Parx has an 10-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 4, which starts in the seventh race (post time 3:37).
HORSES TO WATCH
RACE 7- MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT, 3YO AND UP, ABOUT 7 1/2 FURLONGS ON TURF
- The favorite in here, #6 Sail At Sunrise (7-2), didn’t run a bad race in his first try on the lawn two back when finishing fifth. He was wide on the turn and stuck with it willingly enough to be beaten three-and-change lengths; he catches a more modest group today and should appreciate the class relief. The fourth-place finisher from that event graduated next out.
- If he draws in off the AE, we want to have a look at the four-year-old first-timer #11 Repeated Promise (12-1). This is a pretty tepid group of horses, which makes it a great spot for a runner to make his bow. While his dam, Forbidden Drive, by Mizzen Mast, was winless in her brief career, his second-dam was a stakes winner on the lawn. Trainer Elizabeth Merryman is just 1-for-24 with first-timers, so demand value if you play.
|Race 7||5, 6, 10, 11||Can use the #5 if #11 does not draw in.|
|Race 8||3,7||I’d like to get better odds, but #3 Luvinmeiseasy (9-5) can be tough if he bounces back. The Parx lover didn’t show much last time out at DEL in first try in three months, but he really wasn’t pushed for his best either. Look for him to be a bit more forward early today… A sudden rain squall would certainly help the chances of #7 Terry’s Charm (7-2), who’s 5-for-12 on off tracks, but either way, he should compete with this group and arrives off a win. There’s not much speed in here, and he should be able to find a good spot while breaking from the outside stall.|
|Race 9||2,3, 4, 7||#2 Seville Barber (5-2) has shown the ability to lead or close, has run well in his last two and makes his third start off an eight-month layoff here. Our only concern here is this guy is skipping a condition (he’s a 2-time winner going up against 3x winners), and we do hate short odds on a condition skipper… A horse that’ll offer better odds is #4 Wine At the Beach (8-1), who arrives here with three wins in four starts since switching into the Moore barn. That last was his first try since September, and you have to imagine there may be another step forward in the offing soon…|
|Race 10||4, 9, 10||The two outside horses might just be too tough in here. #9 Too Much Johnnie (5-2) hadn’t run well since the Vega claim and has failed as the favorite in five of his 13 career starts. But last time out he gave an improved account of himself when on the engine, so perhaps he’s getting back to his better form now… #10 Val’s My Gal (9-5) is a horse who couldn’t be more suspicious: making a huge drop for his first race in six months after winning at the MC 40k level. His last couple works, including a bullet five-eighths, suggest he’s rounding into shape, and while I wouldn’t go near him with a win bet at those odds, I also wouldn’t want to lose a horizontal wager because I excluded him…|
|TOTAL COST||$36||50-cent P4 ticket|