PARX RACING PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: SEPT. 1
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 1||5, 6, 7||A bunch of the runners in this never-won-two claimer have lengthy resumes of defeat, which makes them tough to endorse and steers us towards the outside horses… On paper, the horse who ought to win is #7 Come and Get It (6-5). The sophomore Archarcharch filly has been in the money and three of four starts and last out was a good second, prompting the winner and then remaining well clear for the place. That was against much better, and it prompts the question: why the abrupt drop? This horse has run too well to toss completely, but the drop makes her too much of a mystery to single… Two others worth a look are #5 Heroic Officer (5-2) and #6 Stay Salty (20-1). The former makes her third start off a layoff and was second against similar last time out. The latter showed improved speed last time, and the last time she did that, it presaged a move forward…|
|Race 2||1, 2, 6, 7, 8||A pretty evenly matched group of claimers here, and we’ll give the nod to #8 New Jersey (4-1). The Eskendereya filly looked like she might be pretty OK last year when breaking her maiden over the strip by 13 and then running a good second in allowance company. But she was off for 15 months and didn’t run particularly well in her return; for her first start in two months here, she drops into claiming company. But it’s good to see Bisono remain aboard, this one has better efforts in her past, and she may end up able to control the pace in a race without a lot of zip… The lukewarm fave here is #7 Will Take Over (3-1), who may benefit from cutting back a half-furlong; last time, she dueled a long way before tiring late (and it was all for naught as a closer came and got the money); that effort may be better than it looks… One horse I admit to being intrigued by here is #1 Fly Time (10-1). This one got the squeeze leaving the gate, fell to the rear of the field, and seemed to be losing interest. But when another rear-dweller began to move, she picked it up, got through between, then tipped out for the stretch run and narrowly prevailed. It was a “didn’t know you had it in you” kind of performance, and you wonder if the lightbulb is on now.|
|Race 3||1, 2, 5||Two of the obvious players in this maiden event come from the same race. #5 Mr. Thrifty (8-5) dueled with the winner before settling for second last time, while #2 Baringer Spring (3-1) overcame a bit of trip trouble to rally into third in that race, less than a length behind Mr. Thrifty… The 1-1A entry of Markofthemaker and Know It Now (4-1) is also worth a look. Both have run just once, the former having run on a bit late for fifth, while the latter finished sixth in his debut. He’s a son of American Pharoah, and that performance may not have been as bad as all that; winner Arkaan looks like a likely future stakes winner…|
|WAGERING…||A 50-cent Pick 3 using all of these will set you back $22.50.|