PARX RACING PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: SEPT. 15
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||1, 2, 3||The horse to watch in this maiden event is #2 Dance for the Gold (3-1). The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro is the first foal out of the Speightstown mare Dance to Bristol. Back in 2013, Dance to Bristol compiled an eight-race win streak, capped by a win in the Grade 1 Ballerina, her third consecutive graded victory. The Ollie Figgins trainee, who was based at Bowie, later ran in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. This one’s trained by Jorge Duarte, who is 5-for-26 with first-timers in special weight company… You’ll have to respect the favorite in here, #3 Dare to Try (6-5), who’s been in the money all four starts and last out was second versus similar after a wide journey… #1 Brooklyn Heights (5-1) gave a much-improved account of herself last time after running against the bias the race before; that last race was slightly faster than allowance fillies ran the distance one race later…|
|Race 8||2, 3, 6, 8||We’re not all that enthralled with the horses that have run previously in this maiden, so we’ll look to the newcomers. #3 Zeyaraat (7-2) is a Shadwell homebred who’s been training pretty well for trainer Mike Pino (5/24 1st start, maiden special weight)… #6 Peyton Elizabeth (5-2) is a $155,000 Flatter filly making her debut for trainer John Servis (14% with 2yo 1st-timers in special weight company). She’s been training forwardly… Of those who’ve started, #2 Bravo Regina (6-1) completely puked last time but had a pretty good debut when second to an Into Mischief firster who was an RNA at $340k… #8 Catti La Belle (20-1) looked to have been running against the bias last time and was very green throughout, but let’s not judge too harshly: the runner-up came back to win the G1 Spinaway next out and the show horse graduated next out, as well. Lasix on for this filly, who’s a half to G3 winner Cairo Cat.|
|Race 9||5, 6, 10||Look for #5 Cinnabunny (8-1) to be sent for the early lead here after failing to make the front and then stopping last time. We’re inclined to draw a line through that last; her other tries compete here… #6 Madam Meena (2-1) has been a win machine for trainer Ness (5-for-8) while gradually taking on tougher competition, and she crushed state-bred allowance foes last time… Can #10 Portal Creek (7-2) repeat her career-best effort from last time? She’s not likely to get so easy a lead, but if she does, sye might be tough to reel in…|
|WAGERING…||We’re inclined to use Dance for the Gold on top if the value is there versus taking short odds on Dare to Try in the first… The eighth offers a couple of chances to get longer-priced horses in the mix, which could make exactas or doubles enticing…|