by Al Cimaglia
March 18, 2018
Tonight, Pompano Park has a 12-race card with the feature rolling in Race 10, an Open I Pace with a $15,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence begins in Race 6 and will have a $30,000 guaranteed pool and an industry low 12% takeout.
On Saturday the posted Pick 4 ticket at Cal Expo was on target in only the opening two legs as the 5-3-2-5 combinations paid $83.88 on a 0.20 wager.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Im An Art Major-Drops after breaking and makes 3rd start for new trainer. Can beat these if minds manners.
3-Bet Together-Taking a swing this 11-year-old will wake up here at a price in an odd race.
5-Agood Time To Rock-Will respect chances of this 2nd chalk but will not use #4 the ML favorite.
6-Alaskan Seelster-Racing better and may handle the rise, another worth a play at a square price.
1-CC Big Boy Sam-Gets post relief and makes 3rd start for Lareau, should be in the mix.
3-Grande Seelster-8-time winner last year can get a good early spot and be in striking range.
5-B Well-Hennessey's choice over the #1, has been racing well this year.
1-Rock N Row-Moves in from the 10 hole and likes the track, Hennessey's choice over #2.
2-Spirit Shadow-Usually in the mix and fits with these, a threat with best effort.
7-Major Starlight-9/5-ML chalk drew-off from the rail in last, post makes it tougher but is in fine form.
3-Dakota Jack-Has gate speed to get a good seat and starts inside of main foes.
5-Rebellious-Beaten favorite may get off the gate in better shape for 5th win in 6 starts.
6-American Hustle-2-1 ML chalk has been battling hard and should get on the engine or a 2-hole trip.
0.50 Pick 4
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