by Al Cimaglia
February 19, 2019
Pompano Park has an 8-race card set to roll tonight. The popular 0.50 Pick 4 sequence will be my focus. It begins in Race 5 and has a $15,000 guaranteed pool with an industry low 12% takeout.
Last night was a bit unusual in south Florida. No driver or trainer had more than one win on the 8-race card.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Glide In The Wind-Hennessey seems to have found the key to this horse since the claim on 1/29.
5-Wesley Hanover-Could upset the 3/2 ML chalk if the pace is fast enough, should be sitting in the pocket.
2-Jays Bees Grin-12-time winner in '18 comes off a big try from the 2nd tier, a player at 2-1 in the ML.
3-Brookstone-Was claimed for $5k on 1/9 and now in for a $4k tag, could be a wake-up call if minds manners.
6-Bobcat Bound-Another without much success after a recent $5k claim, will respect chances in a soft field.
3-Iced Out-7/5 ML chalk with Hennessey takes a big drop, could get on the engine and not look back.
4-Keystone Christa-10-year-old mare is hard to predict, can win at this level at a nice price if fires best shot.
7-Mystical Bay-Simons choice, and did face a tough winner in last, could be sitting on a big try.
8-Walk Two Moons-Zeron has been quiet, but here's a price shot to use if he can light this gal up off the gate.
1-Sweet Bet-Last was better and this is 3rd time Lasix, looks to be in the hunt.
4-Layer Cake-Does best work up-close to the lead and could get that trip tonight.
6-Machin Marley-Form hasn't been great but last was better and if pace is quick could surprise at a square price.
7-Northern Dali-9/5 chalk got sucked around in 1st start since a sick scratch, has beaten better but will look to beat.
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