Bobby Zen — MBA holder, author, handicapper extraordinaire — steps in for Chalky to provide his selections for today’s Owners Day festivities at Delaware Park — all six stakes!

RACE 2 – THE $75,000 SMALL WONDER – 2YO Delaware-certified fillies, 5 1/2 furlongs on the dirt
  1. Hop The Six   9-5  The only stakes winner here and the one to beat
  2. My T Swift   6-1  Won her last, has good speed ratings and could go here
  3. Miss Kekoa   7-2  Won her debut wire to wire, but uncontested, should get a piece
  4. Respectful Wishes   8-1  Best of rest here
RACE 4 – THE $75,000 FIRST STATE DASH – 2YO Delaware-certified, 5 1/2 furlongs on the dirt
  1. Debt Ceiling   3-5  Throw out last where he had trouble, shooting bullets in the morning, towers over this field
  2. Stormin Wendy   2-1  Gets the cutback and adds blinkers for owner/trainer John Robb and should run well
  3. Blue Distortion  15-1  Won a maiden claimer and may get minor award
  4. Dreamin of Bucks   15-1  Also won maiden claimer and may run late
RACE 7 – THE $75,000 TAX FREE SHOPPING DISTAFF –  Delaware-certified illies and mares 3YO and up, 6 furlongs on the dirt
  1. Bryan’s Jewel   3-2  She holds a big speed and class advantage here, and has won a G3 on this oval. Should cruise over this field
  2. Cabo Time   6-1  Likes this track, gets the jock upgrade and should be coming late
  3. Funny Lady   5-1  Is third off the layoff and should be out there winging early
  4. Galiana   10-1  Has won 3 of 5 in her young career and still learning
RACE 9 – THE $75,000 DTHA GOVERNOR’S DAY – 3YO and up that have made at least one non-stakes start at Delaware Park this year, 1 mile 70 yards
  1. Managed Account   3-1  Very quick 4YO out of the Ness barn, won last easily and holds a speed advantage here
  2. I’m Steppin It Up   2-1  Likes this track and has been competing at higher levels, and looks more like a router than a sprinter
  3. Avenida Paseo   12-1  Running sharp lately, but trainer does not excel with non-graded stakes
  4. Speighter Man   15-1   Likes the track and distance, may surprise
RACE 10 – THE $75,000 GEORGE ROSENBERGER MEMORIAL — 3YO and up fillies and mares that have made at least one non-stakes start at Delaware Park this year, 1 1/16 miles on the turf
  1. Tippie Tap   3-1  Has run first or second in last 5, has the speed to take this field all the way around
  2. Final Escrow   8-1  Another hard hitting filly, won her last and gets the hot jock here
  3. Marataya’s Tune   8-1  She may be a few ticks slower than top 2, should get a piece
  4. War Prospector   8-1  Won her last easily, may surprise here
RACE 11 – THE $75,000 NEW CASTLE – Delaware-certified 3YO and up, six furlongs on the dirt
  1. Escrow Kid   5-1  Was claimed last year right before winning this race; same deal and history repeats in a close call
  2. Whiskey Romeo  9-2  Also claimed off last and is fast enough to win this one
  3. Pitch N Roll   10-1  Won last, wins are all on AW, doesn’t help
  4. Jake n Elwood   7-2  Sporadic runner loves this distance; who shows up?
Race 7 Bet Bryan’s Jewel to win at 3-2 or better
Race 9  $2 Pick – 3 2,4 with 2,4,7 with 5,8