If you insist upon playing the Delaware Handicap, you will want to play exotics. Songbird will pay five cents on the dollar in the win pool…and yet, that almost makes sense, as a humdrum effort by Songbird (to the extend that she is capable of humdrum) would still be good enough to eclipse a strong effort by any of her five foes. If she hadn’t tried a mile and a quarter, perhaps there would be a question. But, she won the Alabama (G1) last year at the same distance, and should be able to tackle it again.
So, who’s the best of the rest?