by Al Cimaglia
March 2, 2020
Tonight's Pompano Park 0.50 Pick 4 starts in Race 5. The sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool with a very low 12% take out and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Hypnotic Racer (4-1)-Comes off an even effort after breaking in previous start. Looking for a bigger try with this post draw, can stick around and roll by late.
5-Maddelle (5-1)-Was beat as an odd-on favorite by #6, but could look to get the top and be the one controlling the pace.
6-New Number Who Dis (3-1)-Deruntz provided a sharp drive and was able to back the pace down and stay strong to the wire. This mare likes to win, 5-10 this year and 12 of 37 in 2019-2020, best to not overlook.
5-Northern Dali (3-1)-Drops into soft spot looking for an overdue win. Should have a good shot at getting on the engine and may not look back.
6-Post Time Terror (5-1)-Has the gate speed to drop in right behind #5 and catch a 2-hole ride. Is over due to get the right trip and take a picture.
7-Sun Belle Slippery (2-1)-Has won the last 2-starts and now Hennessey gets back in the bike. Start will be key and may not get the top without a challenge. Should be bet hard, using but will hope for others to boost the Pick 4 payout.
1-Deseronto (2-1)-Set a blistering pace in last and now draws the rail again but Ranger takes a seat. Looking for a more rated effort. Should be on the engine or in the 2-hole behind #5.
5-Jimmy Be Good (3-1)-Form has been so-so but Hennessey should be out and winging. Has been falling short but will respect connections and the short field shouldn't hurt.
4-Gold Star Aurora (12-1)-Simons can put this mare in play and keep her in contention. Has a good chance to get on the engine and may be able to steal a quarter. Will take a swing from this post and shoot for a nice price.
7-R ES Shabla (5-1)-Has had excuses and comes back to a spot to shine if ready after missing a start. Should be forwardly placed and could snag an overdue win at a square price.
10-Stonebridge Focus (2-1)-Shooting for 6 in a row and best to respect although the post makes it a more diffcult task. Is a major player but Oakes needs to provide a good steer.
Race 5) 2,5,6
Race 6) 5,6,7
Race 7) 1,5
Race 8) 4,7,10
Total Ticket Cost) $27 for $0.50
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