by Al Cimaglia
November 24, 2019
Pompano Park begins the week with a 9-race card and the 0.50 Pick 4 starts in Race 6. That sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool with a low 12% takeout and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
5-Cartier Zette (7/2)-Nine-time winner this year should like the company and pilot is one of the better amateurs in the field. Big try in last race from the 9-hole and looks like a major player here.
8-Jurgen Hanover (2-1)-Amateur driver is also the trainer and thinking that helps the cause from this post. Could be a clean trip away from a second straight picture.
3-Rock N Fantasy (3-1)-Steps-up after a win on the engine at 4/5. Can get the top again and does know how to win, so best to respect.
6-I'vegotagirlcrush (7/2)-Hoosier invader fits with this bunch in first start at PPk. Shows good speed on smaller ovals and looks like a real threat to get the biggest check.
7-Mc Mach (5/2)-Has been sharp since coming to the Pomp and now gets class relief. Plano's choice over #1, his other stable entry, could get top honors in 3rd local start.
2-Hot Art (8-1)-One of two Plano entries, does lose regular pilot but could trip out and surprise at a square price.
3-American Chrome (7/5)-First start at the Pomp and should be bet hard with Hennessey. Does get an inside post draw for a change and fits, using but not as confident as the line maker.
5-Late Night Joke (3-1)-Slow start hurt in last but now faces an easier group and drew well. This horse knows how to win and with a top effort he could be first under the wire.
1-Thatsjusthowiroll (9-1)-Come off a nice win and draws better than main foes. Wrenn has options and might be able to work the right trip.
5-Hesallaboutdabass (9/2)-Just missed in last as an even money favorite. Is only 1-24 and obviously that isn't a plus, but versus this crew will use and hope for a square price.
8-Man In Black (10-1)-3-year-old takes on some older foes like the ML chalk #10 but comes off a sharp win from the 8-hole. Steps-up to NW3 but will string along.
10-Mach West (6/5)-Starting in 2nd tier might be a problem but drops and should be in the mix with a clean trip. Not a 6/5 chalk in my view but this isn't an easy race to predict.
Race 6) 5,8
Race 7) 3,6,7
Race 8) 2,3,5
Race 9) 1,5,8,10
Total Ticket Cost) $36 for $0.50
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