Delaware Park 2019 horses to watch: August 8

by | Aug 8, 2019 | Breaking, DE Racing, Delaware, Handicapping

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Delaware Park has an eight-race card on tap for Thursday, August 8. Some horses to watch:

Race 1 – Claiming

  • Three-year-olds and up who have not won two races in six months will go one mile on the dirt.

  • A field of six older horses will go two turns here, and I’ll lean towards the primary early speed in the field: #6 Perfetto (5-2). Facing similar horses in each of his last three, he’s managed to clear to an easy early lead each time, holding on for the victory in two of those races. He struggled against open claimers last out, but has gotten some time off since then and turned in a sharp four-furlong workout in 49 1/5 seconds getting ready for this spot. Look for jockey Alex Cintron to send him right to the front and not look back.

  • Selections: 6-4-1

Race 6 – Allowance

  • Fillies and mares three years-old and up will go six furlongs on the dirt in a first-level allowance.

  • In this field of six, #3 Monaco Princess (9-5), looks like a standout. She’s coming off a big win at Parx, where she stalked the pace four-wide and drew off to earn an impressive Brisnet figure of 96. In the race prior, she got up to win at a mile at Laurel Park. Racing against older horses here should not be a problem, as she beat them in those two races. I look for her to rate just off the leaders and pounce on the turn.

  • Selections: 3-6-1

Arabian Watch

Thanks to Stephanie Ruff and Arabian Finish Line for giving us insights to the Arabian racing at Delaware Park.

No Arabian race today.


About The Author

John Piassek

John Piassek is currently the communications manager for the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. He's written for Thee Racing Biz since 2015, and has also written about mid-Atlantic racing for Danonymous Racing and the Daily Gallop. In the past, he's worked for America's Best Racing, Freehold Raceway, Tioga Downs, Saratoga Race Course, and Monmouth Park. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2018 with a degree in marketing, and is a member of the inaugural Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program class of 2017. Find John on twitter: @theyreoff.

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