06/18/2011 10:57AM

Parx: Motion and Carmouche team with strong pair


Trainer Graham Motion and jockey Kendrick Carmouche are well-positioned to pull off a sweep of the all-turf late daily double consisting of a pair of first-level allowances at Parx Racing on Monday.

Corredor Dela Isla, although unraced since last October, looks solid in a full field of 12 older runners scheduled to run 7 1/2 furlongs on the grass in race 9 for Motion and Carmouche. Sillium, from George Strawbridge Jr.’s high-profile Augustin Stable, will try to get Motion and Carmouche off to a good start in race 8 at 1 1/8 miles on turf when he steps up following a win in a conditioned claimer three weeks ago.

Over the past two years, Motion is 15 for 69 (22 percent) with his turf runners for Augustin, which bodes well for the 4-year-old Sillium. In his most recent outing on May 30, Sillium was last of 12 after the first six furlongs, but rallied boldly to get up by a head in a $30,000 claiming race restricted to nonwinners of two lifetime.

On the down side, Motion is 0 for 7 with claiming winners on turf moving up to the allowance ranks for their next start.

The most logical horse in race 8, Reprise, is also rising from the restricted claiming ranks. In each of his last two races, the 4-year-old Reprise earned Beyer Speed Figures (76-77) that are close to the par of 78 for a first-level allowance at Parx.

The value play may be Indian Jones, who ran fast enough in two turf starts last winter in Southern California, earning Beyers of 75 and 77, to threaten in this spot.

In race 9, Corredor Dela Isla is 4 for 10 on turf and has recorded Beyers in the narrow range of 82 to 87 in his last four races, all on turf. No other horse in the field has more than two turf wins.

Corredor Dela Isla was formerly based in Chicago with Wayne Catalano. Motion is 10 for 35 (29 percent) with new acquisitions returning from more than 180 days on the sidelines on turf.

Corredor Dela Isla’s chief rival, Eversoul, comes off a wide trip in his first start against winners following a fast maiden win, but must overcome post 12 on Monday.