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

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Race 87-5-3-2#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 93-7-5-4#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.