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Saratoga Horse Racing Picks for Wednesday 8/24/22

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Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing.
Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing. / Associated Press

Starting at 1:05 p.m. ET, we have 10 races Wednesday at Saratoga. Using 
numberFire’s projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing.

As always, check the program at "The Spa" 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).

Saratoga Betting

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

1. August Bloom and Sweet Blush, Race 2

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/1 and 9/2

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Race 2 is a Maiden Special Weight for NY-bred 2-year-old fillies going 7 furlongs. Gambling Girl (1/1) with leading jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. finished a distant third last race and offers no value. Maddie's Grace (7/2) was much slower in her debut last month when finishing third.

August Bloom (5/1) is by Arrogate and has some sharp works in place for her debut with Luis Saez riding. Sweet Blush (9/2) by Candy Ride also debuts and can go well from the rail with Jose Ortiz riding.

2. Crypto Cash and Boldish, Race 8

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/2 and 3/1

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Race 8 is a Claiming race with six runners entered going 7 furlongs. Lastchanceatglory (9/5) is 1-for-5 this year winning last month wire-to-wire going 1-mile. Crypto Cash (5/2) has hit the board in six straight races this year and won in April. He's since been the favorite in three straight races without a win and will be coming from off the pace cutting back in distance.

Boldish (3/1) has been off since January and won at this distance over the Saratoga surface last September.

3. Tide of the Sea and Bluegrass Parkway, Race 9

FanDuel Racing Odds: 2/1 and 3/1

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Race 9 is the $150,000 John's Call Stakes for older horses going 1 5/8 mile on the turf. A weaker field in this edition, and the marathon turf test has one runner who has handled the extended distances before in Tide of the Sea (2/1). He beat Oceans Map (5/2) last year.

Another runner to take money is Sa'ad (7/2) with top jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. riding the French import. Leading EPO trainer Mike Maker has Bluegrass Parkway (3/1) and Girl Dad (8/1) entered and Bluegrass is experienced in stakes but winless since last summer. Girl Dad makes his stakes debut.

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