Top thoroughbred racing takes place at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., and on Saturday the late Pick 5 at Belmont begins with Race 7, the Belmont Oaks, at 4:06 p.m. ET and ends with Race 11. Before you make any picks, you NEED to know how racing insider and accomplished horseplayer Bob Weir has handicapped the five-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.
Anyone who has followed Weir is way up.
Now, he has handicapped the late Pick 5 at Belmont for Saturday, made his picks and constructed his tickets.
We can tell you that Weir is high on Ranger Fox, the 9-5 favorite in Race 10, the fourth leg of the Pick 5. "Ranger Fox has done little wrong since moving to the turf other than not winning," Weir tells SportsLine. Ranger Fox is Weir's top pick in Race 10 and an A horse on his Pick 5 tickets.
In addition, Weir is high on a big double-digit long shot on Saturday! Weir says this horse is a "potential pace player" and could spice up the Pick 5 . Weir is using this long shot on his tickets, and so should you. You NEED to see Weir's analysis before making any Pick 5 selections.
So which double-digit long shot can win? And how has Weir constructed his Pick 5 tickets? ... Join SportsLine now to get late Pick 5 selections at Belmont for Saturday, all from the racing insider who has been on fire this year!