Drops to the lowest level of the meet and Hennessey gets the assignment. Should be able to get the top without much trouble and if so chances for an overdue picture improve.
3-Sooo Handsome (3-1)-Drops and is now at a level to cash the top check. Plano should have in play and from the start.
5-Enzio (4-1)-Steps-up but comes off a dominant win, draws well and Miller picks over #1 and #2. The Paver barn has been rolling and this 6-year-old has hit the board in 12 of 20 at the Pomp with 6 wins.
8-For A Dreamer (10-1)-Drops into the same class as the previous win. Will take a swing for a price, has enough gate speed to get a close-up seat and does good work at PPk.
1-Dakota Jack (6-1)-Makes the 2nd start for the Brinson barn and Miller stays between the pipes. Could get a better trip tonight, the 26.3 opening quarter didn't help chances in last.
5-Trashytonguetalker (5/2)-Was in with the one above last time and sizzled the opening quarter but that took its toll late in the mile. Looking for a different script to play out here.
7-Island Beach Boy (9/5)-Beaten favorite got a pocket ride after leaving from post 6 and lost by a nose. Will respect chances of Hennessey providing a sharp steer but there is gate speed inside. The last winner isn't in this field, so should be bet hard again.
0.50 Pick 4
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