Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: October 22

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, no turf

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

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

Race #3 Picks: 1-7-9-4

Race #4 Picks: 6-3-5-1

In this $10,000 claiming race for N2L at one mile and 70 yards, #6 Im your Papi (6-1) left the maiden ranks two back running a 64 speed figure in the slopSince that win he has run against $25,000 optional claimers, and then tried a sprint. Now back to a route and we think he will improve today. #3 Cash Kid (2-1) has been running with state-breds in New Jersey. He had several good races over the summer. He did not fire on the turf and is now moving back to dirt. #5 Triple Titos (3-1) only has one win in eighteen starts but sometimes manages to work his way into the exotics. #1 Diablo D Oro (4-1) has run a few decent races.

Race #5 Picks: 1-6-4-3

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

Race #7 Picks: 6-5-2-1

In this $44,000 first level allowance race at 5 ½ furlongs, #6 Magical Mousse (4-1) has not run since January when he competed in the Pasco Stake at Tampa. We can only assume there must have been a physical issue that caused the nine-month layoff.  This will be his first time running as a gelding. He has back class, and If he can match his previous performances, he should handle this field. #5 Flipping Fish (8-5) is a consistent runner who gets claimed often. Although he is taking a class jump, his speed figures are superior to most other horses in this event. He is a contender. #2 It’s Sizzling Time (5-2) has come close to winning at this condition but has not been able to get over the top. He has produced good speed figures and should be considered. #1 Trustyourinstinct (12-1) has won two of his last three and could pick up a minor piece of the pie.

Race #8 Picks: 6-2-4-5