PARX PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: August 4
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 Jackpot Pick 5 carryover of $238,860.
- Jalen Journey takes G3 De Francis by DQSteve Asmussen and Feargal Lynch teamed up to win Saturday’s G3 De Francis Dash, their second win in the race in four years.
|Race 5||2-6-5-7||The well-spotted #2 Shoo Shine (3-1) gets the nod in here. The Mike Dini trainee has been keeping better company than these of late, and in earlier tries against claiming rivals was a major player. He’s showing a couple of solid works since his last and should appreciate getting back on the main track… #6 Why Why Paul Why (8-5) galloped last time when racing against similar-level never-two rivals while enjoying the class relief after moving north from Churchill. He’s a major contender to repeat today… Big effort last time from #5 Diesel (6-1) in his first try around two turns. Can he repeat that? #7 One Two Kid (6-1) has interspersed a couple of middling turf tries with two main-track wins. He’ll need to move forward to contend for win honors here, but with just five starts under his belt, that’s a distinct possibility…|
|Race 7||3-4-8-10||Top choice #3 Natoma (6-1) rallied from a few lengths back early to lead leaving the furlong grounds before tiring last time out. Trainer Lou Linder brings her back in the same distance and condition, and she’s got a shot to seal the deal today. She’s one who seems to do her best running fresh, so we’re not going to be put off by the five weeks between starts… Morning line fave #4 Elusive Ryder (6-5) won easily in her last turf try versus similar — at the $10,000 level three back — and gave a perfectly credible account of herself last out versus better. She’ll be a handful here, but we sure would like a bit better odds… #8 Frisky Feeling (6-1) showed she fits with this kind with back-to-back runner-up efforts at the level before an indifferent try against starter foes… #10 Angel Raphael (12-1) is no world beater and has only tried turf once but is a half to four turf winners…|