This week on HorseCenter, your co-hosts Brian Zipse and Matt Shifman offer analysis and top picks for two strong $1 million, Grade 1 races from Parx Racing on Saturday - the Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes.
The Penn Derby drew one of the strongest fields of 3-year-olds in recent years. The field of 11 will race 1 1/8 miles and is headlined by Cyberknife and Taiba. In July, those two were separated by only a head in the Haskell Stakes (G1) as they battled down the stretch at Monmouth Park.
The Cotillion drew a field nine 3-year-old fillies led by the Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Secret Oath. That D. Wayne Lukas favorite will have to face a trio of horses from the barn of Todd Pletcher which includes the improving filly Green Up.
At the end of the show, Matt and Brian provide their top picks for the big races at Parx – and they are not picking the favorites. Good luck on Saturday and, as always, thanks for watching the show or listening to the podcast version.