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2021 Kentucky Derby morning-line odds, picks: National handicapping champion offers picks for the first leg of the Triple Crown

Jonathon Kinchen, who won $366,000 at last year's Breeders' Cup and $150,000 on Kentucky Derby Day in 2015, offers his handicapping analysis and picks for the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs
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One horse will go down in history on Saturday when 20 three-year-olds leave the starting gate in the country's most storied race, the 2021 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The Brad Cox-trained Essential Quality is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the 2021 Kentucky Derby odds. Post time is 6:57 p.m. ET. 

Before making any 2021 Kentucky Derby 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 Kentucky Derby field, made his picks and constructed his bets.

We can tell you Kinchen is completely fading Rock Your World, even though he is one of the top favorites at 5-1! "In the Santa Anita Derby, he got loose on a speed-favoring track and didn't have a ton of competition behind him," Kinchen told SportsLine.

Instead, one of Kinchen's top contenders is a must-see double-digit long shot with "a big price!" Kinchen is including this horse prominently in his wagering, and so should you. You NEED to see Kinchen's analysis before making any Kentucky Derby picks of your own.

So who wins the 2021 Kentucky Derby? What double-digit long shot is a MUST-BACK? And how has Weir constructed his wagers?... Join SportsLine now to get 2021 Kentucky Derby 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!

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