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Del Mar Horse Racing Picks for Thursday, August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021 Del Mar Horse Racing Picks.


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Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, speed ratings, recency, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Paige Runner 1.60 2.6 5-1
8 8 Sherilinda 4.00 3.4 6-1
6 6 Mongolian Window 5.00 3.6 7-1
1 1 Secret Square 6.00 4.3 8-1
7 7 Smiling Ann 3.50 4.3 8-1
3 3 Reds Sacred Appeal 15.00 6 11-1
5 5 Promnesia 15.00 6.4 12-1
2 2 Red Nova 15.00 6.9 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Starter Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Respect the Hustle 2.50 2.6 5-1
5 5 Mahi Mahi 6.00 3 6-1
2 2 Viking Plunder 10.00 3.2 6-1
7 7 Mountain Spirit 2.50 3.3 6-1
1 1 Tom’s Surprise 2.00 3.4 6-1
3 3 Indy Jones 12.00 3.5 7-1
8 8 Big Bad Gary 15.00 3.7 7-1
6 6 Meadway 30.00 5.5 10-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Park Avenue 2.50 1.8 3-1
6 6 Lisette 6.00 2.3 4-1
1 1 Esagerare 8.00 2.6 5-1
4 4 Angel of Freedom 2.00 2.9 5-1
5 5 Flipping Fast 2.50 3 6-1
3 3 Optimas 10.00 3.6 7-1
7 7 Assignation 20.00 5.3 10-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 1 T Bones Trick 2.50 2.2 4-1
8 7 Jan’s Reserve 3.50 2.6 5-1
6 5 House Limit 4.00 3 6-1
10 9 Kenzou’s Rhythm 6.00 3.3 6-1
7 6 Sayin Grace 8.00 4 8-1
3 2 Satanta 12.00 5.9 11-1
5 4 Typhoon Harry 20.00 6.8 13-1
9 8 Whatsittoya 20.00 7 13-1
4 3 Press Briefing 20.00 7.8 15-1
1 1 Studly Perfection 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 10 Bandeena 3.00 4.7 9-1
7 6 Naughty Evelyn 5.00 5.8 11-1
4 4 Dual Reality 6.00 5.9 11-1
8 7 Consider Me Gone 3.50 6.3 12-1
1 1 Bossy Soul 5.00 6.8 13-1
3 3 Mamma Rama 8.00 7.2 14-1
10 9 Brio Is Awesome 8.00 7.6 14-1
6 5 Vanna 12.00 8.1 15-1
2 2 Moreavino 12.00 8.8 17-1
9 8 Portugueseprincess 20.00 9.2 17-1
5 5 Patriot Missile 0.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Medusa’s Gaze 0.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Curious Inji 6.00 SCRATCH
14 14 My Sis Cindy 0.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 9 Keep Dancing 3.50 2.7 5-1
9 7 Pawnee 6.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 Nice Ice 4.00 5 9-1
10 8 Big Mama Sue 8.00 5.1 10-1
8 6 Big Clare 4.00 5.4 10-1
7 5 Bella D 8.00 5.9 11-1
2 2 Kleen Karma 12.00 7.1 13-1
12 10 Swing Thoughts 15.00 8.2 15-1
1 1 Warrior’s Moon 20.00 8.8 17-1
4 4 Sunshine Babe 20.00 9.4 18-1
5 5 Nina En Fuego 10.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Big Stretch 0.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Stakes) – California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 It’s Simple 3.00 1.4 3-1
5 5 Carmen Miranda 3.50 1.6 3-1
9 9 Drizella 5.00 1.6 3-1
4 4 Gianna’s Wild Cat 4.00 1.6 3-1
2 2 At the Spa 2.50 1.6 3-1
8 8 Ko Olina 5.00 2.9 6-1
3 3 Lion’s Lair 20.00 4.6 9-1
6 6 Irish Wahine 20.00 4.6 9-1
1 1 Madiha 30.00 5.7 11-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Algeria (IRE) 1.80 3 6-1
8 8 Cant Stop This Man 8.00 4 7-1
2 2 Winzer 8.00 4.1 8-1
10 10 Got Curly 6.00 5.3 10-1
1 1 My Indy 5.00 5.6 11-1
6 6 Circumvent 10.00 6.9 13-1
5 5 American Great 12.00 7.5 14-1
7 7 Tiz Tact Toe 12.00 7.8 15-1
11 11 Borkan 10.00 8.5 16-1
4 4 Bender 20.00 8.5 16-1
12 12 Cool Your Jets 3.50 SCRATCH
13 13 Rosenquist 4.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Brother Reid 5.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Fire Polish 20.00 10.6 20-1

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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