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 23, Post time for the opener is 1:15 p.m., and we’ve got Delaware Park picks.

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Carryovers: None

Joe’s Selections

Race #1    Picks:   5-7-4-6

Race #2    Picks:   1-5-6-7

Race #3    Picks:   1-3-4-7

Race #4    Picks:   5-3-6-10

Race #5    Picks:   1-7-4-8

In this $25,000 claiming race for non-winners of two at 6 furlongs #1 Kewpie Doll (3-1) has faced much tougher. This filly has not been running well lately, but if she can return to the form she had in the spring, she should do well with this group.  #7 Insightful (2-1) did not like the grass and is now returning to het preferred surface. She has back class and this trainer/Jockey combo has been hot all year. A definite possibility. #4 Be Bop a Lola (15-1) has run some decent races and once you get below the top two here this race is wide open. #8 World Party (4-1) ran the biggest Beyer of her career in last and seems to be rounding into form.

Race #6    Picks:    7-1-2-3

Race #7    Picks:    5-3-6-7

In this allowance/optional claiming race for two-year-olds at 5 1/2 furlongs #5  Fourteeneightyfour (3-1) won with ease running a 70 speed figure in his debut. If he can run that race back he will be very tough to beat in this one. We like horses that seem to be improving and #3 Advocate Harbor (6-1) fits that description. There should be more improvement in his third try, and he has a good shot to compete for the win today. #6 Maryland Brando (8-5) won in a romp in his debut but was then entered in a Grade-3 stakes race at Saratoga where he stumbled and was in over his head. Now back down to a more reasonable level.  #7 A Dangerous Guy (8-1) is another improving horse that could run a good race today.

Race #8   Picks    5-1-3-6