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

Parx Racing has an 11-race card on tap for this afternoon. Post time for the opener is 12:55p.m., and we’ve got Parx picks.

Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 5, $134,182

How’d we do last time at Parx?

Race 44-3-5-2Leading rider Silvera hops aboard #4 Digging for Gold (4-1). The Howard Brown trainee is more lightly raced than most of his rivals in this maiden event — only four starts to date — and dropping out of better company to land here. He has the tactical speed to wrangle a good trip in this bottom-level contest, and a repeat of his two-back effort would be enough… Morning line favorite #3 Bavaria (3-1) has competed well against better but has been away since December and switches into the Schoenthal barn while dropping in class: a couple of question marks to ponder in your ‘capping… #5 Gaucho (9-2) ran a good one last out when second against similar with an improved Bris speed fig and might have a chance to control this one on the front end. But he is 0-for-15 and has lost a couple at the level… #2 Go Huskies (6-1) gave an improved account of himself last out when dropped to the bottom…
Race 98-7-2-9Top choice #8 Current Situation (9-2) has won one of two on the grass for the hard-hitting John Servis barn and gets back to preferred surface in this turf starter. He’s been running steadily and looks to be a faster horse than he was back then… Morning line favorite #7 Pebble Road (5-2) has competed effectively against better and deserves favoritism here. But the layoff — since last August — gives us pause, as does this horse having had just a single start since October 2019. If she comes back to her good 2019 form, she can be tough in here, but do you want to take favoritism on that? #2 Our Flirtation (4-1) is the only runner here with two wins on the lawn. Recent form isn’t promising, but perhaps a return to her preferred surface will be the answer… #9 Anginetti (6-1) stretches out and tries turf, both for the first time. The sophomore Lemon Drop Kid filly has enough turf in her background — plus a sire who’s a distance influence — to make you think this endeavor might not be beyond her scope…