by Al Cimaglia
March 11, 2018
Pompano Park has a big nine-race card on tap with the feature coming in Race 8, The Fred Monteleone Memorial Final. Eight pacers will race a mile and a quarter in the Final for a share of a $15,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence starts in Race 6 and has a $30,000 guaranteed purse with a low 12% takeout.
Last night at Cal Expo my posted Pick 4 missed fired in the second leg as the 5,7/3/3/7 combination paid $222.70 on a 0.20 wager.
Comments and selections for the Pick 4 are based on a fast track.
1-Hurrikane Ali-Lightly raced N.Y. invader gets post relief and Zeron sticks, may surprise at a nice price.
4-Rockntouch-Steps up after a sharp win, has back class and could make it 2 straight.
7-No Bad Dreams-Program chalk drops out of Opens and should like the company.
4-Rebellious-Winner of 4 of 5 at PPk for Team Zeron, post edge over main foes could be the difference.
6-TheOnlyest One-5/2 ML chalk is consistent and if isn't used too hard off the gate should be the main threat.
7-American Hustle-Outside post is a challenge but likes to win and likes this track, will respect chances.
3-Panocchio-Extra 1/4 mile may fit this 8-year-old more than others, looks like a major player.
4-Uncmprmisng Z Tam-This is 3rd start after a rest and could be sitting on a big try.
8-Dee's Rocketman-Has gate speed and with a good early seat is a threat at a square price.
2-Northern Companion-Fits at this level, could trip out and take a picture in a competitive field.
6-Manhattan Benny-Macomber takes a turn for Surick who has now had a month after the claim to find the key.
7-Im An Art Major-Drops for 2nd start since coming to town and has hit the board in 10 of 20 at PPk.
10-Bet On Brett-4-year-old has faced stakes company and with best can score from this post.
0.50 Pick 4
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