Delaware Park 2019 horses to watch: August 10

by | Aug 10, 2019 | Breaking, DE Racing, Delaware, Handicapping

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Delaware Park has an eight-race card on tap for Saturday, August 10. Some horses to watch:

Race 2 – Allowance

  • Three-year-olds and up will go one mile on the dirt in a first-level allowance.
  • I’ll take a shot against the morning line favorite with a relatively lightly-raced horse: #4 Scoreswhenhewants (3-1). He showed some decent form in maiden races on dirt over the winter at Tampa Bay Downs, then tried the grass for his last few races. He’s tried this condition once before, and he led almost the whole way before getting run down in the last few jumps. Since that race, he’s had some great workouts at Fair Hill, and I’m looking for him to run a big one here.
  • Selections: 4-7-3

Race 6 – Claiming

  • Three year-olds and up will go 1 mile 70 yards on the turf in an $8,000 claiming race.
  • It’s a tough (and big) field of open claimers here. My pick will be #6 Potomac River (3-1), coming back from a recent detour to Suffolk Downs. In that race, he rated wide throughout and just missed to get third, earning a season-high Brisnet speed figure of 91. Prior to that, he won at this level at this track. He’s consistently among the fastest horses in the race, and has the class to get the job done. Look for him to rate and pounce.
  • Selections: 6-11-1

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.

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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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