by Al Cimaglia
March 15, 2021
Tonight, Pompano Park has a 10-race card scheduled with the 0.50 Pick 4 starting 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.
2-Rockin Machine (4-1)-Fits well with this group. Has the gate speed to be put in play early and should benefit from an up-close seat. Has hit the board in 18 of 28 starts at the Pomp with 5 wins.
3-Real Peace (3-1)-Gets some post relief and Miller should end up in the pocket or on the engine. Either trip could work for a picture.
5-Maxdaddy Bluechip (9/2)-Makes 2nd start after a claim for the Wrenn barn and gets a some class relief. Raced from the back in last and started from post 8. Needs to find some live cover but did roll the 2nd half in 54.4 last week and there should be a lively pace.
2-LA Rockin Sampson (9/2)-There isn't any mystery concerning this 5-year-old. Holiday will have the pedal down from the word go and will look to wire the field. Taking a swing for a fair price with this post draw and the likelihood of getting an unchallenged lead.
6-Seeing Eye Single (5/2)-Should like the company and Miller can be aggressive here. Has been racing from the back versus better. But in this spot could land in the 2-hole and trip out for a picture.
1-Cloudbreak (3-1)-Changes barns but the reason to use is the starting slot and class relief. My guess is Miller will be able to protect the rail and if so chances for success go up if stays on the engine.
4-Record Machine (7/5)-Barn is cold and this gelding is 0-5 at the Pomp. That said, drops into a soft spot and Hennessey can land on top or in the 2-hole. Veteran pilot could end up taking a picture either way.
1-Shamma Lamma (4-1)-McArdle five-year-old will need its best and that can happen by racing near the top of the stack. Has been stuck with post 7 or 8 in every start in the past 5 weeks and should be forwardly placed here. Needed last and now comes right back after racing on 3-11.
2-Ben Rockin (7/2)-Took a couple of pictures, then stepped-up and was in too tough. This is a better spot and is another who can be forwardly placed. Has hit the board 3 times in 5 starts with 2 trips to the winner's circle at PPk.
3-Harry Terror (5/2)-Will include the program chalk and Hennessey should find a good seat but not sure that will be on the point. Probably will offer no value but this 7-year-old has done good work at the Pomp hitting the board 25 times in 52 starts with 12 wins.
Race 6) 2,3,5
Race 7) 2,6
Race 8) 1,4
Race 9) 1,2,3
Total Ticket Cost) = $18 for $0.50
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