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Mother Goose Stakes 2022 predictions, odds, expert picks, contenders: Horse racing insider reveals best bets

Trainer Todd Pletcher will try to set the all-time record for wins by a trainer in the Mother Goose Stakes when he sends out Shahama in the 2022 Mother Goose Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 54-year-old Pletcher has won the race six times and is tied with his mentor, D. Wayne Lukas, for the most Mother Goose wins ever. Pletcher goes for No. 7 with Shahama, who is coming off a sixth place finish in the Kentucky Oaks. She is second in the 2022 Mother Goose Stakes odds at 9-5. The Brad Cox-trained Juju’s Map is the 1-1 morning-line favorite in the five-horse Mother Goose Stakes 2022 field. Venti Valentine and Gerrymander are third in the odds, at 5-1, and Midnight Stroll (10-1) rounds out the field.

Post time for the Mother Goose Stakes 2022 is 4:40 p.m. ET. With an accomplished field set to enter the starting gate on Saturday, you’ll want to see what racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir has to say before making any 2022 Mother Goose Stakes picks.

A Saratoga Springs-based racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker, Weir is a two-time qualifier for the prestigious National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas. He has produced multiple five-figure days at the track over the years, including a $60,000 Pick 6 at Del Mar in 2014. Last year, he was on fire. He hit the exacta in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, Tampa Bay Derby and Peter Pan Stakes, the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes and Pennsylvania Derby and the superfecta in the Belmont Stakes.

This year, he has been red-hot in the Triple Crown prep races, hitting the superfecta in the Blue Grass Stakes, the trifecta in the Louisiana Derby and exactas in the Fountain of Youth Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby. He also has hit the 19-1 winner of the Man o’ War Stakes, the trifecta in the Pegasus World Cup, the superfecta in the Met Mile and multiple Pick 4s, including May 14’s at Belmont for $1,851. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, he has handicapped the 2022 Mother Goose Stakes lineup, made his picks and constructed his bets. You can only see them at SportsLine.

Top 2022 Mother Goose Stakes predictions 

One surprise: Weir is completely tossing Shahama, even though she is a major contender. A $425,000 purchase a year ago, Shahama started her career with four dominant victories in Dubai. She was then moved to the United States and transferred to trainer Todd Pletcher before finishing sixth in the Kentucky Oaks, her lone career defeat.

Weir is still uncertain whether Shahama beat any quality fillies while in Dubai. “It’s still hard to say where she fits in U.S. racing,” he tells SportsLine. Shahama does not appear on any of Weir’s wagers. 

How to 2022 Mother Goose Stakes picks 

Moreover, Weir’s top pick is a “strong contender” who shows a “consistent work pattern.” Weir is including this horse in his 2022 Mother Goose Stakes bets, and so should you. He’s sharing which horses to back only at SportsLine.

So who wins the Mother Goose Stakes 2022? And how has Weir constructed his wagers? Check out the latest Mother Goose Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Weir’s picks for the Mother Goose Stakes.

2022 Mother Goose Stakes odds, post positions

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