Delaware Park Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, May 18, 2024

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
4 4 Blaze On 6.00 1 2-1
5 5 Abundant Life 1.40 1.3 2-1
6 6 Hopeful Cure 4.50 2.1 4-1
1 1 Short of Dinero 10.00 2.6 5-1
2 2 Bossy Boots 12.00 4.8 9-1
3 3 Rapid Ruby 2.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Seax 4.00 1 2-1
1 1 City Humor 8.00 2.2 4-1
4 4 On the Chill 2.00 2.3 4-1
5 5 I Wanna Rock 12.00 2.6 5-1
6 6 Fast Learner 3.00 4.5 8-1
3 3 Tyrant Regime 12.00 5.5 10-1
2 2 Right Quick 12.00 6.2 12-1
8 8 Who Knew Girvin 8.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Geaux Yoshka 1.60 1 2-1
5 5 Bonnie Bill 2.00 2.1 4-1
2 2 Rahmer 8.00 2.4 5-1
4 4 Red Devolution 8.00 2.5 5-1
1 1 Classy Solution 10.00 4.4 8-1
3 3 Spritzer 5.00 6.1 12-1
7 7 My Beau 12.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Finger Roll 2.00 1 2-1
4 4 Honor the Cross 3.00 2.2 4-1
6 6 Final Opportunity 12.00 3.7 7-1
3 3 Taji Mike 6.00 4.7 9-1
1 1 Lord It’s Chilly 10.00 6 11-1
8 8 Half a League 6.00 7.8 15-1
2 2 Travail 6.00 7.8 15-1
5 5 St Pete’s Passion 10.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Takeschargesmiling 6.00 1 2-1
7 7 Independent Paul 1.80 2.3 4-1
5 5 Into the Sauce 4.00 2.4 5-1
3 3 Look Sharp 2.50 2.7 5-1
4 4 Little Skippy 10.00 5.2 10-1
1 1 Bali Rolling Tide 15.00 6.2 12-1
2 2 Yahoo Omar 6.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Unified by Candy 6.00 1 2-1
1 1 Excitable Boy 3.00 1.2 2-1
7 7 Dalinar 12.00 2.6 5-1
4 4 Haileysfirstnotion 2.50 2.7 5-1
6 6 Rocket Dragon 1.60 3.4 6-1
3 3 Anna’s Got Style 12.00 4.1 8-1
2 2 His Rights 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Sky Buy 3.50 1 2-1
6 6 Miss Fabiana 3.00 1.5 3-1
3 3 Dahgo 6.00 3.7 7-1
5 5 Nucci 8.00 4.5 8-1
1 1 Pink Sunset 8.00 5.9 11-1
2 2 No Walk Inthe Park 1.80 6 11-1

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.