by Al Cimaglia
May 4, 2019
It's closing night at Pompano Park and that means mandatory payouts. If you are looking for a place to go with your Kentucky Derby winnings, Race 13 might be your best stop. The 0.20 Jackpot Hi-5 has a $127,976 carryover, with an estimated pool set at $400,000.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Im An Art Major (10-1)-So far Lasix hasn't helped plus gaps in starts, needs a big improvement to hit the bottom of the ticket.
2-A Fool For Mark (15-1)-Doesn't pass horses in the lane, form has been dull, would need to get sucked around to hit the bottom of the ticket. But Ingraham could work that trip.
3-Shamderock (15-1)-Dull form and sick scratches makes this 11-year-old tough to include, would need a form reversal to pick-up anything but a small check.
4-Mittnage A Trois (12-1)-Another who will need a boost to battle for a shot at the bottom of the ticket.
5-Sea Rocky Roll (3-1)-Should be part of the Hi-5 with a good post draw versus this crew. Couldn't endorse for a picture but should be in the hunt.
6-Jimi Wind Ricks (8/5)-Drops and gets Hennessey tonight, and of course, will be bet hard. Only 3-25 the last 2 years but someone has to win.
7-Ted The Ballboy (10-1)-Can't endorse for a picture but worth using underneath in the 2-5 slots.
8-Lew's Maverick (5-1)-Here's the wildcard in 2nd start off the bench. Has a 2018 season mark at DD of 1.50.4. Obviously has issues and is not the same horse that won >$78k in 2018 but could beat the chalk if fires.
9-Bet The Moon (5-1)-Only 1-18 this year and 1-20 at PPk, so no need to write much more but might blast out and stick around for a share.
10-Tymal Vortex (12-1)-With the trainer listed between the pipes it's hard to imagine an aggressive steer. But beware of a driver change, then a case could be made to use in the Hi-5 and might hit the board with a good steer.
My pick to beat the chalk would be #8 and would use with the #5 and #7 in the 2-5 slots. Many horses can hit the bottom of the ticket and will be prices. If #6 doesn't fire and isn't first or second, there could be a very nice payout.
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