2021 Just a Game 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 Just a Game Stakes on Belmont Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park
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Trained Chad Brown can win a record-tying fifth Just a Game Stakes when he sends out four runners in the 2021 Just a Game Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Brown-trained Blowout is the lukewarm 4-1 morning-line favorite in the 2021 Just a Game Stakes odds. Post time is 3:58 p.m. ET. 

Before you make any Just a Game Stakes 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, Tampa Bay Derby and Peter Pan Stakes and the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes and Blue Grass Stakes, with the Tampa Bay Derby score returning $1,414! On May 16, he also hit the Pick 6 at Santa Anita Park. Those are just some of his scores in 2021.

Now, he has handicapped the Just a Game Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets. 

One shocker: Weir is mostly fading Blowout, even though she is the 4-1 morning-line favorite. "Blowout caught the perfect paceless field last time at Churchill Downs and held on for the win after a string of four straight second place finishes," Weir tells SportsLine. Weir will be using Blowout only underneath on his tickets. 

But, Weir's top pick is a horse who "may have been a little eager" in her last race. Weir also is high on a double-digit long shot who "may have another step forward in her." Weir is including these horses in his 2021 Just a Game Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!

Who wins the 2021 Just a Game Stakes? What double-digit long shot has a chance to upset? And how has Weir constructed his wagers?... Join SportsLine right now to get the top 2021 Just a Game picks and bets, all from the racing insider who has been on fire!


SportsLine Staff