The talented but lightly raced Flightline will try to become a Grade 1 winner when he takes on six other top sprinters in the 2021 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A $1 million purchase as a yearling, Flightline has been installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite in the 2021 Malibu Stakes odds. Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Dr. Schivel is the 5-2 second choice in the Malibu Stakes field. Post time is 6:49 p.m. ET.
Before you make any Malibu 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 Malibu Stakes 2021 field, made his picks and constructed his bets.
One surprise: Weir is mostly fading Dr. Schivel, even though he is the 5-2 second choice and coming off a runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint. "This could be an opportunity to bet against him following that big Breeders' Cup effort," Weir told SportsLine.
Weir's top pick is a horse whom he expects will put in a "a big performance." Weir also is high on a long shot who "is an interesting late runner." Weir is including these horses in his 2021 Malibu 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 Malibu Stakes? What long shot is a must-back? And how has Weir constructed his tickets?... Join SportsLine right now to get the top 2021 Malibu Stakes picks and bets, all from the racing insider who has been on fire!