Pompano Saturday Pickin’ from John Berry

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February 15th, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

RACE ONE (DOUBLE – 3-2, 3-3, 3-4 / PICK-5 – 3 w 2,3,4 w 4,6 w 6 w 2,4,7)     

3-BARBIES KORVETT…takes nice dip here after showing :28.2 backside trot. Rugged mare in very good spot.

2-A CROWN FOR LINDY…drew well and will try and go down the road. Makes 200th career start. (52 wins!)

6-HOLIDAY SPIRIT…versatile kind making 100th lifetime start. Probably on the engine to join the fray early.

RACE TWO                                              

4-ETHANOL…lightly raced sophomore gave nice hint in last showing decent trot backside. Slight edge in here.

2-TWO DAYS FINALE...showed some spunk on backside in last giving subtle hint. Likes to be on the board.

3-MATCH POINT…doesn’t win often (but none of these do) but went vastly improved mile in last. Could upset.

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

4-NOUVELLES VICTORY…not much on paper but sure was trying hard in last. Compares nicely with these foes.

6-SKAD’S WINNER…could be on the engine from this spot to join the fray early. Has lots of back class. Threat.

2-HYANNIS HANOVER…finally drew a decent post. Does have the ability to toss in a :29 closer. On the ticket.

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

6-THROUGH THE NIGHT…could be on the choo-choo train early and settle in back of speedball for garden trip.

7-CREAMPUFF MAC DADDY…went big mile in last leaving, yielding early, and retaking in a very sharp effort.

2-ACT OF VALOR…was well back early in last, slipped along pylons far turn into contention, then wide home.

5-EXPLOSIVE DRAMA…needed last start to tighten up a bit after missing some time. Could loom boldly here.

8-EX KING…always seems to be lazy leaving but capable of turning on afterburners in the lane. Makes ticket.

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

2-AUTOMATIC ART...shows little on paper but posts have hurt. Can sprint when given some room to roam.

7-FONZIE…showed some pace final half mile and was closing furiously late. Dangerous off live cover flow.

4-TROTTIME DIAMONDS…has plenty of gate speed & should be cozily  close throughout the journey. On tkt.


3-DIVINATION…cut some pretty stiff panels in last which caught up with her in the lane. Needs garden trip.

6-RUSH N SUPREME…warrior can still trot mile in 1:56 and a piece, which could be good enough to get it done.

8-POP MY BUTTONS…cut the mustard in last & simply out-brushed after quick panels. On the engine this time.

RACE SEVEN (DOUBLE  -  6-1, 6-5, 6-6, 6-7, 6-9)

6-MR WIZARD…gave hint in last with :28 quarter. In appetizing spot, especially if fractions are hot early on.

4-MY HOPE…looks like he’s getting act together. Has strong brushing power & dangerous if minds manners.

1-SOCIAL DELIGHT…was used hard early in last in what turned out to be fast mile. Should be a lot tighter.


6-GOLD STAR PETER…can grind forward a long way. Looking for 2nd over journey with live cover to set it up.

1-HOPE…seems to be improving. Should be cozily close throughout. Had pace when they straightened away.

7-J BLACK…lightly raced youngster just did miss all the marbles in last. Probably on the choo-choo train here.

9-McPHIL…broke maiden in last with sharp effort. Post hinders but will be on motorcycle when gate springs.

5-PRINCESS DELCINE…showed very strong pace in 1st start here after month off. Should be much tighter here.


  1. ARSENAULT (127); L. BEESON (2); T. BOWMAN (73); M. BROOKS, JR. (493); L. CABLE (427)
  2. CAMPAGNUOLO (51); F. COHEN (185); R. CUSIMANO (235); T. DINGES (20); TOM EICHAS (10); P. GERRY (81)
  3. GLASSER (32); R. GOLDSTEIN (7); R. KRIVELIN (203); J. MACOMBER (18); J. MARRA (58);
  4. MUGGLESTON (92); S. OLDFORD (120); J. PENNACCHIO (157); L. POULIN (63); A. SAUL (527)
  5. SCHAEFER (74); D. SPRIGGS (426); S. SVANSTEDT (10); M. WALKER (115); D. WHITTEMORE (116)

Written by John Berry.