Horse racing continues to take place daily during the coronavirus pandemic, and on Thursday Flora Fantasy goes for her third straight victory at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. A 6-year-old daughter of Cowtown Cat, Flora Fantasy has eight wins, four seconds and nine thirds in 29 career starts. Previously trained by Saffie Joseph Jr., she has won both of her starts this year but will be making her first start for trainer Jose D'Angelo. She has been installed as the 6-5 favorite in Race 10.
The race is the third leg of the late Pick 4, which requires a bettor to pick the winner of four consecutive races. The four-race sequence begins with Race 8 at 4:48 p.m. ET and ends with Race 11. Horse racing insider Bob Weir has handicapped each of the races in the Pick 4, and with the sequence featuring competitive fields, you'll want to see his horse racing predictions before building any late Pick 4 tickets at Gulfstream Park for Thursday, May 7.
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 with his horse racing picks. In January he crushed the Pegasus World Cup, giving out an $8 exacta and a $1 trifecta, winning $757.60. In February's Sam F. Davis Stakes, he gave out the $.50 superfecta, which 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 both April 9 and April 10, hitting for $827.65 and $394.65, respectively. And on April 30 he hit the early Pick 4 at Gulfstream for $154. Anyone who has followed his lead is way up.
Now, Weir has handicapped the late Pick 4 at Gulfstream Park for Thursday, May 7, made his picks and constructed his tickets. You can head here to see them.
Top Gulfstream Park Pick 4 predictions for May 7
Weir is high on Augusta Moon, a 6-1 long shot in Race 9, the second leg of the Pick 4. This 4-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon has one win, three seconds and four thirds in 11 career starts. She is coming off a second-place finish in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park on March 12.
She has never finished worse than fourth in her career. "Augusta Moon always puts in a good effort, finishing within two lengths in her last six turf races," Weir told SportsLine.
Weir also is high on Metcalf, a 5-1 shot in Race 11. A 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor, Metcalf has one second in three career starts. That runner-up finish came in his most recent start, in a $40,000 maiden race at Gulfstream Park on March 25.
That effort produced a 71 Beyer Speed Figure, the best in the field. "Metcalf ran pretty well in his last race at a lower level, probably the best race anyone in here has run," Weir added.
How to make Gulfstream Park Pick 4 selections for May 7
In addition, Weir is high on a long shot on Thursday. This horse "might get a more relaxed trip and ... could be the one," Weir told SportsLine. This horse could light up the tote board and spice up the Pick 4. He's sharing his full Pick 4 grid only at SportsLine.
How has Weir constructed his Pick 4 ticket for Thursday? And which long shot can win at a big price? Visit SportsLine to see Weir's picks for the late Pick 4 at Gulfstream Park on Thursday, and find out.