Pompano Tuesday Pickin’ from John Berry

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Chantal Variot

April 14th, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

4-FREEDOM ROLLS...was in tough situation in last with winner banking mile in 1:52.1. Much better situation.

8-CAITLIN’S ROMANCE...possesses some gate speed & must use it to join the fray at the outset. Great form.

5-GALLEY WENCH...doesn’t win often but usually is in the thick of the battle. Leaving from coveted 5 post.

RACE TWO                                              

6-LEGEND FIELD...unusual miscue doomed chances in last. Short field fits into 2nd over trip with live cover.

3-STRIKER ACE...been in tough lately. Recent win was on the engine so look for that strategy this time out.

5-SKYWAY PIPPEN...double jumped in class last start and performed very well. Form merits consideration.

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

7-BROWN TITAN...outside post, yes, but dips notch to better spot. Hadstrong pace double-bubbled in last.

6-HEY GRIN...was relaxed in first start back after short respite. Pace on backside in last & should be tighter.

5-BEST DREAM SEEKER...warrior has been very sharp for last few starts. Went first up against tough winner.


1-UNITALIANO BI...can be hard to handle but has track record speed (3tg). Clean mile would prove best here.

7-SAND SWAN...dips notch after showing strong backside trot in last-28.3. Been competitive against tougher.

6-TWIN B SPIKE MAN...finally returned to good form in last. In same class so look for same strategy in here.

3-BODY DOUBLE...can turn on the afterburners in the lane. Just needs to avoid going first up on backside.

2-INSIDER ACCESS...an “even-steven” performance in last. Does not win often but usually joins witch hunt.

RACE FIVE                                                

2-NOMAD...looked like he could be right there in last turning for home but jumped it off. Can really fly late.

3-FLASHY LADY...very tough mare will be on the choo-choo train leaving here. Recent form is very solid.

4-KEGLER HANOVER...post hurt chances ion last but all prior have been very competitive. Is very versatile.

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

4-SPILLING THE BEANS...went courageous mile in last showing explosive backside pace & tenacity in the lane.

1-EXCELERATED SPEED...doesn’t get much respect but can rattle cages when it counts. 2nd over trip ideal.

2-SHADY’S ART...went first over on backstretch in last grinding forward to the front but out-brushed late.


1-TEEZER BREE...gave nice hint in last showing solid late trot. Finally drew well and should be cozily close.

2-IMAHONKYCONCHMAN...doesn’t win often but gave bit of a hint in last showing late trot. Prominent here.

5-ILLUSIONSNDREAMS...thought he might leave in last...but he didn’t. Perfect post to try wiring act here.


1-CARMENS BEST...steps up a notch after huge performance against “5’s.” Flew widest of all after last win.

2-PRINCE JUBILEE...was second to top pick here after showing very strong pace 3d quarter--:27.3. Threat.

5-ONTHECLOCK HANOVER...had good journey in last, brushed to the front far turn but faltered in the lane.

RACE  NINE (DOUBLE -    4-7, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7)

4-MACHIN MARLEY...was tenacious in last win fighting hard every inch. Can control the festivities in here.

7-SUE’S NIGHT OUT...made quarter move against same company in last and romped. Must be on engine early.

6-JETS ARE ON...looked like she wasn’t feeling up to par in last. Rested now and ready to get back on track.

RACE TEN                                

7-REAL TEMPTATION...compares very nicely against these foes. Had strong pace final 3/8s of the journey.

2-HILLBILLY KID...was used very hard gaining the top from PP9 in last but early hustle took toll on backside.

6-NITTY GRITTY...did show a tad of pace on backside in last and is reliable for :29 & change finale. On tkt.

9-MUSTANG SALLY...has outside post, yes, but can catch live cover & “make” the ticket off quick final qtr.

3-HILLCREST BIGDADDY...excusing last miscue. Prior pair were decent and stays in this enviable class here.


Written by John Berry.