Pompano Monday Pickin’ from John Berry

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Chantal Variot

February 10th, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

RACE ONE (DOUBLE - 6-1, 6-2, 8-1, 8-2 / PICK-5 - 6,8 w 1,2 w 3,5 w 8 w 3,6)

8-SILVIA...lightly raced 4 year-old made debut in very sharp fashion. Just missed while going mile (& 20 yds.)

6-HOOSIER HAWK...big mile last week  showing gate speed & very decent closing kick. Last 3/4s in 1:28.2.

4-THE LIFE OF PIE...left alertly from outside to duck in mid-pack smartly. Then, good closing kick. 3.14 to 1.


2-TWIN B TK...on a bit of a roll lately with two straight wins while climbing up ladder. Up again, but sharp.

1-FREE LOVE...been hot property lately and back in former hands. Tough trip in last while double-bubbled!

4-NEEDLES AND PINS...long grind forward in last and held decently in the lane. Needs 2nd over journey here.

RACE THREE (PICK-6 - 2,5 w 8 w 3,6 w 6,7 w 3,7,8 w 4,6)

5-STAR TREATMENT...stormed out of the gate in last and went on to get lifetime best mark. Stays put in class.

2-WIRE ME CASH...got picture perfect journey in last from rail & chased winner home all the way. Same story.

3-MOON DANCE...survived a lot of pressure throughout last mile and hung on gamely to win. Does step up.


8-SCREENPLAY...warrior just went over the $250,000 mark in last. In easier here & could grind home upset.

6-CAM’S ORACLE...zipped out of the gate in last then yielded but quick opener took a bot of a toll late in mile.

1-SILVER SPIR...kind of an “even-steven” effort in last. Rail provides decent opportunity to be nice & close.

5-LASTDUKESTANDING...likes off the pace better than on the engine. Can turn on afterburners in the lane.

3-BROWN TITAN...post hindered in last but showed decent pace in the lane. Drew better. That should help.


6-CAVIART GRIFFIN...like for couple of reasons: 1) class relief; 2) Showed :27.4 trot on backside. Edge here.

3-TWIN B SPIKE MAN...came unglued in the lane in last. Now back down to spot where he won two in a row.

4-GERONIMO FAME...an “even-steven” performance in last in a quick mile for the class. Competitive in here.

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

6-TOTAL FREEDOM...loved the performance in last where she lolly-gagged back first half then flew home late.

7-HOLIDAY SPIRIT...let winner get big jump on field in last but liked double-bubble move around final turn.

5-WHAT ABOUT BRIAN...hasn’t won in many moons but did give it an old college try during quick panels last.


7-PRINCE JUBILEE...liked last week and he popped. Steps up a bit but can rattle cages big time in the lane.

3-JAMAICAN COWBOY...always reliable for stout kick home. Drew better this time. Cover flow trip threatens.

8-ALASKAN SEELSTER...post hinders but new hands may wake him up. Will be outside 3rd over entire last lap.

RACE EIGHT (DOUBLE  -  4-1, 6-1)

4-BAD ANGEL...in a bit deep in last & drew outside, Here, back down to where she won 2 starts ago. Leaving!

6-MY REVENUER...raced well in higher class--just lost ground final turn before stretch kick. Form still sharp.

2-LUGAR...Wow! Nursed back to action after injury. Gutsy Florida bred might need start, tho. Welcome back!

RACE NINE (SUPER HI-5 - 1 w 7,8 w 5,6,7,8  5,6,7,8 w ALL)

1-PRINCESS CROWN...went brave mile in last going first up grinding forward backside. Got nailed final stride.

7-DRIVING MISS CRAZY...likes to get into the fray from the get-go. Raced very tough in fast mile. Consistent.

8-SKYWAY PIPPEN...drew outside but form very decent. Showed trot backside--27.4. Hopes for live cover.

6-FLASHY LADY...gets in on “tag” after sharp mile in last. Compares very well with rest of this field. Warrior.

5-POP MY BUTTONS...recent form has been good, especially in Amateurs. Probably on the bullet train in here.


Written by John Berry