Parx has an 11-race card on tap for this Tuesday afternoon. Post time for the opener is 12:55 p.m., and we’ve got a couple horses to watch and Parx Racing picks.
We also have a play in a late Pick 3, which starts in the fifth race (post time 2:43).
HORSES TO WATCH
RACE 9- STARTER ALLOWANCE $25,000, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND UP, 1 MILE 70 YARDS
- It’s not often you’ll see a stakes winner in a race like this, but the 2 Adventist (9/2) won the Bernardini Stakes at Aqueduct back in February. After a dismal try in the Flat Out Stakes last out at Belmont Park, he’ll return to his home base against much softer. He doesn’t have any early speed to speak of, but has a strong late kick that should make him a threat in the final eighth.
- The 6 Blue Buff (5/2) comes from Florida riding a four-race winning streak. He made what looked like a sweeping move in his last start, against n/w1x allowance company, but had to box on down the stretch to win by half a length. Frankie Pennington gets aboard for the first time; he’s been winning at an unconsciously good 26% since the resumption of racing.
|Race 5||3,5||Will bettors be quick to dismiss #3 Antrim Aubrey (5/1) off one bad race where he had a clear excuse? He was well-bet at the level last out, but clipped heels while stalking the pace and gave way. In the race before that, he demolished a n/w2L claiming field at Laurel Park. Should improve with a clean trip. #5 Kiom (2/1) was beginning to go backwards before the break, but ran a big race first off the layoff last out. He pressed the pace all the way while racing wide, hanging in to lose by 3/4 of a length. Should take another step forward second off the bench.|
|Race 6||1,7||I’ll try a speed horse and a closer, while trying to beat the favorite. #1 Boat Over the Hill (4/1) goes out for the Jamie Ness barn, which has been hitting at a blistering 36% in the past month. Makes his debut at Parx after showing little last out at Laurel. He’ll stretch out from seven furlongs to 1 mile and 70 yards here, which should help his closing kick. #7 Don Polo (3/1) almost wired a tougher field last out, before being caught in the last eighth. He looks like the best speed in the field, and could very well take them gate-to-wire.|
|Race 7||2,7||#2 Noble Authority (9/2) makes his 4-year-old debut, after showing some promise on the grass last year at Colonial Downs. Works at Fair Hill have been solid. #7 Glory Song (9/5) is another Ness horse, who almost wired a better field last out at Delaware Park. He’ll be sent right to the lead and try to take them all the way around.|
|TOTAL COST||$8 for a one-dollar base||Good luck!|
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