by Al Cimaglia
March 19, 2019
The feature at Pompano Park is carded as Race 7, a condition trot with a $7,700 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 5. The sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool with a low 12% takeout and will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands at the Pomp last night was Dave Ingraham with two winners. There wasn't a trainer who recorded more than one win on the eight-race card.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to driver Matt Krueger who was injured in a nasty spill in the first race last night.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Mittnage A Trois-Using in a wide-open affair, could get an early seat and be in prime striking range late, at a price.
5-JL Joe-Similar to #3 and at this level should stay in the hunt.
6-Sea Rocky Roll-2nd ML chalk is in a spot to shine, drops and should like the company but needs a trip.
7-Drunken Desire A-Was beat at odds-on in 1st start off a rest, Hennessey is back and could be tight enough now.
5-Groovey Kid-ML chalk takes a meaningful drop and gets post relief, no excuses allowed.
6-Commentary-Has had breaking issues but last was a clean line and a good try from the 9-hole, will respect chances.
1-Cashahallic-Steps-up but knows how to win and has been sharp, can make the most out of drawing the rail.
2-A TC Queenie-Faces easier, should be forwardly placed, will use at a square price and shoot against the 6/5 chalk #5.
6-Prairie Fortune-Drops out of Open I company and probably is best chance to take a picture in 4th race of 2019.
1-Sky Crest-Has had an issue passing in the lane but can notch a win from the wood versus this bunch.
4-Stormount Dundas-Simons will need a trip and can work one from here, if so chances for success go way up.
5-Church Choir-1st time Hennessey and his hands may make a big difference if minds manners.
6-Passionate Miss-2 nice efforts after a sick scratch but can't seal the deal. Will respect 8/5 choice, but mare can be beat.
0.50 Pick 4
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