Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: July 14

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 firm

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

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

Race #3 Picks: 1-7-2-5

Race #4 Picks: 7-5-8-1

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

Race #6 Picks: 5-3-7-2

In this $8000 starter allowance race at 1 1/16 miles, #5 Flat Out Flying (3-2) has been running well and loves Delaware Park with four wins in five tries. He consistently posts speed figures in the 80s, which none of the others in this race can match. He appears to be much the best in this field. #3 It’s Game Time (5-2) is trying for his fourth win in a row. He’s the only one with early speed and will try to take them gate to wire. If he gets loose with no pressure, he might never look back. #7 Swing West (6-1) is stretching out after struggling in sprints. He was running well in routes at Gulfstream last year and will try to regain some of that form. #2 Even Thunder (7-2) has been running well and now shifts into Chelsey Moysey’s barn. Moysey has won at a 21% clip in first off a claim in 14 attempts this year.

Race #7 Picks: 8-2-9-6

In this $16,000 optional claiming N1X race at 5 furlongs on the turf, #8 Psychedelic Shack (7-2) was very sharp in his debut back in March. Since then he has been working out at Saratoga with a sharp work on the 4th of July. He won’t be facing any monsters in this race and we think he will get the top money today. #2 Call Will (8-1), an 11-year-old, is still capable of running a decent race and is better than many others in this field. #9 Valiant Virtue (10-1) bested open $16,000 claimers in last. #6 His Royal G (9-2) has flashed talent on the main track, will try the lawn for the first time. Sire Gormley raced exclusively on the main track, and dam Her Royal Grace was unraced.

Race #8 Picks: 2-3-7-4