Parx picks and horses to watch: August 2
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 $215,352
- From the Spa: August 14 Midlantic-breds in Saratoga stakes‘From the Spa’ keeps you up to speed with all the Midlantic-breds running in Saratoga stakes this summer.
|Race 9||1-4-5-6||#1 Morning Matcha (6-5): She was third last start out in the G3 Delaware Oaks. Has a great deal of back class and facing lesser today than of late for trainer Butch Reid. Needs an alert break from inside post.|
#4 Bazinga C (5-2): She didn’t fire in a state-bred stake on the synthetic at Presque Isle in last. She won four in a row prior to that starts. If last was a fluke, she can earn a share for trainer Tim Kreiser. Time will tell.
#5 Stand Up Comic (5-1): She didn’t break very well when seventh at 15-1 in the Dashing Beauty last start. Gets class relief today and is very capable with these.
#6 Princess Cupid (6-1): She was second last out against some solid foes. If she can make the lead, she can be a major player with these.
|Race 10||6-12-8-3||#6 Jump Shot (3-1): Going for four in a row since bargain claim. He has the style to stalk close to the pace against a tough field.|
#12 Easy Day (4-1): Won three out of his last four. Another bargain claim who lays off the pace. Threat to top pick.
#8 Flat Lucky (6-1): Claimed two starts back for $40,000 at Churchill Downs by top trainer Jamie Ness. Went off favorite with lesser in last and didn’t fire. Expect improvement today.
#3 Jw’s Third Mischie (5-1): He has been running with lesser but likes the lead and last two were very good. Should be able to get a share.