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2021 Ft. Lauderdale 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 Saturday's Ft. Lauderdale Stakes 2021 at Gulfstream Park
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Some of the East Coast's top turf horses will try to take a step toward next month's Pegasus World Cup Turf when they leave the starting gate on Saturday in the 2021 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Chad Brown-trained L'Imperator has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the 2021 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes odds. The Brendan Walsh-trained Space Traveller is the 3-1 second choice in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes field of 12. Post time is 4:32 p.m. ET.

Before you make any Ft. Lauderdale Stakes 2021 picks or bets, you NEED to see the latest picks from racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir. 

A Saratoga Springs-based racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker, Weir has studied the race and constructed his wagers in his analysis below. A two-time qualifier for the prestigious National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas, Weir has produced multiple five-figure days at the track over the years, including a $60,000 Pick 6 at Del Mar in 2014. This year, he has been on fire. He hit the exacta in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, Tampa Bay Derby and Peter Pan Stakes, the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes and Pennsylvania Derby and the superfecta in the Belmont Stakes, with the Tampa Bay score returning $1,414. Those are just some of his scores in 2021.

Now, Weir has handicapped the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes 2021 field, made his picks and constructed his bets.

One surprise: Weir's top pick is not L'Imperator, even though he is the 5-2 morning-line favorite"He's dangerous but will likely be overbet," Weir told SportsLine. Weir prefers two horses over L'Imperator.

Weir's top pick is a horse who "must be respected." Weir also is high on an "interesting" double-digit long shot whose price "should be worth it." Weir is including these horses in his 2021 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!

What horse wins the 2021 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes? What double-digit long shot is a must-back? And how has Weir constructed his tickets?... Join SportsLine right now to get the top 2021 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes picks and bets, all from the racing insider who has been on fire!

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