by Al Cimaglia
February 9, 2020
The 0.50 Pick 4 at Pompano Park begins in Race 6 and will be my focus. The sequence has a $30,000 guaranteed pool and an industry low 12% takeout.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Nosportspunintended (2-1)-Rolled home under wraps while scoring on the engine and now moves up.
5-JD's Noah (3-1)-Hennessey's choice was done by the 5/8's in last after being used hard out of the gate from the 9-hole. Positive driver change and post relief tonight makes Noah a major player.
7-Garret's Guide (3-1)-Garret has been in fine form for quite a while and will use here as the post will make for a better price. Likely will be leaving and could get a 2-hole ride behind #3.
2-Brigadierbronski A (8-1)-10-year-old steps up after a sharp win in 2nd start off the bench. Loses Wallis but Meittinis has driven before. At this price will take a swing this veteran can stay good and he has liked it here in the past.
4-Pointsman (8-1)-Another who steps up but is very sharp. Usually likes to race near the top but rallied from far back to just miss after leaving from the 7-hole. Using and Paquet could leave and pop at a square price.
6-American Hustle (3-1)-Was used hard to get the top and faded. Might be tailing off but has won 15 of 32 starts at the Pomp and will use instead of the program chalk #7 who hasn't raced since 12/27.
2-Classic Gent (3-1)-Hennessey's choice and he has won with him in the past. Will respect but is only 1-12 at PPk and won't offer any value.
3-Watchyastarinat (4-1)-Doesn't like to win but fits with this kind and should be in the hunt.
5-Doo Wop Hanover (5-1)-Went off at 9/5 last time and threw a real clunker. But will overlook as Ingraham is back and he should make a difference. Barn has been hot and could be sitting on a big try.
5-Feelin Lika Winner (2-1)-Program favorite and Hennessey's choice drops to a soft spot. Should be put in play early and could be tough to beat.
6-Grand Galop Semalu (8-1)-The start will be key and could be in the mix at a nice price if Cushing can provide a smooth journey.
8-Keystone Steam (4-1)-Was bet down to 7/5 in last and came 3rd. Now makes 1st start for Dinges and Ingraham steers. Has had a rough meet but best to respect tonight and keep on an eye on the tote board.
Race 6) 3,5,7
Race 7) 2,4,6
Race 8) 2,3,5
Race 9) 5,6,8
Total Ticket Cost) $40.50 for $0.50
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