Some of the country's top sprinters square off when the starting gate opens in the 2021 Churchill Downs Stakes on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. The John Sadler-trained Flagstaff is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in the Churchill Downs Stakes odds. Post time for the race is 4:31 p.m. ET.
Before making any 2021 Churchill Downs Stakes picks, you NEED to see how handicapping champion Jonathon Kinchen has broken down the race.
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 some of racing's biggest days. In November, he finished second out of 418 contestants in the prestigious Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, which earned him $215,000 in prize money. After factoring in his profit during the 14 Breeders' Cup races, he took home more than $366,000 on the day!
It's no fluke, either. At the 2015 Kentucky Derby, he cashed for $150,000 after nailing the Pick 6 and a Pick 3 that paid $50,000.
Anyone who has followed him is up BIG.
Now, Kinchen has handicapped the 2021 Churchill Downs Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets.
We can tell you Kinchen is mostly fading Whitmore, even though he is the second choice, at 7-2 on the morning line, and has won more than $4.3 million. "He's always overbet," Kinchen tells SportsLine. "In multirace wagers, I will use him, but in this race I will only use him underneath."
However Kinchen is high on a double-digit long shot who is coming off a "really big race." Kinchen is including this horse in his wagering, and so should you. You NEED to see Kinchen's analysis before making any Churchill Downs picks of your own.
So who wins the 2021 Churchill Downs Stakes? Which double-digit long shot is a MUST-BACK? And how has Kinchen constructed his wagers? ... Join SportsLine now to get 2021 Churchill Downs picks and bets, all from an unmatched handicapping champion who won $366,000 in the Breeders' Cup and $150,000 on Derby day in 2015!