by Al Cimaglia
April 11, 2022
Pompano Park has an 11-race card set to go and the Pick 5, with a $58,000 guaranteed pool will start the night. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 6. That sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
5-Freaky Flyer (4/5)-Took control in last and wired the $4k claimers. Looks like a main player again and this 14-year-old still likes to win.
6-JK Nowornever (4-1)-Just missed by a nose from beating the one above on 3-22. Makes the 2nd start for the Clarke barn and appears to have the best chance of upsetting the chalk.
2-Simply Volo (2-1)-This 8-year-old has breaking issues and qualified well on 4-4. Should compete with this crew if able to stay flat. Not loving the short price morning line but this Plano trainee might be ready for a big try.
3-Loyal Fox Hanover (7/2)-Will need a top effort but this post draw should help Wallis get a good seat off the gate. Made a rare break in last and will overlook, fits well with this crew.
4-Cash Hit (6-1)-Drops to a competitive level and willing to use at a price in a field without a standout.
5-Hurrikanekingcarlo (2-1)-Winner of 2 straight comes off a game win. Should be bet down but best to not overlook.
6-Gold Star Artie (4-1)-Comes out of the same race as #5 and just missed by a head. Has been in fine form, an honest pace will help and likes to roll off cover.
3-Lucky Evens (6-1)-Steps-up off an efficient trip to cash a a 2nd place check. Chindano will try the same game plan here and is worth a look at this price.
4-Trix And Stones (5/2)-Here's another who steps-up but this 6-year-old comes off a sharp win. Has beaten this kind before and off the last effort it could happen again.
7-Bend In the River (7-1)-This will be the 4th start for the Holiday barn and last week was the best try when dropped to this level. Can leave and there isn't much gate speed inside, could surprise at a price.
0.50 Pick 4
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