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2021 Princess Rooney 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 Princess Rooney Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park
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An automatic berth in November's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint will be on the line when eight fillies and mares leave the starting gate in the 2021 Princess Rooney Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Juan Arriagada-trained Estilo Talentoso is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the Princess Rooney Stakes odds. Post time is 5:35 p.m. ET.

Before you make any Princess Rooney 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 has 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. 

And last weekend he hit the exacta in the Stephen Foster Stakes and the late Pick 4 at Churchill Downs. Those are just some of his scores in 2021.

Now, he has handicapped the Princess Rooney Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets. 

One shocker: Weir is completely fading Pacific Gale at 4-1. "This 6-year-old mare had a resurgence this winter at Gulfstream but has now regressed in her last two starts," Weir tells SportsLine. "I'm not counting on the return to Florida to get her moving back in the right direction." Weir does not have Pacific Gale among his top five choices and will exclude her from his wagers.

However, Weir's top pick is a horse whom he says has "figured it out." He also is high on a double-digit long shot who will have "stalking options" on Saturday. Weir is including these horses in his 2021 Princess Rooney Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!

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

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