by Al Cimaglia
April 12, 2021
Pompano Park has 13 races scheduled with the 0.50 Early 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.
1-Don't Chip Me (2-1)-One move type needs to take advantage of a cozy trip to get the job done. That could happen from this post at this class.
5-Skyway Venus (7-1)-Offers a nice price and can compete with this kind. Looking for Ingraham to leave and get a close-up trip, then take a shot down the lane.
6-American Arrow (9/5)-Will include on the ticket but will offer little value. Not sure Arrow can win unless in the pocket or on the engine. Same could be said for the other short price #1. Hennessey has a way of squeezing into a good seat and that shouldn't be overlooked.
3-War-N-Munn (6-1)-This 8-year-old has kept his speed over the years. Got on the engine last week from post 8 and was never challenged, drawing off by 10-lengths in 151.4. This field is deeper but if the effort is the same it could be an encore at a square price.
6-Millennial (4-1)-Beaten chalk versus $25K claimers in last is not in for a tag tonight but fits with this field. The pace could be hot and if so chances to cash the top check go up but will need a sharp steer.
7-Agedchedar Hanover (3-1)-This is another Jim McDonald and Hennessey combo as in the last race and they are similar in needing a quick start and a cozy trip. Has the gate speed to land on top or to be sitting behind #3 and either trip can work well.
1-Oreo Dream Xtreme (3-1)-Form has been dull since being claimed for $12,500 on 2-3 but drops to a very soft spot. Boyd should be able to protect the rail and be on the point or in the 2-hole and this could be a wake-up call.
5-Hesallaboutthebass (3-1)-Doesn't win often but at this level could be in the mix. Does have decent gate speed, might get the jump on the program chalk #6 and make the most of an efficient trip to take a picture.
6-Beach Forecast (8/5)-Beach 3-year-old didn't race as at 2, has 1 win in 2 starts and will be a very short price. Drops after racing from the back against better. Hennessey could be more aggressive here and looks like a threat, but not a lock.
1-Beyond The View (1-1)-Beaten chalk won in March versus $5K claimers and now drops in for a $4,000 tag. The drop could be because the meet isn't almost over or something might be wrong. Raced 1st over into hot fractions 2 back and was bet last week and just missed. So, leaning towards an easy spot for a win and should be dialed on high.
Race 6) 1,5,6
Race 7) 3,6,7
Race 8) 1,5,6
Race 9) 1
Total Ticket Cost) $13.50 for $0.50
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