DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: SEPT. 5
Delaware Park has a 9-race card on tap for this Saturday afternoon with the finale for Arabians. Post time for the opener is 1:15 p.m., and we’ve got Delaware Park picks.
|Race 3||2, 5, 6||Older maiden special weight runners will try the turf here (we hope!)… Let’s give another crack to #2 Enjoy the Music (3-1), who won at this level (but was DQed) two back. Last time he attained a good early position but then was steadied out of it and behind a wall of horses; the top two to run back from that heat both have won… New York-based trainer Christophe Clement generally does well shipping in to Delaware (8-for-33 in MSW races here), and #5 Moonshine Now (2-1), trying grass for the first time, is a half to turf stakes winner Up the Ante… #6 All Set (4-1) is by More Than Ready out of a Forest Wildcat mare who was a graded stakes winner on turf; this one’s a half to multiple graded stakes winner Synchrony, who earned over $950k…|
|Race 4||1, 3, 6, 8||#1 Who’s Your Daddy (4-1) gets Lasix for the first time on raceday, and she has the running line of a horse who may have bled last time in her debut in Maryland. The Mosler filly’s also dropping out of better company and can move forward today… #3 Cali Girl (8-1) is the first foal out of a mare who was a five-time winner, and the Ness barn can score first out… #6 Feyre (2-1) has finished two lengths behind My Expensive Gift in each of her two starts; fortunately for her, that runner graduated last time out; it might be this one’s turn today… We’re inclined to give another crack to #8 Twirling Thrill (3-1); her debut wasn’t terrible, and while her second start was, it came on a sloppy, sealed surface she may not have liked…|
|Race 5||6, 8, 12||Interesting to see trainer Arnaud Delacour wheel #6 Curly Ruth (3-1) back on the turf in this a-other-than; she broke her maiden last time out on the main track in a solid effort. But dig a little deeper: this one is out of the turf multiple graded stakes winner Rutherienne, and her turf debut, when second, might be better than you think: winner Duopoly is a Chad Brown trainee who came right back to win an allowance, and four of seven to run back from that race won their follow-ups… #8 La Babia (2-1) rallied willingly for second last out in a slow early-fast late race that enabled an early pace horse to hold on; three of five to run back have won next-out… Don’t be fooled by that middling sort of record for #12 Bramble Bay (8-1); trainer Mike Dini has this miss moving in the right direction: she’s won four of her last five turf tries and last time out beat a couple of decent fillies in I’m Listening and Diamond Play…|
|WAGERING…||We’re thinking exacta boxes may be in order here, especially if you can get a longer priced horse home one-two.|