Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: July 13
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We’ve got Delaware Park picks and horses to watch for the Monday, July 13 card. Nine thoroughbred races are on tap.
Race 4 — MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
- Two-year-olds will go five and a half furlongs on the dirt.
- A field of eight, with seven betting interests, will go here, including a few Laurel Park shippers. None of these horses have raced yet, but the worktabs and connections on some are interesting. The Dale Bennett entry of #1 Wicked Finn and #1A Omati is the morning line favorite at 2/1. The former was purchased for $25,000 at the OBS sale in March; the latter went for $50,000 at the same sale. Neither one has been especially interesting in the morning; the board will tell the tale. #3 Gallant George (4/1) comes in here with back-to-back bullet workouts at Laurel, most recently going three furlongs in 37 seconds on July 9. His worktab on the whole has been electric; can it translate to the afternoon? #4 Twitty City (3/1) is a son of Honor Code that sold for $42,000 at Keeneland last fall. Went four furlongs in a solid 49 3/5 seconds on July 6, trainer Anthony Pecoraro is a solid 14% with first-time starters.
Race 8 — claiming
- Fillies and mares three-year-olds and up will go 1 mile 70 yards on the main track in an open $12,500 claiming race.
- There should be plenty of speed in this race, coming from #1 Lady Breanna (3/1) and #2 Dr. Ann (2/1). Lady Breanna comes in here in good form, having won two of her last three races at Tampa Bay Downs. Last out, she prompted the pace and fought on in the stretch to get up against similar. Dr. Ann is the horse Lady Breanna will have to press; she’s as pure of a speedball as you’ll ever see. Any time she gets a clear lead, she doesn’t miss the board. If she can’t get there, though, she’s in big trouble. Carol Cedeno will certainly send her unless she breaks disastrously, the only question is if Lady Breanna can wear her out on the lead. If the two tire, #4 Sierra Leona (6/1), has the best closing punch in the field. In her last race, she rallied from dead last, going as much as ten-wide in the stretch, to lose by three-quarters of a length. Win or lose, she’ll be heard from in the stretch.
- Race 4: 50-cent pick 3: 3,4/3,7/5,6,7
- Good luck!