PARX PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: March 9
Parx Racing has an 11-race card on tap for this afternoon. Post time for the opener is 12:55 p.m, and we’ve got Parx picks.
Carryovers: Jackpot Pick 5, $505,293 — Mandatory payout today
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|Late Pick 5||The Pick 5 has a mandatory payout today, and we have a couple of horses we think might help you shake things up in it. The sequence starts in the seventh race… The seventh is a beaten claiming race for horses that haven’t won once in the last three months. So how does #6 In Equality (6-1) draw in? Though the nine-year-old has won his last two, both came below the threshold for eligibility. The Ron Abrams trainee has won a pair while ascending the class ladder, has run well on off tracks, and is clearly the most formful runner in the group… This won’t blow up the toteboard by any means, but if you’re looking to economize on your ticket, your best bet as a single comes in race nine, in the form of morning line favorite #7 Exit Right (2-1). The Jamie Ness trainee thrashed similar last out, looks to be the speed of the speed, likes the distance, and has run well on off tracks… In the tenth, give a look to #2 Puttheglassdown (8-1). Two back, in his return from a brief freshening, he caught the ultra-speedy Sevier (who’s favored in the second today, a $16,000 starter), and last out he showed nothing. But we’re inclined to give him one more crack, especially at a price: as recently as November, he won at this level going seven furlongs. He’s won on off tracks, and we like his versatility: he’s won on the lead and rallying into the pace. If he can find his recent good form, he’s a player here at a price… In the 11th and final race, there is virtually no early speed at all: just a bunch of plodders hoping to be the last man standing. Except for #13 Taino (6-1). He’s certainly no world beater — in fact, he lost at this level last out — but if he can get away cleanly, he may have a chance to establish the front without much pressure…|