Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: June 17

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: Main track fast, off the turf

Race #1 Picks: 2-1-6

Race #2 Picks: 6-3-5-4

Race #3 Picks: 9-10-11-5

Race #4 Picks: 6-3-1-5

Race #5 Picks: 7-10-3-4

Race #6 Picks: 1-6-7-2

Race #7 Picks: 1-6-3-8

Race #8 Picks: 4-3-6-7

#4 Ekati’s Verve (8-1) was running well at Oaklawn and fits very well with this group. He may hold a small class edge over the others. #3 My Man Vito (3-1) is having a good three-year–old season with two wins and two seconds in five tries. He is managed by a hot trainer and could make it two wins in a row.  #6 Gushing Oil (2-1) has run some decent races at this level at Parx and is stretching out to a mile after going seven furlongs. He should get a share today. #7 Justinthenickoftime (4-1) has recent speed figures that make him very competitive with this field. He has four recent second-place finishes and seems to have some seconditis; trainer looking for his first win of the season.