Parx picks and horses to watch: September 12

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, $40,196

Main track fast, turf firm

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Race 82-6-8-1Willing try on debut by top choice #2 Back to D’Future (7-2), who stuck with it to be third after chasing the pace. Notably, the version of BRISNet PPs that I have are incorrect, so if you’re looking at PPs that indicate this horse dropped to eighth and was 15 lengths behind at any point during the race, well, that never happened. Regardless, look for an improved try today. Trainer Coletti’s go-to rider Nunez stays aboard though the trainer has two in here… Trainer Robert Mosco is 3-for-12 with first-time starters and will send out #6 Creative Copy (15-1). The Creative Cause filly is a half to a runner who ran second on debut and then won at second asking… #8 Riverview (9-2) ran off pre-race in her debut, then dueled for the lead before emptying out in the lane. It was a perfectly credible try, particularly given her pre-race exertions, and if they can calm her down a bit today, that would aid the cause… Morning line favorite #1 Pachelbel (5-2) looks to augment her canon (sorry, couldn’t resist!) in her third career outing today, but others attract more. She sat a perfect trip off the speed last time and couldn’t make any headway late, and she’s seeing one rival, our top choice, who beat her, and another, Riverview, who showed better early zip…
Race 92-6-4-8Is today the day that #2 Aegean Sea (9-2) finally knocks down the a-other-than condition? Perhaps. We’re drawing a line through that last on turf, and her two back try, when she dueled with the 6-5 favorite before finally yielding to that rival but remaining well clear of the others, was very good. She projects as the controlling speed in this spot and should be the one they need to run down late… #6 Closet Shopper (7-2) should sit a few lengths off ’em and look to make a stretch bid. She’ll make her third start off the bench in this one… #5 Burano (5-1) is a half-sister to the graded stakes winner Leader of the Band. That runner certainly matured during the second half of her three-year-old campaign and now into her four-year-old season; this one has made just a single start since January, and while that start, in June, wasn’t especially good, we’re not going to put too much stock in it. Her works since are OK and rider Pennington remains aboard. Let’s give her another crack… #8 Solid Gold Dancer (10-1) will be hoping for a little bit of early pace to aid her late run…