Pompano Wednesday Pickin’ from John Berry

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March 6th, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

RACE ONE (DOUBLE – 3-1, 4-1, 8-1, 3-5, 4-5, 8-5 / PICK-5 -  3,4,8 w 1,5 w 3,4 w 7,8,10 w  2,4)

4-CAITLIN’S ROMANCE…pulled 5/16s out in last & showed excellent pace right to the finish. Sharp form now.

8-ROCKIN DESIRE…post hindered in last but did pace middle half in 56. Lightly raced filly catches live cover.

3-GALLEY WENCH…showed lightning speed leaving in last, yielded and then held firm until deep stretch.

RACE TWO                                              

1-WILD WANDA…took a week off after tough journey in the slop. Should be sitting cozily close throughout.

5-GODIVA SEELSTER…amazing mare has missed but one check in last 4 seasons. Will be on the engine here.

2-OK HEAVENLY…tried double-bubble move in last but third panel to stiff to dent. Can rattle cages in lane.

RACE THREE (PICK-6 - 3,4 w 1,3,7,8,10 w 2,4 w 3,4 w 2 w 3)

3-GOLD STAR SONATA…showed speed at both of ends of her mile in last & needed one more stride to win it.

4-MUSTANG SALLY…not much on paper but giving hints last couple of starts. Could “make” the ticket on best.

7-MAEJUSMAC…in rare form these days. Will be on the choo-choo train when Hummer leaves the station.

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA -  (Box) 1,3,7,8,10)

8-DREA’S GOOD POWOW…mare can turn on the afterburners when it counts. Needs quick panel to benefit.

7-YES YOU CAN…can motor off the wings and find cozy spot up close early. Took lead late in last & held safe.

10-CARLOTA BLUE CHIP…second tier post could help achieve nice spot early back of leaver. On the ticket.

3-ALWAYS COVERS…dips down to a more amiable situation here. Likes a fast track better than an “off” one.

1-PURPLE N GOLD…rugged mare gave excellent account of herself in last showing gate speed and good kick.

RACE FIVE                                                           

4-TON OF LUCK…not much on paper but showed some pace on backside m”oo”ve in last giving a nice hint.

2-LIMELIGHT…woke up in last showing some early speed and a nice kick home. Drew well. Should be there.

1-ENDEAVORS DOT COM…dips down to a very enviable spot here. Showed pace backside denting quick panel.

RACE SIX (PICK-4 - 3,4 w 2 w 3 w ALL)

4-SUGAR CRUSH…win dropped off chart & now dips down to spot where she won few starts back. Like here.

3-SEW PSYCHED…post hurt in last in bulky field. Can turn on the afterburners when it counts. Prominent!

5-EMPTY GESTURE…in rare form these days. Has coveted post where she will be on her motorbike leaving.


2-SINGLE ME…form been consistently decent since return. Seems to be tightening up for best performance.

7-JETS ARE ON…can turn it on big time in lane. Made premature move in last not suiting her style. Flies late.

5-SOUTHWIND TRINI…made couple of moves in last and fought hard while involved in bang-bang finish.


3-SKEEBALL…made impressive 1st over bid on backside in last & went on to win. Recent have all been decent.

6-AHLBBACK YANKEE…very reliable for that :28 & a piece finale. Looking for second over journey this time.

5-SCIROCCO MILEY KAY…won gate to wire 2 starts back but cooked own goose when didn’t leave in last.

RACE NINE (SUPER HI-5 - 4 w 2,5,6,7,8 ALL THE WAY)

4-COLLEGE MAJOR…dips back down to a more reasonable situation here. Last start in same class, he scored.

6-SHOOTIN TYME…recent form pretty sharp. In new hands for this so steps up notch for protection. Danger.

7-LASTDUKESTANDING…not much on paper but showed decent pace backside--:28. Could “make” ticket.

2-HURRICANE HOWARD…got the garden journey in last and just did miss the marbles. OK from inside post.

8-RIVER VALLEY…did just “OK” against the “8’s” in last. Can do some damage in the lane against this class.


Written by John Berry