Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: May 28

Crazy Beautiful
Crazy Beautiful was tons the best in the 2021 Grade 3 Delaware Oaks. Photo by Allison Janezic.

Delaware Park has an eight-race card on tap this afternoon, Post time for the opener is 12:30 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

Race #1 Picks: 1-5-7-4

Race #2 Picks: 6-2-4-5

Race #3 Picks: 10-1-3-8

Race #4 Picks: 4-1A-5-2

Race #5 Picks: 3-7-11-8

Race #6 Picks: 3-8-7-2

In this first level $42,000 allowance race at one mile 70 yards Bill Mott is bringing in #3 Dust Devil (9-5). This gelding has been knocking on the door with better at Laurel but hasn’t quite been able to get over the top lately. Made a bold late run in last but could not quite get up. We think this will be his day. #8 Ekati’s Verve (8-1) has the outside post and we think this race sets up well for him. He has a big late kick in a race that should feature a lot of pace. It would not be a shocker if he ran a big race today. #7 Our Lucky Man 6-1 has a pressing running style that will help him if the speed collapses. In that scenario he will have a shot. In his last two at the trip, #2 Maximus Midani has run big, including an allowance win at Laurel last out.

Race #7 Picks: 11-1-5-13

In this $42,000 first level allowance race at a mile and a sixteenth that’s been taken off the turf, the horse who might benefit most from the surface switch is #11 Mia Tosca (15-1), who has run pretty well in two two-turn tries on the main track, including a third-place finish in the Main Line Stakes at Parx… Let’s give another crack to #1 Risk Model (15-1). That last was unsightly, but prior efforts fit with these, and she’s showing a bullet move in the meantime. #5 Pearl Earring (8-5) has made only one start on dirt, five starts ago. Notably, that’s her only win. #13 Cecilita (9-2) also graduated on the main track and has faced stiffer in her last two.

Race #8 Picks: 6-2-5-3