DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: Sept. 20
Delaware Park has an eight-race card on tap September 20, 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!
Race #1 Picks: 5-1-2-4
Race #2 Picks: 3-2-5-7
Race #3 Picks: 6-3-4-9
Race #4 Picks: 1-6-4-2
Race #5 Picks: 3-1-4-9
Race #6 Picks: 7-5-6-4
In this $40,000 first-level allowance race at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf #7 The Sicarii (3-1) is winless this year but has been facing stiff competition in New York. He tends to break poorly which cost him in last. This is a short race, but we think he will have enough speed to get to the wire, but if he gets left in the gate it will be a big problem. Even with his shortcomings he has been working well and we have him on top. Andrew Simoff is bringing his recent Del Mar claim #5 Satchel de Ritches (2-1) to Delaware. This gelding was running well in lower-level claiming races, and it will be interesting to see how those performances will translate to a Delaware Park allowance race. #6 Starburst (8-1) won his first two dirt tries before running up the track in a grass effort. Now back on his preferred surface and he should improve. #4 Grandeur (6-1) improved in his first three races and may run a good one today.
Race #7 Picks: 7-3-5-1
In this $16,000 starter allowance for fillies and mares at about 1 1/16 miles on the turf #7 Judi Blue Eyes (5-2) ran some good races with similar horses at Pimlico. If she can match her May races, she will be very tough to beat today. #3 Witch (7-2) always puts in a good effort and has enough speed to be a top contender today. #5 Lake Parima (8-1) is another filly that almost always puts in a good effort and must be used in any exotic plays. #1 Bella Pierina (4-1) may be reaching the form she had in Tampa, and if so she could be very dangerous in this one.
Race #8 Picks: 1A-2-3-6