Parx picks and horses to watch: May 24
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, $625,790
- Jock Sheldon Russell wins first start in nine monthsHeldish, trained by Brittany Russell, won at first asking to give jockey (and her husband) Sheldon Russell a victory in his first ride in over nine months.
|Race 9||1-3-6-2||#1 Dilly Dilly Philly (9-5) is looking to make it four in a row after she crushed similar last out. She has the rail and the speed to take it gate to wire and is well-spotted for leading trainer Jamie Ness… #3 Flashing Diamond (3-1) was a solid second last start and was in front of top pick March 28 when both were beaten by Fleeterthan. It’s her third race off the bench… #6 Peak of Chic (6-1) rallied to be a solid second to top pick last time out while clear of the rest. The same effort would make her a threat here, so she can’t be dismissed… #2 Fleeterthan (5-1) has beaten the top pick, and if she gets a flashback to her best today, she can upset in a very competitive race.|
|Race 10||3-5-6-1||#3 Sevier (8-5) is a hard-knocking veteran aiming to win for the 23rd time and enters with back-to-back wins. He is the class of the race and strictly the one to beat… #5 Jw’s Third Mischie (6-1) appears to be on the improve and was second last out to top pick… He won a state-bred allowance three starts back, can rate or go to the lead, and is the main threat to top pick… #6 Kate’s Golden Dude (8-1) needs the lead to be a player today. He was claimed two starts for $25,000. We’re expecting improvement today for the Michael Moore trainee, and this one has back class… #1 Get the W (8-1) crushed cheaper last out. He has the rail and the speed while trying the next level up…|