Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: August 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.

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Carryovers: None Notes: Main track fast, turf good

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Race #1 Picks: 5-2-3-6

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

Race #3 Picks: 7-6-2-4

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

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

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

In this allowance/optional claiming races for N2X at 6 furlongs, #2 No Sabe Nada (3-1) was in against stakes company in last two tries. Now moving back down to a level where he has a class advantage. This 3-year-old will be facing older horses, but it is getting late in the year and this big, strapping gelding is going to grow into his frame and only get better. #4 Cyberviking (2-1) has not run worse than third in seven races this year. He won a first level allowance race at Monmouth in last with a solid 84 speed figure. #6 Where Paradise Lay (4-1) usually runs well at Delaware and has been in the top three in all seven lifetime races here. He will press the pace and look to make a late move. #5 The King Cheek (9-2) has the most early speed in this event and will look to take the field gate to wire. If he gets free he could steal it.

Race #7 Picks: 4-9-11-6

In this optional claiming/starter allowance for fillies and mares at about a mile and 70 yards on the turf, #4 Soleada (4-1) was closing late in a first-level allowance in last. This lightly raced three-year-old should improve off that effort and we have her on top today. #9 Gogo Chanel (8-1) seems to be rounding into form and this looks like a good spot for her. We prefer young, lightly raced horses who have upside potential, and this filly fits that description. #11 Downtown Katie (6-1) ran her best lifetime speed figures in her last two and may have figured things out. She could improve again today. #6 Mosalah (10-1) has the speed figures on the turf to be in the mix today.

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