by Al Cimaglia
March 12, 2019
Tonight, Pompano Park has an 8-race card scheduled and the popular 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 5. The sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool with a very low 12% takeout and will be my focus.
On Monday at the Pomp the drivers with the hottest hands were Wally Hennessey and Joe Sanzeri, each with two wins. Joe Sanzeri was also the top conditioner with two trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Oberlin-Byron's choice is in a good spot to get the right trip and win at a square price.
3-JL Joe-Drops and can take a picture if races back to 2/26 start when Krueger was also between the pipes.
6-Joe Joe Joe-Beaten chalk gets Hennessey and will be bet hard again, will respect but needs to find more.
1-Machmemackie-Has had trouble sealing the deal but should make the most of drawing the wood.
2-Sir Globalop Z Tam-Drops, Hennessey steers and could make a difference, can be put in play from the word go.
8-Ballinrobe-Should be leaving and could get close to the top, this race might set-up nicely for 4th picture of year.
3-Expo-Will need some racing luck but might get sucked around and if chalk has a tough trip could roll by late.
7-Cashahallic-Odds on favorite woke a bit in last and now gets Hennessey in a soft field.
1-Sweet Bet-Hasn't closed the deal in last 2 but those winners aren't an issue tonight, looks like a player.
2-Machin Marley-Faces easier, should race up-close throughout, may make the most of a pocket trip behind #1.
7-Layer Cake-Usually a threat versus this kind. Did race well off a sick scratch and could be better tonight.
0.50 Pick 4
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