by Al Cimaglia
December 23, 2018
Tonight, the feature at Pompano Park rolls in Race 8, an Open II Pace with a $9,000 purse. My focus will be on the 0.50 Pick 4 sequence which begins in Race 6, it has a $15,000 guaranteed pool and a low 12% takeout.
Last night at Mohawk, there was a dead heat for fourth place in the Jackpot Hi-5 race. The 5-8-1-6-12 combination paid $6,750.61 on a 0.20 bet, while the 5-8-1-12-6 ticket returned $8,166.66.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-PC's Alleyway-Has been giving up the lead late, maybe can find a soft 1/4 and this is not a strong bunch.
5-Crazy Ponda-Not sure about the 9/5 ML, 1-27 is an issue but still fits with this bunch.
6-Skyway Priss-Off since 12-2, winner of 3 of 10 in 2018 should be in the hunt if ready in a formless race.
9-Fair Glider-Looking for a price and 10-1 shot could grind it out in 2nd start for new trainer.
1-Modern Reflection-Steps up after a nice try, can win with best effort and should be a square price.
2-The Onlyest One-Comes off a sick scratch and makes 3rd start for Oakes. Last was better and best to respect.
8-Waikiki Beach A-Even effort in 1st PPk but was off 3 weeks. Looking for better, has gate speed to get a good seat.
1-Sporty Redhot-Winner of last 2 and Hennessey's choice, steps up but likes the engine and draws the wood.
2-Mc Mach-Steps up after a nice win and now gets post relief, Plano could work a trip from here.
4-Andreios Kardia-Beaten chalk raced well off a sick scratch, cold be sitting on a big try.
3-Bowedfortyova-Raced well in a dash after being off a few weeks, gets Campbell back and should be tighter.
4-E R Melvin-Drops and has been trying hard, could win this at a square price with a trip.
0.50 Pick 4
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