Delaware Park 2019 horses to watch: September 5
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Delaware Park has a solid eight-race card lined up for Thursday, September 5. Some horses to watch:
Race 6 — Allowance/optional claiming
- Fillies and mares three and up will go five furlongs on the turf in a second-level allowance with an optional claiming tag of $25,000.
- Since coming north from Gulfstream Park in June, #2 Precocious Peach (4-1) has done nothing but run good races, including two consecutive victories, a $16,000 starter handicap at Laurel and last time out a first-level allowance here. That day, the Sarah Nagle trainee pressed the pace early through a sharp 21 3/5-second opening quarter mile before taking command en route to the victory. She’s a daughter of Doctor Peach out of the unplaced Slew Gin Fizz mare Precocious Pet and is a half-sister to the 17-time winner Daddy’s Boo, who is a multiple stakes winner. J. D. Acosta, who rode her last time, has the honors once again. This won’t be an easy task, though, and she’ll face, among others, #8 Dancing Lucy (5-2). The Juan Carlos Guerrero trainee has won at this level twice, including two back, and shows up for the claiming tag here after a poor effort in a minor stake at Monmouth.
- Selections: 2-8-7-5
Race 8 — Maiden special weight
- Two-year-old maiden fillies will go about 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf.
- Last time out, in her second career start but first around two turns, #8 Dixie Cannon (6-1) made a middle move into contention before flattening out after a wide journey over yielding ground at Laurel Park. It was a useful try and sets her up for another step forward here. The Kelly Rubley trainee is showing a couple of works since, including a bullet half-mile move at Fair Hill August 29, and regular pilot Julian Pimentel comes in for the mount.
- If you’re a stats player, you’ll be happy to see the morning line odds on #9 Duniverse (10-1). The Anthony Pecoraro trainee rallied to lead late last time out before just having to settle for second, beaten a neck. She’ll get blinkers on today (Pecoraro’s 41% with a positive ROI first-time blinks), and it will be her second start with Lasix (38% with a positive ROI). Jeremy Rose, who rode her last time, will do so again, and she’s showing a steady weekly work pattern since her July 29 effort.
- Selections: 9-8-1-7
Thanks to Stephanie Ruff and Arabian Finish Line for giving us insights to the Arabian racing at Delaware Park.
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