Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: September 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 firm

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

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

In this $12,500 claiming race at one mile and 70 yards, #1 Mucho Macho Eddie (2-1) has been running in allowance company at Penn National and is now dropping into the claiming ranks. He is well placed and seems poised to win here. #2 Erawan (5-1) is coming up from Maryland where he was running well winning two of his last three. Decent speed figures and is a top competitor. #3 Hot N Spicy Love  (6-1) has some decent races at Penn National at this level and should be considered. #5 Mystic Link (3-1) ran well in last and has a high-percentage trainer. Could get a minor piece of the pie.

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

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

Race #5 Picks: 3-8-1-4

Race #6 Picks: 8-2-4-7

Race #7 Picks: 9-2-1-3

This allowance/optional claiming race for N2X for fillies and mares at about 5 furlongs on the turf is wide open and almost any horse could win. We are going to take a shot with a longshot. #9 Fly Me Home (8-1) was running very well on the dirt in Maryland this spring. She then tried a turf sprint with stakes company, and then ran in a dirt race where she had a large lead and faded late. Since then she has been working well and is now back in a turf sprint. We think Michal Stidham has put her in a good spot and we have her on top. The trainer of #2 Cinque Amore (6-1), Kathleen DeMasi, is bringing Anthony Salgado down from Parx to ride this filly. She showed early speed in a turf sprint just ten days ago. She needed that race and should be better today. #1 Puppymoneybaby (2-1) has run two good races on the Delaware turf and is a definite threat today. #3 Olive Cat (3-1) has the speed to be competitive in today’s race, but has not won in a long time. Should still get a piece of the exotics.

Race #8 Picks: 6-1-2-4