PARX PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: Nov. 24

Notapradaprice
Notapradaprice won the 2019 G3 Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes at Parx. Photo by RJ Umberger /EQUI-PHOTO.

Parx Racing has a 10-race card on tap for this afternoon. Post time for the opener is 12:10 p.m, and we’ve got Parx picks.

Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 5, $100,999

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RACE NUMBERCONTENDERSCOMMENTS
Race 44-7-3-5In this maiden event, we’ll land on the chalk in the form of #4 Xenatown (5-2). The sophomore Uncle Lino filly ran a good one last out to be second versus similar, chasing the pace and then going with the winner (but not quite all the way ‘with’). Beaten less than a length, she was clear of the rest, and a repeat should get it done today… First-time starter #7 Bourbon Bon Bay (12-1) is the first foal out of a three-time winner and by Maryland sire Bourbon Courage. She’s showing a couple of zippy works on the page… #3 Super Duper Fly (7-2) led a long way last time but faded badly to finish fourth, and it’s hard to see the additional half-furlong of today’s race doing her any favors… #5 Eight Danzas (4-1) rallied into third last time (behind Xenatown and ahead of Super Duper Fly) without being a threat to the top pair. The knock on her is a dozen unsuccessful attempts to break her maiden…
Race 78-11-6-3Last time out, #8 Mr Sandman (5-1) and #6 Don Giuseppe (3-1) dueled for a long way for the lead, setting it up for both Summery and Southern Runner to go on by. The latter, the runner-up that day, returned to graduate next out. These two may be slugging it out again, and while last time it was Don Giuseppe who prevailed, we’ll give Mr Sandman the edge this time; the two have swapped post positions, and with Don Giuseppe to his inside, Mr Sandman might be able to press that rival more effectively… #11 Flaco Explosivo (8-1) is the second foal to race out multiple stakes winner Eighth Wonder; his half-sister Super Duper Fly is in the fourth today (see above)… #3 Collin’s Grey Lady (8-1) will try her hand versus the boys in here; she’s a daughter of Frosted who’s showing some fast morning works for trainer Danny Velazquez (2-for-15 with debut 2yo maiden special weight runners)…

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