Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: June 22

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.

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Carryovers: None; Notes: Main track fast, turf firm

Race #1 Picks: 7-2-1-4

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

Race #3 Picks: 5-2-1-3

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

In this $42,000 allowance for fillies and mares at one mile and 70 yards, #3 Courageous Girl (3-1) looks very tough. She’s been able to press better horses and hold her own in New York. We think with this group, she will have enough to get the win. #4 Factor In (2-1) has early speed and likes to go right to the front.  She has been running very well in Maryland and is the hands of a very good trainer. #7 Style (4-1) has been running well but had to settle for second place her last three races. She has a jockey switch today, which could be a factor. #5 Ghost Maiden (8-1) will be closing late and if the leaders falter she could very well get up.

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

Race #6 Picks: 5-1-2-6

In the $50,000 Lewes Stakes for three-year-old, Delaware-certified fillies at 6 furlongs, #5 Cashing Big Checks (7-2) is coming back from a seven-month layoff and has posted some impressive workouts recently. We think this filly has a large chance of a big improvement since her last race, and we have her on top today. #1 Mama G’s Wish (5-1) is a sturdy runner with no long breaks in her running line, and she always puts in an honest performance. She has more than twice the lifetime earnings of any other horse in the field.  #2 Bandits Warrior (8-5) ran a game race to win by a neck in last. That was a strong effort, but it was a taxing race and we are concerned she may bounce today with only 10 days between races and shipping up from Laurel. If she is at her best she will be tough here. #6 Fuhgeddaboudit (5-2) has been running against Bandits Warrior and beat her earlier this year. She certainly fits in this spot and is capable of a good performance.

Race #7 Picks: 7-11-5-9

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