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2021 Dinner Party Stakes 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 in March for $1,414. Now he targets the Dinner Party Stakes on Preakness Saturday at Pimlico Race Course
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The Chad Brown-trained Sacred Life will try to break an eight-race losing streak in graded/group stakes races when he leaves the starting gate in the 2021 Dinner Party Stakes on Preakness Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Sacred Life is the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the 2021 Dinner Party odds. Post time is 5:38 p.m. ET. 

Before you make any Dinner Party 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.

This year, he 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 Dinner Party field, made his picks and constructed his bets. 

One shocker: Weir is mostly against Sacred Life even though he is the 7-5 morning-line favorite. "I think he's worth playing against in this spot," Weir tells SportsLine. Weir does not have Sacred Life on top on any of his wagers.

In addition, Weir is high on a double-digit long shot who "might work out the perfect trip" on Saturday! Weir is including this horse in his 2021 Dinner Party bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!

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

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