Parx picks and horses to watch: May 25

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, $654,613

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Race 86-2-3-4#6 Ruby Blew (6-5): Classy veteran with earnings of close to $750,000 looking to make it two in a row. He has the speed and the class to take it wire to wire and is well spotted by trainer Penny Pearce. 
#2 Silver Edge (9-2): Rounding into form. He was a solid second against similar, which makes him a player today.
#3 Clubman (3-1): In tight and five-wide last start. If he gets the trip, he will be a factor today for trainer Jamie Ness. 
#4 Brett’s World (8-1): Chased second pick to no avail in latest. If he can get the lead or lay close, should be able to pick up minor award. 
Race 105-4-1-3#5 Argentina Girl (8-1): Overcame a bad start to be third to a runaway winner in last, just behind the favorite here. An alert start at a square price makes her very appealing today.
#4 Midnight Obession (6-5): Well-beaten second last out as the heavy favorite. This multiple graded stakes-placed runner looks like the horse to beat as long as you’re not too troubled by that last start.
#1 Phancy Philly (9-2): Repeat of last makes this hard hitter a player with these
#3 My Dixie Lass (5-2): Was second last start at Penn National in the slop. Has some ability but time will tell with these.