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Saratoga Horse Racing Picks for Sunday 8/14/22

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Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Sunday, Aug. 14. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing.
Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Sunday, Aug. 14. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing. / Associated Press
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Starting at 1:05 p.m. ET, we have 10 races Sunday 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. Upper Case and Firing Bullets, Race 6

FanDuel Racing Odds: 9/2 and 4/1

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Race 6 is a Maiden 6 furlong sprin7 for 2-year-old fillies. The numberFire data shows Chocolate Gelato (3/1) to win ahead of Firing Bullets (4/1) and Upper Case (9/2).

Chocolate Gelato makes her second start after high expectations and a third place finish last month at Saratoga. Leading Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. makes her odds likely fall.

Firing Bullets is a grey filly with very impressive workouts ahead of her debut. Upper Case also makes her debut in this talented field of baby 2-year-olds. The 'Case' is made for this high-priced talented filly to win on debut for top trainer Bill Mott.

2. Instinctive and My Lips Are Sealed, Race 7

FanDuel Racing Odds: 8/1 and 6/1

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Race 7 is an Allowance race for NY-bred fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf. A few scratches of the numberFire picks leaves Instinctive (8/1) as one to consider from the rail with improving speed figures her last three races. She finished just behind Home for Christmas (5/1) last race, but will get a better setup with more pace in this race.

My Lips Are Sealed (6/1) switches to an EPO trainer and is working well with HOF jockey John Velazquez riding.

3. Big Invasion, Race 9

FanDuel Racing Odds: 1/2

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Race 9 is the $150,000 Mahomy Stakes for 3-year-olds sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. The top pick of numberFire is the heavy favorite Big Invasion (1/2). He's won 5-of-6 starts this year including four straight stakes with a career-best 105 speed figure last month in a Grace 3 at Saratoga.

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