by Al Cimaglia
November 16, 2020
Pompano Park has a 10-race card scheduled for this evening and the 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 6. That sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool with an industry low 12% takeout and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Wesley Hanover (9/2)-Leads the field in money earned in 2020 and Wallis will steer tonight which doesn't hurt. Should be forwardly placed and has hit the board in 22 of 38 starts at PPk with 7 wins.
3-Stormy Dude (5/2)-Should like the company and can trip out from this spot. Only 2-21 in the past 2 years but has hit the board in 3 of 5 starts here and has taken 1 picture.
4-Baby Maker Hanover (3-1)-This 4-year-old has been facing better at the Big M without much success. Has done good work on smaller ovals and could be the post time chalk tonight. Has hit the board in 10 of 19 at the Pomp with 4 wins.
2-Cardiac Fashion (5/2)-In from HoP and shows 153 speed there and last raced on 11/3. Is only 1-20 in 2020 but has gate speed and Hennessey steers.
3-Firewater Jake (7-1)-Was battling on the East coast but is no stranger here. Appears to fit with this crew and should offer a square price. Has some gate speed and could get sucked around.
5-Imagineuwithoutme (9/5)-Program chalk will probably get bet off the last line which shows a win at HoP in 153.1. That win came on 10/20 and will respect chances tonight. My issue is the 0-12 at the Pomp and won't offer any value.
3-Soo Handsome (9-1)-Handsome does his best work in South Florida and will take a swing Plano will have him ready to fire hot off the bench. Hasn't raced since 10/10 but starts inside of the 2 chalks and has the gate speed to get on the engine.
7-Muscles For Life (3-1)-Hennessey tuned this 7-year-old up on 11/11 at PPk and the trotter went the 2nd half in 57.1. Oldford trainee hasn't raced since 9/21 but has won 9 of 14 here. Has the gate speed to get a close-up seat.
2-Starcasim (8-1)-Has faced better here and if minds manners Sanzeri should keep in play. Th entire 8 horse field has managed only 5 wins in 2020 so will spread out in this leg.
3-Mittnage A Trois (8-1)-Simmons drives and he has steered before. Has notched 3 wins on the East coast but is only 2 for 63 at the Pomp. Using versus this suspect group.
4-Race Me Rocky (7-1)-Old-timer has done good work at the Pomp over the years. The question is whether he is ready for a big effort tonight. Nine-year-old has a 8-9-8 record in 55 starts here and Wallis can work a trip from this spot.
7-Risky N (2-1)-Nine-year-old lands at PPk from Hoosier, has raced only 7 times in 2020 and makes his south Florida debut. All that said, here is your 2-1 program chalk, Hennessey will do the steering and last raced on 10/27.
Race 6) 2,3,4
Race 7) 2,3,5
Race 8) 3,7
Race 9) 2,3,4,7
Total Ticket Cost) $36 for $0.50
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