by Al Cimaglia
March 23, 2021
Tonight, there is an 11-race card scheduled at Pompano Park with the 0.50 Pick 4 starting in Race 6. The sequence and has a $20,000 guaranteed pool with a 12% takeout, and it will be my focus.
The leading driver on Monday night was David Miller with four wins and all 10 races were won by a different trainer.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Citi Z Tam (4-1)-Moved forward off cover in last and had 2 good efforts in the past 3 starts. Does need a sharp drive and to find live cover but if that happens it could be picture time at a square price.
5-Aces And Eights (5/2)-Drops to a level similar to the last win and this post draw should be a plus. Daly could get a good seat and be in striking range at the top of the lane.
8-Winery Hanover (25-1)-Will swing for a big price as the Sawyers' barn has been clicking in the past 30 days. Holiday may blast out and land on the point or in the pocket. If that trip plays out it could be very rewarding.
1-Beach Journey (4-1)-Miller's choice over #3 has done well against cheaper and now steps up. This will be a stern test but should get an up-close seat and might get sucked around to make one big move down the lane.
6-Tempus Seelster (5/2)-This game mare hasn't been at the top of her game but at this level she should be tough to beat with a decent trip. MacDonald will likley leave and end up on the engine or in the 2-hole, either trip could work.
7-Persistent Bettor (6-1)-Stepped-up last week and had an even effort at this class. Has the gate speed to get a good early seat and has hit the board in 19 of 33 Pompano starts. Tries Lasix for the 2nd time and should offer a nice price.
1-Colonys Best (3-1)-Not an easy race to dissect and this 9-year-old is 1-27 in 2020-2021 and only 1-15 at the Pomp. But this is not a group of all-stars and Simons could get a very efficient trip to capture an overdue win.
4-Poof Daddy (5-1)-Dropped to the basement, was bet down to 3/2 and basically came to a stop in last. Not sure what happened last time but comes right back 8 days later versus similar and will be a better price.
8-Lime Twist (5-1)-Here's Miller's choice over the 3-5-6 and this mare drops. My guess is this will be the leader after the first turn. Should like the company and can be a player with a good trip.
1-Prairie Cougar (2-1)-Drops to a spot to shine and Hennessey should be racing near the top of the stack. Is only 2-22 at PPk and 1-10 this year but best to not overlook with main foe starting outside.
7-Roll With Angel (5/2)-Second program chalk has also been facing better but isn't as camera shy as #1. Did pace the 2nd half in 55.2 and this time that kind of rally might be good enough.
0.50 Pick 4
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