Free Pennsylvania Derby 2019 past performances available

September 17, 2019 12:18pm

Following news of Maximum Security's scratch from Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, it's a compact but competitive field of six runners. So allow the past performances to help you separate contenders from pretenders before placing a bet.

Our friends at Brisnet have prepared their Ultimate PPs which, in addition to traditional running lines, offer quick handicapping insights for each entrant and ranks runners accordingly using speed figures.

The Haskell Invitational winner Maximum Security was previously established as a 9-5 favorite. But now the top betting choice will emerge from a group including Improbable (3-1), Mr. Money (4-1) and War of Will (5-1).

Post time for Race 11 at Parx is 5:48 p.m. ET, with plenty of time between now and then to sort through Brisnet's assorted handicapping tools. Among them is Prime Power, which combines factors such as speed, class and pace to rank the field.

If you believe in Prime Power, Maximum Security was a solid favorite given a 2.5-point gap to the next horse on the scale. Contenders are clustered behind him, so perhaps there’s a live longshot to be found there, too, as the local Smarty Jones Stakes (G3) winner Spun to Run ranks ahead of War of Will on this scale. He also owns the best late pace figure from his last race of this group.

The biggest handicapping question that could face players is what to do with Mr. Money, the winner of four straight Grade 3 races making the step back up to the top level for the first time since running fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He ranks second among remaining contenders, and narrowly so, on Brisnet’s class rankings, suggesting the up-and-comer fits in this spot at a bit of a price.

Another intriguing point from the Ultimate PPs comes with the pace. Improbable, is nine points the best in his early last race pace numbers when he was keen off the layoff in winning Del Mar’s Shared Belief Stakes. Trainer Bob Baffert promised a mild equipment change with the amount of blinker to be used. Will Improbable head to the front again?

Dive into the Pennsylvania Derby PPs below, with the option to go full screen at the lower right of the window. Visit our free past performances page if you aren't seeing an embed, plus for a look at PPs for the co-featured Cotillion Stakes (G1) for 3-year-old fillies.


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