The country's top three-year-olds will face off Saturday when the starting gate opens in the 2021 Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park. Belmont runner-up Hot Rod Charlie is the 6-5 morning-line favorite in the 2021 Haskell Stakes odds. Post time for the $1 million race is 5:47 p.m. ET. Before making any 2021 Haskell Stakes picks, you NEED to see what legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg is saying.
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. When Birdstone shocked the world, Goldberg won $24,000!
His success has continued at SportsLine. In the San Felipe Stakes in March of last year, Hammer gave out a $20 exacta that paid 9-1. In the Belmont Stakes last June, Goldberg was all over Tiz the Law, who scored a convincing victory in the year's first Triple Crown race.
In the 2020 Blue Grass Stakes, Hammer nailed the Art Collector-Swiss Skydiver exacta. Last July, he hit the Authentic-Ny Traffic exacta in the Haskell. And in August in the Pacific Classic, he gave out the Maximum Security-Sharp Samurai exacta.
Goldberg also has a good gauge on this year's 3-year-olds. He hit the Essential Quality-Hot Rod Charlie exacta in last month's Belmont Stakes. Anyone who has followed Goldberg's lead is WAY UP!
Now, he's turned his attention to the 2021 Haskell Stakes.
For Saturday's race, Goldberg is fading Mandaloun, even though he's one of the top favorites at 2-1. "He is obviously talented, but will he be ready to run his best against this field," Goldberg told SportsLine. Goldberg sees better values for your 2021 Haskell Stakes bets.
Instead, Hammer's top choice is a horse who has the perfect "running style for nine furlongs!" You ABSOLUTELY need to see what Hammer has to say before locking in any picks of your own!
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