by Al Cimaglia
April 26, 2021
The Monday night card at Pompano Park includes a Pick 4 with a $20,000 guaranteed pool and it will be my focus. The sequence has a 12% takeout and begins in Race 6.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
6-Rockntouch (7/2)-Drops looking for an overdue win like others in this field. Should relish the class relief and that Hennessey returns to steer. Should be out and winging and chances are this 9-year-old will slot into a close-up seat and be there at the wire.
8-Solo Story (3-1)-This post could pose a problem but has beaten better than this coming off cover. My guess is Wallis will benefit from a few leavers and the pace will be lively. If that's the case this 9-year-old could get a nice stalking trip.
3-Saulsbrook Deputy (4-1)-Boyd returns tonight after his 1st assignment led to a win last week. Steps-up and will likely not blast out but should get a good spot to find cover. The pace could be hot if the three chalks leave from the outside and the Deputy likes to roll late.
4-Prairie Panther (8/5)-Hasn't raced since 4-5 and that could be cause for concern. Should be bet and if dialed on high will be tough to beat from this post.
6-Ideal Feeling (7/2)-Has the gate speed to leave and get a close-up seat but it's not a must. Beat #5 at this class last time. Could take another picture by coming off cover as a short field should help this versatile 6-year-old.
1-Agedchedar Hanover (4-1)-One move type could land in the pocket behind #5 and did pace a 54.1 back half last week. If Ingraham can provide a smooth trip it could be the night for the 2nd win of 2021, coming at a square price.
2-Villiam (3-1)-Steps-up after a dominant victory and does like the Pomp hitting the board in 12 of 15 with 6 wins. Can beat this bunch on the engine or coming off cover.
5-War-N-Munn (7/2)-Did win 2 straight, 1 was at this class, then got stuck with post 7 and took the long way around in last. Wallis will likely light this 8-year-old up to get on the engine and may not look back.
6-Here Comes William (3-1)-Team DuPont had a win last night and this 10-year old has taken only 1 picture over the last 20 races through '20-'21. Makes the 2nd start since 2-17 and was used a couple of times last week. Should be in the hunt with a good steer.
7-Saulsbrook Lanny (4-1)-Drops to a soft spot trying to capture its 2nd win of the meet and has cashed checks versus better. Sanzeri will need to work an efficient trip but best to not overlook.
8-Bass Player (6-1)-Winless at the Pomp but fits with this crew and should offer a solid price. Did show some improvement last week and is worth a swing at the morning line price.
Race 6) 6,8
Race 7) 3,4,6
Race 8) 1,2,5
Race 9) 6,7,8
Total Ticket Cost) $27 for $0.50
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