Peach Blossom Stakes: Delaware Park (7/6) Analysis, Selections

By | July 5, 2022

Delaware Park has two stakes carded for the week. The Peach Blossom takes place on Wednesday. The Sussex will be run on Thursday.

Delaware Park Track Configuration and Bias

For those who don’t play Delaware Park that often, a quick glimpse into bias can be helpful before placing the first bet. The following information can be found on the Betting News Delaware Park track page.

Delaware Park doesn’t have an obvious track bias, although it’s a venue in which sprinters are often able to win wire-to-wire. Taking a sample from opening four weeks of the 2019 meet, 25 percent of winners over the 5 1/2-furlong distance led from start to finish. Also, 20 percent of winners over six furlongs went wire-to-wire. Interestingly, over a mile or above, no winners managed this feat.

Wide closers do seem to have a slightly better record at Delaware Park, and they are often able to make up several yards in the straight. Coming from off-the-pace is the best way to win a route race at Delaware Park, although the statistics are only marginally in favor of this.

Similar information can be found for each and every one of the tracks covered by Betting News handicapping tools. Simply click the name of the track and scroll down for post position trends, track history, and key races.

Full Card Analysis

Delaware Park Race 1

Post: 12:30 PM ET; Purse: $23,000 Maiden Claiming, 5 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #3 GETTIN’DOWNONIT (3-1) has to be respected based on the connections.
  • #4 DREAMS DELIVERED (2-1) looks tough to beat here given the edge in a number of key categories including speed & class.
  • #5 THE GRAYT PUMPKIN (4-1) has solid enough breeding to compete at this level. The odds maker seems to agree.
  • #7 STEPHANIE MY LOVE (8-1) is another who feels like this level suits the breeding. It might be a big ask on debut, but it fits.

Selections: 3-4-5-7

Delaware Park Race 2

Post: 1:00 PM ET; Purse: $33,000 Starter Optional Claiming, 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 6

  • #3 LANFRANKOPHILE (6-1) is a major player in today’s race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & power rating.
  • #1 MAMA G’S WISH (7-2) looks like a strong prospect edging the field in several key handicapping factors including record at the distance & form.
  • #6 JOE MIKE JIM (8-1) has to be respected based on the connections.
  • #4 DATE NIGHT KISSES (9-5) has run against some really good horses and hasn’t been horrible in the speed figure department.

Selections: 3-1-6-4

Delaware Park Race 3

Post: 1:30 PM ET; Purse: $20,000 Maiden Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 15

  • #10 MERCURY TEN (8-1) is a major player in today’s race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & pace.
  • #11 BLOWING BIG SMOKE (7-2) is worth a look here given edges in connections & record at the distance.
  • #13 BLAST THE MUSIC (12-1) is a debut runner with a bad post but against these types maybe that just means he stays clear of trouble.
  • #5 PHOTO COPY (15-1) is another first time starter in a field of uninspiring types.

Selections: 10-11-13-5

Delaware Park Race 4

Post: 2:00 PM ET; Purse: $20,000 Claiming, 1 Mile 70 Yards on Dirt; Entries: 8

  • #4 WAR CROSS (9-5) is in with a great chance based on the horse’s record at the distance & power rating.
  • #5 MINECRAFTER (8-1) should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & pace.
  • #7 LAKE NAKURU (3-1) will likely have the stamina to outlast these in the final jumps of the race.
  • #2 SUNNY SAINT (10-1) could get a perfect pace scenario today.

Selections: 4-5-7-2

Delaware Park Race 5

Post: 2:30 PM ET; Purse: $22,000 Claiming, 7 1/2 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 14

  • #12 KINDA LUCKY (8-1) is worth a look here given edges in connections & form.
  • #13 COME STORMING (7-2) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & race flow.
  • #2 NEW YORK ROCK STAR (5-1) should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.
  • #4 BLAME THE GODS (6-1) is properly handicapped as a fringe player here. The horse is competitive in a lot of key factors, but fails to best this field in any of them.

Selections: 12-13-2-4

Delaware Park Race 6

Post: 3:00 PM ET; Purse: $33,000 Starter Optional Claiming, 1 Mile on Dirt; Entries: 9

  • #3 RUSTYS GFIVEFIFTY (2-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & record at the distance.
  • #2 KENNER (3-1) should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & pace.
  • #2 B HEARTNESS (3-1) will likely have the stamina to outlast these in the final jumps of the race.
  • #7 SHADY MUNNI (12-1) is a bit of a class play here. Hopefully the easier crew will guide this one to a good performance.

Selections: 3-2-2 B-7

Delaware Park Race 7

Post: 3:30 PM ET; Purse: $50,000 Peach Blossom S., 7 1/2 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 9

  • #4 QUIET IMAGINATION (9-2) should be coming with a head of steam late. I like this one in a mild upset.
  • #1 CASHING BIG CHECKS (9-2) is in with a great chance based on the horse’s record at the distance & form.
  • #2 TEXAS REWARD (8-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & class.
  • #6 IZZYBELLA (10-1) is a major player based on speed figures.

Selections: 4-1-2-6

Delaware Park Race 8

Post: 4:00 PM ET; Purse: $23,000 Claiming, 1 Mile on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #1 B B BAD (9-5) should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & record at the distance.
  • #4 HEFFNER (6-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & race flow.
  • #1 A SPEAK UNITY (9-5) is worth a look here given edges in connections & pace.
  • #3 EVENT PARTY (7-2) should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & power rating.

Selections: 1-4-1 A-3

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