DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: August 28

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 28, 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:   4-1-5-2

Race #2    Picks:   1-3-2-4

Race #3    Picks:   2-1-5-7

In this allowance/optional claiming race for fillies and mares at five furlongs on the turf #2 Tapit’s Girl (3-1) has liked the move from dirt to turf and has won two straight turf sprints at Monmouth. She looks strong against this group.  #1 Beautiful Grace (2-1) won her only turf race last year and Ness wins at 22% when moving from dirt to turf. A possibility. #5 Bound for Broadway (6-1) has run some good races on the turf including one at Delaware Park last year.  She should not be overlooked today. #7 Wrapper Rule (8-1) won her only turf start and could be in the nix with these.

Race #4    Picks:   5-4-7-1

Race #5    Picks:   7-5-6-4

In this $65,000 optional claiming race for fillies and mares at seven and a half furlongs on the turf #7 Sailingintothewind (3-1) got the lead but was tracked down last time in a mile and an eighth race.  She should get an easy lead today and may be tough to catch at this shorter distance. We think she will cross the wire first. #5 Mucha Mezquina (6-1) has been running very well lately including running second in a stakes race at colonial in last. She has the speed and class to be competitive here. #6 No Mercy Percy (2-1) has been facing tough competition at Monmouth but has not been able to win lately. Should be in the mix today if she runs her normal race. #4 Purrageous Dyna (8-1) ran some good turf races at Belmont recently.  A possibility.

Race #6   Picks:   3-1-4-6

Race #7   Picks:   9-10-4-5

Race #8   Picks:   3-4-1A-2

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