DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: August 26

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

Delaware Park has an nine-race card on tap August 26, 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:  4-3-6-7

Race #2    Picks:  8-4-2-1

Race #3    Picks:  4-11-3-1

Race #4    Picks:  3-6-10-8

Race #5    Picks:  1-9-8-7

Race #6    Picks:  4-8-6-2

Race #7    Picks:  8-1-5-6

In this $40,000 first-level allowance at 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf #8 Centerfoldprospect (6-1) beat several others in here in last and was closing on the winner but could not get up. If he can repeat that race, he should cross the wire first today.  #1 Ride Em (7-2) may not be challenged up front. He is fast enough to be competitive with this group, and if he gets free he may not get caught. A possibility. #5 Battlebus (5-2) has been running well in Maryland and fits very well with this group. If he repeats his recent races he will be with the leaders at the wire. #6 Wicked Finn (9-2) has been competitive with others in this field and has a shot.

Race #8   Picks:   6-5-2-7

In the $50,000 Dover Stakes for Delaware-bred or -certified two-year-olds at 5 1/2 furlongs #6 No Sabe Nada (3-2) won easily in his debut, posting a 67 Beyer figure.  This gelding appears to have some real talent, and we have him on top today.  #5 Stevethevandriver (5-2) has been improving every race and has been working well. He should be competitive with this group. Mark Shuman is trying #2 Mercury Ten (8-1) on the dirt after he ran fourth in a stakes race on the turf at Colonial in his debut. If he likes the dirt, he could be in the mix. #7 Rebel Empire (5-1) won last time after losing his rider in his debut. He could get a minor piece if he repeats last.

Race #9   Picks:   9-3-4-1

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