PARX PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: Oct. 26
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, $154,608
- Armando R over the top to win Small StakesOnetime claimer Armando R rallied outside to prevail in Saturday’s Richard W. Small Stakes at Laurel Park for his second straight stakes win.
|Race 1||3-1-5-2||Two-year-old maidens kick off the card, and we’ll get in the spirit with a first-timer. #3 Ultimate Dare (4-1) is a son of Daredevil making his career debut here. Trained by John Servis (14% first out), he’s been training forwardly towards his career bow, including a bullet five-eighths move Sept. 22, that coming from the gate. Also of note: he’s a half-brother to 2019 G2 Holy Bull winner Harvey Wallbanger… #1 That’s Right (3-1) took a nice step forward to be runner-up in his second career for trainer Michael Moore and might be poised to graduate… #5 Southern Runner (5-1) jumped up last out to be second at 29-1 in his third career start; looks like the addition of blinkers did him some good. The added half-furlong here won’t hurt his cause, either… #2 Mr Sandman (9-2) is a half to three stakes winners, including multiple graded winner Call Paul. He dueled through fast fractions last time before faltering, losing the duel and then the race. He’ll need to step forward today…|
|Race 9||9-4-6-2||Top choice #9 Bold Confection (5-2) has been a different horse since getting several months away and having blinkers added. Her last two, including a last-out maiden romp, are solid, and she’s showing a couple of solid works since that last. Jock Kendrick Carmouche has the return mount… There doesn’t appear to be a ton of front-end speed in this contest, which may play to the benefit of #4 Solid Gold Dancer (20-1). The Golden Lad filly has crossed the wire in front twice (was DQed once), and in both cases, she led throughout. In her last three, since breaking her maiden, she hasn’t gotten a sniff of the lead, but if she can get to the front today, she might take ’em a ways… Kinda think that last when fifth was better than it looks for #6 Confirmed Genius (4-1). Winner Say Moi was a $300,000 yearling purchase, is trained by Bill Mott, and had been tackling the tigers at Belmont and Saratoga previously, and runner-up Alta Velocita entered off a win in NJ-bred stakes company. This one may appreciate a bit of an easier group today… #2 Gia’s Fuego (6-1) enters off a good-looking maiden score last out, but do note that she was thrashed two back by our top choice…|