Del Mar Horse Racing Picks for Sunday 8/7/22

Del Mar Horse Racing Picks for Sunday 8/7/22


Starting at 5:00 p.m. ET, we have 11 races Sunday at Del Mar, "Where the Turf meets the Surf."

As always, check the program for scratches and changes, and monitor the weather and track conditions.

(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions).

Del Mar Betting

According to numberFire Racing's projections, these are the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing today.

1. Girl Ranger and Blossoming, Race 2

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/1 and 4/1
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Race 2 is a Starter Allowance for fillies and mares sprinting 6 furlongs. The numberFire data projects Girl Ranger (5/1), Blossoming (4/1) and Crimson Rose (4/1) as the order of finish.

So It Would Seem (7/2) is the tepid favorite. She dominated a maiden race and has speed up front. Girl Ranger (5/1) won on debut over this track last fall and returns to a level she can factor after some refreshing off her last race in May. She'll be closing off the pace.

2. Doinitthehardway and Fast and Shiny, Race 6

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/2 and 7/2
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Race 6 is a Maiden Special Weight for 2-year-old fillies sprinting 5 furlongs. Doinitthehardway (5/2) is the top pick of numberFire and makes her debut She has the meets leading jockey Juan Hernandez riding for trainer Bob Baffert.

GettheMoney (5/1) seems like a name to bet, and has fast morning works in place for her debut. Fast and Shiny (7/2) is another debut runner for Baffert projected to hit the board by numberFire with an exceptional 4 furlong morning workout in place.

3. Absolutely Zero and Chedda Cash Race 10

FanDuel Racing Odds: 8/5and 8/1
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Race 10 is the #125,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Stakes for 2-year-old fillies sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs. Absolutely Zero (8/5) is the favorite and gets the nod to win, according to numberFire's algorithm. followed by E Z Pharis (6/1) on the outside 10 post. Absolutely Zero is off her sharp debut win followed by a stakes win. against the males. EZ Pharis won her debut and finished a distant third next start in June and regressed in her speed figure. .

Sell the Dream (2/1) wired turf sprinters on debut and showed great speed to build a 4 1/2 lead in the stretch. Jockey Abel Cedillo is a strong jockey from the gate but has won just 7% of his 55+ starts at the meet. Chedda Cash (8/1) showed speed in her works prior to her debut race when she broke poorly and got stuck behind runners. But CC galloped out well and has hidden value.