by Al Cimaglia
February 5, 2019
The Pompano Park feature rolls in Race 5, a condition pace for fillies and mares with a $10,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence with a $15,000 guaranteed pool and a 12% takeout also begins in Race 5. Last night the Pick 4 pool was in excess of $34,000. My posted ticket on Monday was correct in three of four legs and I will focus on fully connecting tonight.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Lusty Delight-Has raced back into good form and will use at 10-1 in the ML in an interesting race.
5-Rockin Desire-Can leave well enough to get a pocket trip behind the ML chalk #6 and use one brush down the lane.
6-Azure Seelster-Has been facing some tough mares and this should be a spot to shine.
2-Con House-Needs to mind matters but if so, can compete versus this crew and at a square price.
5-Prince Of Minto-Plano's choice has been freshened up, 0-20 in '18 is an issue, but tuned up well and was used twice during qualifier.
8-Crazy Ponda-Needs a trip but will respect chances even from 8-hole, likes the track and this race is wide open.
4-Winyard Hanover-Winner of 9 out of 61 at the Pomp gets Hennessey, drops and should like the company.
6-Big Jer-Comes off a win to make 3rd PPk start, 10-year-old seems to have benefited from a few months off.
2-Machin Marley-In a more comfortable spot and Hennessey takes a swing, could trip out behind the favorite.
3-Post Time Terror-Been popular at the claiming box and looks to make it 3 straight, program chalk looks the part.
9-Barynya A-Couldn't get top in last but has the gate speed to be put into play here, best to respect classy competitor.
0.50 Pick 4
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