Delaware Park 2018 horses to watch: September 24
by Frank Vespe
Delaware Park has a nine-race card on Monday, September 24. Post time for the card is 1:15 p.m. Some horses to watch:
Race 5 – Maiden special weight
- Three-year-olds and up are scheduled to go 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf, though you have to imagine they will more likely end up on the dirt.
- #3 Tapir (8-1) didn’t give a bad accounting of himself on debut. Trained by Jerenesto Torrez — a trainer better known for his prowess with Arabians — the sophomore Tapizar colt ran a fairly even fourth while going six furlongs against maiden allowance foes. You’d expect him to run back in this spot whether it stays on or comes off the turf, and the stretch-out to two turns might not hurt, either. Torrez has given his charge a couple of slow, six-furlong breezes since his debut to build stamina. Here he’ll leg up meet-leading rider Carol Cedeno.
- Selections: Assuming off the turf, let’s go 3-7-6
Race 8 – Allowance/optional claiming
- Fillies and mares three and up will go a mile 70 yards on the main track in a third-level allowance with an optional claiming tag of $65,000.
- #6 Sine Wave (3-1) danced plenty of dances last year as a sophomore, including runner-up efforts in a pair of Grade 3 events, the Beaumont at Keeneland and the Monmouth Oaks. She also tried her hand against It Tiz Well and Abel Tasman in the Grade 1 Cotillion. She’s made just two starts in the last year, though, second- and third-place finishes in allowances at Laurel and Monmouth. She’ll make her first start here since late May and has been training forwardly for Ben Perkins, Jr., including an easy mile on September 1. Perkins does well enough — 14 percent — off long layoffs and he has Chris DeCarlo named to ride.
- Selections: 6-4-3
Arabian handicapping is provided by our friends at Arabian Finish Line.
No Arabian race today.