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We have three plays in two races today, all at Parx Racing in suburban Philadelphia, where it will be warm, sunny, and the dirt will be fast. Let’s go.
Starter Allowance, 5 ½ furlongs, Dirt, Fillies & Mares 3 & Up
After scratches, seven females line up for this starter allowance at 5 ½ furlongs on the Parx main track.. 2-Coupella is a strong play: there is speed drawn inside and outside of her, and she should get an ideal stalking trip sitting just behind the pacesetters. Look for her to be third early, to challenge the leaders at the top of the stretch, and to win it going away from there. We will bet her to win at 9/2, and also play her with the 1/1A entry (see below) in the Daily Double comprising races 9 and 10. The bets: Parx Racing, Race 9, $35 to win on 2-Coupella; $25 Double, 2 (Coupella) with 1 (entry of 1-Democratic/1A-Informative).
Allowance, 1 mile, Dirt, 3-Year-Olds
There are seven runners entered in the 10th at Parx, a pretty good first-level allowance for 3-year-olds. Two of them are coupled in the wagering, which leaves six betting interests. There’s a lot of speed in the group, which has us looking for a stretch-runner, and that makes the pick 1A-Informative. His recent form looks lousy, but he’s been running against much, much tougher, including a couple of graded stakes races, and his speed figures suggest that he is competitive. We also think the shape of the race will favor him: he’s done his best running in the past closing into a fast pace, which is exactly the setup we think he will get today. We will bet Informative to win at 8-1, and will get his stablemate, 1-Democratic, as part of the deal. The bet: Parx Racing, Race 10, $40 to win on 1/1A entry.
That’s all for today. Until next time, enjoy the racing, be safe, and, as always, good luck at the windows.