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2022 Belmont Stakes morning-line odds, picks: Racing insider offers betting strategy for final leg of Triple Crown

Red-hot handicapper and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir, who hit the superfecta in last year's Belmont Stakes, targets the 2022 Belmont on Saturday at Belmont Park
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Peter Pan Stakes winner We the People will try to deliver trainer Rodolphe Brisset the first Grade 1 victory of his career when he leaves the starting gate in the 2022 Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park. We the People, who is coming off a win in the Peter Pan Stakes, is the 2-1 favorite in the 2022 Belmont Stakes odds. Wood Memorial winner Mo Donegal is 5-2 in the eight-horse 2022 Belmont Stakes field, while long shot Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is 7-2. Post time for the final leg of the Triple Crown is 6:44 p.m. ET. 

Given the shocking results of the Triple Crown so far, you'll want to see what racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir has to say before making any Belmont Stakes picks.

A Saratoga Springs-based racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker, Weir is a two-time qualifier for the prestigious National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas. He has produced multiple five-figure days at the track over the years, including a $60,000 Pick 6 at Del Mar in 2014. Last year, he was on fire. He hit the exacta in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, Tampa Bay Derby and Peter Pan Stakes, the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes and Pennsylvania Derby and the superfecta in the Belmont Stakes.

This year, he has been red-hot in the Triple Crown prep races, hitting the superfecta in the Blue Grass Stakes, the trifecta in the Louisiana Derby and exactas in the Fountain of Youth Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby. He also has hit the 19-1 winner of the Man o' War Stakes, the trifecta in the Pegasus World Cup and multiple Pick 4s, including May 14's at Belmont for $1,851. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, he has handicapped the 2022 Belmont Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets.

One surprise: Weir is fading Rich Strike, even though he's among the top favorites and is coming off a victory in the biggest race of the year, the Kentucky Derby. "The price is going to be too short for me to support in the Belmont," Weir told SportsLine. "He will need to overcome what is likely to be a moderate pace, and I will need to see him run well in a fairly run race before becoming a true believer."

Instead, Weir is high on an "ultra-game" long-shot! He's also backing a long shot who is "dangerous" as a strong win contender! Weir is including these horses in his 2022 Belmont Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!

Who will win the Belmont Stakes 2022? And which long shot is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine right now to get the top 2022 Belmont Stakes picks and see which long shot contends, all from the racing insider who nailed the superfecta in last year's Belmont!

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