Street Band
Street Band upset the 2019 Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing . Photo by Allison Janezic.

Parx Racing has an 10-race card on tap for this afternoon. Post time for the opener is 12:25 p.m., and we’ve got Parx picks.

How’d we do last time at Parx?

Race 14-6-1-5Two-year-old maiden fillies kick off the card going two turns, and a horse we’ve looking for is #4 Kubie Snacks (6-1). This Mike Trombetta trainee had an absolutely disastrous trip on debut when finishing sixth, but when she finally got free, she did some running and actually galloped out best of all. Today she gets back to conventional dirt, makes her second start on Lasix, and rates a big shot… #6 Peyton Elizabeth (9-5) has run two pretty good races, finishing second and third, and makes her second start with Lasix today… #1 Infatuating (7-2) has had two pretty challenging trips but has shown good gumption to stick with it each time. Last time out, she got bounced around leaving the gate, was towards the rear of the field early, and ran on pretty nicely to be a clear third. The only runner from that race to run back won in maiden claiming company… #5 Bravo Regina (5-2) hasn’t run badly her last couple but the two-turn distance looks to be a challenge for her…
Race 92-8-1-9Let’s not hold that last one too harshly against #2 Ellarella (7-2). She broke way inward — literally off the screen on the head-on — to be last before rushing up to lead and then tiring. For all that, she was only three lengths back with a furlong to go. This one was second to the very promising Dontletsweetfoolya on debut — in a race from which all four runners won next out — then won easy against Parx maidens. She cuts the right profile and rates a big shot today… The formful #8 Slingin Sammy B (2-1) is the deserving favorite after back-to-back starter allowance wins. But I dunno – I have a hard time accepting short odds on a horse who still is hunting a first allowance win after 25 starts. By all means, keep her on your tickets, but I’m inclined to try to beat her on top… We’ll give a puncher’s chance to the Jonathan Sheppard-trained (and -owned) #1 Juluca (5-1) who won a state-bred a-other-than at PEN two back in her most recent dirt try and still has some upside.. #9 Arima (8-1) crushed a modest group of maidens with a good fig five back but has struggled at this level…