Horse Racing picks for Parx race track on Tuesday, September 26: Classic Union is a winner

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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 Tuesday, 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 +191.85 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.

2:28 pm ET Parx (Race 5) – Indybound 2/1 (2-star play)

The gelding has finished on the board in four of his last six starts including when one-and-a-quarter-lengths third in a $28,000 claiming contest on a wet fast track at Delaware in June. Jamie Ness’ charge failed to shine when seventh over a mile here subsequently. However he drops in both trip and grade in this contest and with Frankie Pennington up he looks capable of delivering a victory following a 50.01 four furlong work here last week. 

3:22 pm ET Parx (Race 7) – Social Acceptance 2/1 (2-star play)

The three-year-old showed good form when racing prominently prior to placing second in a six furlong maiden special weight here in July and duly filled the same position when beaten a length in a similar contest here the following month. The Social Inclusion gelding had an excuse when failing to shine on turf debut at Saratoga over five-and-a-half-furlongs subsequently and returning to the main track he looks up to breaking his maiden with Paco Lopez booked to ride. 

3:49 pm ET Parx (Race 8) – Classic Union 3/1 (2-star play)

The colt finished third twice in $25,000 starter optional claiming sprint races at this venue earlier this year. The step up to this mile-and-seventy-yards distance appeared to suit when drawing nine-and-a-quarter-lengths clear of his rivals in a similar contest here earlier this month. The switch to a starter allowance should prove no issue on his second start back from a short break and he is taken to help trainer Daniel Velazquez improve on his 19% strike-rate (18/93) at this meeting. 


Parx Early Pick 3

Race 1 – 2, 3
Race 2 – 2, 4
Race 3 – 3, 4

Stake – $2.00
Total Stake – $16.00

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