Some of the East Coast's best 3-year-old turf horses square off when the starting gate opens in the 2021 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Bred in Great Britain, the Chad Brown-trained Public Sector has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the 2021 Hill Prince odds. Soldier Rising, trained by Christophe Clement, is the 3-1 second choice in the 11-horse Hill Prince field. Post time is 4:52 p.m. ET.
Before you make any Hill Prince picks or bets, you NEED to see the latest picks from racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir.
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 crushed the three-year-old races. 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. Those are just some of his scores in 2021.
A Grade 2 turf race for 3-year-olds run at 1 1/8 miles, the Hill Prince has drawn a large and competitive field. A lot of talent is concentrated toward the outside of the starting gate. That may be tough to overcome on Belmont's inner turf course, which has a short run to the first turn. No. 9 Public Sector, No. 10 Never Surprised and No. 11 Soldier Rising will all have to work out a trip from the outside.
Brown has a strong hand with three runners, led by the favorite, Public Sector. Sifting Sands (8-1) and Founder (10-1) are Brown's other entrants.
Now, Weir has handicapped the Hill Prince 2021 field, made his picks and constructed his bets.
One surprise: Weir is high on Soldier Rising, the 3-1 second choice on the morning line. "He just needs to work out a trip from this outside post," Weir says. Weir is using Soldier Rising prominently on his tickets.
Weir's top pick is a horse who "has been working consistently and well." He also is high on a double-digit long shot who is "promising at a great price." Weir is including these horses in his 2021 Hill Prince bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!
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