Seeking the Soul will try to win the second Grade 1 race of his career in the 2019 Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar. He's the 3-1 favorite in an evenly-matched 10-horse field. Post time for the 1 1/4-mile race is 9:30 p.m. ET.
Before making any 2019 Pacific Classic picks, you need to see what Hammerin' Hank Goldberg has to say.
The former horse racing analyst for ESPN and NBC, Goldberg became a legendary handicapper by going straight to the source. In 2004, he had dinner before the Belmont Stakes with trainer Nick Zito at a pizzeria in Queens. The dinner led Goldberg to play Zito's 36-1 monster long shot Birdstone to win and on top of his exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. If you had laid $300 on Goldberg's Belmont plays, you would have cashed for more than $21,000.
Goldberg has gotten the 2019 Del Mar meet off to a strong start. Last Saturday, he hit the early Pick 5 for $1,048 and the late Pick 3 for $1,416. In addition, he just missed the Pick 6, hitting five of six legs, but still earning the consolation payout of $342.80. Anyone who has followed Goldberg's lead is WAY UP.
Now, the horse racing legend has locked in his 2019 Pacific Classic picks.
We can tell you Goldberg is fading Quip even though he's one of the favorites at 9-2. In fact, Goldberg says Quip doesn't even hit the board. Quip has never been this distance before. He finished eighth in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness, the longest race of his career, but is no lock to get the 10 furlongs.
Instead, Goldberg is high on a double-digit long shot hitting the board HARD. He's including this horse in his exactas, trifectas and superfectas, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see which horse it is before making your picks.
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