Pompano Tuesday Pickin’ from John Berry

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Chantal Variot

March 10th, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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

1-STACHE...not much on paper lately but dips down a notch, drew well and can turn on afterburners in lane.

5-LUGAR...gets a bit of class relief here and will be on the engine from coveted post. Rating plays key role.

3-POCKET TRIP...almost won in higher class last start and gets in lower class here--but so do others in here.

RACE TWO                                              

2-A WEEKEND...knows how to take care of himself on the track. Would like to see a bubble around final turn.

5-BLUE FIN...has “jack-rabbit” speed leaving and the post to try wiring act in here. Consistently good in “4’s.”

7-FOUR STARZ ALEX...showed a bit of gate speed in last then second move first up on backside. Cover flow!

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

7-PRAIRIE FORTUNE...sharp as a tack right now. Must’ve trotted a mile & 20 yards in last & still won handily.

2-CELEBRITY MASERATI...does step up but was very impressive in winning Open 2 class last start. Dangerous.

4-DIAMOND DAGGER...mare made early move in search of the lead but was hung out to dry like wet laundry.


5-GROOVEY KID...very dangerous when he minds manners. Can brush a long way when given room to roam.

6-McKENZIE’S STAR...tried hard against the best ladies here but couldn’t dent quick final 1/2. In easier here.

2-SHE’S ALL IN...had picture perfect journey in last but winner’s lifetime mark too tough to handle. Leaving!

1-NOBLE ANTHONY...off a spell but back now & drew well. Made impressive brush middle 3/8s in last win.

7-DIVINATION...mare trotted middle half in :57.3 but couldn’t sustain in quick mile. Flies late off live cover.

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

4-BALL DON’T LIE...spent much of last mile in “no man’s land” & just coasted when all hope lost. Dips down.

5-NEEDLES AND PINS...tried “triple-bubble” move 5/16s out but that’s tall order to overcome in :56.4 final hf.

3-JAMAICAN COWBOY...winless this semester but giving hints. Can really rattle some cages in the stretch!

RACE SIX                                                 

8-NOMAD...pulled 3/8s in but 3rd panel was too stiff to do much damage. Dips bit here & can upset off cover.

4-LEGEND FIELD...went big mile in last from outside post, followed live cover and had willing trot in the lane.

7-MY HOPE...forced to step up a notch but recent form is very decent and has no choice but to catch cover.

RACE SEVEN (DOUBLE - 3-1, 3-2, 3-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, 6-6)

3-FLEETWOOD HALL...has enjoyed a rejuvenation in recent weeks. Closed fastest of all in last. Superior form.

6-BAD ANGEL...lifetime best mile in last leading at every juncture. Off pace here since others have gate speed.

1-MY REVENUER...can turn on the afterburners big time when in the mood. Drew well. Should be close up.

RACE EIGHT (SUPER HI-5 -  1,2 w 1,2 w 3,4,6 w 3,4,6 w ALL)

1-EYES ONLY FOR YOU...steps up minimally after big effort in last using stout closing kick. Love current form.

2-BROWN TITAN...2nd tier post left at mercy of others in last. Was trying 3/8s in but :56.3 middle 1/2 hurt.

4-SHOOTIN TYME...2nd start in new hands. Did show some backside pace in last denting quick panel-slightly!

6-ALWAYS A TIGER...claimed for “8” few weeks ago and now in for “6.” Easier class may help a little bit.

3-MACH IT PAIDEN...not much on paper lately but in a lower class here and can rev it up when in the mood.