by Al Cimaglia
March 15, 2020
Tonight, the Pompano Park 0.50 Pick 4 has a $25,000 guaranteed pool with a very low 12% takeout. The sequence begins in Race 6 and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Sir Bradford (6-1)-Starts inside of main foes and has been competitive at this level. Simons can work a good trip from this post and should be in the hunt at the wire.
5-IRA Chief (4-1)-Was used a couple of times in last and has been a bridesmaid in 3 starts at this class. 11-year-old likes to finish 2nd but could look to get on the engine and is in a spot to take a picture versus this crew.
6-Sporty Redhot (8-1)-Drops after a needed start which came after a sick scratch and had been off since 2/12. The 8-1 morning line is appealing, fits here and Fenn might blast out to get an upfront seat.
7-Spanish Art (3-1)-Won last while coming from almost 10 lengths back at the 1/2 after leaving from post 7. Might try to follow a similar script tonight and quick pace would help chances.
2-Always Glorious (5-1)-Takes a bump up in class and is coming off a 2 sharp wins. Plano is back in the bike and his barn is winning at a 26% win rate over the past 30 days.
4-Mac Anover (4-1)-Got the 2-hole in last versus straight Open company and finished right behind a well meant winner. Has taken 2 pictures in 7 starts which is more than last year in 37 tries and is in a spot to take top honors again.
3-Hot Art (4-1)-Beaten 4/5 chalk deserves another chance and now Plano returns which could make a difference. 11-year-old may have lost something off his fast ball but should be in the hunt.
4-Oberlin (2-1)-Tried to rally in last when raised to this level but tepid pace hurt chances. Hennessey will work a trip from this post as he probably won't be blasting out to the top. Looks like a player but offers no value.
5-Late Night Joke (4-1)-Drops and Simons may look to leave and get the top or the 2-hole. Likes to win and best to respect.
2-Byby Landon (3-1)-Makes 3rd start for new barn and now Hennessey takes the lines. May try to get the top and make every call a winning one.
7-Superior Raven (15-1)-Tossing last after being hung out to dry in 53.3 half but, Plano steers tonight and another aggressive start could be in the cards. Will take a swing at 15-1 in the morning line and look for a price.
8-Pointsman (7-1)-Drops to softest spot in quite a while. Can beat this crew but Meittinis has to work the right trip. If 10-year-old is dialed on high he might be able to leave fastest of all and is another interesting price shot.
0.50 Pick 4
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