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

Parx Racing has an 11-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.


  • #3 Pharaoh’s City (7/2): Claimed back by former trainer who knows horse well and does well off the claim.
  • #6 Baduke (9/5): Won at this level back in August and has superior speed figures.
  • #2 Capt. Grider (6-1): Has been running poorly since return but has back class.


  • #8 Bang the Drum (5-1): Has been competitive at this level since dropping down.
  • #3 Bolita Boyz (6-1): Moving down from open claiming to N2Y
  • C Z Rocket tops General George noms
    C Z Rocket, a multiple graded stakes winner who was second in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, tops 36 nominations to the G3 General George at Laurel.


  • #1 Audience of One (8-5): Ran well facing a really tough rival last time. Faces easier competition this time.
  • #4 Jump Shot (4-1): Passed tiring horses in last, can be competitive if he runs back to his January form
    • 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: 1/3/5
      • $2 P3: 4/3/5, 1/9/5, 1/3/3
      • $1 P3: 4/9/5, 4/3/3, 1/9/3, 1/7/5, 1/3/6
      • Total: $14


  • #3 Hey Dewzpots (8-1): Keeps improving every race. Can win with any improvement over last.
  • #9 Clever Start (8-1): Should improve on second start after a decent outing against Md30K state breds in December.
  • #7 Tilsa (7-2): Best speed figures and trying Md 20000 for the 3rd time.


  • #5 Dilly Dilly Philly (7-2): Ran well in last two and Lake can get on a roll and keep a horse in form.
  • #3 Magical Anna (5-2): Laurel shipper has been running against better. Should compete for a win today.
  • #6 Hero for Hire (9-5): Just missed in last two at this level.


  • #1 Mr. Doda (9-5): Back down to a reasonable level after trying graded stakes. Speed figures in the 70’s is far better than any of these.
  • #6 Stretch the Truth (7-2): Good early speed, can wire the field if he gets loose at 5 1/2F but may have some company from Iron Lad.


  • #7 Heroic Officer: (6-1): Showed early speed in last two and faded. Looks like she will keep running if asked.
  • #6 Bangle Gal (3-1): Has had many chances at this level, but soft competition this time may lead to a win.


  • #9 Bellarmine Hall (2-1): Fast works and has been running with better. This Jockey-trainer combo has won at a 28% clip at Parx in ’20-21.
  • #1 Fray (8-1): Lack of strong competition makes him likely to be able to move up to the next condition and factor into the exacta.
  • #5 Kid Macho (7-2): Not running well lately but over 50% class drop may wake him up.
    • WAGER: Good race to play a trifecta
    • $1.00 Trifecta Wheel: 1,5,9/1,5,9/1,9
    • $2.00 Trifecta: 9,1,5
    • $1.00 Trifecta: 1,9,5
    • Total: $7.00


  • #10 He’s a Shooter (5-1): Back after 7-month layoff. Working well and back to MSW may mean barn think he has potential.
  • #2 Doctor Doom (3-1): After a respectable try at Aqueduct at Md4000 back to MSW at PARX. Has probably still not run his best race.
  • #3 Ruffy (9-2): Good speed figures and a hot trainer make him playable.


  • #9 Sambam (9-2): Diaz goes back to Silvera who won on him before. 83 Beyer in last and can win if he repeats that effort.
  • #1 Bouncing Around (5-2): Has been getting off to slow starts. Can win if Pennington can get him to break well.
  • #5 Baringer Spring (5-1): Horse has some talent but throws in clunkers occasionally.


  • #3 Misdriven (8-1): Can win here if he gets back to the form she had in December.
  • #8 Party in the Sand (8-1): Dropping here and chances improve by not facing any stiff competition in this one.
  • #10 Volodina (3-1): Won last two convincingly but open claiming will be tougher.