Parx picks and horses to watch: April 27
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, $387,096
- 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 5||4-2-5-1||In this three-year-old allowance/optional claimer… #4 Borracho Concho (3-1) overcame a stumbling start last out to finish second with similar to today. A good start makes him the main threat today, and his trainer Penny Pearce has a 27% win rate. He will take some beating… #2 Jean Valjean (5-2) finished second in a Penn National allowance last start. He broke his maiden at Parx first time out, and a repeat of last out makes him a serious player here… #5 Jamie Dreams (7-2) won last start gate-to-wire pulling away. If he can get a clear lead, he will take them a long way. His speed means you can’t dismiss… #1 Downtownchaly Brown (5-1) beat cheaper easily in his last start. Same effort in a very competitive race gives him a chance for a piece…|
|Race 7||8-5-2-6||In this never-won-two claimer… #8 Beaver Creek (4-1) ran a strong second last out with blinkers put back versus the same type as today. With a good trip, he can prove best with these… #5 Johnny Sack (3-1) is shipping in from Laurel and dropping in class, having faced much better than today. All he needs is a flashback to his form from last summer to beat these… #2 Prince Filip (7-2) is another one taking a class drop. Forget the last start; he has the speed to take them a long way and at least should hang on for a minor award… #7 Splitzville (5-1) is coming off the bench for his first start since January 2021. Trainer Phil Aristone is 25% coming off the bench. This one’s works, including a bullet move April 14, say he is ready and can surprise today at a price.|