DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: Sept. 30

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 30, 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:   4-5-3-1

Race #2   Picks:   9-5-2-8

Race #3   Picks:   2-6-7-8

Race #4   Picks:   3-7-6-1

Race #5   Picks:   5-12-10-1

In this $8,000 claiming race for fillies and mares at one mile and 70 yards on the turf #5 Ghostly Beauty (9-2) is our top choice. Gulfstream shippers have been doing well at this meet, and this one is taking a class drop. This is her second race back after being freshened, and she should prevail today. #12 My Little Rosy (6-1) won her last at this level and seldom runs a bad race. She should be in the mix.  #10 Jumpstartmyheart (10-1) is making her first start at Delaware, and if she likes the Delaware turf she has the speed to get a minor share. #1 Rockstar Girl (7-2) was running well at Pimlico and is dropping in class today. Class drops after recent wins at higher levels raise questions, however.

Race #6   Picks:   5-4-2-3

Race #7   Picks:   5-8-2-10

In this second-level allowance/optional claiming race at 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf there are many win possibilities.  #5 Entertainment (8-1) was running very well here at Delaware before moving to Saratoga. In the Saratoga race he ran a fast first quarter before fading in the stretch. We think he will be able to maintain his lead with this group, and we have him on top. #8 Sandy Lane Kitten (12-1) got a slow start in last two but ran some big races early at this meet. A contender. #2 Somekindofmagician (7-2) won the Find Stakes at Laurel in last and has won 3-in-a-row.  If he can repeat any of his last three, he will be a contender. #10 Soulmate (5-2) ran an 88 figure in last two weeks ago. A repeat of that effort would make him a contender today.

Race #8   Picks:   8-7-3-6

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