Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: June 11

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; Notes:

Race #1 Picks: 2-3-6-1

Race #2 Picks: 3-1-6-2

Race #3 Picks: 6-3-2-1

Race #4 Picks: 3-1A-7-5

Race #5 Picks: 1-5-7-9

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

In this $42,000 Allowance race for N2L fillies and mares at one mile #2 Continentalcongres (3-2) has a class edge over her rivals. She has been very competitive in optional claiming races in Maryland, and if she can match her last two efforts, she should cross the wire first today. #5 Charmed Way (5-1) gave a game effort in the slop, winning a maiden race in last. It was a strong performance as she was pressured by a rival throughout the stretch. This improving 3YO is getting better and one to watch. #6 Blueberry Indygo (8-5) has faced Continentalcongres, running eleven lengths behind her in her last race. She does have some experience over the Delaware surface, which should help her today. #4 Aurum (6-1) is trying dirt for the first time after a long break. She has been working well and is worth using in the exotics. 

Race #7 Picks: 9-7-3-4

Race #8 Picks: 6-1-7-5

In this starter allowance/optional claiming race at 6 furlongs, #6 Kevin Witte (4-1) was running well at Delaware last year before being shipped to Oaklawn Park and getting claimed. Then he was reclaimed by the same trainer and is now dropping to a lower class level. It looks like he has been placed in a good spot. #1 Doodle Hopper (3-1), a Tampa shipper, has been competitive throughout his racing career. At 10 years old, he probably needed the break and should put in a good effort today. #7 Muchacho Macho (2-1) led but gave way in last under similar conditions. The lack of other early speed in this race is to his advantage and a gate to wire performance is possible. #5 Whirlin Curlin (6-1) is very inconsistent but could get a minor piece if he runs one of his better races.