DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: JULY 1

Pink Caddy
Pink Caddy was much the best in the 2019 Small Wonder Stakes at Delaware Park. Photo by The Racing Biz.

Delaware Park has a nine-race card on tap July 1. 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!

Check out our other handicapping here!

Carryovers: None

Joe’s Selections

  • Race 1: 2-5-4-3
  • Race 2: 1-6-3-5
  • Race 3: 3-4-8-11
  • Race 4: 7-1-3-6
  • Race 5: 12-5-9-7-14
  • Race 6: 4-2-1-6
    • This $12,500 starter allowance for fillies and mares at six furlongs is extremely competitive with no clear-cut favorite. There is money to be made if we can find the winner. #4 Dancer’s Melody (3-1) is a very consistent type who seldom runs a bad race.  Trainer Tim Ritchey is good off the layoff, and she is dropping to lowest class level of her career today. She has a great chance for the win… #2 Malibu Beauty (2-1) has ascending speed figures in her last three races. She ran second in a stakes race that was taken off the turf in last. If she can improve off last effort she will have a good shot. She is winless in three tries at Delaware, but that was as a two-year-old and she has improved since then. One to strongly consider… #1 A.P. Princess (4-1) was running well at Oaklawn before being claimed and brought to Delaware. Her performance was subpar in her first try at Delaware but if she returns to her Oaklawn form she will be very competitive here… #6 Shyza (8-1) is a John Servis trainee who ran some impressive races back in the fall. She ran poorly in the Obeah Stakes here in early June, but that may have been because she didn’t like the slop. She looks dangerous at a price today.
  • Race 7: 4-1-2-13
    • This race is a $40,000 first-level allowance at five furlongs on the turf. #4 Nothing Better (4-1) has been facing tough competition at other tracks. He went off the favorite in an allowance race at Monmouth in his last but lost his irons. He is facing a weaker field today and has a great shot at the win…  #1 Gale Winds (8-1) won a maiden special weight here in his debut. Unfortunately, there was a timer malfunction and times and speed figures are not available for that race. Still, an impressive 3 1/2-length victory in his debut has to be respected.  King Nekia who ran fifth in that race retuned with a 3 1/2-length victory of his own two weeks later…  #2 Miami Crocket (6-1) won when he ran on the Delaware turf ten days ago and seems to be in excellent form. Trainer Steve Klesaris wins at 22% when going for two in a row. This horse should be in the mix… #13 Jag (8-1) is a very consistent performer who always tries hard. Five furlongs may be short for him but early in his career he sprinted on the turf with some success. One to consider if he draws in.
  • Race 8: 6-5-2-4
  • Race 9: 2-3-6-4

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