PARX PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: Sept. 21
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, $122,446
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|Top choice #4 Uncle Ernie (6-5) looks tough in this PA-bred allowance. The sophomore Talent Search gelding hasn’t been worse than third in three career starts, and his two-back runner-up effort to PA Derby entrant I Am Redeemed was certainly flattered when that one won the Storm Cat Stakes. This one has the best resume in the group and the best speed figs, and for good measure, he looks to be the controlling speed. Plus the cutback won’t hurt… For the first time since last October, #6 Meet Me At Mundis (4-1) will race on normal rest, rather than coming off a multi-month break. His best efforts put him right there, and notably he already owns an allowance win… #1 Dollarization (6-1) has never been worse than third in a one-turn race — or better than fourth in a two-turn race. He’ll get one turn here in his third start off a three-month break… #5 Just a Thought (9-2) got a bit of a freshening after his sixth straight loss and today makes his first start in four months. He showed some early promise, winning at second asking and then running third in the PA Nursery, and while he didn’t particularly progress, he also managed to bump heads with some tigers, including subsequent stakes winners Beren, Indian Lake, and The King Cheek…
|We don’t hate that last effort from #9 Cajole (8-1), when fourth in a turf maiden at Monmouth. She got squeezed back to the rear early, loped along at the back until near the quarter-pole, and then ran on willingly to be fourth. That was her first time on the turf and first race with Lasix, all of which gives us reason to think she’ll take a step forward today… #1 Anghaam (9-2) makes her career bow today. This Curlin filly out of an unraced Tapit mare was an $800,000 yearling in 2019; her dam, a half to Eclipse winner Honor Code, once sold for $3 million. This one hasn’t shown much of note in morning works, but in a seemingly manageable group of maidens rates consideration on bloodlines alone… #5 Sisi (5-2) was a willing fourth in a Churchill maiden event first time out going five furlongs. That was back in November, though, and while she’s been training forwardly towards her return and comes from the Saffie Joseph barn, which has a good record with layoff horses, there are enough question marks — including the stretch-out to a tricky 7 1/2-furlong distance off a long break — to be a bit cautious in the odds you’ll accept… #2 Princess Runaway (7-2) has run a couple of pretty good races on the grass at Penn National, tries deeper waters here…
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