Parx Racing Picks – Tuesday, November 17, 2020

| November 16, 2020 2:19 pm PDT

Parx Racing offers one allowance and nine claiming races on its ten-race card for Tuesday, and I pick winners in the top three matches.

Remember that Parx permits spectators, and if you attend in person, expect partly cloudy skies, highs around 50 degrees, and winds at 12 mph.

I review the three richest races at Parx here, but you can find their entire race card — including entries, morning line odds, jockeys, and wagering options — at one of our top online racebooks.

Read on for my Parx Racing picks and betting tips for Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Picks for Parx Racing Race 5

This is a claiming race for fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of seven furlongs for a purse of $21,000.

As long as Wood Bee — the top half of the 3/1 coupled entry here — starts this race, bet your win ticket on her. Her jockey for this match is Ruben Silvera, and her record is good: Five money finishes in nine career starts.

By the way: If Wood Bee is scratched, forget about the bottom half of the coupled entry. Instead, buy a win ticket for the third-favored (5/1) Four Seasons Girl, ridden by Edwin Rivera. This three-year-old filly also moneyed five of her career starts.

There’s only one long-odds entry in this race, and that is just not going to happen, so save your show-bet money.

  • Win: Wood Bee 3/1 (if starts)
  • Win: Four Seasons Girl 5/1 (otherwise)

Pick for Parx Racing Race 7

This is a claiming race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $22,000.

I’m going with the 5/2 morning line favorite in this race — La Wuan, with Jeremy Laprida in the irons. This five-year-old gelding moneyed 21 of his 38 career starts, winning 11 of them.

The longest odds in this race are 15/1, and again, that’s just not going to happen. So, we save money, which is almost as good as winning, I think.

  • Win: La Wuan 5/2

Pick for Parx Racing Race 9

This is an allowance race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $40,000.

I’m going with the third-favored (4/1) Star Sign, with Anthony Salgado aboard. Despite Salgado’s relative inexperience against some serious powerhouse jockeys in this match, his mount’s record is sufficiently superior to cover any shortcomings — this four-year-old gelding moneyed nine of his 11 career starts, winning four.

For comparison’s sake, I’m Busy — the better half of the coupled entry — finished in the money nine of his 17 starts, winning five. Even with Frankie Pennington piloting, I don’t believe a win for I’m Busy is in the cards.

There are a couple of 20/1 longshots in this race, but I don’t see either of them taking home a paycheck. Ditto for the 12/1 Black Light.

  • Win: Star Sign 4/1

More Racing Predictions for Tuesday

I discovered plenty of underdogs and long-odds surprises at the other two tracks I reviewed for Tuesday:

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