DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: JUNE 16
Delaware Park has a 10-race card on tap June 14. Post time for the opener is 1:15 p.m., and we’ve got Delaware Park picks.
Also, check out Joe’s picks for every Delaware Park race on the Delaware Park simulcast feed!
|Race 5||7-4-5-10||Race #5 is a second-level allowance/$25K optional claiming race at 5 furlongs on the turf. #7 Kingpin (3-1) is a turf sprint specialist. Last out he ran evenly against a tough group at Keeneland after getting bumped at the start. With this class drop he could be hard to beat today… #4 The Boss Factor (12-1) has never sprinted on the turf before. He has shown good early speed in turf route races and maybe it will translate to sprints. Worth a play at long odds since there aren’t many confirmed turf sprinters in this field… #5 Chapalu (4-1) is another turf horse who has been running routes, but has back class which makes him an interesting play… #10 Fort Fortitude (8-1) has not been running on turf lately, but he has two places and two shows on the grass in seven tries lifetime, and Ness and Rodriguez should always be respected.|
|Race 9||1-4-6-5||In this allowance/$50k optional claiming race for three-year-old fillies that have never won two contested at a mile and 70 yards #1 Sonetta (7-2) is one to strongly consider. She looked like she didn’t like the slop last time, but still managed to make a small late move. If the track is dry today, I would expect her to make a big improvement and to compete for the win… #4 Cause I Said (9-5) beat several others in here last time out with a nice move on the rail. She will need some speed up front and in that scenario she will be dangerous… #6 Hope Has a Name (6-1) is an improving horse who has run speed figures as high as any of the other horses in this race. If she matches her last she can compete for the win… #5 She a Hot Mess (8-1) was not outclassed when she ran with some tough horses at the Fair Grounds. Could run a big race if she is ready off the layoff.|