DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: JULY 7

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 7, including the $50,000 Peach Blossom Stakes. 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: 5-6-2-4
  • Race 2: 3-5-7-4
  • Race 3: 2-5-10-11
  • Race 4: 2-1-5-7
  • Race 5: 4-2-6-7
  • Race 6: 6-4-2-1
    • In this $25,000 claiming race at a mile and seventy yards we are going to take a flier with #6 Inspector Frost (4-1) who was facing tougher earlier this year. He lost any chance of winning last time when he got off to a very slow start and was rushed to the front. He should improve off that race and has a shot today.  #4 Plamen (2-1) is dropping for this one. His last two races were strong. He was no match for a very tough horse last time which can be excused. He has a very good chance today. #2 Ricochet (3-1) was in the same race with Plamen in last. He had trouble during that race but not enough to make up the 2 ¾ lengths he finished behind Plamen. He is one to consider. #1 Galilean Moon (10-1) did not like the turf but is now returning to dirt where he ran some decent figure last year. A possibility.
  • Race 7: 6-4-12-2
    • In the $50,000 Peach Blossom Stakes for Delaware bred or certified fillies and mares at seven and a half furlongs on the turf It seems odd that almost half the entrants have never run on the turf. So they may try turf for the first time or they may scratch if the race is not moved to dirt. That makes this race especially challenging. #6 Hope Has a Name (8-1) is an improving three-year-old and her breeding suggests she may not mind the turf. Trainer Hugh McMahon has a good record moving horses from dirt to turf. A possibility. #4 Rising Bella (7-2) has run some decent turf races and faced tough competition in New York and Florida. Not an extremely fast racehorse but she gets a few points for turf experience. If this race was being run on the dirt #12 Street Lute (9-2) would be the clear favorite, but we can only guess at her ability on the turf.  She may have enough talent to beat these even if grass isn’t her preferred surface. #2 Mosalah (12-1) has some decent Beyers on the turf. She might get in the mix if the horses that have never run on turf before don’t fire.
  • Race 8: 7-1-4-2
  • Race 9: 5-2B-1A-4

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