Delaware Park 2019 horses to watch: August 7
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Delaware Park has an eight-race card on tap for Wednesday, August 7. Some horses to watch:
Race 3 – Maiden claiming
- Maidens three-years-old and up will go 5 furlongs on the turf at the $25,000 claiming level.
- In his debut, the three-year-old Exchange Rate colt #6 Compounding (4-1) probably deserved a better fate than to be runner-up. He was part of a four-way scramble for the lead that went on for much of the race, but the second he began to get the edge on those three rivals, he had to contend with Golden Surge, who had a perfect trip en route to the win. Still, Compounding held second and was almost two lengths clear of his earlier speed rivals. He was claimed out of that race by trainer Tim Ritchey, and he’ll try the turf today for the first time. His breeding is inconclusive on the green — none of his siblings to race have tried it — so whether he takes to it remains to be seend. But he’ll also receive Lasix today for the first time for a trainer who knows where the winner’s circle is. Jeremy Rose, back in action, will ride.
- Selections: 6-1A-3-2
Race 7 – Allowance
- Fillies and mares three years old and up will go 5 furlongs on the turf in a first-level allowance.
- #9 Precocious Peach (2-1) has kept generally better company than these, and last time out, she dusted a starter handicap field at Laurel Park, relaxing off the duel before driving to the win. The show horse from that contest, Bustin Hearts, came right back to win at this level here at Delaware, and a reprise of this one’s last effort would likely get the job done today. If there’s a concern, it’s that she hasn’t raced in 47 days and is showing a single workout in that period. J. D. Acosta, having a productive Delaware Park meet, will ride.
- Selections: 9-2-3-6
Thanks to Stephanie Ruff and Arabian Finish Line for giving us insights to the Arabian racing at Delaware Park.
No Arabian race today.
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