Parx Racing Picks – Wednesday, December 23, 2020

| December 22, 2020 12:29 pm PDT

Parx Racing has a packed Wednesday schedule of ten maiden, claiming, and allowance matches for our wagering entertainment.

I not only found underdogs worth win tickets, but I even found a few long-odds show bets, which have been strangely absent at Parx of late. Glad to have them back.

While I review three of Parx Racing’s richest races here, you can find their entire ten-race card — including entries, jockeys, M/L odds, and wagering options — at one of our top online racebooks.

Read on for my Parx Racing picks and betting tips for Wednesday, December 23.

Pick for Race 1 at Parx Racing

This is a maiden special weight race for two-year-olds running a distance of 6-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $40,000.

I like the 3/1 morning line favorite for this maiden race — Jimmy the Kid, with Mychel Sanchez in the irons. This ridgling moneyed one of his three career starts and has shown better performance in recent workouts that the rest of this eight-horse field.

There are only two horses in this match at M/L odds higher than 6/1, but those odds would need to be much longer than 15/1 to make a show bet on either worthwhile.

  •  Win: Jimmy the Kid 3/1

Pick for Race 7 at Parx Racing

This is a maiden special weight race for two-year-old fillies running a distance of 5-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $34,000.

I’m going with the second-favored entry (7/2) here — Everymothersprayer, ridden by Frankie Pennington. This filly moneyed her single career start with a second-place finish in early November at Parx. If that run is any indication, she will give this race everything’s she’s got.

Plenty of long-odds options in this race, but you would need a sincere and abiding faith in the efficacy of wishful thinking to risk your money on any of them.

  •  Win: Everymothersprayer 7/2

Picks for Race 9 at Parx Racing

This is an allowance race for three-year-olds running a distance of one mile and 70 yards for a purse of $41,000.

I like the fourth-favored (6/1) entry here — Hibachi, with Mychel Sanchez in the irons. This late-blooming three-year-old gelding failed to finish in the money his six 2019 starts but then suddenly discovered his special purpose in 2020: Five money finishes in 11 starts, with three of those wins.

At 10/1, Milton the Monster, ridden by Angel Rodriguez, looks like a good value show bet. This three-year-old colt moneyed three of his six career starts, winning one.

  •  Win: Hibachi 6/1
  •  Show: Milton the Monster 10/1

More Picks for Wednesday

Parx had some good betting choices for us, but there are more at the other two tracks I reviewed for Wednesday:

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