Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: July 28

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: 5-4-3-7

Race #2 Picks: 4-2B-5-7

Race #3 Picks: 5-9-4-7

In this $12,500 claiming race for fillies and mares at about 5 furlongs on the turf, #5 Grand Slylark (6-1) has been sluggish this year but was doing very well in turf sprints last year. Dropping back to the claiming ranks could be the charm as she is not facing any monsters in this field.  #9 Purrageous Dyna (4-1) is also taking a class drop and has some decent turf sprints under her belt. She has not won a race since 2019 when she was facing much tougher. #4 Proper Manners (3-1) is still looking for her first win this year but had three wins in 2021. Looking to regain her old form. #7 Lucky Lizzie (8-1) had a string of good races last year before faltering in her first try at Delaware. Early speed in sprints is always dangerous on the Delaware turf.

Race #4 Picks: 7-4-2-6

In this $8,000 claiming race for N2L at one mile, #7 Other Things Equal (3-1) is getting class relief and moving back to the dirt. Had success when he was racing at the level at Parx last year. #4 Muchacho Macho (5-1) has early speed and is fairly consistent which usually can’t be said for $8,000 claimers. An honest horse that puts in a good effort. #2 Hooray for Harvey (4-1) was struggling at Parx but if he runs back to his best speed figures he could be in the mix.  #6 Auld Lange Syne (8-1) has been competitive in last two starts and will be in the mix if he can repeat those.

Race #5 Picks: 7-2-6-9

Race #6 Picks: 7-3-8-5

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

Race #8 Picks: 7-4-3-5