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Monday, April 19: Pompano Park Pick 4 Analysis-$20,000 Guaranteed Pool

by Al Cimaglia

April 19, 2021

Pompano Park has a 13-race card on tap with a pair of Pick 4 sequences. They both have a $20,000 guaranteed pool with a 12% takeout. My focus will be on the 0.50 Late Pick 4 which begins in Race 10.

On Sunday's 8-race card no driver or trainer had more than one winning effort.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 10

1-Darling's Dragon (6-1)-Just missed in last after taking advantage of a hot pace to close into and should offer a solid price. Trip dependent DuPont trainee could land in the pocket or get the point and chances for success go up with this post.
3-Saulsbrook Deputy (7/2)-The Deputy has cashed checks versus this kind but doesn't seem to always give a 100% effort. But Boyd can work a cozy trip from here and there aren't any standouts in this field.
6-LA Rockin Sampson (6-1)-Winner in 4 of 15 starts this year and 11 of 37 at the Pomp drops to a better level for success. Has the gate speed to be forwardly placed and should offer a fair price.
7-Mach West (9/2)-This is Hennessey's choice over #4 and recent efforts have been dull but does fit well with this group. Best to respect in a race without much form.

Race 11

2-Savannah Slew (8-1)-This is only the 3rd start for this 3-year-old who was Boyd's pick over #7. Showed improvement in last and has a chance at a picture if upswing continues.
5-Retirement Income (7/5)-Ohio invader has not seen real action since 11-10 and had an even effort in a 4-12 qualifier at the Pomp. Makes season debut after hitting the board in 6 of 12 starts with 2 wins. Not loving the 7/5 morning line but is a threat and should like the company.
6-Get To The Pointe (5/2)-Makes 3rd start off the bench and could be tight enough to not flatten out down the lane.
Appears to have the speed to take a picture and might be driven more aggressively in this spot.

Race 12

1-Mr Wisconsin (2-1)-A $20,000 purchase on 11-18 makes the 1st start for new connections. Has faced tougher at HoP and should relish this company but is only 1-17 lifetime. Qualified okay and this is a soft spot for its 1st race since 11-4.
4-Joxter (3/2)-Team Daley doesn't start many at the Pomp but they are usually ready to go. Chapter 7 three-year- old will be a very short price and looks like the one to beat.
7-Meadowbrook Chip (20-1)-Has struggled this year but now faces easier. Could be overlooked at the windows and is worth a swing at the morning line odds. Has the speed but needs to mind manners.

Race 13

4-Johnny Chip (5-1)-Tossing last with the trainer steering from the 8 hole. Drops to a good spot to cash a big check. Has a post edge on the main foe and the gate speed to be put in play early.
9-Double Metal (3-1)-Betting Line 3-year-old won its 2nd straight in 152.1 and is back at the same class. This was Hennessey's choice over the 3-5-8 and it's best to respect. Came off cover in last after a .55 opening half. Could work the same script tonight, if the 1st half is lively.

My Ticket

Race 10) 1,3,6,7

Race 11) 2,5,6

Race 12) 1,4,7

Race 13) 4,9

Total Ticket Cost) $36 for $0.50

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