PARX PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: Sept. 15
Parx Racing has a 10-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, $97,269
- Laurel: Bold Leader scores at second askingBold Leader had a troubled trip and ran into a buzzsaw at first asking. That set the Mike Trombetta up to graduate Sunday in his second start.
|Race 5||6-5-2-4||Top choice #6 Halligirl (5-1) showed decent speed early before backing out in her debut. That was against straight maidens, and she drops into the claiming ranks (though is not offered for the tag in this waiver maiden claimer) and owns the right to improve here… Sire Peace and Justice has three two-year-old winners to date this year — only two PA sires have more — and his daughter #5 Be Water (5-2) has a decent work tab in preparation for her career bow… #2 Ardean (7-2) comes out of the same race as Halligirl and in fact finished a length ahead of that rival. She’s also showing a bullet work in the interim and rates a big shot here… #4 Fly Fly Bird (8-1) is another making her career debut with a lengthy work tab behind her…|
|Race 9||10-8-5-2||Trainer Jamie Ness scratched #10 Bellarmine Hall (7-2) out of a main-track allowance this afternoon at Delaware Park to land in this turfy spot, and while he’s not a great fit on class here, he enters in decent form and has a couple of solid turf tries on his resume, plus he gets leading rider Silvera up… #8 Sound the Charge (6-1) made a big move to reach nearly even terms with a furlong to go last out but could not go on with the winner. He did finish well clear of the rest, however, and looks to be a horse on the improve… #5 The Jones Boy (5-1) tries turf for the first time. He hasn’t done much wrong in his brief career; his only genuine clunker came at long odds in the G3 Smarty Jones last out. His breeding doesn’t scream turf — he’s a full to graded winner Res Judicata, who did his best work on the main track — but he’s got enough quality to win here… #2 Heros Reward (8-1) set wicked fractions before throwing in the towel in his only prior turf try, but that was in a $95,000 allowance last year at Kentucky Downs. He enters in good form and catches what should be a more manageable group today…|