Delaware Park 2018 horses to watch: September 15
by Frank Vespe
Delaware Park has an eight-race Saturday card on September 15. Post time for the card is 1:15 p.m. Some horses to watch:
Race 2 – Maiden special weight
- Two-year-old maidens will go 5 furlongs on the main track.
- #3 American Diplomat (8-1) is a colt by top young sire Uncle Mo out of the Always a Classic mare Storm Dancer, whose offspring include five winners, one a stakes winner. Trainer Wayne Potts (11 percent with firsters) will leg up meet leader Carol Cedeno. Notably, this runner has several works at or beyond today’s distance of five furlongs, so fitness shouldn’t be an issue.
- Trainer Jason Servis is clicking at 31 percent thus far in 2018, including two wins from three starters at Delaware. He’ll send out #5 Winning Drive (4-1). This Flatter colt is out of the Quiet American mare Lillian Gish, whose only offspring to run thus far is the Puerto Rican Grade 3 winner Writer’s Almanac, who is stakes-placed on the mainland. This one has been training forwardly, including a handful of solid works from the gate. Servis will give a leg up to Mario Pino.
- Selections: 5-4-3-7
Race 6 – Allowance/optional claiming
- Fillies and mares three and up will go six furlongs on the main track in a never-won-two allowance with an optional claiming tag of $30,000.
- #3 Trickizar (8-1) keeps dropping hints that she might be a decent horse, but thus far they haven’t amounted to quite enough: just a single win in 15 career starts. The Baltazar Galvan trainee’s three tries against winners also don’t inspire confidence. But she does own a win at Delaware Park, breaking her maiden locally by four lengths back in June, against a field that included one of her rivals here in Nora’s Drama. Trickizar last race on August 9, and she’s showing three sharp works in the interim, suggesting she might be ready to take a step forward. Keiber Coa will ride.
- Selections: 3-2-1-6
Arabian handicapping is provided by our friends at Arabian Finish Line.
No Arabian race today.