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 13, 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:   5-3-1-2

Race #2    Picks:   3-2-6-5

Race #3    Picks:   1-3-7-2

Race #4    Picks:   5-3-2-6

Race #5    Picks:   10-11-9-8

Race #6    Picks:    5-1-2-3 

This starter/optional claiming race at one mile is super-competitive and could be used as an “All” race in multi-race exotics. #5 Aspect (6-1) has won 6 of 20 lifetime dirt starts and is now coming back to that surface after trying the grass. Fast workout in August and this jockey/trainer have been hot this year. Out top choice. #1 Shoo Shine (7-2) has early speed and has won two straight.  Will be very tough if he gets an easy lead, If he repeats last two he will be challenging for the win.  #2 Super Dude  (5-1) is another early speed type who may have lost a step from his prime but is still fast enough to be in the mix with these. A possibility. #3 Confessor (5-2), a winner of his last two, is another horse with early speed and should be in the mix.

Race #7   Picks:   2-9-6-1A

In this second-level allowance/optional claiming race at 5 furlongs on the turf #2 Xy Speed (2-1) has been in very good form and almost won at Saratoga in last. If he repeats his recent races, he should win easily. We have him on top.  #9 Gins and Tins (3-1) has been competitive at this class and distance and fits very well with this group. A possibility.  #6 A Song for Arch (4-1) has been good in recent races and should be competitive with this group.  #1A Baby Boomer (8-1) has been working well while being freshened and may have needed the break. A chance.

Race #8   Picks:   2-5-6-7