Delaware Park 2019 horses to watch: September 11

by | Sep 11, 2019 | Breaking, DE Racing, Delaware, Handicapping

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Delaware Park has an eight-race card lined up for Wednesday, September 11. Some horses to watch:


Race 4 — Maiden claiming

  • Maiden two-year-olds will go six furlongs on the main track.
  • You won’t get rich betting him, but #6 Band On Tour (9-5) certainly looks like a logical play in this contest. The son of Bandbox — the fourth-leading second-crop sire in the Mid-Atlantic with over $550,000 in progeny earnings (and 14 winners to date) — ran second on debut, giving willing chase to the winner, who went off at 4-5 odds. All three of his siblings to race are winners. He’s trained by Gary Capuano, who has an excellent record with horses making their second career starts (30% strike rate) and is showing a bullet work since his debut. Also of note: jockey Jevian Toledo is slated to ride what will be his only mount on the day. 
  • Selections: 6-4-1-3

Race 7 — Starter/optional claiming

  • Fillies and mares three years-old and up will go 1 mile on the turf in a starter allowance for horses that have started for $10,000 or less in 2018-2019 with an optional claiming tag of $16,000.
  • Two races ago, #2 Tex Mee a Kiss (6-1) scored a 12-1 upset against first-level allowance rivals at Penn National, which is about as good a turf performance as any of her rivals have on their pages. She was pretty well thumped last out when facing second-level allowance foes last time out, but that was at odds over 100-1. The six-year-old mare won just one of her first two dozen-odd starts, but the George Albright trainee now has won three of her last seven and looks to be in a good spot to make it four of eight.
  • Another runner with a recent win in allowance company is #5 Pride of Wilko (6-1). The Jay Bernardini trainee has won three straight in decisive fashion, last out scoring against allowance/optional claiming horses at MNR. She’s a speedy sort who figures to be involved from the opening jumps under jockey J. D. Acosta.
  • Selections: 2-5-7-1

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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Frank Vespe

Frank Vespe, the founder and publisher of The Racing Biz, has owned, bought, sold, claimed, written, and talked about horses, in varying combinations, for a decade. Email him at [email protected] or follow him on twitter @TheRacingBiz.

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