Pompano Monday Pickin’ from John Berry

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February 17th, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017


RACE ONE (DOUBLE  - 2-1 / PICK-5 -  2 w 1 w 6,7 w 1,5 w 7)

2-FEDERAL DEPUTY...last 5 starts 5-5-5-5-5. Probably trotted 20 extra yards in last. Held decently.

1-WHAT ABOUT BRIAN...veteran hasn’t won in many, many moons but gave slight hint in last mile.

7-THEHOUSEISROCKIN...takes big dip in here after showing stout gate speed in a very fast mile.


1-ARSENAL...paced middle half in :55.4 & final 3/4s in 1:24.3 grinding forward. Rail big difference.

5-DEL RIO SEELSTER...in superior form right now, Stepped up in last to this class & won easily.

2-NEEDLES AND PINS...liked the double-bubble move in last but lost ground final turn while wide.

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

7-MR PERSEVERANCE...outside post, yes, but dips down to better spot & did show backside pace.

6-BILLABONG BEACH...was chewed up and spit out in last from outside post. Looks for cover flow.

4-HURRICANE HOWARD...warrior closing in on 250 lifetime starts. Two moves in last + first over.

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA - 1,5 w 1,5 w 2,6,8 w 2,6,8 w ALL)

5-PT KAYE...has extreme speed and winning qually was faster than opponents have been racing.

1-OLD OAK...hasn’t won in ages but gave nice hint in last showing nice m”oo”ve backside. Threat.

6-PC’S ALLEYWAY...got great handling in last enjoying picture perfect journey. Must leave here.

8-HOOSIER HAWK...seems to get checks every week. Needs 2nd over, live cover journey sometime.

2-KABAM...dangerous when gets things own way. Lost composure early in last but good trot after.

RACE FIVE (PICK-4 - 7 w 1,3 w 1,4 w 7)

7-SOUTHWIND WHISKI...been caught up in very fast miles for this class. Hinting when given room.

1-McGREAT...former open horse showed some good pace late last mile. Rail provides same chance.

5-ROCKY REGAL...takes steep drop in class. Not much on paper lately but could be on engine here.


1-KAMIKAZE LINDY...actually liked effort in last showing nice gate speed & solid thereafter. Edge.

4-CZECH IT OUT...got great trip in last, pulled turning for home, edged to front & out-kicked late.

3-TOTAL FREEDOM...can rattle cages in the lane with excellent kick home. Recent form very sharp.


4-PRINCE PINANG...post hindered in last but showed excellent pace backside & still strong to line.

1-McMARVEL...was out turn 2 denting quick third panel and held decently against two tough ones.

6-LILYS REAL BOY...very sharp these days with 3 wins in last 4 starts. Likes to dig in when it counts.

RACE EIGHT (SUPER HI-5 - 7 w 1,4 w 1,4 w 3,9 w ALL)

7-ROCKNAPOWERSTROKE...lightly raced youngster had tough trip in last but did dent :28.2 panel.

4-CARLOS MITTANNA...showed great gate speed in last, yielded, was out again w/pace to the wire.

1-OFFICIAL STRIPES...took lead half way through but quick time took toll late. Needs a breather.

3-IM AN ART MAJOR...pulled under the lane first time and showed good pace right to the wire.

9-WHOS IN THE MIST...post does hinder but can catch live cover final lap & be part of Super Hi-5.


Written by John Berry