by Al Cimaglia
January 28, 2019
Pompano Park will garner a great deal of interest tonight and it is well deserved. On Sunday, after a $190 winner captured the opening race in the Pick 5 sequence there was only one live ticket going into Race 5. Unfortunately for the ticket holder the #2-Southern Swagger came up just short and finished second. That resulted in a $23,805 carryover which led to a hefty $80,000 guaranteed pool and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Pumpkinspicelatte-2nd ML choice has been facing better and starts inside of main foe.
4-Stonebridge Pearl-9/5 ML chalk isn't a model of consistency, but this is a comfortable to spot, best to respect.
1-Walk Two Moons-In form, could get a jewel of a trip following the odds on favorite #2 and roll by late.
2-Metro Glide-7/5 chalk is Hennessey's choice, dropped and popped, now steps-up but it may not matter.
6-Layer Cake-Price play should enjoy the company and MacDonald can work a trip from this post.
2-Post Time Terror-3rd start since being claimed back by Beckwith gets post relief and look like a major player.
4-Mystical Bay-9-1 shot may leave and get a 2-hole trip behind #5 the 6/5 ML chalk, using here and in gimmicks.
5-Northern Dali-Worked hard in last 2 to get an early seat, Hennessey should have an easier time getting to wood.
3-Rock N Roll Rosie-Gets Hennessey between the pipes after a tough trip and should be forwardly placed.
4-Rockin Desire-This gal is no slouch, fits and likes to win, best to respect.
5-Galarina-13-time winner in '18 can take a picture but start will be key. Could get on engine and not look back.
4-Fox Valley Salsa-Doesn't always fire its best shot, but if so, this is a spot to take top honors.
6-McCovey Cove N-Winner of 8 out of 40 in "18 has been a bridesmaid 3 straight times, that could change tonight.
8-Always Ya Baby-2-1 chalk is back in Lareau barn as Hennessey steers, post is tough but will respect connections.
Race 1) 2,4
Race 2) 1,2,6
Race 3) 2,4,5
Race 4) 3,4,5
Race 5) 4,6,8
Total Ticket Cost) $81 for $0.50
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