by Al Cimaglia
April 22, 2018
Sunday's feature at Pompano Park rolls in Race 7, an Open II Pace with a $9,500 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence with a $30,000 guaranteed pool and a 12% takeout begins in Race 5. The Pompano Sunday night Pick 4 has become a popular bet and will be my focus.
At Cal Expo on Saturday night my Pick 4 ticket exploded in the opening leg when #6-To The Limit rolled home and lit the board up paying $73.00 to win. The race went in a sizzling 1.50.3, which ties the fastest time of the meet. The 0.20 winning combination of (6-5-1-1) paid $1289.12, and I will look to do better than three out of four tonight.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Hurricane Howard-Steps up after a down the road score, sharp connections and best to respect.
3-Major Marcus-Doesn't win often but usually threatens at this level.
5-Web Cam-MacDonald takes a turn and may try an aggressive approach from this post in an open affair.
6-CC Big Boy Sam-Comes off a sick scratch, but will respect connections, maybe a drop and pop.
1-Rock N Row-Hennessey knows well and could trip out and upset this bunch at a square price.
6-Rockntouch-Steps up after a win, has gate speed to control the race, will use at 12-1 in the ML.
7-Rebellious-Winner of 2 straight and last was very impressive, too sharp to leave out.
2-Team Captain-A dry surface could help enough, could pop at square price.
4-Spirit Shadow-Sharp efforts on off-tracks, does best work when dry, could be sitting on a big try.
5-Doo Wop Hanover-Last 2 were on an off track, now drops to a past level of success, should be in the hunt.
1-Uncle Reimus-Misses starts and that's a concern but if ready can take a picture tonight.
3-F Twenty Two-Drops, better post draw and a fast track would help, will respect chances.
10-Blueberry Heaven-Looking for 1st win of year, will need some luck from this post but best to not sell short.
0.50 Pick 4
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