The Grade 1-winning filly Juju's Map returns to stakes competition for the first time since November when she leaves the starting gate in the 2022 Mother Goose Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Trained by Brad Cox, Juju's Map has three wins and two seconds in five career starts. She is the 1-1 morning-line favorite in the Mother Goose Stakes odds. The Todd Pletcher-trained Shahama is getting 9-5 dds in the five-horse field, while Venti Valentine and Gerrymander are third in the odds, at 5-1. Midnight Stroll (10-1) rounds out the field. Post time is 4:40 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 Mother Goose 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, the superfecta in the Met Mile and multiple Pick 4s, including May 14's at Belmont for $1,851. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Weir has handicapped the 2022 Mother Goose Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets.
One surprise: Weir is completely against Shahama, who is second in the odds at, at 9-5. "It's still hard to say where she fits in U.S. racing," he tells SportsLine. Shahama does not appear on any of Weir's wagers.
Moreover, Weir's top pick is a "strong contender" who shows a "consistent work pattern." Weir is including this horse in his 2022 Mother Goose Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!
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