Parx Horse Racing Picks for Monday 8/10/20
With most of the sports world on pause, it's a great time to dive into horse racing, and FanDuel Racing gives you the chance to do just that.
Starting at 12:55 p.m. EST, we have nine races at Parx. Using our numberFire projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets.
As always, check the program for scratches and changes, and monitor the weather and track conditions.
(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions).
Manipulate and Chill Factor, Race 4
FanDuel Racing Odds: 6/1 and 7/2
Hizaam is just 1-for-6 this year but takes a significant drop in class after failing to fire and finishing fourth last month.
Forest River has failed to hit the board in three starts this year and switches from the turf last race where he battled better. He's now placed in the right spot for potential success.
The top pick at Guaranteed Tip Sheet is Manipulate (6/1), who has hit the board in 6-of-7 starts this year with three wins. That includes last month when he posted his best speed figure (81) to date in a wire-to-wire victory going a little longer at this level.
Chill Factor (7/2) should improve in his second start this year, and he beat better here more than a year ago.
Charity Stripe, Race 5
FanDuel Racing Odds: 3/1
Race 5 is an Allowance race with seven fillies and mares sprinting 6 furlongs. The top pick of numberFire is Coupella (7/2) followed by the favorite Spanky (5/2).
Coupella is a versatile 6-year-old showing some of her best form with three in-the-money finishes this year, including a win in June when she posted a 96 speed figure; her best in 2 ½ years.
Spanky breaks from the outside, and she dominated opposition twice since vacation to boost her career mark to 8-for-20.
Charity Stripe (3/1) has romped her way to back-to-back wins since late June and posted a 99 ESF in a 7-length win. Daily Horse Picks has her on top with the best speed alongside Love on Fire (9/2), who has hit the board in all four starts this year with one win and a best 90 speed figure. DHP gives the pace preference to Shanghaisweetheart (10/1)
Cinnabunny , Race 8
FanDuel Racing Odds: 7/2
Race 8 is an Allowance Optional Claiming race for 3-year-old fillies going 7 furlongs. Two runners are offered at the $50k claiming tag, and Fly On Angel (6/1) and Lucky Trinity (5/1) are the top two picks at numberFire.
Fly On Angel finished second off a layoff last race to a winner better than these. Deco Strong (5/2) is the favorite on the outside, and she has finished top-2 in 4-of-6 career starts, all this year. Deco Strong’s mid-80’s speed figures put her right in line for another top finish.
Cinnabunny (7/2) is the speed from the rail who has won 2-of-3 starts and was runner-up last race running on the front end until getting caught in the final sixteenth. That race was against older rivals and off a layoff, and she posted her best speed figure of 92. The next move forward is to the winner's circle.