by Al Cimaglia
January 5, 2021
Already it has been some week at Pompano Park and tonight there is a $28,183 Pick 5 carryover. That means another $150,000 guaranteed pool for the 0.50 Pick 5 that starts in Race 1. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 6 and that sequence will carry a $20,000 guaranteed pool and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Even Louder (7/5)-Made every call a winning one on 12/22 against this kind and handled them easily. There is a concern about the sick scratch on 12/29. A major player if ready for a big try, but the price will be short.
4-Sunrise Hanover (12-1)-Looking for a price and this mare has come off the bench with 2 nice races. Looking for a step-up effort in 3rd race since 10/27 and Simons owns, drives, and trains.
5-BNB (7/2)-Looking for Chindano to leave and get a cozy trip behind the #3 or land on top. Has been in the hunt, finishing on the board in 5 of 6 at the Pomp. Looking for a picture but will need a good steer.
2-Wild Nite Tina (3-1)-Comes off a sharp effort from post 8 in 2nd local start. Wallis did pick this camera shy 7-year-old, but the entire field is not used to posing except for #8. Should be forwardly placed and looks like a player.
4-Marvalous Jet (7/5)-Cashed a 4th place check in last after taking the long way around. But tonight, gets a ++ driver change with Hennessey taking the lines. Beaten 4/5 chalk should be there at the wire and will be bet hard.
8-American Arrow (7-1)-Makes 2nd start for new barn and will look for a more determined effort in 2nd race since 10/24. Shows a 152.1 mark on the 5/8's at Plainridge and should offer a solid payout tonight.
1-Northern Dali (25-1)-Can land a close-up seat and will use at a big price leaving both the morning line chalks off my ticket.
2-Image Of A Dream (9-1)-Has been in the hunt versus this kind and the program favorites could leave and that will make for a lively pace. Plano can work a stalking trip and roll by late in the mile.
5-Cult Icon (5-1)-Comes off an even effort after 2 straight pictures and now Shetler steers. Fits with this crew and has the gate speed to be forwardly placed at a square price.
3-Happy Heart (6/5)-Winner of 2 in a row steps-up but still looks like a threat. Not much gate speed in this group and Hennessey can land on the top of the stack and control the pace.
4-Maddelle (10-1)-Paquet's choice over the other Lareau entry #7. He can find a live cover flow and will offer a nice price. Could surprise if pace is lively.
6-Sue's Night Out (3-1)-Claimed on 12/22 and was pushed up in class in 1st start for new barn and cashed a 2nd place check. Looking for an even better effort and has enough gate speed to get the pocket behind #3.
0.50 Pick 4
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