Saratoga Horse Racing Picks for Sunday 7/17/22

Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Sunday, July 17.
Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Sunday, July 17. / (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
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Starting at 1:05 p.m. ET, we have 10 races at Saratoga on Sunday. Using numberFire’s projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing.

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).

Saratoga Betting

1. Athenry and Disco Deano

FanDuel Racing Odds: 4/1 and 15/1
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Race 5 is an Allowance race for state breds sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. The numberFire data projects Athenry (4/1) to beat the favorite Great Workout (1/1), who will only run if the race is moved to dirt.

Veterans Beach (6/1) is a contender cutting back in distance. Disco Deano (15/1) is an overlooked longshot who has speed figurers to make him more competitive and can moved forward third race off a layoff.

2. I'm Fine and Naw Ginya

FanDuel Racing Odds: 8/1 and 5/2
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Race 7 is an Allowance race for state bred fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf. The numberFire data picks Gallina (9/2) to upset the favorite Caragate (2/1), but the race would have to be moved to the dirt for both runners to enter.

Instead look towards I'm Fine (8/1) for value with Luis Saez riding. She covered more ground running outside when finishing behind New Ginya (5/2), I'm Fine has been running well and finished second in her previous race too.

3. Asymmetric and Big Invasion

FanDuel Racing Odds: 7/2 and 6/5
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Race 8 is the Quick Call Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. The numberFire data projects the two favorites to decide the race with an edge Senbei (1/1) over Big Invasion (6/5).

Big Invasion has won 4-straight thru five starts including a strong stretch run last out to pass frontrunner Asymmetric (7/2), who will be better this time cutting back in distance and better prepped off his U.S. debut and layoff last race.

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