Delaware Park Horse Racing Picks for Thursday, May 23, 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 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Atlas Strong 3.00 1 2-1
8 8 Don’t Tell Kelly 4.00 2.1 4-1
6 6 By the Glass 2.00 2.1 4-1
3 3 Old Bay 8.00 2.3 4-1
5 5 Navani 8.00 2.6 5-1
2 2 Humor Sense 15.00 6.6 12-1
7 7 Jassai 15.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Mucho Tigger 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Between Dreams 2.50 1 2-1
1 1 Thencomemorning 6.00 2.2 4-1
5 5 Angelas Party Girl 5.00 3.1 6-1
4 4 Recognize Me 8.00 4.3 8-1
2 2 Lucky Lorraine 8.00 4.4 8-1
6 6 Viking Queen 12.00 5.2 10-1
7 7 Perfectly Golden 1.80 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Dynamism 1.40 1 2-1
4 4 Rue Cambon 8.00 4.3 8-1
9 9 Liffey 6.00 4.7 9-1
3 3 Martynas’ Joy 8.00 5 9-1
5 5 Cynthia June 10.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Midnight Prowler 5.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Vai Gattina 20.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Biscuit 8.00 SCRATCH
10 10 Toy Collector 5.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Philly’s Finest 3.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Diamond’s Cabaret 20.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Virtual 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Sister Supream 4.50 1 2-1
7 7 Devil Pays in Gold 3.50 1.2 2-1
5 5 Ifihadachance 6.00 2.2 4-1
9 9 Utterly Enchanting 5.00 2.9 5-1
6 6 Hydra 8.00 4.4 8-1
1 1 Tak E Lady 12.00 6.4 12-1
8 8 Tam Char 6.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Dreaming in Style 6.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Texas Tangie 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Bolt d’Plata 10.00 1 2-1
10 10 Zevon 12.00 1.3 2-1
3 3 Au Paradis 4.00 2.5 5-1
9 9 Righthere Rightnow 8.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Work Hard 12.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Deleted Video 15.00 5.5 10-1
14 14 Saisir Le Jour 15.00 5.6 10-1
8 8 Exercise of Power 5.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Unaffected 15.00 SCRATCH
2 2 British Sea 15.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Transcendental 6.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Big Andy Mort 30.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Summer Soldier 4.50 SCRATCH
11 11 Sabi 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Dillinger 3.00 1 2-1
4 4 Acoustic Ave 2.00 3 6-1
7 7 Final Verdict 8.00 4 8-1
3 3 Swifty Devil 6.00 4.5 9-1
6 6 Dark Timber 4.00 4.8 9-1
2 2 Run Poppy 8.00 6.8 13-1
1 1 Group Hug 10.00 7 13-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Uncle Truly 2.00 1 2-1
9 9 Willy D’s 8.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Street Rockin 12.00 3.6 7-1
5 5 Take the Pledge 12.00 3.9 7-1
3 3 Malinois 6.00 4.4 8-1
1 1 Midnight Award 12.00 4.7 9-1
7 7 Money in Motion 8.00 SCRATCH
10 10 Class Photo 4.50 SCRATCH
2 2 Blue Creek 8.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Hyteck Prince 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Magic Hooh 2.50 1 2-1
6 6 Duke of Dooly 4.00 1.6 3-1
4 4 Wild Alex 6.00 2.6 5-1
1 1 Stavros 2.00 3.2 6-1
7 7 Sette Stelle 6.00 5.3 10-1
3 3 Kane 15.00 5.8 11-1
5 5 Action Dream 15.00 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.