Starting at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, we have eight races in Del Mar. Using numberFire predictions as a guide, here are some of the best bets to get at FanDuel Racing.

As always, check for scratches and alterations, and monitor weather and track conditions.

(I will refer to the Equibase speed figure in select races, which tells you how fast a horse has run in each of its races – adjusted for route, distance and conditions.)

Velvet Spirit and Distorted Diva, Race 1

FanDuel Racing odds: 15/1 and 7/2

The Friday night race in beautiful Del Mar begins with a Maiden Special Weight for 2 year old state races running 1 mile on the grass. It’s quite a challenge for young young runners, but Longshot Velvet Spirit (15/1) could be proposed as a projected winner by numberFire Mogolion Rome (7/1) and Distorted diva (7/2).

The pace has not held up on turf routes this summer at Del Mar and Distorted Diva is set to try to change that with lead jockey Juan Hernandez. He has shown improved speed when switching to grass and finished second in the last race.

Mongolion Rim is a well mannered first-runner, and coach Tim Yakteen is 3-for-6 with debut 2-year-olds on Del Mar turf routes, according to Horse Racing Radar.

Velvet Ghost makes his debut as the son of Shaman Ghost, a multiple Grade 1 winner with nearly $ 4 million in track revenue.

Heil Freiheit and Tiger Arrow, Race 5

FanDuel Racing odds: 4/1 and 15/1

Race 5 is a Maiden Special Weight with a minimum of 9 state-bred runners running 1 mile on the turf. The numberFire model projects Eagle in the sky (5/2) up Cool your jets (4/1) who is a 6 year old girl who has been free since January.

but Salvation freedom (4/1) is ready to release, according to Top Race Reports, providing details of his race and father boxing score. Top turf jockey Umberto Rispoli rides for leading trainer Doug O’Neil.

Long shot Tiger arrow (15/1) will fire a better performance out of the pace on his second start with the great lawn driver Jose Valdivia, Jr. and a nice payout underneath. He was in the same race last month as runner-up Eagle in The Sky, which is also on the list for today’s race.

Good with people and beer Can Man, Race 7

FanDuel Racing odds: 5/1 and 7/2

Race 7 is an allowance race for 3 year olds sprinting 5 stages on the grass. Must like the name and number of Fire’s Top Challenger Beer can man (7/2) with Juan Hernandez while riding. Beer Can Man has proven itself and falls off with a solid work tab after a long hiatus. According to FanDuel Racing odds, he has had 3 wins and 5 finishes in the money in his last five starts.

The predicted winner according to the data from numberFire and Guaranteed Tip Sheet is Good with people (3/1) with top jockey Flavien Prat rides for the meet-leading trainer Peter Miller. Good With People is a 4-win, multi-stakes horse whose open running style fits the route profile.