Pompano Sunday Pickin’ from John Berry

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January 26th, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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

3-TREVOR WIN FOR US…tried backside move in last & dented quick panel—his :26.4. Right timed brush can upset here.

2-GOLDSTAR RAIDER…went first up on during fast third quarter & showed sharp pace & held OK during late stages.

1-HARTATTACK…recent claim back down to spot where he won few starts back. Can rattle cages off second over trip.

RACE TWO                                              

5-PANOCCHIO…the king…until proven otherwise………………………………………………………………………………………….

3-BLUEHOURPOWER…has strong brushing power. Can benefit if early panels are hot…and they are expected to be that!

2-RESPECTABLE DREAM…versatile sort been 2nd in last two—one off the pace and one on engine. Probably the latter here.

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

4-Y S JOE…showed excellent gate speed leaving then a second move on backside. Rested a week and can upset on best.

5-STIRLING CADILLAC…paced backside quarter in :27.4 in last and held well in the lane. Makes 100th career start here.

6-ROCK N ROW…will be on the choo-choo when Hummer leaves then yielding for garden journey. Certainly a threat.


5-PHOENICIAN…was in against a monster in last but showed excellent trot on backside (:28.1). Getting very sharp now.

3-BISTRO…can leave with alacrity and settle in up close. Any final quarter under :30 in this group will be very dangerous.

2-STAR TREATMENT…was overlooked in last from the rail and got picture perfect journey to score. Leaves & yields here.

4-TICK TOK TAG…cut the mustard in last but ran low on fuel late and got out-brushed. Will be on the motorcycle leaving.

7-SAND SWAN…was used a bit gaining the top spot early in last and yielded. Then sat as the winner made HUGE brush!!


3-ALONEINSPADES…like for couple of reasons: 1) class dip (again); 2) :27.2 backside pace double-bubbled. Wiring here?

2-CAN HE GO…post destroyed chances in last. Prior showed excellent pace final 3/8s of the journey. Rattles cages late.

6-DEL RIO SEELSTER…post didn’t help matters in last but had some backside pace. Can turn on afterburners in the lane.


3-GRANDE SEELSTER…couldn’t use usual gate speed in last to join the fray. Different story here with the 3 post. Wiring.

8-FIRST OF ITSKIND…has put in two solid performances since arrival. Outside post, yes, but leaves & finds good spot.

1-FRITZIE PIC UP MAN…finally gets out of top class after decent showings. Rail keeps cozily close. Won in Open 2 before.


1-SOUTHERN WINDS…post hurt chances in last but seems to be in bit easier. Drew well! Liked :26.4 backside pace in last.

2-OWOSSO FLASH…can brush with the best of ‘em for a half mile. Was used twice in last. Drew much better this time.

7-KING OF THE CROP…closed with a furious rush in last giving good hint. Just hasn’t won since June of 2015 at Tioga.


6-ALL STEINAM…takes precipitous drop in class here. Last time in same class, won. Probably on the engine from here.

3-ENERGY SHAKES…not much on paper these days but does get more class relief, drew well and looking for cover flow.

5-ROCKY REGAL…had some decent pace middle 3/8s of the mile in last. Perfect spot to take a shot leaving & yielding.


7-SECRETSOFTHEKNIGHT…looks to be in a very amiable situation. Raced big mile against tougher crowd. Leaves here.

5-OFFICERNAGENTLEMAN…not much on paper lately but is a warrior with gate speed & PP5. Won 10 of last 13 leaving.

4-PRINCE PINANG…gave nice hint in last showing very sharp pace at the end of the mile. Cover flow trip dangerous.


3-REGALANTHROPIST…extremely impressive in win last time out and stays put in same class. Will be on the engine here.

2-FULL ON ROCKNROLL…has severe gate speed but yielded to top pick early in last and chased that one all way around.

1-MAXDADDY BLUE CHIP…five year-old  is lightly raced but sat chilly in last until the lane and then exploded with pace.


3-DRAGON FEVER…always seems to be prominent in this class. Like fact that he has gate speed & something left late.

2-DYNAMITE DUDE…post hurt in last but noticed he paced 3rd panel in :26.4. Can close like gangbusters off live cover.

1-DANISHDUJOUR…in rare form now. Steps up after very convincing wins in last two using different strategies. On tkt.


2-CAM’S ORACLE…dips back down to spot where he was claimed few starts back. Drew well and can rally off live cover.

6-SILVER SPIR…probably on engine here. Been hot property and recent form merits a look. Can he carry it all the way?

9-ALASKAN SEELSTER…outside post, yes, but will seek live cover entire last lap. Not afraid to gulp lots of oxygen. 20/1.

4-TWIN B TK…liked backside brush in last showing :27.2 speed. Held decently late, too. Could “make” Super Hi-5 ticket.

3-BROWN TITAN…has been somewhat competitive in “6’s” after winning in lower class 2 starts back. Can rock late.


Written by John Berry