Top thoroughbred racing takes place at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, N.Y., and on Sunday the late Pick 4 at Aqueduct begins with Race 5 a 3:20 p.m. ET and ends with Race 8. 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.
And earlier this month, he crushed the exacta in the Tampa Bay Derby for $1,414! Anyone who has followed Weir is way up.
Now, he has handicapped the late Pick 4 at Aqueduct for Sunday, made his picks and constructed his tickets.
We can tell you that Weir is high on City Temper, the 9-5 favorite in Race 5, the opening leg of the Pick 4. "She has only raced on fast dirt twice, and those races look good in here," Weir tells SportsLine. City Temper is Weir's top pick in Race 5 and a single A horse on his Pick 4 tickets.
In addition, Weir is high on a long shot on Sunday! Weir says this horse's past races "fit nicely" on Sunday and that this horse 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.
So which long shot can win? And how has Weir constructed his Pick 4 tickets? ... Join SportsLine now to get late Pick 4 selections at Aqueduct for Sunday, all from the racing insider who has been on fire!