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Belmont morning line odds: Racing insider gives picks for the late Pick 4 for Sunday, July 11

Sharp handicapper and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir has had multiple five-figure days at the track and crushed the exacta in the Tampa Bay Derby in March for $1,414. Now he targets the late Pick 4 on Sunday at Belmont Park
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Sunday is closing day for the spring/summer meet at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., and the late Pick 4 begins with Race 6 at 3:13 p.m. ET and ends with Race 9. Before you make any picks, you NEED to know how racing insider and accomplished horseplayer Bob Weir has handicapped the four-race sequence.

Based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Weir has been handicapping and following horse racing since reading Andy Beyer's landmark handicapping book "Picking Winners" in the late 1980s. Weir is highly invested in the Beyer Speed Figure, a number assigned to every race run by a horse that measures how fast the horse ran. He uses the figure as the backbone of his handicapping. In fact, thanks to his proficiency with speed figures and top-tier handicapping, he landed one of just eight spots on Beyer's figure-making team in 2017, a position he holds to this day.

Weir's methodology has produced multiple five-figure days. In 2014, he hit a $60,000 Pick 6 at Del Mar. The following year, he nailed a $31,000 Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park. In 2016 and 2017, Weir qualified for the prestigious National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas. 

Last year, his first for SportsLine, Weir was on fire. In June, Weir hit a $2 superfecta in the Ogden Phipps Stakes that paid a whopping $1,039. He crushed the exacta and trifecta in the Forego Stakes in August for $1,134.50. He hit the late Pick 4 at Belmont Park on June 18, June 19, June 25, July 2 and July 5, with the June 25 score returning a whopping $2,159.50.

This year, he has hit the exacta in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, Tampa Bay Derby and Peter Pan Stakes, the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes and Blue Grass Stakes and the superfecta in the Belmont Stakes, with the Tampa Bay Derby score returning $1,414. Those are just some of his scores in 2021.

Now, he has handicapped the late Pick 4 at Belmont for Sunday, made his picks and constructed his tickets.

We can tell you that Weir is high on Bella Sofia, the 1-1 morning-line favorite in Race 7, the second leg of the Pick 4. "Bella Sofia was scratched out of Saturday's Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes to go in this allowance race," Weir tells SportsLine. "I'm not usually a fan of connections opting for the 'easier' spot, but it might make sense for this lightly raced 3-year-old to take advantage of this allowance condition with a competitive purse and get moving forward again." Bella Sofia is Weir's top pick in Race 7 and a single A horse on his Pick 4 tickets.

In addition, Weir is high on a double-digit long shot on Sunday! Weir says this horse "showed new and improved early speed" in its last start and could spice up the Pick 4. Weir is including this long shot on his tickets, and so should you. You NEED to see Weir's analysis before making any Pick 4 selections.

So which double-digit long shot can win? And how has Weir constructed his Pick 4 tickets? ... Join SportsLine now to get late Pick 4 selections at Belmont for Sunday, all from the racing insider who has been on fire!

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