by Al Cimaglia
March 29, 2021
Pompano Park starts the week with a 10-race card and the 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 6. The sequence has a $20,000 guaranteed pool with a low 12% takeout, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Live Lucky (5/2)-Left hard in last and might get the top in an easier fashion with this post draw. Miller could find a way to save some gas and finish the mile off this time. The Blood barn is batting 39% over the last 30 days and best to respect.
5-Brilliant Strike N (7/2)-Needs to come up with a top effort to take a picture. But gets the post draw for Plano to have some options and should be a threat with the right trip.
6-Beachboydesire (5-1)-This 6-year-old has been a hot commodity at the claim box and looks like a player here. Chindano should be blasting out and could get the top or a 2-hole trip behind the 3.
5-Poof Daddy (8/5)-It's hard to dive in with this morning line price but didn't have the smoothest journey in last. This looks like a 2-horse race and one day Daddy may show up with a top effort.
6-Uncle Si (2-1)-No disrespect to connections but Si has had more than his share of bad trips and now Miller takes a seat. That's a +++ driver change and comes off 2 sharp tries, so will look for the upswing to continue.
2-Ideal Feeling (5-1)-Looking for some value and this Blood trainee may benefit from the post draw to get an edge on some tough foes.
4-Seeing Eye Single (7/2)-Has consistently cashed checks at this class and Miller, the regular pilot returns here. Hasn't taken a picture since 1-25 but this is a spot to get a nice trip and make amends.
5-Skip To My Lou (3-1)-Was an odds-on winner at this class in last and looks like the one to beat here. Did score a gate to wire win last week but can also cross the wire first by coming off cover and that may work better this time.
2-Play To The Crowd (5-1)-Makes the 3rd start for the new barn and drops to a more comfortable spot. This mare can show more gate speed than she has recently and it might be the time for a more aggressive try at a square price.
3-Beyond the View (2-1)-Winner of 2 straight deserves respect but this field looks to be deeper and may not get the top without a struggle.
5-New Number Who Dis (9/5)-Recent starts have been dull but draws well and now drops to a spot to shine. Hennessey steers, that's a +++ driver's change and should be bet hard.
Race 6) 3,5,6
Race 7) 5,6
Race 8) 2,4,5
Race 9) 2,3,5
Total Ticket Cost) $27 for $0.50
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