Juliet Foxtrot will try to win for the seventh time in her career when she leaves the starting gate in the 2021 Mint Julep Stakes on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The Brad Cox trainee is the 6-5 morning-line favorite in the Mint Julep Stakes odds. Post time is 10:11 p.m. ET.
Before you make any Mint Julep 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, the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes and Blue Grass Stakes and the superfecta in the Belmont 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 Mint Julep Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets.
One shocker: Weir is mostly against Juliet Foxtrot, even though she is the 6-5 morning-line favorite. "Grade 1 horses don't usually waste their best races in Grade 3 affairs," Weir told SportsLine. Weir prefers three horses over Juliet Foxtrot.
One of those is a double-digit long shot whom Weir says is entered in "her best spot in some time!" Weir is including this horse in his 2021 Mint Julep Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!
Who wins the 2021 Mint Julep Stakes? What double-digit long shot has a chance to win? And how has Weir constructed his wagers?... Join SportsLine right now to get the top 2021 Mint Julep Stakes picks and bets, all from the racing insider who has been on fire!