2021 Stephen Foster 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 Stephen Foster Stakes on Saturday at Churchill Downs
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The Brendan Walsh-trained Maxfield will try to win for the seventh time in eight starts when he leaves the starting gate in the 2021 Stephen Foster Stakes on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maxfield is the 4-5 morning-line favorite in the Stephen Foster Stakes odds. Post time is 5:59 p.m. ET.

Before you make any Stephen Foster 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. Those are just some of his scores in 2021.

Now, he has handicapped the Stephen Foster Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets. 

One shocker: Weir is high on Warrior's Charge, who is one of three horses going off at 6-1. "He hopped at the start in his last race so I'm willing to completely toss that race," Weir tells SportsLine. Weir is using Warrior's Charge prominently in his wagers.

However, Weir's top pick is a horse who is coming off a "breakthrough" performance. He also is high on a double-digit long shot who is "eligible to pick up some pieces." Weir is including these horses in his 2021 Stephen Foster Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!

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


SportsLine Staff