Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: June 24

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 muddy, off the turf

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

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

Race #3 Picks: 7-1-5-6

Race #4 Picks: 10-8-9-1

Race #5 Picks: 3-4-8-5

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

This $12,500 starter allowance/$20,000 optional claiming race at 6 furlongs is very competitive with no clear-cut favorite. #5 Free Dancer (7-2) has won his last two including an 86 figure at this distance in his last race here at Delaware. He will be vying with Valiant Virtue for the early lead, but he will be able to take command and get to the wire first. #4 American Unity (9-5) has run some big races this year. He will be pressing the pace and looking to pass the leaders in the stretch.  He has won at 6 furlongs but seems to prefer to run a little longer. #3 Aspect (6-1) is making his 2022 debut and had some big performances last year, including running second in the $100,000 New Castle Stakes to hard hitter Whereshetoldmetogo. If he’s ready, he could be dangerous. #2 Swing West (8-1) closed to finish second in last and could get up for a piece of the pie.

Race #7 Picks: 9-10-7

Race #8 Picks: 5-7-3-2