Trainer Bob Baffert can add to his record number of wins when he sends out three starters on Saturday in the 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland Race Course. The 67-year-old Baffert has won the Breeders' Cup Classic three times: 2014 with Bayern, 2015 with American Pharoah and 2016 with Arrogate. His three wins are one more than trainers Steve Asmussen, Bill Mott, Jay Robbins and Charlie Whittingham. Baffert's 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic horses are led by Improbable, the 5-2 favorite in the latest 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic odds.
Baffert also will saddle Maximum Security (7-2) and Authentic (6-1) in the 10-horse 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic field. Post time is 5:13 p.m. ET. With the 2020 Breeders' Cup featuring an elite and well balanced field, you'll want to see what handicapping champion Jonathon Kinchen has to say before making any 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic picks.
Kinchen is one of the nation's most successful and recognizable horseplayers. An analyst for Fox Sports' America's Day at the Races and co-host of the In the Money Players' Podcast, Kinchen won the National Horseplayers Championship Tour in 2015, a demanding, yearlong series of handicapping events across the country. That same year, he became the only player in history to have both of his entries qualify for the final table of the National Horseplayers Championship.
In addition, Kinchen has scored huge on racing's biggest days. At the 2015 Kentucky Derby, he cashed for $150,000 after nailing a Pick 6 and a cold Pick 3 that paid $50,000. At last year's Breeders' Cup, he crushed the Pick 6, which paid almost $56,000 for a $1 bet, and took home $90,000 on the day.
He's currently riding a hot streak on his horse racing picks for SportsLine. On April 11, he crushed the Oaklawn Stakes, giving out a $5 exacta that paid a whopping $1,338. On May 27, he hit a $1.50 Pick 4 at Tampa Bay Downs that paid $1,227. And on July 18, he cashed the late Pick 5 at Saratoga for $1,376. Those are just a few of his biggest hits this year. Anyone who has followed him is up big.
Now, Kinchen has handicapped the Breeders' Cup Classic 2020, made his picks and formulated his bets. You can only see them here.
Top 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic predictions
One shocker: Kinchen is completely fading Maximum Security, even though he's one of the top favorites at 7-2, behind only Improbable and Tiz the Law on the 2020 Breeders' Cup odds board.
Maximum Security gained the world's attention last year when he crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby but was disqualified for interference and placed 17th. For his career, he has 10 victories and two runner-up finishes in 13 career starts.
After winning the $20 million Saudi Cup for trainer Jason Servis earlier this year, he was moved to Bob Baffert's barn. "Maximum Security doesn't seem to be as good for trainer Bob Baffert as he was for Jason Servis," Kinchen told SportsLine. Kinchen has left Maximum Security completely off all of his wagers.
Another surprise: Kinchen is high on Authentic, even though he's an underdog at 6-1. This three-year-old son of Into Mischief has never finished worse than second in seven career starts, with five wins and two seconds. He is best known for winning the Kentucky Derby in September, upsetting Tiz the Law in the process.
In the Derby, he was the early pace setter, something Kinchen expects Authentic to be again on Saturday. "Authentic is interesting," Kinchen told SportsLine. "As he showed in winning the Kentucky Derby, the faster he goes, the better his chances are." Kinchen is using Authentic prominently on all of his 2020 Breeders' Cup bets.
How to make Breeders' Cup Classic picks for Saturday
Kinchen is also high on an under-the-radar horse who could win at an attractive price. He's including this horse in his exactas, trifectas and superfectas, and so should you. He's only sharing who it is, and which 2020 Breeders' Cup bets to make, here.
Which horse wins the Breeders' Cup Classic 2020? And which double-digit longshot can win at a big price? Check out the latest 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Kinchen's picks for the Breeders' Cup Classic.
2020 Breeders' Cup Classic odds, field
Tiz the Law (3-1)
Maximum Security (7-2)
Tom's d'Etat (6-1)
By My Standards (10-1)
Higher Power (20-1)
Global Campaign (20-1)
Title Ready (30-1)