DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: Oct. 4

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 October 4, 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:   1-3-5-4

Race #2   Picks:   5-6-1A-4

Race #3   Picks:   1-2-6-5

Race #4   Picks:   3-7-2-1

Race #5   Picks:   9-6-5-4

Race #6   Picks:   10-1-11-4

In the #16,000 claiming race for NW2 fillies and mares at 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf  #10 Goodbye Carolina (5-1) is an improving 3-year-old that will keep getting better with experience.  She ran a closing 4th with this group of horses in last. Roberto Alvarado on top for the second time and we think she will get over the top today. #1 Glossamer  (7-2) had no excuses in last when she faded near the wire, but her speed should put her right in the mix again today. #11 Talks in Her Sleep (9-2) was closing with this same group of horses in last and fits very well with this group. #4 Kinda Lucky (10-1) graduated from the maiden ranks in last and this trainer/Jockey combination has to be respected. A chance.

Race #7   Picks:   3-4-2-1

In this $40,000 first-level allowance race for fillies and mares at 6 furlongs #3 Alta Velocita (6-1) has won four of last five against state-breds at Monmouth. Now moving to Delaware away from New Jersey-bred races, but her speed figures indicate she may also be this best of this group. This isn’t an especially tough allowance race and we have her on top today. #4 Miss Liana (5-1) has been running very well in New York and has won 7-of-18 lifetime. A definite contender. #2 Kashan (4-1) will try to get the lead and almost won at this level in last try. Trainer Ben Perkins is a having a good meet which is a big positive. Trainer Bill Mott is shipping #1 Say Moi (3-1) from New York for Mott’s first starter at Delaware this meet. It’s hard to believe Mott would ship her here just for exercise. One to watch.

Race #8   Picks:   8-6-4-2  

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