Parx picks and horses to watch: April 20

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, $312,972

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Race 35-3-4-2In this maiden event for fillies and mares… #5 Peach Perfect (9-5) will be a winner with an alert start here. She had never been worse than third in three starts and looks to be well spotted here… #3 Memento Mi (2-1) fired two solid races since the layoff and was just a head behind our top choice in last. She’s a threat on top with slight improvement… #4 Brooklyn Heights (5-1) is coming off the bench for her first try since November. If you forgive that last start, she should be a factor here… #2 Martin’s Amica (10-1) drops back to sprint after trying a route distance in last. She was outclassed last start at Aqueduct and in stake in prior start. She’ll have Lasix on for the second time and can earn minor award…
Race 108-2-7-1In this allowance contest… #8 Visual Artist (9-5) was a solid third at Laurel last time out against better. He can take it wire-to-wire for meet-leading Ness stable… #2 Alfatei (4-1) is stretching out to a mile after scoring last out against claiming sorts. The distance is the question… #7 Holdtheflight (9-2) won last against never-won-two rivals and can press top pick for a winning stable… #1 Silver Edge (6-1) was beaten a nose last out in starter company. He needs to overcome the inside post. He faces better here but can get a piece with a good trip…