Horse Racing

Saratoga Horse Racing Picks for Wednesday 8/3/22

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Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing.
Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing. / Hans Pennink / Associated Press
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Starting at 1:05 p.m. ET, we have 10 races 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 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. Amanda's Folly and Smokie Eyes, Race 6

FanDuel Racing Odds: 8/1 and 9/5
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Race 6 is a Maiden Special Weight for state bred 2-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf. The numberFire data projects the favorite Smokie Eyes (9/5) to show well in her debut for trainer Christophe Clement.

Amanda’s Folly (8/1) is a daughter of Mendelssohn with strong pedigree on her dam side. She will be more comfortable on turf and show better speed than her debut on dirt.

2. Buckingham Palace and Must Be Love, Race 8

FanDuel Racing Odds: 4/1 and 8/1
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Race 8 is a Claiming race for 3-year-olds at 7 furlongs. Plenty of speed in this race, and Buckingham Palace (4/1) ran his fastest race last month at Churchill Downs with a 90 speed figure. He'll press the pace again having finished a close second at this distance behind a well-regarded favorite.

Must Be Love (8/1) has a new trainer and he's an off-the-pace runner moving up with top jockey Joel Rosario so strong in the stretch. If the pace is too fast, he'll be a factor at a square price.

3. Rocky Sky and American Bridge, Race 9

FanDuel Racing Odds: 1/1 and 1/1
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Race 9 is an Allowance race for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. The Chad Brown trained Euro entry of Rocky Sky (1/1) and American Bridge (1/1) will be tough to beat according to numberFire's projection. But fellow EPO trainer Brad Cox has a capable contender in Angel Palm (5/2).

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