The No. 1 ranked thoroughbred in the country, Mystic Guide, returns to the races on Saturday when he takes on five other rivals in the 2021 Suburban Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Michael Stidham trainee is the 1-1 morning-line favorite in the Suburban Stakes odds. Post time is 5:44 p.m. ET.
Before you make any Suburban 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 Suburban Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets.
One shocker: Weir's top pick is not Mystic Guide, even though he is the 1-1 morning-line favorite. "It's fair to assume he's not at his absolute peak for this race," Weir tells SportsLine. Weir prefers another horse over Mystic Guide.
However, Weir's top pick is a horse who "could be on the improve." He also is high on a double-digit long shot who "was a little disappointing" in his last race. Weir is including these horses in his 2021 Suburban Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!
Who wins the 2021 Suburban Stakes? What double-digit long shot is a must-use? And how has Weir constructed his wagers?... Join SportsLine right now to get the top 2021 Suburban Stakes picks and bets, all from the racing insider who has been on fire!