by Al Cimaglia Xpressbet Blog
January 19, 2020
The main event this evening from a betting standpoint at Pompano Park will be the 0.50 Pick 4 with a $30,000 guaranteed pool. It's a competitive sequence with a 12% takeout and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Oberlin (6-1)-Drops to a better spot, did win 2 back and put hopples on for next start. Showed good speed in last but was in too tough, will take a swing here at a square price.
3-RU Ready To Rock (2-1)-Beaten favorite was Hennessey's choice and looks legit. But has never won at the Pomp in 11 starts, so will respect but shoot against.
5-Spanish Art (4-1)-Slow starter got caught racing wide but kept coming. Has been coming close and could be ready to take a picture.
5-Always Glorious (9-1)-Looks like a price shot with a good chance. Seems to do best work racing near the top and there isn't a lot of gate speed inside. Plano could work a good trip and be in the hunt.
7-Rockin Beach (4-1)-Came off the bench with an even effort in a shorter distance mile. That could have been a tune-up and now could be dialed on high for Team Wrenn. Lightly raced 5-year-old fits with this crew.
8-American Hustle (4-1)-Came out of the same 5/8's dash as #7 and took top honors. Should be a player at this class but is looking for 1st win at this level this meet, still best to respect.
5-Eastender (4-1)-Drops and gets needed post relief which makes this 9-year-old a player. Team Plano has been clicking and with a good trip could use one big move to sweep by.
6-Superior Raven (5-1)-Comes off an even effort and might be able to get the 2-hole ride behind #8 and take best shot down the lane.
8-Fritzie Pic up Man (3-1)-Left to get the top from the 7-hole in last and faded late. Beaten favorite will likely try the same script and will be bet hard. Could get the top without as much strain and then Hennessey will tap the brakes.
1-Danza (4-1)-Hennessey on a drop from the rail often means an odds-on chalk but thinking that might not be the case here. Should like the company but starts slow and barn is cold. Tough to leave off the ticket, using but with others.
2-Drive 'Em Cowboy (8-1)-This looks like the spot for an up-front seat and a suck around trip. That scenario could result in the top check at a solid price.
5-Thrownoutofbetter (3-1)-Makes 4th start for new barn and last was a better effort off a rough trip. Looking for upswing to continue.
Race 6) 2,3,5
Race 7) 5,7,8
Race 8) 5,6,8
Race 9) 1,2,5
Total Ticket Cost) $16.20 for $0.50
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