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Del Mar Horse Racing Picks for Thursday 8/11/22

The Duel Staff
Horse Racing Picks from Del Mar on Thursday, Aug. 11. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing.
Horse Racing Picks from Del Mar on Thursday, Aug. 11. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing. / Associated Press

Starting at 5:00 p.m. ET, we have 8 races Thursday 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 horse racing projections, these are the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing today.

1. Whiskey Vision and Carson's Legacy, Race 4

FanDuel Racing Odds: 12/1 and 8/1

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Race 4 is a weaker group of Maiden claimers racing 7 furlongs. The numberFire data projects Sippin N Kissin (5/1) to win and Whiskey Vision (12/1) and the favorite Smiling at Val (7/2) to hit the board.

Sippin N Kissin breaks from the rail with top jockey Umberto Rispoli aboard. He's finished fourth or better in his last three starts but is 0-for-13.

Whiskey Vision is off back-to-back runner-up finishes and did run post his fastest speed figure (ESF) at Del Mar last November.

Trainer George Papaprodromou could have another challenger and winner in Carson's Legacy (8/1). Papa had 4 winners from 13 starts last week at Del Mar, including a stakes victory that produced an $85 upset winner. This son of Pioneer of the Nile can improve his speed from off the pace in his third start off a two month layoff.

2. Street Art, Race 5

FanDuel Racing Odds: 2/1
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Race 5 is a Starter Allowance 5 furlong sprint on the turf. The numberFire data sees this a fit to form race with the favorite Street Art (2/1) to win over My Summer Dream (5/2) and Santos to Wilson (7/2).

Street Art is a son of Street Boss who finished one-length from winning just two weeks ago over this track and posted his fastest speed figure (91) in 10 starts.

3. Don'tthinkjustdoit and Reckless Affair, Race 8

FanDuel Racing Odds: 10/1 and 10/1
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Race 8 is 1-mile Maiden race for state-bred 2-year-olds on the turf. The numberFire algorithm likes Don'tthinkjustdoit (10/1) to pull the upset in the 11-entry field. 'JustDoIt' makes his debut as an interesting newcomer with a trio of recent solid training sessions on his worktab.

Tangledupingrey (8/5) is the favorite making his second start off a fourth-place finish up North at Golden Gate.

Reckless Affair (10/1) is another that could surprise on debut. He's a son of Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming for trainer Doug O'Neill.

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