Review of Turf Monster at Parx Racing on September 3

Race 9. Turf Monster, Grade III. For three-year-old and up at five furlongs on turf. Purse $300,000.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Pure Sensation Kendrick Carmouche Christophe Clement 7/2
2 Smiling Causeway Daniel Centeno Arnaud Delacour 10/1
3 Pool Winner Edwin Rivera Alan Goldberg 6/1
4 Vision Perfect Frankie Pennington Jason Servis 8/1
5 Swell Anthony Nunez Jennie Saldana 30/1
6 Rainbow Heir Trevor McCarthy Jason Servis 5/1
7 Bucchero Joe Bravo Tim Glyshaw 12/1
8 Imprimis Albin Jimenez Joseph Orseno 3/2
9 Blue Y Cold Paco Lopez J. Willard Thompson 8/1

Vision Perfect won by a nose in the Parx Dash Stakes (Grade III on turf) on July 7. That a 10-race losing skid since March when he captured the Silks Run Stakes at Gulfstream Park. He finished sixth in his subsequent outing in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes at Churchill Downs May 4. He has six wins from 29 career starts and $612,784 in earnings.

Bucchero heads into the Turf Monster hoping to stop a six race losing skid that started in the Woodford Stakes in October. This will be his first start since finishing fifth in the June 19 Kings Stand Stakes (Grade I).

Pure Sensation enters off a third-place finish in the Parx Dash. He hasn’t won since capturing last year’s Turf Monster. He ran third in the Jaipur Invitational Stakes (Grade II on turf) on June 9. His finish in the Parx Dash was the first time in five starts at Parx that he missed going to the winner’s circle.

Imprimis has started six times and has recorded 5 wins with earning of $193.303. The stake race he won in 2018 are: Wolf Hill Stake at Monmouth on July 29, and Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico on May 18.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Imprimis
  • Pure Sensation
  • Bucchero

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