Delaware Park horses to watch: July 9, 2018
by Frank Vespe
Delaware Park has a nine-race card for July 9, and the finale is for Arabians. Post time is 1:15 p.m. Here are some horses to watch:
Race 8 – Allowance/optional claiming
- Fillies and mares three and up will go five furlongs on the turf in a second-level allowance with an optional claiming price of $25,000.
- #3 Unaquoi (9-2) has won four of her seven tries on the turf, all at five of 5 1/2 furlongs, so she certainly enjoys this trip. The Gattopardo filly, a West Virginia-bred trained by Ollie Figgins, has already banked over $170,000 in her career and runs here for the tag. In her last start, an allowance/optional claimer at Suffolk Downs with the same claiming price but a first-level allowance condition, she ran second to — oddly enough — another West Virginia-bred, the Bop filly My Sister Caro. This will be Unaquoi’s third start off a layoff, regular rider Gerald Almodovar comes in for the tilt, and she’s showing two bullet works since that June 10 race.
- Selections: 3-7-5
Arabian handicapping is provided by our friends at Arabian Finish Line.
This six furlong maiden race has an interesting first-time starter. Jazmun C0S, owned by Quarter Moon Ranch and trained by Scott Powell, is first horse to race in the U.S. that is by the international sire sensation Munjiz. He is coupled with another first-time starter, So Big Boy. Big Ben AA (part of the entry from Joe and Betty Gillis and Jerenesto Torrez) was second two weeks ago and easily could get the win. RB Super Duty, who was fifth in his debut, has the winning connections of Rosebrook Farm, Jerenesto Torrez and Keibar Coa. A top three finish would not be surprising.