Pompano Monday Pickin’ from John Berry

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March 17th, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

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

1-IMHERETOTAKEOVER...first time starter qualified handily and in a time faster than foes have been racing!

5-DELI-CRAZE...compares very well with remaining competition here. Can do damage with usual :30 closer.

3-ROYAL CLIPPER...showed some good gate speed in qualifier and probably on the engine to start his career.

RACE TWO                                              

9-A CROWN FOR LINDY...warrior has outside post, yes, but still can out-sprint these & control the festivities.

2-CHIP CHIP PAGE...gave a nice hint in last showing strong trot on backside while double-bubbled. On ticket.

4-INSIDER ACCESS...doesn’t win often but last was sure impressive in this very same class. Gets garden trip.

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

5-MATCH POINT...mare chased a good one last couple of starts. Liked the solid trot in backside in last. Edge.

4-TWO DAYS FINALE...does possess some good gate speed and probably on the choo-choo train leaving here.

2-ETHANOL...owns a 1 and 1 record in photo finishes & last showed determination in holding on for dear life.

RACE FOUR (PENTAFECTA -   1,2 w 1,2 w 3,4,5,8 ALL THE WAY)

2-EY COWBOY...gets in very amiable situation here. Can turn on the afterburners & drew well to do just that.

1-SCARY HARRY...pulled on backside in last & showed solid pace final 3/8s of the mile. Cover flow dangerous.

8-CHARMBO CURIOSITY...didn’t draw well here but can swallow up ground when given some room to roam.

5-BUNKERHILL BILL...not much on paper but pulled on backside but :27.1 panel too tough to dent. Rolls late.

3-DAMON BLUE CHIP...been tackling tougher crowd in recent. Showed stout pace in lane vs. Northern Comp.

RACE FIVE                                               

4-FLEETWOOD HALL...makes 100th career start. Recent form is very sharp. Can blast-off when asked. Edge!

3-MY REVENUER...warrior always reliable for stout closing kick. Just needs right timing to threaten in here.

1-TATER TWISTER...took couple of weeks off then came back & performed much better in return. On engine.

RACE SIX (PICK-4 -   3 w 7 w 6 w 2,7)                                         

3-HOLIDAY SPIRIT...very gutsy in winning last after going first over on backside. Leon does have 400+ wins.

2-CHEEKY LITTLE MINX...versatile sort showed some gate speed in last & held fairly firm late in fast mile.

7-JLS TOO HOT TAJ...driven very confidently in last making move heading to turn 2 & on to victory. Sharp.


7-PISTOPACKINPIPER...not much on paper these days but double-dips into a very appetizing situation. LIKE!

6-McGREAT...looking very sharp on the racetrack recently. Former Open pacer looms very formidable in here.

4-KING RICHARD...made a rare miscue in last. Prior showed some decent gate speed & held firm until late.


6-PRAIRIE FORTUNE...made HUGE backside brush in last to sweep into lead but got nailed very last stride.

3-MASSIVE LIGHTNING...can really turn on the afterburners in the lane. Watch for double-bubble binge here.

4-BOLI...tried cutting the mustard in last but wasn’t quite tight enough to finish it off. Tightening up now.

RACE NINE (SUPER HI-5 -   2 w 7 w 1,4,5,9 ALL THE WAY)

2-ALASKAN SEELSTER...relaxed for first 5/8s in last then went winging & made big m”oo”ve final turn. Nailed.

7-JAMAICAN COWBOY...made huge move on backside into the lead, was passed on inside & came on again!

9-CABRERA...outside post hinders but dips down in class to amiable level. Hope is to follow live cover last lap.

5-BALL DON’T LIE...was dull for some reason in last but does have the capability to tossing in fast final panel.

4-SOAKING UP THE SUN...very fast but somewhat unreliable. Depends on “which one” shows up for this one.


Written by John Berry