Delaware Park 2019 horses to watch: September 7
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Delaware Park has an eight-race card lined up for Saturday, September 7. Delaware is off the turf today, though the main track is listed as fast. Some horses to watch:
Race 1 — Starter allowance
- Three-year-olds and up that have started for a claiming price of $10,000 or less in 2018-2019 will go 1 mile 70 yards on the main track (race originally scheduled for turf).
- It’s probably fair to say that trainer Jorge Navarro (or at least, his horses) likes Delaware Park just fine. Last year the Monmouth-based trainer was 15-for-38 at Delaware (38%), and thus far this year, he’s 10-for-23 (43%). He has the favorite in the first race in the form of #1 Donji (8-5), who two back ran a good one in a second-level allowance over the strip. But if you want to take a stand against, here’s your reason: he’s just 1-for-28 on a fast main track. Angel Suarez will ride.
- Selections: 6-1-8
Race 4 — Claiming
- Fillies and mares three years-old and up that have never won three races will go 1 mile 70 yards on the main track at the $12,500 claiming level.
- Speaking of trainers, you don’t see Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen much at Delaware Park — he’s 2-for-5 at the current meet — but he’ll send out #5 Rattle the Stars (5-2) in this event. The Haynesfield filly broke her maiden at the $30,000 level against New York-breds in February and last time out won at this claiming level by a nose against never-won-two rivals. She’ll need to take a step forward today to get the money.
- Selections: 1-5-3
Thanks to Stephanie Ruff and Arabian Finish Line for giving us insights to the Arabian racing at Delaware Park.
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