by Al Cimaglia
March 30, 2021
The feature at Pompano Park is a fillies and mares Open Pace that rolls in Race 4 and has a $11,500 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 starts in Race 6. The sequence has a $20,000 guaranteed pool and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Beach Journey (4-1)-Has improved since joining the Krieser barn 2 starts back and now drops. This is good post for Miller to work a stalking trip and will respect chances. Consistent record at the Pomp this year, hitting the board in 9 of 11 starts with 4 wins.
6-She'sgotitgoingon (7/2)-Makes 2nd start off the bench and should like the company. Could be tighter but the question is, will she be dialed on high?? Lightly raced mare might be better on a larger oval.
8-Evas Sports Czech (6-1)-Takes a meaningful drop and has the gate speed to be put in play early. If Holiday gets the top without much strain this mare could be tough to reel in.
4-Gucciriffic (6-1)-Left hard from post 7 in last and got a good early seat but raced evenly the rest of the mile. Has been cashing checks and should be forwardly placed. Tries Lasix for the 2nd time and could surprise if it kicks in.
5-Buddha Beach (8/5)-Boyd takes a seat and he is an uptick. Comes off an even effort but did pace the 2nd half in 56.3 with a 28.2 last quarter. Looking for more in 2nd start after a 3 month hiatus.
6-Two Of Hardts (9/5)-Started from post 10 and got away 3rd off the gate and then basically was sucked around to finish 3rd. All in all not a bad effort in 1st local start and 1st start since 10-6. Figures to be in the hunt with this post draw if steps-up off of the last effort.
4-Muscles for Life (3/2)-Raced on 3-9 and was a sharp winner at this class and then was scratched sick. Fits like a glove at this class and in the past has been super consistent. Should be a major player if close to 100%.
6-In Secret (9/5)-Comes off a sharp effort versus this kind at 0.40 to a buck. Likes the south Florida experience finishing no worse than 2nd in 6 of 7 starts with 3 pictures, so is a must use.
4-Image Of A Dream (2-1)-Has either been stuck outside or in too tough. Now drops to a spot to shine. Plano tuned her up off the gate in last to get the point and should follow the same script here. Should be difficult to beat if on the engine or in the pocket versus this crew.
6-Dads Filly (7/2)-Needs a sharp effort to come out on top at this class. But has been in good form and probably has the best gate speed in the field. If fires out and grabs a good seat, chances to cash the top check get a lot better and should be a square price.
0.50 Pick 4
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