Five 3-year-olds will try to move one step closer to the Belmont Stakes when they leave the starting gate in the 2021 Peter Pan Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. After the expected scratch of morning-line favorite Risk Taking (7-5), Nova Rags (5-2) is set to be the favorite in the latest 2021 Peter Pan odds. Post time is 5:12 p.m. ET.
Before you make any Peter Pan 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.
And this year he has hit the exacta in the Sam F. Davis Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby and the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes and Blue Grass Stakes, with the Tampa Bay Derby score returning $1,414! Those are just some of his scores in 2021.
Now, he has handicapped the 2021 Peter Pan field, made his picks and constructed his bets.
One shocker: Weir is against Nova Rags, who is listed at 5-2 on the morning line but is expected to be the favorite with the scratch of Risk Taking. "He just hasn't shown the improvement you want to see at this time of year," Weir tells SportsLine. Weir will not use Nova Rags on top on any of his exactas.
Instead Weir's top pick is a horse who "looks better prepared." Weir is including this horse in his 2021 Peter Pan bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!
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