by Al Cimaglia
January 24, 2019
Tonight, Pompano Park has a 10-race card scheduled with the feature coming in Race 3, a 5/8-mile Dash for the Cash with a $10,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 6, it has a $15,000 guaranteed pool with a low 12% takeout, and it will be my focus.
The big news from Wednesday in south Florida was driver Wally Hennessey captured four races and picked up win number 10,000. Hennessey steered home #5 Prince Of Fame in the finale to hit the milestone.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Surreal Syrah-Has had issues but comes back after a tune-up on 1-21, should be in the mix if tight enough.
4-Diamond Eyes-Broke in 2 of last 3 but now gets Hennessey who has a lot of success holding bad actors together.
6-Heavenly Evelyn-2nd time Lasix and gets post relief, that's enough to take a swing versus this bunch.
7-Fantasy Official-Has been close but can't seal the deal. In a suspect field best to respect compete level.
8-Anytime Anyplace-4-1 in ML is in form and a use but hasn't started farther out than Post 4 since 10/3.
1-Jagger Rocks-0-8 but could have more speed than anyone and could make the most of the post draw.
3-Roundtable-Doesn't like to pass but from this spot may be able to roll by after a cozy trip.
5-Travis-5-year-old doesn't like to win but is not alone in this field. Krueger could trip out and is 9-1 in the ML.
8-Super Fine Credit-Looking for a more aggressive try, was Byron's choice over #4 and should be a price.
6-Brookletsjustified-Has been struggling but now Hennessey steers, 7/5 in ML in a soft field, should be in the mix.
7-You Got Trumped-Paced 56.1 in the last 1/2 from the 8-hole and is a player if Simons can provide a good steer.
3-Damion Diesel Hahn-Saratoga invader drops, makes 3rd Pomp start, should be in the hunt and will be bet hard.
6-My Friskie Boy-This guy drops to a nice spot and has a good chance to knock-off #3, the 3/2 ML chalk.
0.50 Pick 4: 3,4,6,7,8/1,3,5,8/6,7/3,6
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