Horse Racing picks for Delaware Park on Monday, July 26: Monkey business
There is plenty of great horse racing action to look forward to across America on Monday, including at Delaware Park race track. Here are four runners whom we think look to be a class above the opposition in their respective races. Let’s dive in and take a look at some potentially lucrative plays.
1:45 pm Delaware Park (Race 2) – Monkey’s Medal +160
Delivered some decent placed efforts at Laurel Park earlier this year including when finished third in a six runner claiming event over a mile-and-one-eighth there back in March. Returned to this track with a below par sixth last month but he put that disappointment behind him when delivering a neck success having raced from off the pace over a mile-and-one-sixteenth here earlier this month. Can successfully employ similar tactics to complete a double with Raul Mena up once more.
2:45 pm Delaware Park (Race 4) – Fort Fortitude +300
Can deliver a first victory since scoring at Laurel Park in December 2019 by taking this claiming event over five furlongs on turf. Has been competitive in allowance optional claiming company in recent starts including when finishing runner-up over this course and distance last month. Gets a drop in grade here which is a positive and with Jaime Rodriquez in the saddle he looks capable of helping leading trainer Jamie Ness improve on his 25% strike-rate (23/93) at this meeting.
3:15 pm Delaware Park (Race 5) – Weight Of Glory +160
Performed well when finishing fourth in a seven furlong maiden special weight event at Parx in May on his penultimate outing and while he could finish only fourth when dropped to a $25,000 maiden claiming race at the same venue just under a month ago it’s notable that the selection gets a further drop in grade for his first start at this venue. The six furlong trip here looks likely to suit and he can deliver a first victory.
Early Pick 3
Race 1 – 2, 6
Race 2 – 4, 5
Race 3 – 2, 6
Stake – $2.00
Total Stake – $16.00
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