Parx Racing Pick of the Week for January 15
Trainer John Servis has a powerful duo in #4 LIGHTS DOWN LOW and #6 BOURBON IN BED in Tuesday's second race at Parx, a $20,000 maiden claimer for three-year-old fillies going seven furlongs. Both fillies exit placings at this level, with Bourbon in Bed second best just 10 days ago. However, #3 HELOTES (6-1) is taking one of the more meaningful class drops in the game, from maiden special weight to maiden claiming, for the first time on Tuesday and could perk up. Although a well-beaten seventh in her first two tries against maiden special weight company, she displayed a bit more early foot second out, usually a sign of improvement. She doesn't appear to have the early speed Bourbon in Bed has, but that filly figures to set a stronger pace than what Helotes had to chase last time going one mile. A very slow pace and tougher competition worked against Helotes last time. We look for a different result on Tuesday. TwinSpires.com has introduced Tuesday Pennsylvania Pick 4 bonuses. Opt in and bet at least $50 into the Pick 4 from Parx or The Meadows on Tuesdays and receive a 5% bonus for winning wagers or a 10% refund for losing ones up to $50 each week. The offer is available only using the new TwinSpires platform.