Delaware Park 2019 horses to watch: September 25
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Delaware Park has an eight-race card lined up for Wednesday, September 25. Some horses to watch:
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Race 7 — Allowance/optional claiming
- Three-year-olds and up will go 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf in a second-level allowance with an optional claiming price of $25,000.
- A couple of scratches in here may impact the pace scenario somewhat, but in the end, it still looks to be a race with plenty of horses who like to be involved early. That might set it up for late runners to take the big share of the pot, and two of those bookend the field. #1 Yowza Yowza Yowza (20-1) finished third against similar last time out — two lengths back — after winning a first-level allowance in his prior start. The Jose Samaniego trainee will have Johan Rosado up and is in good form right now. On the outside is #12 Fly E Dubai (5-1), who’s been sprinting of late and was a decent third last out, just a neck out of second, in the Punch Line Stakes at Colonial Downs. The added ground shouldn’t be beyond his scope and figures to move him a bit closer to the action early, but he doesn’t appear to have the early zip to be one of the major players in the race’s first call or two. If he can overcome the far outside post, he might just be sitting in a pretty ideal spot when the running starts. Jorge Ruiz will ride for Ferris Allen.
- Selections: 12-8-1-4
Race 8 — Maiden claiming
- Maiden 2-year-olds will go 1 mile on the main track.
- A pair of trainers with stellar records with horses making their second career starts ought to figure in the outcome of this contest, and as in the seventh race, they bookend the field. #1 Runner Runner Indy (4-1) looked to be fading off the scene midway through his career debut but then found more and rallied into fourth while closing four lengths on the winner. It was a useful debut, and his bloodlines — Take Charge Indy out of a Mineshaft mare — suggest he’ll like the stretch-out from six furlongs to a mile. Trainer Gary Capuano wins one-third of the time with horses making their second starts with a positive ROI.
- Coming out of that same race, #8 Fear None (5-2) finished almost three lengths ahead of Runner Runner Indy and was the runner-up that day. Trainer Anthony Pecoraro wins with 38% of his second-time starters — also with a positive ROI — and will leg up Jeremy Rose, who’s winning at a 38% clip for the meet.
- Selections: 8-1-2-5
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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