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DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: August 9

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 9, 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

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Joe’s Selections

Race #1    Picks:    2-4-1-6

Race #2   Picks:     4-5-2-1

Race #3   Picks:     10-6-9-4

Race #4   Picks:     4-9-8-3

Race #5   Picks:     5-8-1-1A-4

Race #6   Picks:     4-3-5-2

In this $12,000 optional claiming race #4 Free to Fly (2-1) has 6 wins and 3 seconds in 9 tries this year and looks to be in a very good spot today. This will be her debut at Delaware but she has run well at several tracks this year. We have her on top today. #3 Dilly Dilly Philly (3-1) threw in a clunker last time when she trailed from the start but that bad race was unusual for this mare. If she returns to form she will be competing for the top spot today. There is a fair amount of speed in this race and this sets up for #5 Caramel Cream (10-1) who will be running late. #2 War Ballad (4-1) won her debut at Delaware after coming up from Oaklawn. If she can repeat that race she will be competitive today.

Race #7     Picks:   1-8-7-5

In this $40,000 conditional allowance at 5 furlongs on the turf #1 Cairo Campaign (7-2) just missed last time after appearing to lose some momentum in the stretch.  He is facing many of the same horses today and should be able to cross the wire first. #8 Showtime Cat (15-1) was closing well in his turf debut with this same group last time and if he starts closing a little sooner he has a shot today. #7 Gins and Tins (3-1) has been running very well this year and if he can match his last effort he will be in contention. #5 Xmasinthecity (15-1) will be running early and trying to take it gate to wire.

Race #8    Picks:    5-3-6-7

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