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: Jackpot Pick 5, $77,806

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


  • #6 Molly’s Game (8-5): Shipper coming to Parx to win. Not much to beat in here to get first win in a long time.
  • #4 Anissa (5-1): Ran some decent races earlier this year.
  • #7 True Upgrade (10-1): Does have some early speed which may help her get into the exotics.
    • PICK 4 WAGER (the following wagers are meant to cover a range of possibilities while putting more money behind those considered most likely):
      • $2 P4:    6/7/5/6
      • $1 P4:    4,7/7/5/6    6/2,4/5/6    6/7/3,4/6    6/7/5/2,3
      • $0.50:    4,7/2,4/5/6    4,7/7/3,4/6    4,7/7/5/2,3    6/2,4/3,4/6    6/2,4/5/2,3    6/7/3,4/2,3
      • Total Bet: $22.00      


  • #7 I Saw It All (7-2): Has speed but always seems to run into trouble usually of his own doing. No other speed in this race. Worth a bet with this group.
  • #4 Miami Steve (3-1): Dropping down. Has not raced since November but Andrew Simoff does well with horses off a layoff.
  • 2X Rising Storm (4-1): Has enough speed to find his way into the exotics.


  • #5 Sacramento Q  (3-1): Tampa shipper dropping down to a level where he can win.
  • #3 Owin I Am (5-2): Has the speed figure to be up with the front horses when they cross the line.
  • #4 Kristi’s Copilot (6-1): Good speed figures and dropping down to Clm 5000 where he won in April.


  • #6 End All Get All (3-1): Aqueduct shipper dropping to a level where he has a good shot in here.
  • #3 Ohyoudidntknow (6-1): Another New York shipper that has a shot at this class level.
  • #2 Grandfire (4-1): This speed horse will try to take them gate to wire.


  • #2 Li’lbito’charm (9-5}: In good form and dropping down. Fits well with these.
  • #7 Kit Kat Katie (3-1): Ness is good at inning and stepping up to win net time out.
  • #4 Reigning Fire (20-1): Has run a few respectable races and may get into the exotics.


  • #6 Nomo Ron (2-1): Always runs a good race and looks like the best in here.
  • #7 Honorable Service (6-1): Aqueduct shipper looks like he outclasses most of these.
  • #3 Federal Case (4-1): Have to respect his early speed. He could steal the race.


  • #1A Mystical Charge (7-2): Only horse in here who has been able to run figures close to par.
  • #6 Ms Canela (5-1): Dropping and not much else to beat in here.
  • #10 Visiting Angel (6-1): Ran a couple decent races in her young career; If she gets a good break she could be a threat.


  • #9 Thorny Tale (7-2): Has been working well and it looks like he’s primed to fire.
  • #2 Big City Ralph (10-1): Has run some good races this year and several trainers want him in their barn.
  • #5 Govenor Cinch (5-1): Has not run in over a year but if he can run anywhere near last year’s form he will handle these.


  • #2 Bode O (8-5): Improving three-year-old should be able to defeat this field.
  • #1 Ridin with Biden (3-1): Has shown early speed at Gulfstream and almost won debut at Parx.
  • #7 Mean Machine (4-1): Has run better figures than most others in here.


  • #8 Koan (6-1): Very versatile but 5-month layoff is a concern; however he has the talent to win here.
  • #3 Midnight Act (7-2): Has a case of seconditis and that may continue here.
  • #6 Colonel Juan (2-1): Has not won in a long time and won’t bet him on top until he proves himself.


  • #2 Star Luck (10-1): Second try at this condition and not many fast horses in this group.
  • #4 Capitan Fofo (3-1): In good form and may be able to move up to the next condition and score.
  • #7 Inclunation (10-1): Showed some early speed in recent races.