PARX RACING PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: AUGUST 25
Parx has a 10-race card on tap for this Tuesday afternoon. Post time for the opener is 12:55 p.m., and we’ve got Parx Racing picks.
|Race 7||2, 3, 4||The horse who probably ought to graduate in this $40k maiden claimer is #4 Congrats Answer (5-2). The Jamie Ness trainee seems — albeit slowly — to be moving in the right direction and has a couple of pretty OK efforts on the resume. She’s dropping out of special weight company for the first time, as well as trying two turns for the first time; her breeding says that can work. Note that the runner-up from her last came back to win August 24… Another dropping into the claiming ranks is #3 Eliana’s Mission (8-1), who closed well enough last time when, though fifth, she ended up being beaten just two lengths; you’d like to see her a little more involved earlier in the game today, and with just two races in her career, she can move forward… No easy task to win going two turns first time off a long layoff, which is what Claudio Gonzalez is trying to do with #2 Isabellaalexa (4-1); the Golden Lad filly showed good speed last time out before tiring late to third and likely is the major speed here if the rider wants the front…|
|Race 8||2, 3, 8||What to make of that last out trainwreck for #3 Slingin Sammy B (3-1)? Sent off the favorite, he was done while drifting out on the turn, and the rider did not persevere with him. That rider, Mychel Sanchez, is back today on a horse whose best would make him tough… Huge effort last time by #2 Fiduciary Values (7-2), who dueled early on a solid pace and then drew away while coming home fast. She doesn’t need the lead and likely won’t get it in here, but she can work out a good stalking trip under Ocasio… #8 Sweet Blame (9-2) has shown the ability to compete with these sorts of horses and loves this trip (in the exacta seven of eight times)…|
|Race 9||2, 3, 6, 8, 10||This feels like a good spot for #2 Hay Boy (9-2), who got throttled last time out at the Spa — but note that he was 66-1 in a race in which the fave was multiple stakes-placed. He’s not seeing any of that sort here… #3 Septimus Severus (5-2) has run a couple of good ones on turf and galloped last time out on the main track; his last turf try wasn’t great, but he tired going seven-eighths that day and here gets back to short sprints… Not usually one to award bonus points for horses showing up in bad spots, but that was a pretty good turf bow two back for #6 Lawyer Roy (15-1), who for some reason was put in a second-level allowance; despite going off at 79-1, he chased in second for three-quarters before backing out against the very good Infuirated. There’s no Infuriated in here… A pair of lighlty raced allowance winners, #8 Ruling (3-1) and #10 Where You Was (7-2) need to be on the ticket; the latter rallied to win an allowance at PEN last time with a decent fig, though it seems to have been a pretty tepid group.|
|WAGERING…||A 50-cent Pick 3 using all of these will set you back $22.50.|