Adare Manor will try to regain her standing as one of the country's top three-year-old fillies when she leaves the starting gate in the 2022 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday at Pimlico Race Course. Formerly trained by Bob Baffert and currently trained by Sean McCarthy, Adare Manor is the 5-2 favorite in the 2022 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes odds. The Maryland-based Luna Belle is the 9-2 second choice in the 13-horse 2022 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes field. Post time for the $250,000 race is 5:44 p.m. ET.
With an accomplished field set to enter the starting gate on Friday, you'll want to see what racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir has to say before making any 2022 Black-Eyed Susan 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 $40 winner of the Man o' War Stakes, the trifecta in the Pegasus World Cup and multiple Pick 4s, including Saturday's at Belmont for $1,851. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, he has handicapped the 2022 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes lineup, made his picks and constructed his bets.
After studying the past performances of every horse in the race, Weir is fading Adare Manor, even though she is the 5-2 morning-line favorite! "She will be challenged again early on Friday, and I think she's vulnerable as the likely favorite," he told SportsLine. Weir prefers several others ahead of Adare Manor.
Weir's top pick is an underdog who will benefit from a "good pace" in a "large field." He also is high on a double-digit long shot who "could be running late," sending you straight to the pay window! Weir is including these horses in his 2022 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!
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