Thursday's early Pick 3 on the card at Oaklawn Park begins with Race 2 at 2:58 p.m. ET and ends with Race 4. Before you make any picks, you NEED to know how racing insider and accomplished horseplayer Bob Weir has handicapped the three-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.
And this year, his first for SportsLine, Weir has been on fire. In January, he crushed the Pegasus World Cup, giving out an $8 exacta and a $1 trifecta, winning $757.60. In last month's Sam F. Davis Stakes, he gave out the $.50 superfecta, which paid $150.75. And on Saturday he correctly pegged Wells Bayou to win the Louisiana Derby. Anyone who has followed him this year is WAY UP.
Now, Weir has handicapped the Pick 3 beginning with Race 2 at Oaklawn Park for Thursday, made his picks and constructed his Pick 3 tickets.
We can tell you that Weir's top pick in Race 3 is Bettyann, the 3-1 favorite. Weir has designated Bettyann as a lone "A" selection on his Pick 3 ticket.
In addition, Weir's top pick in one of the races is a double-digit longshot! Weir has found multiple reasons to like this horse and is eyeing a career-best effort. This longshot could light up the tote board and spice up the Pick 3 on Thursday. Weir's including this horse in his Pick 3 and so should you! You NEED to see his analysis before making any picks of your own.
So which double-digit longshot is Weir using in the Pick 3? And how has Weir constructed his entire grid? ... Join SportsLine now to get Pick 3 picks at Oaklawn Park for Thursday, all from the racing insider who nailed the Pegasus World Cup!