DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: August 7

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 August 7, 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     Picks:    6-5-4-3

Race #2     Picks:    4-3-2-5

Race #3     Picks:    4-7-8-6

Race #4     Picks:    2-5-4-3

Race #5     Picks:    9-2-10-5

Race #6     Picks:    3-1-5-4

In this $40,000 conditional Allowance Race for fillies and mares at 6 furlongs #3 Tiz Gracie (7-2) looked sluggish and out of sorts in last. We believe he just had a bad day and If he can get back to his earlier from he will be in contention today. We have him on top. #1 Kashan (9-5) has run very well since coming to Delaware. Ben Perkin’s horses have been in the money in nine of twelve starts this meet. A strong contender. #5 Centre Court Champ (5-2) has won both his starts on the dirt and is one of the speed horses in here. If he gets loose the others may be eating his dust. Dangerous. #4 Above Par (8-1) usually goes to the front but Carol Cedeno is a less aggressive rider than Pennington and she might bide her time today. Horse has the talent to be in the mix.

Race #7    Picks:   2-5-7-1

In this $20,000 option claiming race at a mile and sixteenth on the turf #2 Rohrbacher (3-1) is a consistent runner that almost always puts in a strong effort. He can run on the lead or lay just off and still win. We think he will cross the wire first today. #5 American Ninja (2-1) is another very consistent runner. He got the lead in last but lost a head bob. He is definitely a top contender today. #7 Nileator (6-1) is a nine-year-old that can run on dirt or turf. He ran a good race last time after a long break and has a shot to be competitive today. #1 Jack the Umpire (15-1) has run figures as good as any of the horses in this race, and if he can run one of those back he has a chance.

Race #8     Picks:   2-3-1A-4

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