The field is set for the 2023 Belmont Stakes, and Florida Derby winner Forte is favored to deliver trainer Todd Pletcher his fifth victory in the Test of the Champion on Saturday at Belmont Park. The reigning 2-year-old champion, Forte has been installed as the 5-2 favorite in the 2023 Belmont Stakes odds. Blue Grass Stakes winner Tapit Trice is the second choice at 3-1 in the nine-horse 2023 Belmont Stakes field. Arkansas Derby winner Angel of Empire (7-2) rounds out the top three choices. Post time for the final leg of the Triple Crown is 7:02 p.m. ET.
With an evenly-matched 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 2023 Belmont Stakes picks.
A member of the Beyer Speed Figure-making team who is based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 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. Join SportsLine here to see his 2023 Belmont Stakes picks.
Last year, he was red-hot in the Triple Crown prep races, hitting the superfecta in the Blue Grass Stakes and exactas in the Fountain of Youth Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby. He also hit the exacta in the Belmont Stakes, 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.
In April of this year, he hit a Pick 4 at Gulfstream Park for $641 and the exacta in the Florida Derby. Eight weeks ago, he nailed the Pick 5 at Keeneland and the exacta in the Lexington Stakes. Anyone who has followed him is WAY UP!
Now, Weir has handicapped the 2023 Belmont Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets. Join SportsLine here to get his top 2023 Belmont Stakes bets!
One surprise: Weir is low on Forte, even though he's the 5-2 favorite! "I still have some doubts if Forte has really improved as a 3-year-old," Weir told SportsLine. Weir is using Forte only sparingly in his 2023 Belmont Stakes bets.
Instead, Weir is high on a longshot with "a lot to like." He also is high on a double-digit longshot who is "deserving of some respect." Weir is including these horses in his 2023 Belmont Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY NEED to see his picks before locking in any of your own.
What horse will win the Belmont Stakes 2023? What double-digit longshot is a must-back? And how has Weir constructed his wagers? ... Join SportsLine right now to get the top 2023 Belmont Stakes picks, all from a top racing insider and member of the Beyer figure-making team who hit last year's Belmont Stakes exacta!
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