by Al Cimaglia
November 21, 2021
Pompano Park has a 12-race card scheduled with the 0.50 Late Pick 4 starting in Race 9. 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-Prairie Panther (7/2)-This 7-year-old ships in for the winter from HoP and has won 27 of 42 PPk starts. Does its best work on the 5/8's and could be a main player if dialed on high. Boyd should have the 7-year-old in play from the start.
4-Warrawee Veloce (3-1)-Hiteman will steer again and this 4-year-old raced well in 3 of 4 recent PPk starts. Best to respect, gets some needed post relief and was off a month before its Pompano debut.
6-Double Metal (8/5)-Betting Line 3-year-old has won 2 of the last 4 taking pictures versus Open III company. Drops and this was Hennessey's choice. Should be a main player and chances go up with a quick pace.
3-Pine Knot Tuff (5-1)-Beaten chalk makes his 2nd PPk appearance and was off a couple of weeks before finishing 2nd in the last start. Looking for more tonight and should race near the top of the stack.
4-Big Mach (15-1)-Beat better than this on 11-7 at odds of 23-1 and then didn't fare well versus $15,000 claimers. Fits better here and should offer a juicy price.
7-Mach West (3/2)-Hoosier Park shipper is Hennessey's choice over #6. Has hit the board in 19 of 33 starts at the Pomp and has taken 8 pictures. Has the gate speed to get a good early seat but will be a tiny price and hasn't raced since 11-5.
1-Trashytonguetalker (5/2)-Drops after a needed start and can leave quickly so Plano can work a nice trip. Made its Pompano debut last week and should be in the mix from start to finish.
3-Windemere Ryan (4-1)-Trip dependent 4-year-old needs a good steer but has been facing better and has a lot of experience on smaller ovals. Has been dropping looking for an elusive win and this might be night.
2-Gold Star Barron (3-1)-Has the gate speed to be on the point and faces a group where that should be a tactical advantage. This was Ingraham's choice over #6 and will look for a big try versus a field without a standout.
4-Born Desire (4-1)-This 3-year-old finally gets some needed post relief and tries Lasix for the 1st time. Willing to take a swing that both will help and could end up in the pocket behind the one above.
Race 9) 3,4,6
Race 10) 3,4,7
Race 11) 1,3
Race 12) 2,4
Total Ticket Cost) $18 for $0.50
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