Pompano Tuesday Pickin’ from John Berry

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Chantal Variot

January 28th, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


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

2-KDMAKEWAY...been giving subtle hints in recent. Could upset applecart with live cover-flow journey. 15/1

5-YS ARTISTIC FELLA...first start back was pretty decent showing :27.3 backside pace. Tightening up now.

6-CARLOS MITTANNA...probable chalk off recent lines. Had great gate speed in last & chased tough winner.

RACE TWO           

4-DIAMOND DAGGER...mare has changed her style of racing recently. On engine & yielding for garden trip.

3-MASSIVE LIGHTNING...can really turn on the afterburners in the lane. Quick panels would help his cause.

5-TATER TWISTER...very sharp handling in last got the job done. Current form extreme;y sharp. On engine!

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

7-FLASHY LADY...lolly-gagged way back for first three turns then turned it on in the lane. Could be leaving.

4-BIG VALLEY SPEED...made quarter move to the top but strong headwind took toll in final stages. Fits well.

5-TWIN B SPIKE MAN...sat chilly most of last mile but closed with ferocity to gain the win. Is a warrior!

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA - 1,8 w 1,8 w 3,4,6 w 3,4,6 w ALL)

1-RACE ME ROCKY...finally drew well! Won’t have to work as hard to be prominent early. Look for 1/4 move.

8-ARSENAL...will, no doubt, be on the attack when Hummer springs. Leaves and then yields for garden trip.

6-PRINCE JUBILEE...pulled turn 2 & showed :27.3 backside pace & stayed strong to the wire. Sharp form.

3-ONTHECLOCK HANOVER...been competitive in recent. Last, seemed to have dream journey but out-brushed.

4-A WEEKEND...pulled off major upset in last while way wide in the lane. Moves up a notch but form decent.


3-CABRERA...paced last 3/4s in 1:26.1 showing huge rally, especially once they straightened away in the lane.

2-THUMPEM...was used very hard making the top in last and fractions caught up with him late. 1/4 move!

1-McGREAT...been competitive in this class lately. Drew the rail & should remain relatively close throughout.

RACE SIX (PICK-4 -  1,2,7 w 4,5,6 w 1,2,5 w 1)

2-EXPLOSIVE MUSCLES...closed like gangbusters into 30 mph winds last time out. Drew much better here.

7-SWAN HANDICAP...was in a bit too tough in last. Drew outside, yes, but fractions should be stout. Cover!!

1-CASHAHALLIC...every start here has been decent and a check-getter. Drew rail & will be aggressive leaving.


6-KABU...has been tackling tougher opponents in recent. Has the ability to rattle cages late off quick panels.

5-PINKY THE INTERN...had a tough journey traffic-wise in last and did seem to have some trot in the lane.

4-McKENZIE’S STAR...went first up to challenge on backside in last and \, tho 6th, was right there at finish.

RACE EIGHT (DOUBLE  - 2-1, 4-1, 5-1)

4-UNITALIANO BI...tried very tough company in last and was prominent until 16th pole. Facing a bit easier.

2-STACHE...lolly-gagged back first 5/8ths then pulled & swept up with huge m”oo”ve final turn. Threatens.

5-RAILEE WORKABLE...forgiving last. Been very prominent when last faced this class. Look for improvement.

RACE NINE (SUPER HI-5 - 1 w 2,3 w 2,3 w 5,7 w 5,7,8,9)

1-CAVIART SPENCER...post hurt in last but tried very hard while outside looking in. Rail makes difference.

2-DIGAM...dips down to lowest rung. Pulled very early in last & got caught outside during :28 third panel.

3-HILLCREST BIGDADDY...nothing on paper but noticed he paced third quarter in :27.4 in FIRST START BACK.

5-FOUR STARZ ALEX...kind of an “even-steven” mile in last but usually performs OK in this claiming class.

7-BEST DREAM SEEKER...very nice effort in last. Fought hard during third panel and held well in the stretch.