Pennsylvania Derby Picks and Preview

Pennsylvania Derby Picks and Preview

Category : News - Sat 24/09/2016 - 00:29 EDT

The Grade 2 $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby features the two biggest names from the Triple Crown trail September 24 at Parx as a field of 12 gathers in one of the most intriguing betting races of the year.

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (5/2) will try to rebound from consecutive defeats after beginning his career with eight straight wins. Word from trainer Doug O”Neill’s camp is that the star colt will be more relaxed early, instead of sprinting to the lead as he did in the Preakness and Haskell Stakes. It should also be noted that Nyquist’s only two career losses came over sloppy racetracks to Exaggerator (9/2).

Exaggerator has some of the biggest wins of the year on the three year-old circuit, but has run poorly in each of his last two starts over a dry track, finishing eleventh in both the Belmont Stakes and Travers. Exaggerator did finish second to Nyquist in the Kentucky Derby over a fast track, but bettors should be cautious before taking a short price. The lightly-raced Summer Revolution (8/1) makes his first start around two turns after an even fourth-place effort in a fast running of the Grade 1 King’s Bishop. The Rudy Rodriguez trainee is a son of the distance-oriented Summer Bird and should appreciate the extra ground. 

OTB PA Picks

1) #3 Summer Revolution 

2) #9 Nyquist 

3) #12 Hit it Once More

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