Parx picks and horses to watch: July 12

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 $85,408

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Race 37-4-1-5#7 Gunfyre Gal (2-1): Won as favorite first time, going gate to wire in a very impressive  romp. Breaks from the outside post today and is strictly the horse to beat.
#4 Pistol Liz Ablazen (6-1): Was second last out against similar. Repeat of last makes her very playable for a major share. 
#1 Thistlefield (4-1): She also won first time out gate to wire. She needs to break alertly from the Inside post. If she can, and if she can handle our top pick, she should be a player today.
#5 Onthisharvestmoon (6-1): She has had many chances with the same and gets close but just doesn’t win. She will earn once again for a share at a square price.
Race 10 – G3. Dr. James Penny Memorial Stks.4-5-3-4#4 Flirting Bridge (9-2): She ships in from Churchill Downs off a dominant allowance win despite breaking last.This is her second start since coming from Ireland, and improvement is expected. 
#5 Classic Lady (6-1): She ships in from Belmont Park, where she just got beat a nose in a state-bred stake. Can be a major player if she gets the trip. 
#3 Princess Grace (9-5): She has made eight straight graded stakes starts and made over $850,000 on the grass. With four graded stakes wins, she’s one you can’t dismiss. 
#1 Love in the Air (6-1): She was second last out in a state-bred stake at Penn National. She can earn a share and has the speed to lay close from the Inside at a square price.