by Al Cimaglia
November 22, 2020
Pompano Park starts the week with an 11-race card featuring Sunshine State Sires Stakes action. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 6. The sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool with a low 12% takeout and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Cool Like That (7/5)-Takes a bump up after being an easy winner in Pompano debut. Hennessey sticks over #5 and a repeat is a distinct possibility.
5-Autotune Hanover (4-1)-Also was a winner in PPk debut and tonight Wallis steers. There is gate speed inside so may need to find some cover and grind it out. This race could set up for a closer and this 7-year-old can win that way.
7-Jimi Wind Ricks (8-1)-Holiday's choice over the 6 stayed inside last week and that was his 1st start in almost 3 weeks. Has the gate speed to get a good seat. That might be the plan and should offer a nice price.
1-BNB (12-1)-Got away leisurely in 1st Pomp start. Then followed the 6/5 choice before it stalled which led to a 3-wide trip. That's not a recipe for success. Looking for a more alert start and the trip should be smoother at a good price.
2-Live Lucky (20-1)-Started from post 8 last week in Pompano debut. Raced 3-wide but still managed to pace the 2nd half in 55.4. Price shot makes 2nd start in the Blood barn and double-digit Dave is back between the pipes.
7-Sand Sniper (4-1)-Hoosier invader was bet down last week and stalled when pulled. Program comment indicates broken equipment. Hennessey sticks and will use in a race without a true standout.
10-Stellar BB (5/2)-Got on the engine and didn't look back. Off that effort will include, even from this post. Did win from the 2nd tier at HoP which isn't the same. But it does show a win not starting with a nose on the gate.
3-Loud Splash (6-1)-Wasn't used hard from the 8 hole at this class last week. Doesn't have big gate speed but can be put in play from this post. Should bring a better effort after having a race at the track.
6-Maxdaddy Blue Chip (9/2)-Did face tougher foes out East and rallied sharply off a brisk pace last week. Should be tighter tonight, previous race was on 10/10.
8-Ideal Feeling (5-1)-Five-year-old was cashing checks at the Big M and did win last week at this class from post 9. Has the gate speed to do the same once again.
6-Rockntouch (7/5)-Drops after tuning-up last week and now Hennessey takes the lines. Eight-year-old has 29 wins in 121 starts at the Pomp. This is a spot to shine but doesn't have much gate speed so will need a trip.
8-Darling's Dragon (7/2)-Like the morning line chalk, has been facing better on the East coast. But has the gate speed to be put in play off the gate. Looks like a player with a smooth trip.
0.50 Pick 4
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