PARX PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: OCT. 20
Parx Racing 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 picks.
|Race 6||1-3-2-5||Guerrero trainee #1 Pategory One (5-2) gave a good account of himself when second last time out in his first in over three months and second overall. One of three to run back has won their follow-ups, and the winner ran third in an allowance… Keep an eye on #3 Citizen West (4-1): the Kelly Breen trainee was a $450,000 auction purchase and has been training forwardly towards his debut here for a barn that can win early. This one’s a Quality Road colt out of a dam who won at first asking… #2 Magic Mule (3-1) has run a couple of good races without getting the money, wheels back on relatively short rest… #5 Cantstoprunning (9-2) makes his second start of 2020 and first off the claim for Tyler Servis.|
|Race 8||2-1-9-6||Another Breen-trained runner looks like a major player in this PA-bred allowance. That’s #2 Puttheglassdown (3-1), who was just an even fifth last out versus similar after breaking slowly and seeming to be uncomfortable with the footing. He’s already won twice in open allowance company, and in his second after a five-month break, he can move forward… The improving #1 Irish Cork (5-2) dusted open allowance foes last time out, can make it two straight in here… #9 Screen Saver (8-1) has been moving in the right direction, may be a bit outclassed by top pair… #6 Baby Bull (7-2) has been second twice against similar…|
|Race 9||2-1-6-5||Interesting group of 2yo allowance runners on tap here. #2 Nutsie (4-1) looked good in winning his debut, overcoming a somewhat troubled trip, making room for himself, and going on to win at first asking against restricted maidens at the Spa; two of his beaten rivals came back to win next out. Sure, the water was too deep in the G1 Hopeful, but Jackie’s Warrior might be the best 2yo in the country, and there’s nothing like him in this spot… Curious to see #1 Classy American (8-1) in here: he was clearly best on debut when overcoming some traffic trouble and some issues of his own making (being a bit slow to change leads in the lane) to prevail. The waters are deeper here, but that was a better-than-it-looks debut… #6 Frank N Ducky (9-2) won nicely on debut after a long duel with the runner-up (and it was a mile back to everyone else). He’s another dropping out of a tepid try versus stakes company… #5 Maythehorsebwithu (3-1) bounced back from a stinker to run well in the First State Dash behind Singlino, who has impressed early in his career.|