Parx picks and horses to watch: August 1
by J. J. Graci
Parx Racing has an 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 $197,003
- Jock Sheldon Russell named on one FridayJockey Sheldon Russell, out since suffering a mild shoulder injury Nov. 19, is named to ride one horse Friday at Laurel Park.
|Race 7||4-1-8-7||#4 Bruno Barber Girl (7-2): Was second last start versus the same but was no match for the winner. With the addition of blinkers and making her third start, improvement is expected. |
#1 Lindalovesgold (4-1): By a top two-year-old sire in Bolt d’Oro and works say she is ready. She needs to overcome inside post.
#8 Maggie (9-2): Was third last out with similar and gets better post this time. She should improve for a major share.
#7 Zippy Do Da Day (5-1): Her works say she is ready. Ships in from Fair Hill, and if she gets the trip, she could surprise at a square price.
|Race 9||8-2-6-9||#8 Miss Dillingham (7-2): Was third last out to similar as heavy favorite. Ran off three in a row with similar prior to that and should make amends for top trainer Jamie Ness. |
#2 Sweet Willemina (9-2): She beat better last out going a route of ground. Today’s 7/8 distance appears to be a good distance for her. If she gets the trip, she’s the main threat to top pick.
#6 Flashing Diamond (4-1): Won same race last out, but distance is a bit of a question. She needs an easy lead for a share.
#9 Love On Fire (6-1): Claimed last out for $16,000 off a win. Distance suits and has beaten better earlier. Can upset at square price.