Pompano Monday Pickin’ from John Berry

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Chantal Variot

April 21st, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

RACE ONE (DOUBLE -  1-6, 1-7, 6-6, 6-7          PICK-5 -    1,6 w 6,7 w 1,3,6 w 7 w 1,3)

6-BLUEBERRY HEAVEN...debut was very sharp from post 8. Paced last 3/4s in 1:26.3 & finished full of pace.

1-LADY MACHBETH...has shown vast improvement in last two starts. Should be cozily close from this post.

5-HIGH DRAMA...post hurt chances last couple starts. Better draw here and can catch live cover to rattle late.

RACE TWO                                              

7-BOLI...like the way he’s conducted himself on the track lately. Will leave & find a cozy spot up close turn 1.

6-TATER TWISTER...probably on the engine again here. Could be very dangerous if fractions are a bit soft.

1-COMMENTARY...should be in the thick of things from the get-go. Has tangled with this class before. On tkt.

RACE THREE (PICK-6 -   1,3,6 w 7 w 1,3 w 1,3 w 3,6 w 3,5,7)

6-HANRAHAN...they tried to chew him up and spit him out in last but he didn’t let that happen. Will fly late!!

3-TYMAL RECAP...back with “his own kind.” Decent effort against tougher class. Double-bubbled 5/16s out.

1-A CROWN FOR LINDY...probably odds-on now that he has drawn the rail. Will be trying the wiring act here.

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA -   7 w 8 w 1,2,4 w 1,2,4,9 w ALL)

7-SILVERADO...went an unbelievable mile (and 25 yards) in last in taking new life mark. Right back after that.

8-TWIN BE SPEED DIAL...makes 3 year-old debut after HUGE qually showing speed leaving & incredible close.

2-GOLD STAR PETER...was reserved for most of last mile but showed stout pace mid-stretch right to the wire.

4-MAYBE NED...prominent last few starts and probably on the engine when Hummer leaves. Must respect.

1-BIG SCOOT...tried cutting mustard in last from 8 post but out-brushed in late stages. Close up throughout.


3-RAILEE WORKABLE...gets major class relief here and has decent post to try wiring the competition in here.

1-STRIKER ACE...left and yielded in last then chased winner all the way home in solid effort. Rail keeps close.

2-JLS TOO HOT TAJ...recent form in amateur events has been solid. Spent long time outside looking in in last.

RACE SIX (PICK-4 -      1,3 w 3,6 w 3,5,7 w 3,8)

3-P L DANGEROUS...pulled turn 2 in last and dented 3rd panel as things heated up. Dips down a notch here.

1-BROWN TITAN...seems to do much better when drawing inside posts. Did have some bace on backside last.

4-BKUE FIN...was used hard early securing nice spot early and “even-steven” the rest of journey. Fits well.

RACE SEVEN                                                 

6-FEELIN LILLY...stepped up in last and was used too hard in making the top. Can brush OFF the pace in here.

3-DAWN’S DESIRE...got picture perfect handling in last by leaving, sitting in garden spot & determined late.

7-NITTY GRITTY...can’t seem to draw well lately and waiting for her usual :29 final panel to get on the ticket.

RACE EIGHT (DOUBLE -   3-3, 5-3, 7-3, 3-8, 5-8, 7-8)

3-MY REVENUER...warrior has been consistent against tough group of trotters lately. 2nd over trip can win it.

5-EXPLOSIVE DRAMA...does step up a notch but showed very sharp trot in deep stages of the mile in last!

7-CHOCOLATE XPLOSION...versatile trotter has no choice but to catch live cover the final lap. “Makes” tkt.

RACE  NINE (SUPER HI-5 -    8 w 3,5 w 3,5 w 1,4,7,9 w 1,4,7,9)  

8-ASHLEY’S DESIRE...paced final 3/4s around 1:25 in a very sharp effort. Benefits if early panels are speedy.

3-OK HEARTBEAT...pulled into final turn in last, lost a bit of ground around the turn but cam on again late.

5-CARLOTA BLUE CHIP...showed lightning speed out of the gate in last & seemed disinterested late in mile.

10-SKEEBALL...sharp double-bubble move into contention in last but final panel did her in. Follows cover.

9-SUE’S YOUR DADDY...outside post, yes, but can turn on afterburners in the lane when it counts. Cover flow.


Written by John Berry.