Monday’s free horse racing picks come from Delaware Park. Today we have a special guest post from OddsChecker’s Tom Dodd who will guide you through the best bets on a busy day of action.
Free Picks on RacingPicks.com will continue all week. Tomorrow will see the return of Andrew Champagne and as usual we’ll have picks from Wednesday – Sunday from Matt Bernier.
Race one is as good a race as any to start with and HEATHER HILLS looks to have solid claims to land the opener. Campaigning in better races than this so far this season, Stacy Hendry’s inmate has been extremely consistent throughout and can get off the mark for the season running against weaker opposition.
Likely favorite Tonka Flower will be tough to beat joining new connections, but it’s worth chancing CHESS MASTER to cause a minor upset here. The selection was extremely impressive last time out and he looks on a serious upward trend at the moment having won two of his last three. Further progress is not ruled out and he rates the bet.
The key to COMMUNICATION FAIL’s chances today is clearly the drop in grade compared to his two previous starts and this half-brother to Cool Mo has a solid chance of shedding his maiden tag in race six at Delaware. Drawn in stall 2, Brian Pedroza should be able to dictate the pace here and burn off the others for speed. Plenty of his rivals have had plenty of chances to come out on top and Communication Fail can take advantage of the class drop here.
The final race on the card is certainly not a classic, but we don’t need a classic to find a winner! PASSING LANE is hopefully that winner in the lucky last as I really like the unexposed angle in a weak race. Passing Lane made his debut at Gulfstream back in July and despite coming last, didn’t run without promise. It’s predicted that this drop in trip (as well as class) should suit and he can upset those with slightly better form figures.
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