Parx picks and horses to watch: May 3
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, $429,905
- 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 9||2-1-5-6||In this PA-bred allowance… #2 Midnight Obsession (4-5) comes in from Gulfstream Park, switches from turf to dirt, and makes her second start off the bench. Trainer John Servis is 29% second off the bench and 24% turf to dirt. This one is well-spotted today… #1 Aegean Sea (4-1) is a speedy sort, but she has a hard time carrying her speed. If she gets an alert break from the inside, she should hang on for a major part… #5 Akna (12-1) is stretching out from a sprint to a mile. She faced the same kind last out, and a repeat makes her player here at a decent price — bombs away — If she can improve some and get the distance.., #6 Argentina Girl (5-1) faced the same kind last out when secnd to a runaway winner. She needs to run the last race back in this competitive field.|
|Race 10||4-5-6-3||In this second-level allowance/optional claimer… #4 Mia Tosca (7-2) overcame traffic last out. A repeat of last makes her a winner here, and she looks to be well-spotted by her connections… #5 You Look Cold (3-1) comes in from Gulfstream Park and has made her last four starts in stakes company, all at different tracks. She was fourth in a stake last out and won one three back. Making her second start off the bench, she’s faced better and can upset top pick if she takes to the track… #6 Bella Lino (5-2) wired a Maiden Special Weight last out in her second start and gets the test today. She can press the pace a long way, and time will tell if she’s up to the challenge… #3 Skerrett (5-1) is another one with speed. She faced better last out and will have Lasix for the second time. Coming from the Butch Reid barn, if she gets the trip, she fits with these.|