Parx picks and horses to watch: June 15
by J. J. Graci
Parx Racing has a 10-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, $80,948
- Jockey Sheldon Russell “really close” to return to racesJockey Sheldon Russell, out with injuries for the last nine months, is “really close” to returning to the races, his agent said.
|Race 6||2-1-5-7||#2 Ira the Icon (3-1): Sire won the Pennsylvania Derby, and his works say he is ready. Trainer Butch Reid has a 32% strike rate with first time two-year-olds. He needs an alert start from the inside. |
#1 Keithsendshellooo (5-1): His two starts were really good, and he was third last out with same. He’ll need to get away cleanly from the inside post.
#5 Vamonos (5-1): Last out was at Belmont Park, and he was overmatched. Can be a player with these.
#7 Runaholic (5-2): Son of Runhappy, who gets juvenile winners. His works also say he is ready in a very competitive field.
|Race 9||3-6-1-5||#3 Vulcan (7-2): Claimed last out for $40,000 and has the speed to take it gate to wire. Just missed last out.|
#6 The Sicarii (5-1): Ships in from Penn National and faced allowance foes there. Ran a strong race and makes second start off the bench. Improvement is expected.
#1 Still Having Fun (5-2): Ships in from Delaware and also makes second start off the bench. Has plenty of back class, including G2 win and earnings of over $600,000, now in Jamie Ness barn.
#5 Breezy Gust (9-2): Was claimed for cheaper last out but has the speed to get involved early. If he shakes loose, can earn a major piece.