Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: October 5

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 muddy, off the turf

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Race #1 Picks: 2-7-4-6

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

Race #3 Picks: 5-2-10-1A

Race #4 Picks: 10-8-6-5

Race #5 Picks: 5-6-8-4

In this #12,500 claiming race for N4L at 5 ½ furlongs, #5 Pardsy (9-5) ran well at Laurel and Parx this year and has solid speed figures. If he gets an early lead, he should make easy work of this group.  #6 Cajun Mandate (4-1) has lots of early speed and was running well at this level at Monmouth. He stepped up in class in last and found it a little too tough. Now back to a level where he can be successful.   #8 Satchel de Ritches (9-2) has a good race in the slop at Delaware two back. Conditions will be similar today and he should be considered. #4 Cajun Lover (6-1) won two of his last three at Monmouth and has shown he can compete at this level.

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

In this allowance/optional claiming race for fillies and mares N4L at 6 furlongs, #5 Red Hot Mess (5-2) is three-for-three at Delaware Park. Won last after an eight-month break and should be even better today. #4 Liam’s Light (9-5) has been running against better in recent races and has been holding her own. She has been working fast and now she’s dropping to a level where she can be a top contender. #1A Oddsondustymiller (7-2) has been running in New Jersey-bred stakes races at Monmouth and looks like she has enough speed to be competitive with these.  #2 Bourbon Rebellion (8-1) has been competitive with similar horses at Monmouth and fits well here.

Race #7 Picks: 6-1A-7-10

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