by Al Cimaglia
February 16, 2021
Tonight, the Pompano Park Pick 4 begins in Race 6. The sequence has a $20,000 guaranteed pool with a 12% takeout, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-BNB (6-1)-Drops to a level of previous success. Could land in the 2 hole, get sucked around and roll by late at a square price.
4-Gold Star Igotdis (4-1)-Won at this class off a nice trip and this mare can stay good for a while. Best to respect chances of a repeat in a tough race.
5-Landry Seelster (5/2)-Woodbine invader makes 3rd local start and this is also the 3rd time for Lasix. Showed improvement last week in a fast mile. Should be in the hunt if upswing continues.
6-Mach Me Onemore (3-1)-Versatile gal just missed in last after being used a couple of times. Hennessey is back in the bike and maybe he can squeeze more out of this camera-shy mare.
5-Cult Icon (9-1)-Might get a 2-hole trip with this post draw or if the chalks are sluggish off the gate, may land on top. Should be a very nice price so will use with that in mind and has won 4 of 15 at the Pomp.
7-Tempus Seelster (9/2)-Needs to find a way to get off the gate into a good seat with enough gas to be pulled out of a hole and sweep by. If the pace is hot that could happen, like it did on 1-26.
8-Crisp Mane (2-1)-Has the gate speed to get the point or a good early seat. That gives this guy the edge from a tactical standpoint over Tempus and others. Using but not in love with the price and will look for better value.
1-Regil Electron (6-1)-Switched over to the Shetler barn on 2-1 and qualified well. That was an improved effort and a flat line. Paced a 56.4 back half and can be put in play early. Could challenge the chalk down the lane and Chip isn't the most determined.
3-Don't Chip Me (3/2)-Cashes enough checks to pay bills but finds ways to lose on a regular basis. This is a soft field so must include but is no bargain at 3/2.
4-JK Kissntell (5/2)-Chindano barn is batting 30% in the last 30 days and drops to a good spot to add to the win total. Should be able to get the top and could stay in control.
6-Charms Little Sis (2-1)-Broke at the start last week but should be in the hunt here with a smooth trip. Short field could help this slow starter in an ugly race.
0.50 Pick 4
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