PARX PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: Nov. 10
Parx Racing has a 10-race card on tap for this afternoon. Post time for the opener is 12:25p.m., and we’ve got Parx picks.
Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 5, $26,733
- Great Spirit hoping to follow in big bro’s footstepsGreat Spirit, the younger half-sister to champion WV-bred sprinter Dr. Feelgood, started her career stylishly July 22 with a dominant win.
|Race 9||6-1-7-2||In this two-year-old allowance/optional claimer, we’ll give the nod to #6 Practical Coach (3-1). The Butch Reid trainee has run three good races to date, scoring at first asking over the strip, finishing third in the Smoke Glacken at MTH, and then just missing against similar here. In that contest, this runner dueled for a long way before settling for second while well clear of the rest… #1 Vine Jet (5-1) has also run three good ones, graduating last out. Two back he finished third behind Beast or Famine, who returned to win again, besting our top choice in that event… One horse who’ll benefit from class relief is #7 Dance Code (5-1). The Juan Vazquez trainee won at first asking and then tried graded company twice, well beaten in both. One knock: his only win came at 4 1/2 furlongs… Nothing wrong with what #2 Champion by Design (7-2) has done to date, winning a state-bred stake on debut before running a credible fifth against open foes. He’ll switch into the Ness barn here; that operation is winning at a 34% clip at Parx. One question mark: both those efforts came on the synthetic at PID, and today will be his first on dirt…|
|Race 10||5-4-6-8||We like a couple of prices in this waiver maiden claimer. #5 Dinna Fash (12-1) has made three of his four starts in special weight company, and he’s been thrashed in all three. In his lone try against similar, though, he missed by only a neck. If he can handle the stretchout to two turns, he’ll have a big shot in here… #4 Enano (15-1) rallied from the clouds to be third last out over a sloppy strip; this one was a mile out of it, and though he had fast fractions to run into, the top two finishers were both in the early pace mix. Maybe the light bulb’s turning on… First-timer #6 Murricane (5-1) is a son of Violence, who does exceptionally well with firsters, and is showing a couple of solid recent works, including a bullet move Nov. 2. In a pretty manageable group, this one can hit the board… #8 Musk (9-2) finished two behind Enano last time out and has run some competitive races…|