by Al Cimaglia
January 3, 2019
The feature at Pompano Park rolls in Race 3, a 5/8-mile dash for the cash when seven pacers will battle for a share of a $10,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence with a $10,000 guaranteed pool begins in Race 6, it has a very low 12% takeout and will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands at Pompano on Wednesday night was Wally Hennessey with three wins. The top conditioner was Dan Hennessey with two trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Krinda-Hennessey steers 8/5 ML chalk, winner of 3 straight should be the odds-on choice as in last 2.
8-Step Beyond-Has the gate speed to duck in behind #4, might trip out behind the chalk and make it 2 in a row.
4-Bet The Moon-Made more in 2018 than 5 of these combined, drops and makes 3rd start for McDonald.
5-Sir Globalop Z Tam-Merton should keep 10-year-old in play versus this soft field.
5-Fantasy Official-Gets a post edge and has gate speed, that might be enough to finally close the deal.
6-Starcasim-Not much gate speed so will need a trip, will respect but needs best to top #5 and #7.
7-Prairie Foolish-Post is the challenge but could grind it out, similar to #6 but has a win versus others mentioned.
3-Hora Star-Could trip out in the 2-hole behind the chalk and rally late.
6-Mister Special T-Odds on favorite has won last 3, should get the top again, only question is if 4-year-old can last.
10-Big CC's Rock-Will need some luck from here, but in form and if trip worked out could pop at a nice price.
$1.00 Pick 4
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