The Grade 1-winning mare Shedaresthedevil will try to get back in the winner's circle when she leaves the starting gate in the 2022 Fleur de Lis Stakes on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Trained by Brad Cox, Shedaresthedevil has nine wins in 19 career starts but has lost her last three races. Despite that she has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the Fleur de Lis odds. The Norm Casse-trained Super Quick is the 2-1 second choice in the five-horse Fleur de Lis field while Pauline's Pearl is the 5-2 third choice. Post time is 4:35 p.m. ET.
With an accomplished field set to enter the starting gate on Saturday, you'll want to see what racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir has to say before making any Fleur de Lis 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, the superfecta in the Met Mile and multiple Pick 4s, including May 14's at Belmont for $1,851. One week ago he hit the 6-1 winner of the Mother Goose Stakes and the Pick 4 at Belmont Park. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Weir has handicapped the 2022 Fleur de Lis field, made his picks and constructed his bets.
One surprise: Weir's top pick is not Shedaresthedevil, even though she is the 9-5 favorite. "Maybe Shedaresthedevil will be better with a target, and she is still eligible to improve in her third start of the year, but I have doubts," he tells SportsLine. Weir prefers another horse over Shedaresthedevil.
Moreover, Weir's top pick is a horse who "could be improving." Weir is including this horse in his 2022 Fleur de Lis Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!
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