by Al Cimaglia
December 2, 2019
Pompano Park has an 8-race card set to roll tonight. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence begins in Race 5, it has a $10,000 guaranteed pool with a 12% takeout, and it will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands on Sunday was Wally Hennessey with two winners. The top conditioner on the card was Michael Deters who made two trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Fritzie Pic Up Man (6-1)-May leave and follow one of the 2 chalks and look to roll by late. 8-year-old likes to win and will respect chances although Paquet chose #4.
4-Pointsman (2-1)-Figures to be in the mix but will look to others as well. Faded in last off a good trip, so needs to be better.
7-Sporty Redhot (5/2)-Was driven very aggressively last week and was hung to a 26.3 opening quarter. Hennessey may try a different strategy with a better result.
1-Gigi From Fiji (2-1)-This mare steps-up after a nice score from the 8-hole but wasn't Hennessey's choice. Best to respect 10-time winner in 2019.
2-Tay Tay M (8/5)-Hasn't raced since 9/17 but was Hennessey pick off an okay qualifier, will use and also shoot against.
5-Roll With Faith (7/2)-Dropped and popped in last and should be in the mix here. Makes only the 4th start of the year and if ready to go again this is a spot to shine for 13 time winner in '18.
5-Doo Wop Hanover (3-1)-Steps-up but comes off 2 good efforts from the 8 and 9 hole, should relish the post relief.
6-Gibbs (12-1)-Makes 3rd local start and fits well with this crew, using at a price.
8-Feelin Lika Winner (9/5)-Dropped to a softer spot in 2nd PPk outing and drew off by 3 lengths. Faces tougher and Hennessey will probably be out and winging. The start could tell the story.
1-Terlingua (2-1)-Finished behind #9 who was a strong winner in last. Now gets a more significant post advantage.
2-Drive 'Em Cowboy (5/2)-Hennessey sticks and piloted a win from the 7-hole last week. Looks like a player again.
9-Rockin Away (5/2)-Comes off an easy win and this will be tougher but has the gate speed to get a good early seat. Likes the track (5-14), and post helps the price.
Race 5) 3,4,7
Race 6) 1,2,5
Race 7) 5,6,8
Race 8) 1,2,9
Total Ticket Cost) $40.50 for $0.50
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