Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: August 3

by | Aug 3, 2020 | Breaking, Delaware, Handicapping

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We’ve got Delaware Park picks and horses to watch for Monday, August 3, with the finale for Arabians. The card features eight races.

Race 4 — Allowance

  • Three-year-olds and up will go about five furlongs on the turf in a first-level allowance.
  • Three-year-old #5 Win Ya Win (6-1) has only made two starts to date, and he’s done pretty much everything right. He’s won both of them, taking his debut by almost five in front-running fashion and overcoming a hard bump at the break to rally to a going-away win in his second race. He’ll make his first start since mid-March in this contest and his first on turf. Of course, how he’ll take to the turf is a question, but the outlook is positive: his dam, Wildcat Marie (by Wildcat Heir) was 6-for-9 sprinting on the lawn, and his sibs include G2 dirt sprinter Minit to Stardom, who set a Laurel course record sprinting on turf, and Wild About Star, a stakes winner on the grass. The price should be square.

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Race 6 — Allowance/optional claiming

  • Three-year-olds and up that have never won three races will go 1 mile on the main track with an optional claiming tag of $35,000.
  • A couple of these worth a look: #1 Air Attack (7-2) is a half-brother to Silver Prospector, winner of the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn last year. This guy had run two fantastic dirt races in a row — breaking his maiden and then winning a first allowance, both handily at MTH — before getting put in too deep (he was 59-1 when finishing last in the G3 Discovery behind a McGaughey trainee who’s 4-for-5 in his career). He makes his first start since November here.
  • Trainer Jorge Duarte — recently recovered from coronavirus — sends out #3 The Right Path (5-2), who disappointed last time as the favorite at LRL. The son of Quality Road has been gelded since his last and gets blinkers on today. Duarte is 6-for-15 when adding first time blinkers, and this stakes-placed runner has certainly flashed enough talent to contend with these.

WAGERS

  • Race 4, 50-cent Pick 3: 2, 5, 6 w/ 3, 5, 8, 9 w/ 1, 2, 3 ($18.00 cost)
  • Good luck!

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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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