PARX PICKS AND ANALYSIS: MARCH 16

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Math Wizard was along in time to upset the 2019 Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. Photo by Allison Janezic.

Parx Racing has a 10-race card this afternoon, and Joe Parisi is on board to handicap. Post time is 12:55 p.m. Good luck!

Carryovers: None

Note: Joe likes multi-race wagers, so horses in these may be considered for doubles and Pick 3s, in particular.

RACE 1

  • #1 King’s Gold (6-1): Got caught in a speed duel last time against a much better horse. Going back to Castillio who won on him before.
  • #4 Earthquake (8-5): Bad break in last. Has the speed figures to win here if he runs his best.
    • PICK 3 WAGER (the following wagers are meant to cover a range of possibilities while putting more money behind those considered most likely):
    • $3 P3: 1/6/4
    • $2 P3: 4/6/4, 1/7/4, 1/6/2, 4/7/4, 4/6/2, 1/7/2
    • Total: $15

RACE 2

  • #6 Morissette (6-1): Just missed last time and facing a very weak field here.
  • #7 Knock out Kid (5-1): Dull lately at 7500NY1 but dropping to 5000CLM and won at this level in November..

RACE 3

  • #4 Fried Rice King (7-2): Stretching out after winning a sprint. Speed figures make him competitive at this next condition.
  • #6 Tomasco (8-1): 3 wins in 13 tries, Won at this level in December.

RACE 4

  • #6 Don’t Recall (6-5): Has been knocking on the door and weak field here makes him the strong favorite.
  • #3 Inspired Options (7-2): Was competitive at this level recently and coming back after being claimed 2 weeks ago is a good sign.

RACE 5

  • #2 Hold My Call (7-2): Been facing tougher NY-breds in his 4-year-old season. Now he returns to a level where he should dominate
  • #7 Southern Bridge (5-2): Good speed figures and he should improve in second start with Ness.

RACE 6

  • #5 Always a Queen (3-1): Dropping to lowest level of career. Works look decent and will be running late.
  • #1A Sugar Streak (5-1): Capable of winning if she runs back to his best speed figures. Bad start last time out.

RACE 7

  • #1A Mucho Macho Eddie (8-5): Lone speed will be hard to catch if he gets loose.
  • #4 Grit ‘n’ Grind (3-1): Consistently better speed figures than the rest of the field and should get a piece of the action in this one

RACE 8

  • #8 Street Tail (8-1): Came to life after moving from turf to dirt.  Got caught in a speed duel two back but otherwise has been running well.
  • #3 Manolete (3-1): Very consistent at this level and speed figures make him a top contender.
    • EXACTA BOX: 3/8

RACE 9

  • #5 Midnightcharly (8-1): Closed on many others in this field last out after getting a poor start. If Nunez can rush him out of the gate he has a shot at a price.
  • #4 Arch Cat (8-5): Always game and seldom runs a bad race.
  • #1 Press My Bets (4-1): Winner of two in a row has the figures to be competitive here

RACE 10

  • #1 Mr Classical (6-1): Has been showing speed his last three. Should be competitive in this field.
  • #8 Bob’s My Uncle (8-1): Although he finished second last time it was a game effort. 9-year-old still has some gas in the tank.

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