Top thoroughbred racing takes place at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, and on Sunday the late Pick 4 at Sam Houston begins with Race 7 a 6 p.m. ET and ends with Race 10. 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.
And last year, his first for SportsLine, Weir was on fire. In January he crushed the Pegasus World Cup, giving out an $8 exacta and a $1 trifecta, winning $757.60. On June 13 Weir hit a $2 superfecta in the Ogden Phipps Stakes that paid a whopping $1,039. He nailed the exacta and trifecta in the Forego Stakes in August for $1,134.50. And 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. Those were just some of his hits last year.
Anyone who has followed Weir is WAY UP.
Now, he has handicapped the late Pick 4 at Sam Houston for Sunday, made his picks and constructed his tickets.
We can tell you that Weir is high on Letruska, the even-money favorite in the Houston Ladies Classic, the second leg of the Pick 4. "Letruska is the 'now' horse in this lineup, and this 5-year-old could be poised for a big year," Weir says. "She's going to be on the lead and dares anyone to go with her." Letruska is Weir's top pick in the Houston Ladies Classic and a single A horse on his Pick 4 tickets.
In addition, Weir's top pick in one of the races is a double-digit long shot. Weir says this horse "has the look of a horse that fits the profile" and 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 double-digit long shot can win? And how has Weir constructed his Pick 4 tickets? ... Join SportsLine now to get late Pick 4 selections at Sam Houston for Sunday, all from the racing insider who is a part of the Beyer Speed Figure team!