We start a new week of racing at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania with today’s feature a $40,000 starter optional claiming race (purse: $36,000) for 3-year-old fillies over six furlongs on the dirt.
The field of 6 will go to gate for race 7 on the 10-race card with an approximate post time of 3:37 p.m. ET.
#6, Miss Liana, Frankie Pennington, 8-5 - Miss Liana makes her fourth career start and her first away from Aqueduct. She comes into today riding a two-race win streak having won a maiden claiming race on Dec. 12 and a claiming race on Jan. 10 by a ½ length as the fourth choice. Let’s see how she does on a different track for the first time. Veteran Frankie Pennington has the mount for trainer James Ryerson. The pick.
#2, Sunflower Rose, Kendrick Carmouche, 5-1 - She will be running on her fifth straight different track and looks for her first win since a maiden claiming win at Churchill Downs on Nov. 29. She has finished out of the money in her last two races, including a fifth-place finish in her last at Aqueduct on Jan. 10. Maybe she finds her footing here today with Kendrick Carmouche aboard for trainer Joseph Taylor. Runner-up.
#5, Madam Meena, Angel Rodriguez, 9-5 - Madam Meena is undefeated in her first two career starts and returns to Parx having won her debut here by 1 ¼ lengths as the favorite in a waiver maiden claiming race on Jan. 7. In her last, he won by three lengths as the second choice in a claiming race at Penn National on Jan. 24. Angel Rodriguez is in the saddle for trainer Jamie Ness and she should be there at the end, just taking a shot with a couple others. Contender.
#4, Triple Jump, Mychel Sanchez, 8-1 – Triple Jump returns to Parx Racing for the fourth time in her career, having won her debut here in a waiver maiden claiming race on Oct. 15. She has finished out of the money in three straight races, including a seventh-place finish in her last here in an allowance optional claiming race on Jan. 13. I like the fact that Mychel Sanchez is in the saddle for trainer Edward Coletti, Jr. and she should improve off her last because of it. In the mix.
By Lou Monaco