Pompano Monday Pickin’ from John Berry

Profile Picture: Chantal Variot

Chantal Variot

March 10th, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

RACE ONE (DOUBLE -  1-4, 8-4 / PICK-5 -  1,8 w 4 w 1,2 w 3,6,10 w 3,4,5)

1-WILLIAMS WISH...showed a tad of gate speed in last, sat chilly, then unleashed great late kick.

8-THE LIFE OF PIE...got great handling in last from 5 post & won. Will have to work harder in here.

6-RICOS REVENGER...forgiving last. Prior gave hint with decent trot backside, Flat mile dangerous.

RACE TWO                                              

4-EXPLOSIVE DRAMA...made rare miscue in last. Prior showed strong brush middle 3/8s. Good spot.

3-THEHOUSEISROCKIN...warrior will be on choo-choo train leaving. Post should help cause here.

2-WHAT ABOUT BRIAN...hasn’t won since Dec. of 2015 covering 48 starts...but giving hints lately.

RACE THREE (PICK-6 - 1,2 w 3,6,10 w 3,4,5 w 2,3,5 w 1,7,8)

1-MY ROBERTO...liked last week but was chewed up and spit out. Should get cozy trip from the rail.

2-CLIVE HANOVER...once in a while, shows gate speed and always reliable for quick final quarter.

5-TALKTOMECOURAGE...lolly-gagged back early but showed good pace 3/8s in to the quarter pole.

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA - 3,10 w 3,10 w 1,6,7 w 1,6,7 w ALL)

3-PRETTY SWANDERFULL...steps up after sharp win in beginning jaunt forward turn 2--never quit.

10-THUNDERCREST...lost composure leaving in last. When on game, can rev it up final 3/8s or so.

6-OLD OAK...stepped up after win & performed decently showing nice backside binge. Strong late.

1-PC’S ALLEYWAY...pulled on backside but couldn’t dent quick panel but did hold firm in the lane.

7-STAR TREATMENT...took lifetime mark in last from coveted 5 post. Needs fractions own way here.

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

5-CHOCOLATE XPLOSION...destroyed foes in last with lifetime best performance. Mile back wins.

4-KAMIKAZE LINDY...pulled heading into turn 2 & kept churning forward until he got the job done.

3-RAMZAN...posts have hurt chances last couple starts. Better draw here & dangerous off live cover.

RACE SIX                                                  

2-REVENANT...been sharp in recent outings. Paced final half in :57.2. Green but learning trade well.

5-AMERICAN HUSTLE...colt has speed to burn & will be on the engine here. Was determined late.

3-PAPARAZZI PRINCE...did show some backside pace in last--:28.2--and can “make” ticket @ price.

RACE  SEVEN (DOUBLE - 2-1, 2-7, 5-1, 5-7)

5-BURNT ON TOP...had the worst of it in last--post-wise and trip-wise. Can upset applecart on best.

2-DAWN’S DESIRE...not much on paper these days but showed some backside pace. Probably 30/1.

6-CAVIART SPENCER...giving a few hints lately showing stout pace at the conclusion of his miles.

RACE EIGHT (SUPER HI-5 - 7 w 1,2,8 w 1,2,8 w 1,2,5,6,8 w ALL)

7-GOLDSTAR RAIDER...paced middle half in :55.4 to wend way into contention. Class relief key here.

1-CHARMBRO CURIOSITY...not much on paper lately but drew well after showing backside pace.

8-SHIPPS XPECTANCY...veteran( $660K on card) not what he used to be but paced mid-1/2 in :57.2.

2-KING RICHARD...was used pretty hard in last & held OK until mid-stretch through very fast pace.

6-ORLANDO’S EXPRESS...hasn’t won since Aug. 14, 2015 (42 starts). Can blast off the wings here.


Written by John Berry