DELAWARE PARK PICKS AND HORSES TO WATCH: Oct. 7
Delaware Park has an eight-race card on tap October 7, 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: 2-3-4-6
Race #2 Picks: 7-3-1-2
Race #3 Picks: 2-5-6-4
Race #4 Picks: 4-9-5-7
Race #5 Picks: 5-7-3-8
Race #6 Picks: 8-4-3-2
In this first-level $40,000 allowance race at 6 furlongs, we like #8 Chrisatude (4-1). After being claimed by Jamie Ness, he went on to win a state-bred allowance race running a 79 figure. This turned out to be a key race as three other horses returned to win their next races. This runner has been working well and may improve again today. #4 Ellas My Love (2-1) just missed last time at this level. He is having a good year with three wins in seven tries and should be right in the mix again today. #3 Smithwick’s Spice (4-1) has run some decent races and did not disgrace himself in the New Castle Stakes. Could get a minor piece of the pie. #2 Tapsasional (8-1) has been running against other horses in this race and held his own against them. He should be competitive with this group.
Race #7 Picks: 3-1-2-6
In this second-level allowance/optional claiming race at one mile #3 Shoo Shine (9-5) has the speed to take this field gate to wire. This three-year-old ran the best race of his lifetime in last, but ran second to a very tough rival in Aspect. If he can repeat that effort, he should be able to handle this field, and we have him on top. #1 Wentz (7-2) is part of an entry and if he runs, he will be a contender today. He ran some fast races at Parx with big figures against some of the best horses on the grounds. He fits very well with these. #2 Shackqueenking (6-1) is coming back after a seven-month break. He was facing tough rivals in stakes races prior to the layoff. Trainer Gary Capuano wins at 19% when bringing horses back from breaks greater than 180 days, and this horse has been working well. A chance. #6 My Boy Lenny (8-1) has enough speed to make it interesting and should improve in second back from a layoff.
Race #8 Picks: 3-6-7-1