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Churchill Downs morning-line odds, picks: Racing insider gives wagering strategy for the late Pick 5 for Saturday, July 2

Red-hot handicapper and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir, who hit the Pick 4 at Belmont Park for $1,851 on May 14, targets the late Pick 5 on Saturday at Churchill Downs
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Saturday is Stephen Foster Stakes day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and the late Pick 5 begins with the Fleur de Lis Stakes at 4:35 p.m. ET and ends with Race 12. Before you make any picks, you NEED to know how racing insider and accomplished horseplayer Bob Weir has handicapped the five-race sequence.

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. One week ago he hit the 6-1 winner of the Mother Goose Stakes and the Pick 4 at Belmont Park. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now he has handicapped the late Pick 5 at Churchill Downs for Saturday, made his picks and constructed his tickets.

We can tell you that Weir is high on Awesome Gerry, an 8-1 long shot in the Kelly's Landing Overnight Stakes, the second leg of the Pick 5. "He is proven off the pace and, with plenty of speed signed on, just needs to work out a trip from the rail," Weir tells SportsLine. Awesome Gerry is Weir's top choice in the Kelly's Landing Overnight Stakes and an A horse on his Pick 5 tickets.

In addition, Weir's top choice in one of the races on Saturday is a double-digit long shot! Weir says he expects this horse "to show improvement" and could spice up the Pick 5. Weir is including 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 the late Pick 5 selections for Saturday at Churchill Downs, all from the racing insider who has been on fire!

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