by Al Cimaglia
November 28, 2021
Pompano Park has a 9-race card set to begin the week. The popular 0.50 Pick 4 starts in Race 6. The sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool with a low 12% takeout, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
5-Maxdaddy Blue Chip (2-1)-Hoosier invader has been very good in both local starts. Took control into a 53.4 1st half last week and never looked back. Steps-up up but so does the entire field and should be battling #6 for top honors.
6-Double Metal (5/2)-Fled the scene in last to draw-off by 8 lengths and notched the 7th win in 24 starts. Finished the mile in the same time as the one above but was in softer. Now faces tougher in an interesting "match" race.
2-Warrawee Veloce (9/5)-Raced well in last but Double Metal was a standout winner. Hennessey should leave and either be on the point or in the 2-hole, and either trip could lead to a picture.
8-Trashytonguetalker (3-1)-Moves up after an impressive win and Plano should have the pedal down and look to land on the engine. The start will be key, and this 9-year-old could stay good again.
4-Lincolnjames (2-1)-Was used hard into a 53.4 opening half and faded down the lane. Hennessey sticks and the trip should be kinder this time. But will likely be a small price and this is a bump up in class.
5-Busboy Hanover (5-1)-Came off the bench to face a 149.4 winner and should fare better here. Could land in the pocket behind the one above and the price should be right.
7-Prairie Panther (4-1)-This is a scattered bunch and technically this is a move-up in class but has beaten this kind before. Was in versus a run-away winner in last and best to respect tonight.
1-Brilliant Strike N (3-1)-Makes the 1st start for the Tee Wine barn after a claim and lands in a nice spot. Fits here and should make the most of this post draw so an encore could happen.
4-Rockntouch (8-1)-Came off a sick scratch, raced well at this level and then moved up and was in too tough. This veteran drops and might be sitting on a big try. Could post an overdue win at a big price.
8-Saulsbrook Deputy (4-1)-Makes its 3rd local start and fits with this group. This was Boyd's choice over #3, does need an honest pace and should get one. Paced the 2nd half in 55.2 last week and there is speed inside so could finish fastest of all.
Race 6) 5,6
Race 7) 2,8
Race 8) 4,5,7
Race 9) 1,4,8
Total Ticket Cost) $18 for $0.50
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