Pompano Saturday Pickin’ from John Berry

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Chantal Variot

March 8th, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017


RACE ONE (DOUBLE –  3-3, 3-4, 3-6, 7-3, 7-4, 7-6 / PICK-5 – 3,7 w 3,4,6 w 2,3 w 1,8 w 5)            

7-GARLANDSANDPEARLS…will be on his motorbike when Hummer leaves. Compares very well against foes.

3-ZORWIJK IMPACT…lolly-gagged well back early & improved position backside. Final panel too still to dent.

1-THEKEPTMAN…should get aggressive handling from the rail and be cozily close throughout the journey.

RACE TWO                                              

6-FIREBALL…debut was awesome showing good gate speed, a relaxed mid-portion and a very sharp kick late.

3-ROCKIN ROGER…first start showed some backside pace--:29—but not quite tight enough. Ready for better.

4-J BLACK…been consistently decent to begin sophomore season. Could be on the engine then yielding at ¼.

RACE THREE (PICK-6 -  2,3 w 1,8 w 5 w 1,4,7 w 2,3,4 w 1,3)

3-A CROWN FOR LINDY…warrior is very sharp right now. Perfect scenario to leave, yield, and kick home. Like!

2-NEW SCENT…got the “Tetrick” touch in last to win. Mare should be cozily close with this post. High on tkt.

7-TYMAL RECAP…had big ’16 but still looking for win in ’17. Tried double-bubble move but likes shorter route.

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA  - 1,8 w 1,8 w 3,5,7 w 3,5,7 w ALL)

8-TWO DAYS FINALE…has outside post but also has gate speed to overcome. Leaves & yields for cozy journey.

1-DUCCI…been close up in recent starts. Probably away second and on the prowl with a quarter move to top.

3-MATCH POINT…was away in good order in last but leader got away with murder on very soft panels. Close.

5-EXPOSE YOURSELF…got extremely easy rating in last & had more than ample sprint left to get maiden win.

7-SAVIN ROCK…still a maiden after 23 starts but usually gets on the ticket somehow. Kicks home on occasion.

RACE FIVE (PICK-4 - 5 w 1,4,7 w 2,3,4 w 1,2)

5-A BIT OF HEAVEN…lightly raced filly makes 3 year-old debut after a lively qualifier. Compares well in here.

3-GOLD STAR LOVEBUG…finally gets out of much tougher class and is reliable for stout closing kick. Danger!

4-LADY MACHBETH…liked the pace she showed on backstretch in last--:28.1—and looks for cover flow trip.


7-KEGLER HANOVER…giving hints lately. Showed sharp gate speed in last & held OK in an unbelievable mile.

4-TWIN B SPIKE MAN…a “puzzlement” here. Claimed for “10” 3 starts back, in for “6” now. Off the pace here.

1-HOLY HALIBUT…former open trotter made miscue leaving in last. Capable of better if on his game. Rail!!

RACE SEVEN (DOUBLE –  2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2)

2-JLS TOO HOT TAJ…took advantage of hot pace (for class) and found some room mid-stretch to rally & win.

4-FEDERAL DEPUTY…has one of the two best closing kicks in here & showed strong trot while double-bubbled.

3-B COR THOMAS…will be on the engine in here trying wiring act. Key is rating for his success against these.

RACE EIGHT (SUPER HI-5  -  1,2 w 1,2 w 5,6,7 w 5,6,7 w ALL)           

2-UNCLE REIMUS…paced his last 3/4s in 1:26.3 and looked strongest in the final stages. Can break maiden!

1-BIG BAD ET…first start here was very sharp showing nice pace backside denting quick 3rd panel big time.

5-LINCOLNS LEGEND…likes to join fray early & will be on the prowl looking for garden spot. Contends here.

7-DANDY’S DUDUDIDUDU…post hinders a bit because no proof of ever sprinting from outside post. Can close!

6-TROTTIME DIAMONDS…could be prominent with these if leaves & finds decent spot mid-pack early on here.


S. ARSENAULT (127); G. BARBERE (56); T. BASISTA (7); L. BEESON (2); T. BOWMAN (73); M. BROOKS, JR. (493); L. CABLE (427); J. CAMPAGNUOLO (51); F. COHEN (185); R. CUSIMANO (235); T. DINGES (20); TOM EICHAS (10); P. GERRY (81); D. GLASSER (32); R. GOLDSTEIN (7); R. KRIVELIN (203); J. MACOMBER (18); J. MARRA (58); B. MUGGLESTON (92); S. OLDFORD (120); J. PENNACCHIO (157); L. POULIN (63); A. SAUL (527)J. SCHAEFER (74); D. SPRIGGS (426); D. ST. PIERRE (7) A. VERRUSO (65); M. WALKER (115); D. WHITTEMORE (117)