Delaware Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, October 20, 2023

Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, speed ratings, recency, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Parisian Vibe 3.00 1 2-1
3 3 Between Dreams 1.60 1.8 3-1
6 6 Gleaming Brutality 2.00 2.2 4-1
4 4 Rosy Apple 8.00 3.2 6-1
1 1 Salsa Rita 15.00 4 8-1
5 5 Playera 8.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Spinning Heart 3.50 1 2-1
6 6 Collected Special 2.50 4.1 8-1
4 4 Little Ni 6.00 4.8 9-1
1 1 Melt With You 8.00 4.9 9-1
2 2 Notorious 8.00 5 9-1
3 3 Night Out 1.80 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Insightful 3.50 1 2-1
3 3 Lady Jean 2.50 1 2-1
2 2 Golden Eib Micrphn 8.00 2.3 4-1
8 8 Calypso Ghost 10.00 2.3 4-1
4 4 Baci 4.00 2.4 5-1
5 5 Jack’s Lilly 6.00 3.9 7-1
7 7 Kirby 8.00 4.8 9-1
6 6 Afleet Diva 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Sustenance 6.00 1 2-1
7 7 Last Second Louie 3.00 3.6 7-1
5 5 Tucker Road 8.00 3.9 7-1
1 1 Staff Sergeant 3.50 4.5 8-1
4 4 Call Me a Dreamer 4.50 4.6 9-1
8 8 Keranos 6.00 5.5 10-1
3 3 Tapaterm 12.00 5.7 11-1
2 2 Appendage 10.00 7.8 15-1
9 9 Saafen 15.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Sweeping Giant 3.50 1 2-1
3 3 My Danny Boy 15.00 1.3 2-1
2 2 Loose Goose 4.50 1.7 3-1
9 9 My Man Vito 2.50 2.2 4-1
5 5 Alvy 8.00 3.1 6-1
1 1 Stacks of Silver 8.00 3.5 7-1
8 8 Deep Faith 8.00 3.9 7-1
7 7 Brett’s World 10.00 4.3 8-1
6 6 Ohana Empire 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Wild Behavior 2.00 1 2-1
7 7 Justinspeightofit 4.00 2.7 5-1
2 2 First Rule 8.00 3.6 7-1
5 5 Mundo Mix 10.00 4.1 8-1
3 3 Money Song 6.00 4.2 8-1
6 6 Marvin 3.00 4.4 8-1
4 4 Kitchen Fire 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Exit Right 6.00 1 2-1
5 5 Runaway Ready 8.00 2.4 4-1
3 3 Mystery Mo 3.00 3.9 7-1
2 2 Praline’s Cat 10.00 5.1 10-1
1 1 Coach Adams 4.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Flat Out Flying 2.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Sprinklehead 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Goodluckchuck 6.00 1 2-1
3 3 Girolamo’s Attack 3.00 1.9 4-1
1 1 Great Faces 2.00 1.9 4-1
5 5 Greyzer 8.00 2.7 5-1
2 2 Zipper Zapper 4.00 3.7 7-1
4 4 I Am That I Am 8.00 4.6 9-1
7 7 Tiny Tin 10.00 SCRATCH

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.