Parx picks and horses to watch: April 19

Playlist of our “In 60 seconds” 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, $290,274

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Race 81-6-8-3In this starter allowance… #1 Can’t Stop This Man (2-1) is well spotted here. Second in his last two starts, he needs an alert start but figures much the best here #6 Distractandattack (9-2) is dropping back to a sprint after two straight route races. His best races are on the lead and if he gets the trip he can upset today… #8 Uncle Gary G (4-1) puked last time, but throw out last and he has the speed to take it gate to wire… #3 Buffalo Shuffle (8-1) can get a major piece if he gets an easy lead, but this is a race full of speed…
Race 105-10-6-4In this starter allowance… #5 Studio B (9-2) is a Penn National shipper from a strong barn. A repeat of his last makes him a winner here… #10 Sneakiness (7-2) was second just beaten a nose last start against similar, and the show horse returned to win. That makes him main rival here… #6 Thousand Percent (6-1) faced better last start, which makes him a major player with these… #4 Double the Heart (6-1) is dropping back from a rout to a sprint. With a clever ride, he can take down a piece in a very competitive field.