Sports from the Basement

Del Mar Horse Racing Picks for Friday, August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021 Del Mar Horse Racing Picks.


Try SFTB Plus for Free

$10 a Month Gets You Horse Racing Advanced Stats including an optimizer for each race.

Sign up now and get 7 days free of charge!

Learn More

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
5 5 Stage Ready 3.00 1.8 3-1
2 2 Dubby Dubbie 2.50 2.2 4-1
3 3 First Premio 3.00 3 6-1
4 4 Blameless 5.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Fuente (GB) 8.00 4.8 9-1
6 6 Cucina 8.00 5.6 11-1
1 1 Secret Club 8.00 5.9 11-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Zero Tolerance 1.20 1.5 3-1
2 2 Socially Smart 3.50 2.2 4-1
4 4 Katerini 3.00 2.7 5-1
6 5 M Is for Magic 4.00 3.5 7-1
3 3 The Pharaoh’s Girl 10.00 4.6 9-1
5 5 Sweet and Cheeky 12.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Indian Peak 2.00 1.1 2-1
5 5 North County Guy 2.50 2.3 4-1
3 3 Artie’s Rumor 4.00 3.4 6-1
4 4 Tiz Plus 4.00 3.6 7-1
2 2 Bob and Jackie 3.00 4 8-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Jasmine Chieftain 3.00 2.6 5-1
2 2 Righteously 2.50 2.7 5-1
5 5 Royal Blend 4.00 2.7 5-1
4 4 Simmer Down 6.00 3 6-1
6 6 Yellow Dress 5.00 3.7 7-1
8 8 Big Al’s Princess 12.00 5.9 11-1
1 1 Later Days 12.00 6 11-1
3 3 Kerralia 8.00 6.2 12-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Muay Thai (IRE) 6.00 3.3 6-1
7 7 Rookie Year 4.00 3.8 7-1
6 6 Man Friday 3.00 4.5 9-1
11 11 Mucho Del Oro 6.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 Vantage Point 6.00 5 9-1
4 4 Ingest 12.00 7.6 14-1
1 1 Play Chicken 12.00 7.9 15-1
10 10 Kennebec 12.00 8.1 15-1
5 5 Back Ring Luck 20.00 9.7 18-1
8 8 Sensemaker 20.00 9.8 19-1
2 2 Gates of Heaven 0.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Stakes) – Rancho Bernardo H.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Scotish Star (ARG) 1.80 1.2 2-1
3 3 Stellar Sound 2.00 2.3 4-1
4 4 Edgeway 1.60 2.5 5-1
5 5 Proud Emma 8.00 4.1 8-1
2 2 Candura 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Distant Vista (IRE) 3.50 1.8 3-1
9 9 Commander (FR) 4.00 3.1 6-1
1 1 Whooping Jay 4.00 3.9 7-1
2 2 Thanks Mr. Eidson 5.00 4.3 8-1
7 7 Tilted Towers 8.00 4.4 8-1
5 5 Torosay 3.00 4.4 8-1
3 3 Unbridled Ethos 15.00 6.8 13-1
6 6 Top Harbor 20.00 7.8 15-1
4 4 Citrus Burst 20.00 8.6 16-1
10 10 Mikes Tiznow 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
10 10 Big Switch 3.00 2.2 4-1
1 1 Preskitt 5.00 3 6-1
6 6 Warren’s Queen Bee 6.00 3 6-1
11 11 Spoiled Rotten 5.00 3 6-1
5 5 Wedding Chapel 6.00 3.4 6-1
7 7 Shemakescents 12.00 4.2 8-1
8 8 Moroccan Queen 20.00 5.8 11-1
9 9 Addydidit 15.00 6.6 12-1
4 4 Endless Thirst 30.00 7.2 14-1
2 2 Varick 8.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Don’t Ju Forget 0.00 SCRATCH

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

Upcoming Bankroll Contests
Go To Lobby
SFTB Plus

$10 a Month Gets You DFS Optimizers, Horse Racing Advanced Stats, and More.

Sign up now and get 7 days free of charge!

Learn More
SFTB Parties

Choose Your Events and Create Your Own Sportsbook for You and Your Friends.

Only $3 to set up, and includes unlimited guests.

Learn More