Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: October 7

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, off the turf

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Race #1 Picks: 6-7-1-5

Race #2 Picks: 6-1-8-3

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

Race #4 Picks: 1-12-7-8

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

Race #6 Picks: 6-3-4-1

In this allowance/$75,000 optional claiming race at 1 1/16 miles, #6 Empty Tomb (8-5) is running for the first time in eight months. He ran into some very tough horses like Life Is Good and Knicks Go in the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational.  Before that he was running well against good company. If he is ready after the break, he will be very tough here. #3 Treasure Trove (7-2) has been struggling lately in stakes races.  Whenever he has run against company similar to today’s, he has been very competitive. His speed figures are strong enough to make him a contender here. #4 Golden Brown (6-1) is a closer and will be passing tired horses late. If the track has a closer bias today, this gelding could be a factor. #1 King of Dreams (5-2) was running well at Monmouth and should be considered.

Race #7 Picks: 2-3-10-7

Race #8 Picks: 1-3-6-4