13 year-old wins for a 53rd time

January 4, 2016 - garden totes

Pompano Beach, FL…January 3, 2015…Good Feeling, catch-driven this Saturday night (January 2) by Joe Pennacchio, took tip strap racing honors in a $10,900 Final of a Florida Amateur Driving Club Late Closer eventuality during Pompano Park.

The wooer 13 year-old gelded son of Fill V won for a 53rd time during his prolonged career measuring 292 starts, interlude a tele-timer in 1:58.2–his winning domain 2 1/4 lengths over a pacesetting Mystical Shopper, rubbed by Leon Cable. Zeitgeist and motorist Dein Spriggs teamed adult to be third after starting from a outward post while Good Friend finished fourth over Tymal Recap, picking adult a nickel in a margin scratched down to eight.

At a outset, it was Mystical Shopper (post 2), a even income tote-board favorite, hastily out for a early lead along with Good Feeling (post 3) settling in a garden mark with Rel Cash Clown (Tommy Santeramo) surging adult fast from post 7 and Zeitgeist and motorist Dein Spriggs (outside) also display early feet withdrawal and wending their approach into a third and fourth spots, respectively.

With Mystical Shopper slicing honest fractions for this category of $5,000 claimers–:28.2, :58 and 1:27.2–positions remained comparatively low with usually Rel Cash Clown and Play Fair, on a double-bubble backside binge out and denting a leaders edge–but usually briefly.

In a lane, Mystical Shopper cut a dilemma though Good Feeling was out of his friendly slot and simply wore down a personality during mid-stretch, stretching his lead to a wire.

In a post competition interview, Pennacchio, who had 151 Amateur wins entrance in during 22 opposite racing venues, said, We got a design ideal journey. we was pushing a classy, tough attack soldier that had roughly a half million (dollars) on his label and that’s not finished sitting in a stall.

“It was a dream journey. we left with him since he seems to like to be in a movement early and he found me a chair behind a leader. He took me for a good float tonight. All we did was steer!”

Ironically, a share of this win–$5,450–was a largest for Good Feeling in accurately 3 years (January 2, 2013) when he won a $15,000 claiming eventuality during Dover Downs. He also won on Jan 4, 2012 in a $20,000 claiming eventuality during Dover, call Pennacchio to add, “what can we say, he’s aged adequate to applaud a new year in style!”

Trained by Allen Saul for owners Dein Spriggs, Good Feeling now has a scorecard of 52-47-47 in 292 lifetime starts, good for $471,094.

As a fifth choice on a tote-board, Good Feeling rewarded his true with a $20.80 mutuel and capped a Pick-5 where not a singular sheet was sole on a 2-2-5-6-4 combination, necessitating a carryover to a Sunday night label and a guaranteed pool of $10,000.

By a way, after this Late Closing Final was done “official,” a fortuitous of Florida Amateur Driving Club members collected to give a vast concession to a Smart Ride Organization in their efforts to find a heal for and exterminate a HIV virus.

Dr. Marah Lee, a equine owners and distinguished medicine in a margin of HIV, was on palm in a winner’s round to accept a donation, that pushed a F.A.D.C. donations over a $150,000 plateau.

Also on Saturday night, when Behindcloseddoors took a evening’s seventh competition during improved than 90 to 1 odds, it set a theatre for a vast carryover in a track’s Pick-4 charity and, with no winners surfacing after a completion, a vast carryover is in place with a $30,000 Pick-4 pledge for a Sunday night card.

Post time is 7:30 p.m.

Multiple Carryovers, Guaranteed Pools, for Sunday Pompano

Several upsetters were featured on Saturday night (Jan 2) during a Isle Casino Pompano Park, withdrawal both a 50-cent Pick 5 and 50-cent Pick 4 unscathed. 

The 50-cent Pick 5 will underline a $1,980 carryover into Sunday night (Jan 3), with lane officials fixation an ‘instant guarantee’ of $10,000 on a sum Pick 5 pool.  The Pick 5 is a nightly peril covering races 1 – 5. 

The 50-cent Pick 4 will offer it’s really initial carryover of a season, with a healthy $4,973 available fans on Sunday evening.  Track officials have placed an ‘instant guarantee’ of $30,000 on a sum Pick 4 pool.  The Pick 4 is a nightly peril covering races 6 – 9, and facilities an attention low takeout of usually 12%.  

Last though not least, a rival 10-horse eventuality in a culmination (Race 11) will offer a $3,437 carryover in a 20-cent Jackpot Hi-Five. 

Live racing continues during a Isle Casino Pompano Park on a 5 night per week schedule, with a initial post of 7:30 p.m. each Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening.     

by John Berry for Pompano Park

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