by Al Cimaglia
January 17, 2019
Pompano Park has a 9-race card set to roll tonight with the feature coming in Race 3, an Open 5/8-mile dash for the cash with a $10,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool, it begins in Race 6 and will be my focus.
The Pompano payouts for the Pick 4, Pick 5 and Pick 6 have been hefty in January. Last night a big money payout happened again as the 0.20 Hi-5 (8-4-7-6-2) paid $35,483.50.
On Wednesday, the drivers with the hottest hands at Pompano were Rick Plano and Wally Hennessey each with two wins. The leading trainer on the card was Rick Plano with two trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Bass Player-Best can win this but 7/5 ML chalk has trouble staying flat, using but beware.
5-F Twenty Two-Searching for an overdue win, and this is the lowest level in a long time, should be a player.
2-Kreacher-Hennessey steered in last and tripped out, strong chance for another picture versus soft field.
7-King Corona-Swinging for a price, has excuses but does have the speed to get off the gate and stay close.
2-Jay Jay-3/2 program chalk is sharp and gets needed post relief.
8-Night Stick-3-year-old steps up and post draw is an issue, may still have the best shot at beating #2.
4-Evening Play-Looks like a spot to shine, has faced better and could get a way at a nice price, using.
5-Shrinkwrap-9/5 favorite draws well and steps up, an encore victory could be in the cards.
6-Oberlin-Camera shy but has been trying hard and now Ingraham steers, could trip out behind #5.
0.50 Pick 4
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