Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: July 16

by | Jul 16, 2020 | Breaking, Delaware, Handicapping

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We’ve got Delaware Park picks and horses to watch for the Thursday, July 16 card. 

Race 5 — Allowance

  • Fillies and mares three years old and up will go 1 1/16 miles on the grass.
  • #7 La Babia (9/5) looks like a somewhat obvious chalk in here, but she also looks pretty hard to beat. She broke her maiden in front-running style on opening day, beating a fairly salty maiden field. This’ll be her first try against winners, and looks like the dominant early speed in the race. Carol Cedeno, who has been riding at 28% on the meet, picks up the mount. She should be coasting on the lead early and hold them off late. 
  • A host of Tampa Bay Downs shippers have been coming in here as of late, and #4 Stormy D (4/1) is one of them. She improved steadily in her last few starts of the Tampa Bay season, wrapping up with a dogfight win against starter allowance company. This is probably not much of a change in class, considering who races there versus here. Given how nice the pace scenario looks for La Babia, it won’t be as easy for Stormy D to come from behind. Still, she should pick off a few rivals and round out the exacta.


    • Race 5: $1 pick 4: 7/1,2,4/1,2,8,10/5,7 ($24)
    • Race 2: 50-cent pick 3: 2,5/5,6,7/6 ($3)
    • Good luck!


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    John Piassek

    John Piassek is currently the communications manager for the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. He's written for Thee Racing Biz since 2015, and has also written about mid-Atlantic racing for Danonymous Racing and the Daily Gallop. In the past, he's worked for America's Best Racing, Freehold Raceway, Tioga Downs, Saratoga Race Course, and Monmouth Park. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2018 with a degree in marketing, and is a member of the inaugural Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program class of 2017. Find John on twitter: @theyreoff.

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