Parx picks and horses to watch: July 4
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 $41,596
For more on today’s Power by Far Stakes, click here.
- Maryland Million draws 281 pre-entriesA bevy of defending champions and local stars headline the pre-entries for Jim McKay Maryland Million, which will take place at Laurel Park on Oct. 14.
|Race 8||7-5-3-2||#7 Exit Right (2-1): Has won six out of his last seven races and is well spotted by leading trainer Jamie Ness. He can take it gate to wire at a short price. |
#5 Scar (5-2): Won last start out coming off the bench and improvement is expected. Has back class.
#3 Silver Edge (5-1): Going from a sprint to a route. He was a beaten favorite last out when he broke poorly from the gate. The added distance makes him very playable for a major share.
#2 Secret Path (6-1): Faced cheaper last out, but he faced better two starts back and was an easy winner. Repeat of last makes him a player with these.
|Race 9||3-7-5-4||#3 Flashndynamite (7-2): Claimed last start for $35,000 and returns to same level as claim. Repeat of last makes him the horse to beat. Jamie Ness wins at a 35% clip off the claim.|
#7 Precious (4-1): She faced similar her last start at Laurel on the turf and didn’t run well. Forgive last and back on her preferred surface, she’s a top threat for trainer John Servis.
#5 Miss Mikaela (2-1): Ships in From Gulfstream Park. Won last with better and has the speed to take it gate to wire. Trainer Peter Walder is 17% off the bench.
#4 Midnight Obsession (9-2): Another who beat cheaper last out. She has faced much better and is Grade 3-placed.She just needs a flashback to upset this field for trainer Servis.