by Al Cimaglia
February 23, 2021
Pompano Park has 10 races scheduled with the 0.50 Pick 4 set to roll in Race 6. The sequence has a $20,000 guaranteed pool with a 12% takeout, and it will be my focus.
On Monday night, every winner except one was leading coming into the stretch or only one length from the top. The driver with the hottest hands was Wally Hennessey who steered four winners. The leading trainer on the card was Michael Deters who took two pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Wild Nite Tina (6-1)-Tossing last from the 8-hole in the slop. Likes to race close to the top of the stack and should be there throughout. Has hit the board in 6 of 9 starts at the Pomp and could surprise at a square price.
6-Glenferrie Blade A (6/5)-Last week, starting from post 9 in the slop didn't work out well, but tonight should be different. Hennessey takes the lines this time and will likely be leaving to get the top. Should command some respect and control the race.
4-Ask Me Ifi Care (5-1)-Has won at this level before and possess the gate speed to be put in play early. Six-year-old mare is no stranger to the PPk winner's circle, has taken 12 pictures in 37 starts. Looks like a player and should offer a fair price.
6-Prairie Westerngal (5/2)-Consistently a threat at this class and is a must use but will probably be bet down. Hennessey steers and he knows this mare very well. Has hit the board 16 times with 6 wins in 19 Pompano starts.
7-Casie's Believer (5-1)-Drew off versus Open II company in a sharp win and is worth a swing off that effort. Chindano barn has 7 wins in 21 starts in the last 30 days and might get overlooked at the windows.
2-Shes A Major Lady (7-1)-Paced the back half in .57 last week on an off-track. Rolled off cover to win last and Boyd could look to work a similar trip here.
3-Mach Me Onemore (3-1)-Beckwith trainee hasn't been consistent but Hennessey is back for his 2nd straight steer. Using because she could land on top or in the pocket behind #1 the 9/5 program chalk and trip out.
3-Another Beach Day (5/2)-Drops after a big try in the slop to cash a 3rd place check. Has only 1 win in 12 starts at the Pomp but should like the company. Was used aggressively last week and will add points because normally doesn't race on the lead.
5-BNB (3-1)-Has the gate speed to get the top and Chindano barn has been hot. Looks like a player in a tough race.
7-Rock Star Melinda (3-1)-Raced well in last but the trip wasn't the best and now tries Lasix for the 2nd time. Miller is aboard tonight, and he has won with this mare before.
0.50 Pick 4
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