Parx picks and horses to watch: April 12

Playlist of our “One to watch” recaps

by J. J. Graci

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, $225,110

Check out our other handicapping here!

Race 32-3-5-1In this maiden special weight for fillies and mares going one mile… #2 Using Coconuts (2-1): Daughter of Street Boss trying a mile for the first time. Race sets up for her; bloodlines and connections say yes… # 3 Eight Danzas (3-1): Good second last start going a route. Repeat of last makes her very competitive in here… #5 Moonchild (7-2): Distance suits her, comes from good barn. She should be along in time for a share… #1 Smarty Pants Sandy (8-1): She is a daughter of Smarty Jones and distance also helps her. She needs a patient ride to be a factor…
Race 95-1-6-3In this state-bred allowance… #5 I’m The Talent (5-2) won last off a 3-month layoff. Repeat of last makes her hard to beat here… #1 Bucks Some (9-2) is in good form and can make it two in a row with a good trip… #6 Seeking the Dream (4-1) is Penn National shipper with good connections who can get it done on best… #3 Flattering Ruby (3-1) is looking to make it four wins in a row. She’s another Penn National shipper facing better today. ..