Pompano Wednesday Pickin’ from John Berry

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Chantal Variot

March 13th, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

5-GALLEY WENCH…recent form solid. Doesn’t win often but showed sharp backside pace & good closing kick.

3-CAITLIN’S ROMANCEE…made quarter move to the top and repelled serious challenge final turn. Dangerous.

2-ROCKIN DESIRE…showed very sharp gate speed in last, sat chilly thereafter, then solid pace to the wire.


4-JETS ARE ON…can turn on afterburners when it counts. Steps up but can upset applecart off quick fractions.

6-GODIVA SEELSTER…the “queen” returned to claim her crown in last—coming from OFF the pace. On engine.

3-GOLDSTAR ROCKETTE…Florida bred left alertly then tried 1st up backside move. Usually waits  bit longer.

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

3-SKEEBALL…made two moves in last—unusual for her—and faltered when it counted. Will sit chilly in here.

7-SOPHIA SEELSTER…has blazing gate speed & will utilize it here to overcome outside post. The main danger.

1-TON OF LUCK…got picture perfect journey in last timing her brush perfectly to win. Needs perfect timing.

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA – 3,4 w 3,4 w 1,6,7 w 1,6,7 w ALL)

4-ART FRENZY…been competitive in same class prior. Form good now as she comes off sharp win off cover.

3-ASHLEY’S DESIRE…all starts here solid thus far. Paced final 3/4s in 1:25.4 while outside entire last lap.

7-SEW PSYCHED…steps up a bit after very solid effort in last pulling on backside & showing determined pace.

1-DREA’S GOOD POWOW…lost composure leaving in last but showed good, solid pace thereafter. Gets check.

6-MACHIN MARLEY…in new hands for this. Did show some backside pace giving a bit of a hint. Needs pace!

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

2-GO GO PATTI JO…determined winning last. When gets good, usually stays good. Back-to-back wins 7 times.

3-GOLD STAR SONATA…couldn’t get there 2 starts ago, got nailed final stride in last. Developing second-it is.

6-I SAW RED…pulled turn 2 in last and did show some pace on backside but couldn’t sustain rally further.

RACE SIX                                              

1-EMPTY GESTURE…very hot property lately. Was used a lot early in last, sat chilly but winner just too tough.

6-P L HULA…was lazy leaving and then got shuffled but showed very sharp pace in late stages of the mile.

7-SUGAR CRUSH…followed cover in last on backside but traffic just too tough to dent. Cover flow journey.

RACE SEVEN (DOUBLE  - 4-6, 4-8)

4-SOUTHWIND TRINI…usually likes to join the fray early but unable to in last. Bit of pace double-bubbled.

5-SUE’S NIGHT OUT…was chewed up and spit out during opening :55 half. Will be on engine then yielding.

6-ROCK MY WORLD…sharp performances since return. Could be on the choo-choo train seeking good spot.

RACE EIGHT (SUPER HI-5 –  6,8 w 6,8 w 1,3,4 w 1,3,4 w ALL)

8-CARLOTA BLUE CHIP…tries hard every start. Outside post, yes, but dips down to very amiable spot. Leaves!

6-ARTIAWITCHTO YOU…post did hurt chances in last but should be a lot tighter this time around. Rocks late.

3-HAPPY TO SCOOT…paced her last 3/4s in 1:25.1 in a good effort. Should be tightened up further for this.

4-LIMELIGHT…pilot lost line in last mid-stretch. Looks like she’s starting to come around, tho. On the ticket.

1-ENDEAVORS DOT COM…mare tried cutting the mustard in last changing strategy. Should be cozily close.



Written by John Berry