Racing at Parx
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Monday at the track: RT picks 2 races at Parx — the 8th and 9th — and gives a peek at his virtual stable

The 8th at Parx has a post time of 4:04 pm


Parx Racing Today – Should Be Gorgeous; Mid 70’s Low Humidity

Parx Race 8 - $41K Allowance for 3yo+ NWx or NW2 going a mile

After scratches (1 & 7), six entered and you can damn near make a case for all of them. Among other variables and starting with SmartCap/Equibase, we have #5 Irish Cork (7/2) with best overall class and near best overall speed. He also has co-best last. In that race, Pennington took him to the lead, drew away by two lengths and then he was gassed in the stretch before being passed by Bird King (who subsequently ran in a $35K aoc at Delaware and got up for second, yet taking a huge drop in speed figs). Money-wise, for a horse who has yet to be first at the wire not withstanding breaking his maiden in January, he has best average of $13K/race this year and $11/K per race at Parx. #6 Powerful Venezuela (3/1) has co-best last, best overall speed and a closing style that can stalk and pounce with the number of speed horses here. #8 Over Sensual has second best overall speed, class and third best last. Solid campaign this year going 8:3-1-1 for $60K. #8 Over Sensual (5/2) betting against Jeremy Laprida in a route race is akin to buying puts against Elon Musk – a losing prop. He is a 36% winner in this situation and is aboard a horse that is third off the layoff, 5:2-1-0 at Parx for $54K and ran one bad race of late and that was on turf – an obvious toss. By eliminating his last race, SmartCap shows him as best overall class speed and last.

My choice: #8 Over Sensual

Parx Race 9 - $50K Optional Claiming for 3yo NWx or NW2 going 6F

So close by the numbers, which will it be, #2 Romanoff (7/2) or #1 Fortheloveofbourbon (2/1)?

For me it will be neither. Like a couple of weeks ago, we have a horse that has just broken its maiden after seven attempts in MSW events. During that time, there were plenty of chances to drop him in class, race against staties and they did none of that.

My choice: #6 Manolito

Happy Hunting 😊

My Virtual Stable

Dmr 7 – Bounty Of Gold

2nd Lasix Led At Stretch In Last Out

Dmr 1 – Tough To Break

FP 2 – El Rayo d’Shergar

2nd Lasix Finished 3rd or Better Last Out

Cby 2 – Runaway A Train, Pretti Ta Kela

Dmr 1 – Tough To Break

Dmr 2 – All Star Heat

FE 2 – One Star Girl

FP 2 – El Rayo d’Shergar

Mnr 5 – My Alimony

Prm 8 - Cobymeister

Trainer 20%+ 1st off claim

LaD 1 – Seeley

PRX 4 – Jama Dillon

PRX 5 – Irish Meadow

Longshots From Key Races

FL 5 – Joe Mooch

1st Lasix & Last Race <30 days Ago Finish No Worse Than 3rd

FL 3 – Stone Hearted

Ind 5 – Paquime

Pid 1 – Claw

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SmartCap analysis of the 8th at Parx
SmartCap analysis of the 8th at ParxRT
SmartCap analysis of the 9th at Parx
SmartCap analysis of the 9th at ParxRT
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