by Al Cimagiia
January 2, 2022
Pompano Park has a 9-race card scheduled with the feature coming in Race 6, an Open Pace with a $14,200 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 starts 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.
1-When You Dance (7-1)-Has gate speed to get an up-close seat and could be ready for a big try versus Open company starting from the rail. Comes off a nice win and could trip out to take another picture at a solid price.
2-Seeing Eye Single (6-1)-Hoosier invader has a good gate speed and will take a swing team Miller will have this 7-year-old ready to fire hot off the bench. Should fit with this bunch and is another that can offer a solid price.
4-Rebellious (5/2)-Hennessey could muscle his way to the top and then back the pace down. So, can't leave off the ticket but will hope for others with more value.
6-Actor Hanover (3-1)-Wallis owns, trains and drives and he had this 6-year-old dialed on extra high last week. Fired out and got on the engine with a .26 opening quarter and never looked back. Blistered the mile in 149.2 to set a lifetime mark. If that same effort happens tonight, it should be picture time, but it may not be as easy.
3-Dealt A Winner (2-1)-Class showed last week and bumps up here but shouldn't matter if comes with a similar effort. This will be the 3rd start off the bench and could be the best showing yet.
6-Villiam (9/2)-This 5-year-old knows how to win but will need to bring his top effort to get it done at this level. Best to respect if #2 doesn't bring his fastball. Can leave and be forwardly placed. This 5-year-old was the top money winner in the field for 2021 and did post 9 wins in 36 starts.
2-My House (9-1)-There are risks if using this Shetler trainee. Does break stride but can also come right back to be posing the following week. Will look for a price in this leg and leave out the program chalk #7.
3-Agedchedar Hanover (7/2)-Has finished 2nd in the last 3 races and could finally close the deal here. Drops after finishing behind a 149.4 winner. This is a one-move type and should be in striking range with this post draw.
5-Peter Dalt (12-1)-Macomber returns to steer his own and has good gate speed to get a jump on the morning line chalk. Comes off a big try from post 7 versus this kind in last and has hit the board in 14 of 16 here with 5 wins. Looks like a live price play who could get the top and control the fractions.
7-Brilliant Strike N (7/2)-Plano trainee should be a player at this level. Needs a good trip and an honest pace but will respect chances of that happening.
8-Song Cycle Senese (3-1)-Made the most of an efficient trip and a 55.4 back-half to win at even money versus this kind in last. Miller sticks and should have this 7-year-old in the hunt at the wire.
0.50 Pick 4
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