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Smarty Jones Stakes 8/23 PARX   Handicapping

Started Aug-18 by Wintertrian; 315 views.

From: Wintertrian


We have Creative Minister, Pioneer of Medina, Best Actor and others running in this G3 $300K 1-1/16th at Parx on Tues.

I have no thoughts except it looks like a paid workout for some of these. 


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From: Wintertrian


I did not know Parx caters to speed, regardless of distance, but apparently it does as a friend told me?

Pioneer of Medina with Irad ran about 5th most of the way, then totally dropped out of it, and didn't hit the board at all.

Brad Cox's BEST ACTOR  won under Geroux. Stalked the leader the whole way.   Kissalot tracked Best Actor most of the way, with Jose Ortiz,  came in 2nd @12-1 for Safie.

Hernandez gave Creative Minister a pretty poor ride ... or he didn't have horse under him.   I will have to watch aagain but CM broke okay in the #4 spot, didn't go out as fast as some others, from the 4 spot rider took him 5 wide into middle of track and then almost 2nd to last around everybody to get to the rail? Then once he had the rail, saving ground, and then......he went wide and back into traffic again?    By some miracle he still managed to run 3rd.  Horse took so much dirt in his face I couldn't believe it, despite being grey his face had turned dusty brown by the time they were in the stretch.  UGH. 

Middle of the week stakes race, which Parx does in the summertime.  Good workout for many of these though, will look to see if it helps their "next" race, I guess.