Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: July 13

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, turf good

Race #1 Picks: 5-4-2-3

Race #2 Picks: 7-1-4-3

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

Race #4 Picks: 1-2-3-4

Race #5 Picks: 9-5-7-2

Race #6 Picks: 4-5-1-2

In this optional claiming/starter allowance race for fillies and mares at 6 furlongs, #4 Moving in Stereo (8-1) got bumped early and trailed against much tougher in last. She looked very good in her debut and held off a strong challenge in the stretch. Adding blinkers today and we think she is ready to pop with a big effort. #5 Romantic Comedy (6-1) has been running well since Jamie Ness took over training duties. This improving 3YO looks like she has figured things out, and she should improve again today. #1 Leah’s Legacy (3-1) won her debut race going away at Gulfstream and then tried the turf. Now back on the main track, this 4YO may have an advantage over the 3YO horses in this race. #2 Spicy Margarita (2-1) has been right in the mix in similar company in recent races. She fits well here and should be considered today.

Race #7 Picks: 4-3-10-11

In this $16,000 starter allowance at 1 1/8 miles on the turf, #4 Unconquered Spirt (6-1) fits well in this race. He won at Delaware under these conditions last year and has shown he can handle the distance. He has been successful on the Delaware turf with two wins, two seconds, and one third in five tries. We have him on top today. #3 Outrageous Bet (7-2) is running well and won here at Delaware two back. He has shown he can handle 1 1/8 miles and will be closing late. He is a top contender. #10 Initforthelove (8-1) did not run well in his last two but is now getting an extra furling, which should help him. If he can return to the races he was running at Tampa in the spring, he will be a big factor. #11 Petit Fils (Fr) (9-2) has some early speedand will be vying for the lead early.He’s adding blinkers and the Delaware turf favors speed. We think he will be able to hold on and be a factor.

Race #8 Picks:  2-3-7-4