Horse Racing picks for Parx race track on Monday, November 28: Darling Donna can dominate

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Martin Pennington

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American racing handicapper for Pickswise with decades of experience tipping on horse racing all around the world. My favorite ever horse was British runner Quevega and always on the lookout for the next one to capture my attention. Have contributed to the Racing Post newspaper in the UK and now bringing my handicapping talents to Pickswise.

There is plenty of great horse racing across America on Monday, including at Parx race track in Philadelphia. We have been in fine form with our picks for a long time now and we are up +232.64 units with our race selections to our recommended stakes dating back to August 5, 2021. Let’s keep it rolling!

Here are our best bets for today’s action at Parx race track.

 

2:10 pm ET Parx (Race 6) – Shackle Cat 2/1 (2-star play)

Shackle Cat was victorious in $12,500 claiming company over this course and distance on his final start for Jamie Ness and has shown good form in 4 starts since joining his current trainer, including when winning by 3 1/2 lengths at this level on a sloppy main track in early September.

Freshened up since a 5 1/4 length 4th in a similar contest later that month, the 4-year-old looks up to scoring with Paco Lopez, on board for his last 2 starts, again in the saddle.

2:37 pm ET Parx (Race 7) – Obstinate 9/5 (2-star play)

Obstinate has been impressive in 2 starts since returning to $8,000 starter allowance level from claimers and starter optional claiming races, winning twice including when making all to draw 7 1/2 lengths clear of 6 rivals over this track and trip earlier this month.

She had previously raced in 3rd prior to winning a similar contest and with regular pilot Frankie Pennington up, the daughter of Tiznow looks up to completing a hat-trick with a good draw two off the rail being a further positive. 

3:31 pm ET Parx (Race 9) – Darling Donna 8/5 (2-star play)

Darling Donna was a wide-margin winner of a maiden claiming contest over 5 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar in August and registered a second win in her last 3 starts when scoring by 3 1/2 lengths in a
$32,000 claimer at Santa Anita at the end of September.

She joined the Michael Moore barn following that contest and with the extra half-furlong today unlikely to inconvenience her, the daughter of Peace and Justice is selected to help her trainer improve on his 26% strike-rate (34/133) at this meeting.

Exotic

Early Pick 3

Race 1: 1, 7
Race 2: 2, 6
Race 3: 4, 8

Stake: $2
Total stake: $16

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