by Al Cimaglia
March 6, 2022
Pompano Park has an 8-race card ready to roll with the 0.50 Pick 4 starting in Race 5. The sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Seeing Eye Single (7/2)-Regular pilot Dave Miller is back in the bike and that should help. Leaves from a favorable post to find some cover and should be in striking range turning for the wire.
6-Prairie Panther (5/2)-My thoughts are the same as last week, the winning streak will end at some point but maybe not tonight. Winner of 5 straight has a big heart and can snag another with a good trip.
3-Panamanian Hanover (15-1)-This longshot should be a jumbo price. Willing to take swing Ingraham has the 12-year-old in play in a race that someone must win.
4-Better Call Saul (7/2)-Can leave to get a close-up seat and should be a player if everything clicks. That said, is only 2-29 since 2021 but the good news is both wins came last month. The Bambrick barn has been rolling posting 27% winners over the last 30 days.
5-Noble Legend (5/2)-Here's the program chalk who has been facing better. But is only 1-17 at the Pomp and Mc Nichol has driven in just 5 races over the past 365 days. That said, it's probably best to include with this post draw.
2-Peter Dalt (15-1)-Possible price shot comes off a dull effort versus straight Open company on 2-20. Now drops to the level of the last win on 2-14. Macomber can race near the top of the stack and shake loose down the lane. But the morning line could be inflated.
3-Double Metal (5/2)-Comes off the bench after 2 qualifiers in which Hennessey steered both times. Looks prepard but will be a short price and needs a top effort. This will be the 1st start since 12-4.
4-Actor Hanover (3-1)-Dropped from the Open class and beat easier than this at 9/5. Should be a featured player and driven aggressively in this spot.
3-Ideal Feeling (4-1)-This is the 1st start since 6-26-21 and finds a good level to come off the bench hot. Qualified well, Wallis is between the pipes, and he knows well.
6-Trashytonguetalker (5-1)-Tried to wire the field in last and had to work to get on the engine. Faded last week but that was the best effort in a while. Faces similar and looking for the upswing to continue.
7-Dealt A Winner (7/2)-Class finally showed last time in the 1st win of the year. Bumps up a few notches but this is still a beatable field with a sharp steer.
0.50 Pick 4
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