Pompano Monday Pickin’ from John Berry

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April 14th, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

RACE ONE (DOUBLE -  1-5, 5-5, 7-5       PICK-5 -   1,5,7 w 5 w 1 w 7 w 1,2,3)

5-THE BUDSTER...warrior made 2 moves in last, second on short rest, and held firm until mid-stretch. Edge!

1-ZORGWIJK IMPACT...got picture perfect handling to win in final stride in last. Rail keeps cozily close here.

7-A CROWN FOR LINDY...was used a bit leaving in last & was gnawing away in the lane. Likes this class lots.

RACE TWO                                              

5-BOLI...never got a chance from outside post in last with several leavers. Leaving from coveted post in here.

4-SAILER EDDIE...couldn’t use normal strategy in last. Drew better and will be on engine then yielding early.

3-TATER TWISTER...loves to try wiring act but got a bit leg weary at end of last mile off speedy early panels.

RACE THREE (PICK-6 -      1 w 7 w 1,2,3 w 2,3,8 w 1,4 w 4,6)

1-WINDING HILL...was Open trotter up north last season. Towers over these in that respect & drew the rail.

4-GARLANDSANDPEARLS...recent form is very sharp & probably on choo-choo train when Hummer leaves.

3-B COR THOMAS...post hindered in last but did show some decent trot backside right to the wire. On ticket.

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA -    7 w 2,3,5,6 w 2,3,5,6 w 2,3,5,6 w ALL)

7-ROLLINGNDIAMONDS...filly showed some spunk as 2 year-old & makes sophomore debut off sharp qually.

3-BIG LAURA LYN...lightly raced youngster but showed some pace on backside in debut. Should be tighter.

2-TROTTIME DIAMONDS...changed promise at 2. Had speed in debut here but wasn’t ready for :57 finale.

6-CRUISENINSTRIDE...first start back after scratch (SK) was decent going first over on the backside. Held OK.

RACE FIVE                                               

2-RAILEE WORKABLE...post destroyed chances in last. Does best work on the engine and has post to do that!

1-McKENZIE’S STAR...closed with alacrity along the pylons in last to get major piece. Rail keeps cozily close.

3-DIAMOND DAGGER...does step up, yes, but has the credentials to handle Open competition. Dangerous!!

RACE SIX (PICK-4 -     2,3,8 w 1,4 w 4,6 w 6,7)                       

2-ALWAYS COVERS...dipped down to this level in last & paced middle half in :55.4 before faltering. Patience!

3-RIVER RISING...can turn on afterburners in the lane. Just needs to be within striking distance to threaten.

8-SUE’S YOUR DADDY...pressured the leader for long time in last but winner’s big finale too tough to handle.


4-GENIUS AT WORK...gave a hint in last on backstretch denting quick panel. Should be tighter & in easier.

1-LUGAR...much better form these days. Will use the rail to his benefit by leaving, yielding & retaking @ 1/4.

2-M T UR POCKETS...kind of an in-and-out performer. If in move, can throttle big time. Danger if brings best.


6-SILVERADO...recent form very decent & dips back down to NW2 spot where he has done damage in past.

4-GOLD STAR PETER...can turn on the afterburners on occasion. Looks to be in a slightly easier class, too.

2-MAYBE NED...been prominent in last few starts. Guess is he’ll be on the engine & yielding for garden trip.

RACE  NINE (DOUBLE -  6-7, 7-7)

7-CARLOTA BLUE CHIP...hasn’t drawn well in long time but, last time in this class from PP7, put in big mile.

6-ASHLEY’S DESIRE...paced middle half a shade better than :57 in last before faltering. Cover flow trip here.

1-OK HEARTBEAT...decent performance in last from way out in no-man’s land. Move to rail improves chances.

RACE TEN (SUPER HI-5 -   7 w 1,3,4,5 w 1,3,4,5 w 1,3,4,5 w ALL)

7-BLUE FIN...continues to perform well on this lowest rung. Could be on the prowl early looking for good spot.

1-FOUR STARZ ALEX...been hot property lately. Has been used hard recently & now has rail so easier spot.

3-MY ROBERTO...stayed off the pace in last after a gate-to-wire win prior. Should be forwardly place here.

4-SAUCY BROWN...posts have hindered last couple starts. Usually performs much better when drawing inside.

5-CLIVE HANOVER...warrior is always threat to be on the ticket in this class. Coveted 5 post will be help, too.


Written by John Berry