by Al Cimaglia
December 29, 2019
The Sunday night feature at Pompano Park rolls in Race 7, an Open I Handicap with a $10,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 5 and will be my focus. The sequence has a $20,000 guaranteed pool with an industry low 12% takeout.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Rocky Regal (8-1)-Thinking this veteran is better than his recent starts have shown. Positive driver change and was Wallis' choice over #6.
2-Mach My Point (5/2)-Makes 2nd start for Petrelli barn and she has had trained this gelding in the past. Gets some post relief and could be all systems go.
5-Spanish Art (9/5)-Drops to a spot to shine but form has been flat and hasn't won in a while.
1-Mc Mach (5/2)-Has had some issues and came up with a .55 second half but couldn't make up ground in last start. Could be put in play sooner on the drop in class and is major player if can mind manners.
7-Mcjagersonthemove (3-1)-Winner of 2 straight drops in for the same tag and has the gate speed to get on the engine again. Could make every call a winning one for 3rd picture in as many tries.
5-American Hustle (7/2)-Beaten favorite should be out and winging and doesn't have Rebellious to worry about.
6-Alluneedisfaith N (5-1)-Classy 5-year-old will be tough if ready, has been on the bench since 11/16 but best to respect connections.
7-Prairie Panther (8/5)-Hennessey's choice is looking for 3rd straight and 2nd in a row from the 7-hole.
5-Jeremes General (9/5)-Got off to a sluggish start in last but that was coming off a sick scratch and still just missed. Could be sitting on a big try, probably a single on many tickets.
6-Prescotts Hope (10-1)-Racing well and has gotten acclimated to south Florida. Looking to take a swing at a nice price in case #5 doesn't bring his "A" game.
Race 5) 1,2,5
Race 6) 1,7
Race 7) 5,6,7
Race 8) 5,6
Total Ticket Cost) $18 for $0.50
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