Miss Marissa
Miss Marissa proved best in the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap. Photo by Allison Janezic.

Delaware Park has an eight-race card on tap July 29, 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: 4-7-1-2
  • Race 2: 3-12-7-6
  • Race 3: 1-5-6-2
  • Race 4: 1-2-10-5
    • In this starter/optional claiming race at 5 furlongs on the turf #1 Baby Boomer (3-1) has been knocking on the door at this level at both Delaware and Monmouth. He ran a big 90 figure at Gulfstream back in April. If he repeats any of his recent turf races, it will likely be good enough to win and we have him on top. #2 Thorny Tale (2-1) has been in excellent form and has run big figures in his last three on the dirt. If that form can be translated to the turf, he will be right in the mix with this group.  #10 Encrypted (GB) (5-1) ran well in turf sprints in Great Britain and is now getting Lasix for the first time. A possibility. #5 I Got a Rock (10-1) has lots of early speed, which could be dangerous at 5 furlongs on the grass if he gets loose.
  • Race 5: 9-2-3-5
  • Race 6: 5-4-1-9
  • Race 7: 2-1A-4-6
    • In this second level allowance/optional claiming race #2 The Right Path (6-1) seems to be rounding into form and could have won last time if not for a poor start. We think he will surprise with a big effort today. #1A Thundershook (9-5) is a winner of two in a row with figures of 97 and 93 respectively.  If he can repeat one of those two races he will be right there and have a good shot today. #4 Youngest of Five (5-2) made a strong closing bid last time at 6 furlongs but ran out of time before hitting the wire. He may want the extra distance. His speed and class put him right in the mix with this group. #6 El Samuro (7-2) ran well at Gulfstream last year. If he can return to that form after the layoff he could get involved today.
  • Race 8: 2-7-1-8