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

Parx Racing has an 11-race card on tap for this afternoon. Post time for the opener is 12:25 p.m, and we’ve got Parx picks.

Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 5, $128,738

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Race 98-1-6-3Top choice #8 Koan (7-2) enters in good form, having thrashed claiming rivals two back and then just missed versus similar to these last out. The fourth-place finisher from that contest came back to win a starter allowance at Aqueduct, flattering this one’s effort… Trainer Jamie Ness has a pair in here, and he’s putting go-to rider Silvera on #1 Zippy (4-1). This one’s been off since late November, showing a couple of good works in the meantime, and that Ness is leaving him at this $25,000 level seems a good sign, especially since he’d claimed him for just $12,500 back in September… His form can be a little in-and-out, but when he runs well, #6 Trifor Gold (10-1) has what it takes to contend in this group. After three middling efforts, he gave a hint he might be cycling back to better form with an improved try in last… The other Ness trainee, #3 Super Dude (5-2), has been facing better, albeit without much to show for it…
Race 106-1-4-2Top choice #6 Bullet Butch (7-2) looked good when winning on debut while earning a gaudy 78 Beyer fig. He didn’t run badly in his follow-up, either, dueling between horses before settling for third while going one mile — a pretty big step forward from the 5 1/2 furlongs he traveled first out. That was a tough test, too, as winner Parsimony was multiple graded stakes-placed and has earned over $400,000 in his career, and runner-up Northern Express also is more experienced than this guy. The added experience should help, and the cutback to seven furlongs looks like a positive, too… #1 Tate (4-1) just missed last time out against better in probably a career-best effort. A repeat might be good enough… #4 Northern Express (8-1) ran big last time when just missing and finishing ahead of Bullet Butch while sent off at 21-1. If he can do that again, he’ll be a player again… #2 Baafeed (5-1) won nicely at first asking and ran OK in his follow-up while finishing behind Northern Express…