by Al Cimaglia
February 2, 2021
The feature at Pompano Park rolls in Race 9, a Fillies and Mares Open II Pace with a $10,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 starts in Race 6. The sequence has a $20,000 guaranteed pool and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
5-Sunrise Hanover (5-1)-One move type that gets the post draw to take advantage of a smooth trip. Should offer a square price in a difficult race to read.
6-Don't Chip Me (5/2)-Keeps getting on the engine and falling short in last 2 starts. Makes 3rd start off a sick scratch and might be able to get a pocket trip this time to capture the 1st win in 8 PPk starts.
7-Skyway Venus (9-1)-This mare likes to race off cover and if fractions are lively chances go up. Raced the back half in 55.3 despite finishing 6th last week. Price will be right and best to respect if front runners fade.
8-Gold Star Igotdis (6-1)-Stuck with the 8 hole for 2nd straight race and makes 3rd start for new barn. Raced from the back last week to cash a 4th place check. But did pace the back in half in less than .55. Looking for a more alert start and if the trip works out it could be the 7th win in 16 Pompano starts.
6-Evas Sports Czech (9-1)-Has hit the board in last 4 starts versus similar and should offer a price. Left hard from post 7 last week and cashed a 2nd place check in her best recent effort. Taking a swing this mare lands behind the program chalk and gets a cozy trip.
7-Happy Heart (8/5)-Has ascended up the claiming ranks winning 5 of last 7. Hennessey will be blasting out and if dialed on high should land on the point sooner than later. The possible fly in the ointment is a few could be leaving, and the trip might be bumping.
1-Gigi From Fiji (9/5)-Doesn't win like she used to, but this is the level for a picture. Hennessey picks his spots to leave with her and at this class she should be forwardly placed. Has won 10 of 37 at the Pomp and will be in the hunt but at a short price.
7-Come Get The Cash (2-1)-Hasn't won at this meet but has faced better and is 0-9 lifetime in south Florida. The advantage over #1 is this mare has enough gate speed that she could get the top or get a sweet pocket ride behind the program chalk.
1-Image Of A Dream (4-1)-Moves in from post 10 and drops out of Open company. Plano trainee did win versus Open foes on 1-5 and should be a main player here.
3-Ask Me Ifi Care (7/2)-Has beaten better but has fallen off of late. Likes the Pomp winning 11 of 34 and should relish the company. Versatile and could leave or come off cover at a square price.
5-Rockin Serena (7/2)-The Wrenn barn has been hot winning 6 of 13 in the last 30 days. Serena needs the right trip and does good work racing on the lead or near the top. Has the gate speed to get that kind of trip here.
0.50 Pick 4
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