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2014 Delaware Handicap

Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park

Princess of SylmarLet’s take a look at the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap for fillies and mares three year olds and up going a distance of 11/4 miles for a purse of $750,000. The morning line choice in this one is Todd Pletcher’s Princess of Sylmar with Javier Castellano aboard. We all know about this filly, now don’t we. She was coming like a locomotive in her last start and came up a head short to Closed Hatches. She likes to come from just off the pace, but can come from far back as she did in the Kentucky Oaks last year. She is a formidable foe, but she carries just a little more weight this time. Will that make the difference? We’ll see. Next in the ML is Dale Romans’ Molly Morgan with Cory Lanerie in the irons. Fresh off a Grade 2 win at Churchill, she likes to come from just off the pace also. She has some claiming races in her past, but has been much improved as of late.

Flashy AmericanThird choice honors in the morning line is Kenneth McPeek’s Flashy American with Alex Cintron up. She likes to be just behind the leaders and likest to make a bid from there. She won a grade 3 event at Hawthorne back in April and will only be shouldering 118 pounds. My opinion is that she will come up short today. So who will win this prestigious race? In my eyes there is only one horse capable of winning this race. As much as I hate picking favorites, I believe that Princess of Sylmar will win in a cake walk despite carrying high weight. I think Flashy American will be second and Molly Morgan third. Now I did not say I was betting Sylmar. I just said that she would win it. She will win it and I will be enjoying a coke and some nachos as I watch. Happy Horse Betting Gals and Guys!

 

 

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