Horse Racing picks for Parx race track on Monday, October 23: Shinelikeadiamond is the star

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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. For Martin Pennington media enquiries, please email

There is plenty of great horse racing across America on Monday, including at Parx race track. We have been in fine form with our picks for a long time now and we are up +157.95 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.

1:34 pm Parx (Race 3) – Cupid’s Dart 8/5 (2-star play)

The four-year-old has shown good form at a higher level this year including when winning a $12,500 claiming contest over a mile on turf at Gulfstream Park in April. The son of Cupid followed up with a third over six-and-a-half-furlongs when racing at the same level on the main track here on his return from a break last month. Guadalupe Preciado’s gelding looks up to delivering a victory despite a heavy defeat over this trip earlier this month.  

3:22 pm Parx (Race 7) – Shinelikeadiamond 5/2 (2-star play)

The filly showed good form at Delaware Park earlier this year completing a hat-trick when winning an allowance optional claimer over five furlongs by half-a-length on a wet-fast track in July. Trained by Jamie Ness the four-year-old has made just the two subsequent starts including when fifth in a six furlong allowance on a good main track at Pimlico last month. Ruben Silvera’s mount has impressed in her works this month and looks up to delivering a victory here. 

3:49 pm Parx (Race 8) – Twilight Dancer 3/1 (2-star play)

The juvenile showed good form when making his debut over six-and-a-half-furlongs in a maiden special weight held on a sloppy track at this venue last month. The colt was beaten just one-and-a-quarter-lengths in a ten runner event on that occasion and he has been in good form in the mornings since including when delivering a 47.10 four furlong work here a week ago. Frankie Pennington is again in the saddle and can partner the son of Tapiture to victory.


Parx Early Pick 3

Race 1 – 1, 2
Race 2 – 3, 6
Race 3 – 2, 3

Stake – $2.00
Total Stake – $16.00

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