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 September 6, 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:   6-1-2-3

Race #2   Picks:   3-6-5-4

Race #3   Picks:   5-6-3-7

Race #4   Picks:   6-5-7-8

Race #5   Picks:   4-6-1-8

Race #6   Picks:   2-4-1-7

In the $25,000 claiming race for non-winners of three races #2 Palatial Times (4-1) had to be steadied early in last and then had to deal with dirt being thrown in his face on a good track. He was still only out by a length and three quarters and should do much better if he gets a good trip today. #4 Expensive Style (3-1) always puts in a good effort and his speed figures are as good as any of his rivals today. He has a chance. #1 Heir Port (2-1) is trying the open claiming ranks for the first time after almost winning a Restricted Allowance race in last. If he can repeat his last race he will be right in the mix.  #7 My Beau (12-1) is inconsistent, but if he can have one of his better days he will be in the mix.

Race #7   Picks:   10-11-6-8

In this $25,000 second-level allowance/optional claiming race at about one and a half miles on the turf #10 Made In Italy (Ire) (2-1) was the beaten favorite when he got boxed in and had to check in last. Now Graham Motion is making a jockey switch to Suarez who will try to get the horse in a better position to win. Our top choice.  #11 Real Factor (3-1) almost won at this distance at 43-1 in the Cape Henlopen Stakes in last. He got caught at the wire but if he can repeat that race he has a great shot today. #6 Mokheef (5-1) also ran in the Cape Henlopen Stakes and didn’t seem to mind the mile-and-a-half on the turf. He could get a piece of the action today. #8 State of Affair (10-1) is used to running long on the turf and was closing at a mile in last. It would not be a shocker if he won today.

Race #8   Picks:   1-2-6-3