Pompano Tuesday Pickin’ from John Berry

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Chantal Variot

February 17th, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


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

2-DABUNKA...was all over the racetrack in last & still finished second. Will be aggressively handled.

5-SAUCY BROWN...showed some nice backside pace in last--:28.3. Continued on solidly to the line.

1-BEST DREAM SEEKER...got picture perfect handling in last to win. Rail gives similar opportunity.

RACE TWO                                              

3-CAM’S ORACLE...moves up notch after showing great speed leaving & something left late to win.

5-CARMENS BEST...pulled turn 2 & showed grinding foot forward through fast panels. 200th start.

6-TWIN B TK...raced well against “10’s” & now dips to spot where he won two starts back. Danger.

RACE THREE (PICK-6 - 3,4,6 w 5,7 w 1,5 w 2,4,9 w 4,5 w 2)

3-FLASHY LADY...12 year-old racing like a 3 year-old these days. Won last & stays put in same class.

6-CASHAHALLIC...made early move for the lead and got it but 1/2 time (:55.1) took toll very late.

4-PRINCESS CROWN...had good journey in last, pulled final turn but was out-brushed in the lane.

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA - 5,7 w 5,7 w 1,2,6 w 1,2,6 w ALL)

7-NOBLE ANTHONY...post hindered in last but still raced giant grabbing live cover last lap. Flew late.

5-REVRAC HARBOUR...sharp quarter move to the top & fought very hard final turn. Out-kicked late.

1-RAMZAN...when minds manners, can toss in devastating late kick. Steps up after doing so in last.

2-LUGAR...first start in year after being nursed back to health was very decent. Should be tighter.

6-DRIVING MISS CRAZY...likes to be in the thick of things from the get-go. Will be on the engine.


3-BEIGNET...was used hard in last against “5’s.” Last two starts in this class--”4’s”--won handily.

1-MY ROBERTO...lolly-gagged back in last before showing solid pace double-bubbled final 3/8s.

7-BLUE FIN...used early to take command then got superior rating, fighting hard all the way home.

RACE SIX (PICK-4 - 2,4,9 w 4,5 w 2 w 1,2,5)

9-SEVEN POINTS JESSE...1st start in 6 months very decent showing good brush backside. Flies late.

4-SOUTHWIND STRYKER...keeps moving up the ladder with impressive results. A big threat in here.

2-STACHE...can rattle cages late. Forgiving last when he went up in the air while on the move.


5-MASSIVE LIGHTNING...lost composure in last. Usually is very reliable for killer :28 closing punch.

4-SOOO HANDSOME...usually is pretty lazy for the first half or so before revving up big time late.

7-MODERN MERCURY...showed nice backside brush in last--:27-4--and was still gaining some late.

RACE  EIGHT (DOUBLE - 2-1, 2-2, 2-5)

2-ALWAYS A TIGER...drew better here. Usually shows solid pace somewhere in mile. Timing is key.

5-OH MY JOEPA...second tier post hurt in last. Dips down here and has great post to use gate speed.

1-JUST THAT...kind of an “even-steven” effort from the rail in last. Similar situation in offing here.

RACE NINE (SUPER HI-5 - (Box) 1,2,5,6,7)

2-BROWN TITAN...tried backside brush in last & did dent :28 quarter. Hinting of better things now.

5-LASTDUKESTANDING...in new hands for this. Showed backside pace in last. Could be on engine.

1-INDEPENDENT SPIRIT...finally drew well & did show some grinding pace in last following cover.

6-SHOOTIN TYME...in rare form these days and after 4th straight. Does step up a notch on ladder.

7-CABO REAL...The “woman’s touch” played key role in getting new life mark in last. Good form!!


Written by John Berry