PARX PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: March 30
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, $122,382
- Trainer Michael Pino reaches 2,000 winsTrainer Michael Pino went 2-for-2 today at Parx Racing to reach 2,000 wins in a career which has seen his runners earn over $43 million.
|Race 8||4-1-7-8||Really like the effort of #4 Memento Mi (4-1) last time. In her first start in nearly four months, she was up close early, seemed to fade away, then came again to earn second. Today will be her second start off the bench and second with Lasix, and this looks like a good spot for the Juan Vazquez trainee to graduate… Morning line favorite #1 Peach Perfect (2-1) adds blinkers today to try to inject a little speed, which she’ll need on the cutback… #7 St Maarten Girl (9-2) gives Vazquez a shot at the exacta and cuts a similar profile to our top choice; in fact, they’ve run in the same two races and finished right next to each other in each. This one did work a little faster than her stablemate in the interim but has finished behind her both times… #8 Imagism (6-1) ran a pretty credible race in her debut going two turns. The cutback today may help, and she’ll add Lasix…|
|Race 10||6-2-3-5||There looks to be some pretty high-quality front-end speed in this open allowance contest, which might be good news for #6 Glory Dia (4-1), who’s done her best work rallying from just a bit off the pace. She’s won the last two times she ran in this condition and owns three wins at this six-furlong trip… Glory Dia couldn’t get to #2 Hey Mamaluke (9-5) last time out in the Penns Landing as that one ran ’em off their feet, leading throughout to score. Hey Mamaluke is as formful as can be and plenty fast enough, but there’s other forward types here, which may make it tough for her to get the clear-throughout trip she has had in her two recent wins… #3 Bold Confection (9-2) should appreciate the class relief from the G3 Fritchie last out and may benefit from Lasix coming back on; she had to run without in her last. Show horse Fille d’Esprit returned with a smashing win in a Maryland-bred stake… #5 Dontletsweetfoolya (6-1) ran really well last out to be third in an open allowance at Laurel. Winner Princess Kokachin is always on the lead, but this miss outfooted her to the early advantage and then stayed on willingly to the wire. She ought to be involved in the early pace, and her last seems to signal a return to her better form…|