Monday and Tuesday aren’t the biggest days of the week for horse racing in North America. However, there are 12 tracks with cards on BetOnline to wager on. That’s more than enough of a sample size of races to try to find some winning horses. Parx has a big day in Philadelphia with 12 events scheduled. A total of $347,000 is available at Parx on Tuesday afternoon.
The racing will heat up on Saturday in Saratoga Springs. The running of the Personal Ensign (Gr. 1) and Whitney Stakes (Gr. 1) with purses of $500,000 and $750,000 on offer at Saratoga. There are also three other graded events at Saratoga on Saturday. Over on the west coast, Del Mar has three stakes races, headlined by the $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (Gr. 1).
There aren’t any stakes races or any notable races to speak of at Parx on Tuesday. That said, we can still make some cash with two or three horses in Philadelphia. Head below for our free Parx Racing picks for July 28, 2020.
Post Time: 1:22 p.m. EST
Distance: 1 Mile 70 Yards
Race 2 gets us going at Parx on Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia. Curlin’s Knight and Grand Oasis are going to be willing participants in the stretch. Hail to the King might be a decent outsider that has a puncher’s chance. Curlin’s Knight is 2 for 25 in his career. That doesn’t look great, but Curlin’s Knight typically runs near the front, and he’s entering with a lot of consistency recently.
Curlin’s Knight has finished in the top-3 in five straight races, and is also coming off a win on July 8 at Parx. He won by 2 ¾ lengths for a $18,000 purse. Curlin’s Knight was the favorite and ran like many expected, with a wire-to-wire victory for the second win of his career.
Curlin’s Knight had a lot of confidence going into that race a few weeks ago after completing 4 furlongs in 47.67 seconds. That was an impressive workout by Curlin’s Knight and it carried over to race day on July 8. Another wire-to-wire win likely isn’t going to happen for Curlin’s Knight, but a win over Grand Oasis is possible in the stretch.
He remains in the same class after winning by 2 ¾ lengths, while Grand Oasis takes a slight dip from $20,000 to $18,000 on Tuesday. Grand Oasis has finished 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 3rd in his previous six outings. How is that for consistency. Overall, Grand Oasis is 2 for 24 in his career. He’s had some decent workouts in June, with times of 49, 49.98, and 49.11 seconds. Slower than what we saw from Curlin’s Knight over 4 furlongs. Curlin’s Knight has been in great form recently, and I’m banking on it continuing Tuesday.
Post Time: 4:04 p.m. EST
This is the second biggest race at Parx on Tuesday, with a $40,000 purse available for seven participants. The inside rail is going to get a lot of attention with Dreamer’s Moon and Girardi. Both horses should be ready to go and compete for a win at Parx on Tuesday. Girardi is 1 for 4 and found a win in her most recent outing on June 29 in her debut at Parx. She was a three-time runner at Gulfstream Park before heading to Philadelphia.
In those three outings, Girardi finished 3rd, 7th, 3rd. Girardi immediately made an impact at Parx after receiving a transfer. She beat She’sfirstclass by 4 lengths to score the top prize out of a $40,000 purse. The $190,000 Girardi is expected to compete in this class consistently. Expect another strong run from Girardi today. This will be slightly more difficult than June 29, though. If she didn’t have to contend with Dreamer’s Moon, then there’d be a clear path to victory. However, there will likely be strong opposition from Dreamer’s Moon from the No. 1 post position.
Dreamer’s Moon is 4 for 20 and seeking a hat-trick for three straight wins on Tueday. She is in the form of her life with wins in 3 of 4 events, dating back to a win on New Year’s Day for a $27,000 purse. She followed up in 4th on January 27, and then won her latest outings on February 17 and June 29. Dreamer’s Moon won the $41,000 February race by 7 ½ lengths in a wire-to-wire blowout, and then responded for another wire-to-wire win by 5 lengths a month ago. She has been impressive recently and should be able to dispose of this field as well on Tuesday afternoon.
Post Time: 3:52 p.m. EST
Our final selection at Parx on Tuesday will come from Race 10. Race 10 is a $35,000 event on the dirt over 6 furlongs. Eight horses are currently scheduled to participate in the race. Madam Meena and Pink Caddy should be in the mix in the stretch. Pink Caddy is 2 for 4 with a sharp 50% win percentage early in her career.
Her career includes stakes race experience in the Colleen Stakes (Black Type) on August 4, 2019 and Small Wonder Stakes on September 28, 2019. Pink Caddy’s first effort on the stakes racing scene didn’t go too well, finishing 5th in the Colleen Stakes, but then responded for a nice performance in her most recent performance.
Pink Caddy is coming off a 6 ¾ length win over Shatter Me in the $100,000 Small Wonder Stakes on September 28, 2019. As such, Pink Caddy is racing today off a layoff, but her last outing was very promising. This is a much easier assignment for Pink Caddy as well. Pink Caddy completed two 5-furlong workouts in June and July with times of 1:01.23 and 1:00.23.
Madam Meena has been awfully impressive running in this class with 4 wins in 6 races. She is on the heels of a 5 ¼ length win over Questeq on July 8. It was a nice run by Madam Meena. She has finished 1st, 1st, 5th, 1st, 2nd, 1st in her career. Her biggest win was on March 9, with a 11 ¾ length win over Second Bite for a $36,000 purse.
In a 5-furlong workout on June 16, Madam Meenda was clocked at 1:02.80. Expect a solid run by Madam Meena, though having to contend with Pink Caddy won’t be easy. I think the better value is going to be on the horse with experience winning in much more difficult races than this allowance event on Tuesday afternoon. The layoff might come into play, but she has been in good form in the morning leading up to today.