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 5. 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!

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Carryovers: None

Joe’s Selections

  • Race 1: 6-1-5-4
  • Race 2: 2-7-1-5
  • Race 3: 5-7-4-2
  • Race 4: 3-4-5-1
    • In this $16,000 starter/$32,000 claiming race at 1 3/8 miles on the turf, #3 Kid Mercury (2-1) has not won since last year, but that win was here at Delaware Park. Since then he has been facing tougher in New York and Maryland and Kentucky.  His win here last year was at today’s class and distance, and he is the top pick here. #4 Sandy Lane Kitten (3-1) has won five of his last six. This horse always gives a strong effort, but the only question is how he will handle today’s distance.  If he likes the 11 furlongs he could win today. #5 Mokheef (4-1) made a belated move in the Prince George’s County Stakes in last. He looks like he might want more distance and will be getting it today. A possibility. #1 Shendam (Fr) (6-1) is a consistent turf horse who can be used in exotics.
  • Race 5: 6-4-1-7
  • Race 6: 2-7-4-3
  • Race 7: 1-9-6-13
    • This $16,000 claiming race at five furlongs on the turf for horses that have never won two is a competitive contest with many possibilities.  #1 Bloodprof (8-1) has been running with better at Gulfstream. Now coming back second off the layoff and if he can repeat his performances from last fall he should come out on top today.  #9 Marsac (4-1) ran some good races at this distance on the turf at Gulfstream. After several dull races on the dirt, he is now returning to the grass. One to consider today.  #6 Hard to Be Humble (4-1) won his debut on the grass with an 83 figure last November. Now retuning to grass and we are looking for a good effort today. #13 Belmullet (3-1) has run some decent races on the turf will be in the mix if he runs his best today.
  • Race 8: 3-2-5-4
  • Race 9: 6-4-5-3