DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: August 21

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 21, 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:    2-6-1-3

Race #2     Picks:    5-4-3-7

Race #3     Picks:    2-6-5-1

Race #4     Picks:    3-6-4-8

Race #5     Picks:    5-1-4-2

Race #6     Picks:    1-4-5-11

Race #7     Picks:    6-1-2-5

In this second-level allowance/optional claiming race at 5 1/2 furlongs #6 Seanow (9-5) has won 4 of his last 5 and 9 of 22 lifetime. He loves running at Delaware and it’s hard to bet against him for the top spot. #1 My Boy Lenny (7-2) has been running against better and is now moving back where he can be very competitive. He fits well with this group. #2 Redeem Eddie (5-2) has been competitive at this level and has the speed figures to have a shot. If others don’t fire, he might win this contest. #5 King Nekia (6-1) won in last and is in very good form. He can’t be counted out to run a big race today.

Race #8    Picks:   4-6-1-3

In this $25,000 maiden claiming race for two-year-old fillies at 5 1/2 furlongs #4 Seven Years Later (2-1) showed early speed in her debut but found Maiden Special weight company to be too tough. Now dropping down to a maiden claiming race and we think her early speed will hold at this level and we have her on top today. #6 Holiday Connection (8-1) is bred to run early and trainer Gary Capuano wins at a high rate with horses in their second start. This filly looks dangerous today. Trainer Gerald Bennett does well with young horses and #1 Miss Artsy Nouveau (4-1) has a shot in a field with no real standouts. #3 Hold That Ghost (3-1) is getting some class relief, and that might put her in the mix today.

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