Top thoroughbred racing takes place at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., and on Sunday the late Pick 4 at Belmont begins with Race 6 at 3:34 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. On May 16 he also hit the Pick 6 at Santa Anita Park.
And on Saturday he hit the exacta in the Stephen Foster Stakes and the late Pick 4 at Churchill Downs.
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 Breakpoint, the 8-5 favorite in Race 8, the third leg of the Pick 4. "Undefeated in Chile, this 4-year-old has been training along with some top runners in the [Chad] Brown barn including Raging Bull and Sovereign in his last two works," Weir tells SportsLine. Breakpoint is Weir's top pick in Race 8 and an A horse on his Pick 4 tickets.
In addition, Weir is high on a double-digit long shot on Sunday! Weir says this horse should "warrant respect" 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.
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