Parx picks and horses to watch: April 13
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, $249,604
- Several local runners among Barbara Fritchie nomsThe nominations for the Barbara Fritchie Stakes upcoming at Laurel Park include several local runners, among them last year’s show horse Fille d’Esprit.
|Race 8||1-2-4-6||In this six-furlong maiden special weight… #1 Noble Gaston (2-1): Trainer is 25% 2nd off a layoff. This one finished a good second last start to a runaway winner. Looks to break his maiden today… #2 Turtleneck Ted (5-1): First-time starter shipping in from Belmont Park. Works shows he is ready. The trainer is 20% with first-time starters, and this one should get major share… #4 Bubba G (9-2): First-time starter from good connections. He was purchased for $70,000 as a 2-year-old, and the workout pattern says he can win at first asking… #6 Just Jeremy (8-1) has been off since December. This one switches from turf to dirt and has shown good races on the dirt. Could surprise if ready.|
|Race 10||3-2-4-5||In this allowance/optional claimer… #3 American Unity (2-1) is looking to make it two wins in a row and four wins in his last five starts. Bargain claim by Ness should get the money here… #2 Souper Fly Over (5-1): Has plenty of back class and faced much better last out. Threat on top… #4 Celtic Treasure (6-1): His best races are on the lead. If he gets the trip, he can run with these. He also is trained by Ness; can’t dismiss… #5 El Hermano (9-2): He faced much better last out when second to a runaway winner. A repeat of last makes him a major player here. He needs the right trip…|