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2021 American Turf morning-line odds, picks: Racing insider offers bet strategy for Saturday's race

Sharp handicapper and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir has had multiple five-figure days at the track and crushed the exacta in the Tampa Bay Derby last month for $1,414. Now he targets the American Turf at Churchill Downs
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The Bill Mott-trained Annex can improve to 4-for-4 in his career when he leaves the starting gate in the 2021 American Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. This son of Constitution is the 7-2 morning-line favorite in the latest 2021 American Turf odds. Post time is 3:40 p.m. ET. 

Before you make any American Turf picks, you NEED to see what racing insider Bob Weir has to say.

Based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Weir has been handicapping and following horse racing since reading Andy Beyer's landmark handicapping book "Picking Winners" in the late 1980s. Weir is highly invested in the Beyer Speed Figure, a number assigned to every race run by a horse that measures how fast the horse ran. He uses the figure as the backbone of his handicapping. In fact, thanks to his proficiency with speed figures and top-tier handicapping, he landed one of just eight spots on Beyer's figure-making team in 2017, a position he holds to this day.

Weir's methodology has produced multiple five-figure days. In 2014, he hit a $60,000 Pick 6 at Del Mar. The following year, he nailed a $31,000 Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park. In 2016 and 2017, Weir qualified for the prestigious National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas!

Last year, his first for SportsLine, Weir was on fire. In June, Weir hit a $2 superfecta in the Ogden Phipps Stakes that paid a whopping $1,039. He crushed the exacta and trifecta in the Forego Stakes in August for $1,134.50. He hit the late Pick 4 at Belmont Park on June 18, June 19, June 25, July 2 and July 5, with the June 25 score returning a whopping $2,159.50.

And this year he has hit the exacta in the Sam F. Davis Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby and the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes and Blue Grass Stakes, with the Tampa Bay Derby score returning $1,414! Those are just some of his scores in 2021.

Now, he has handicapped the 2021 American Turf field, made his picks and constructed his bets. 

One shocker: Weir is high on Winfromwithin, who is an 8-1 long shot. "He dominated the Columbia Stakes at Tampa when clearing early and was never challenged," Weir tells SportsLine. Weir will use Winfromwithin in his trifectas.

Weir also is high on a double-digit long shot who "could surprise." Weir is including this horse in his 2021 American Turf bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!

Who wins the 2021 American Turf? Which double-digit long shot is a MUST-BACK? And how has Weir structured his wagers?... Join SportsLine right now to get the top 2021 American Turf picks and bets, all from the racing insider who has been on fire!

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