Saratoga Horse Racing Picks for Friday 8/12/22

The Duel Staff
Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Friday, Aug. 12. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing.
Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Friday, Aug. 12. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing. / Mike Groll / Associated Press
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Starting at 1:00 p.m. ET, we have 10 races Friday 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. Bank On Anna and Mashnee Girl, Race 6

FanDuel Racing Odds: 3/1 and 3/1

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Race 6 is the $125,000 Union Avenue Handicap for fillies and mares sprinting 6 furlongs. The numberFire projections like Bank On Anna (3/1) to win ahead of Chasing Cara (8/1) and Mashnee Girl (3/1).

This is a wide open affair and Secret Love (5/2) gets some class relief after facing tougher runners in recent races and finishing in front of Snicket (9/2). Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez rides.

Bank On Anna is 3-for-5 this year but her best finish in a minor stakes race is third. Mashnee Girl also finished third in a recent minor stakes but had a stronger speed figure (95).

2. Tiergan and Therisastormbrewin, Race 8

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/2 and 12/1

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Race 8 is the $125,000 Evan Shipman Handicap for state-breds going 1-mile. The numberFire data show Tiergan (5/2) on top to win over Sea Foam (7/2) and Therisastormbrewin ( 12/1).

The Saratoga meets leading jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. rides Tiergan, who won an Allowance race nine days ago by 10 lengths over the Saratoga dirt with a top 105 speed figure and finished a close second the race prior.

Therisastormbrewin is a front runner who finished second last month in a minor stakes at Belmont. Top jockey Luis Saez rides this consistent runner who also has two wins this year.

3. She's a Mia and Sinfully Sweet, Race 10

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/2 and 10/1

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Race 10 is an Allowance race for NY-bred fillies and mares going 1-mile on the inner turf. At least 12 runners will go to post, and the numberFire algorithm projects Gallina (9/2) to win ahead of the favorite She's a Mia (5/2) and Theodora Grace (10/1).

Joel Rosaria rides She's a Mia, who has finished second in four consecutive races. Luis Saez picks up the mount on Classic Lynne (6/1), who should improve off her fourth place finish in her second race off a layoff.

Sinfully Sweet (10/1) is off an impressive maiden sprint win last month. She has breeding for this distance along with tactical speed to get a good trip from the inside. Jockey Trevor McCarthy rides again, but he has just 2 wins in 74 starts at the meet.

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