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. The day starts with a carryover of $84,987 in the jackpot pick-5.

How’d we do last time at Parx?

Race 97-2-5-3Favored #7 Hit the Woah (5-2) could be a pretty tough out in this spot. The Christophe Clement trainee is dropping out of stakes company — she’s stakes-placed and last out, though seventh, was beaten less than two lengths in a Grade 3 contest — and returning to the dirt, on which she’s posted her only win. She’ll get Lasix for the first time and is showing four works since her last race, in mid-May. This one shapes up to have some pace, which should aid her running style… Maybe the light bulb’s now on for #2 Kirtan (6-1). It took her nine tries, but she graduated last out with ease, winning by over seven lengths; the runner-up won next out… #5 Gambit’s Girl (4-1) figures to be part of the pace in this contest and has run good races against similar — but she has a troubling habit of gacking up leads late… Tough outing last time on a good track for #3 Assume Control (6-1), but two back she won like a good thing against starter allowance foes…
Race 104-6-3-2All #4 Prince of Rain (5-1) has done in his brief career is run good races: two wins and three seconds from five starts, including a good local try when second to next-out winner Geebert. Let’s see if he can keep moving forward here… The drop into claiming company seems to have been a positive for #6 Halite (7-2); he posted an easy win two back and returned with a strong performance when second in a Pimlico allowance behind Air Token, a stakes winner who followed that up with a second in stakes company… That was a stinker last out, but we’re inclined to give #3 Hibachi (6-1) another shot in this contest. His better efforts should compete… The speedy #2 First Citizen (9-5) figures to try to take them all the way for the leading trainer Ness and jockey Silvera…


1Correa Julio129
2Silvera Ruben119
3Rivera Luis D117
4Carmouche Kendrick99
5Lopez Paco97
Scores based on wins, win percentage, and wagering ROI for all jockeys with at least one win over the last 15 cards.


1Ness Jamie152
2Mercedes Pedro142
3Guerrero J Guadalupe135
4Farro Patricia86
5Brown Jr Howard R75
Scores based on wins, win percentage, and wagering ROI for all trainers with at least one win over the last 15 cards.