by Al Cimaglia
February 15, 2021
Pompano Park has a 13-race card scheduled with two Pick 4 sequences and both have a $30,000 guaranteed pool. My focus will be on the 0.50 Late Pick 4 which begins in Race 10.
David Miller was the driver with the hottest hands on Sunday with three wins. Trainer Paul Holzman led the conditioners with two pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-The Lionking As (5-1)-Got the pocket ride in last but the leader stopped in the stretch. Should be sitting on top or in the 2-hole behind the morning line chalk #4. Either trip could work out well.
4-In Secret (9/5)-Bumps up and comes off a dominant win. Drew well and Miller could be taking another picture with a smooth trip.
1-Rockin Machine (9/2)-Steps-up after drawing off by 6 lengths to beat the $15k claimers. Will need a top effort but this post draw should keep him close to the program chalk #7. Looks to be worth a swing in case the favorite doesn't bring his fastball.
7-Ulikeanyother (2-1)-Form has been great in the last 6 races and is the one to beat again. Winner in 5 of 9 at the Pomp should be tough.
3-Try Try Again (7/2)-Three wins in 6 starts this year after going 0-17 in 2019. Will use as MacDonald could get a cozy trip with this post draw.
6-Keegan Ho (6-1)-Eight-year-old is an honest horse and Plano may look to come off cover. There could be a couple inside who will go for the top and if the 7 leaves the pace could be lively. Then chances for success go up.
7-Timon As (7/2)-Looked like a winner going into the last turn but Wrenn made a careless error going inside of a pylon and was taken down. Should be a player here again but might not get to the half in only 57 seconds.
3-Chick Magnet (7/2)-Drops to the softest spot this meet. Doesn't have much gate speed but Wallis should be able to work a trip versus these and roll off cover. The 7 & 9 will probably leave and there could be an honest pace.
7-Poof Daddy (5/2)-Form has been dull but this is about as low as Daddy can drop. Has the gate speed to get on the engine and not look back.
9-Keystone Real Deal (3-1)-This 11-year-old hasn't seen the winner's circle since at least 2019 possibly longer. But someone has to win this race and has been passing foes down the lane. Could be in the hunt with the right trip and might be overlooked at the windows.
Race 10) 2,4
Race 11) 1,7
Race 12) 3,6,7
Race 13) 3,7,9
Total Ticket Cost) =$18 for $0.50
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