With horse racing's schedule altered because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Arkansas Derby will run on Saturday. Because of a large number of entrants, the race has been split into two divisions of 11. Charlatan is the even-money favorite in Division 1, while Nadal is the 5-2 favorite in Division 2. Post time for Division 1 is 6:29 p.m. ET, while Division 2 follows two races later at 7:43 p.m. ET.
Before you make any 2020 Arkansas Derby picks, you NEED to see what Bob Weir has to say.
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 on a $144 ticket. The following year, he nailed a $31,000 Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park on a $36 investment. 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. In February's Sam F. Davis Stakes, he gave out a $0.50 superfecta that paid $150.75. In March, Weir correctly pegged Wells Bayou to win the Louisiana Derby. He nailed the late Pick 4 at Gulfstream Park on April 9 and April 10, hitting for $827.65 and $394.65, respectively.
Anyone who has followed his lead is WAY UP.
Now, Weir has handicapped the 2020 Arkansas Derby field, made his picks and constructed his bets. One shocker: Weir is largely fading Basin, even though he's one of the top favorites in Division 1.
Instead, Weir is high on a double-digit longshot in one of the divisions. This horse is coming off a loss, but Weir told SportsLine that the horse is training well at just the right time. Weir is including him in his trifectas and superfectas, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see which horse it is before locking in any picks!
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