Saturday is opening day at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., and the late Pick 5 begins with Race 7 at 5:09 p.m. ET and ends with Race 11. Hitting the Pick 5 requires a bettor to pick the winner of five consecutive races, and national handicapping champion Jonathon Kinchen, who recently had a $366,000 payday, just handicapped each of the races in the five-race sequence!
With the sequence featuring competitive fields, you NEED to see what he has to say before making any late Pick 5 picks of your own.
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. Just last month 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 on the 14 races during the Breeders' Cup ($151,025.20), he took home more than $366,000.
At the 2015 Kentucky Derby, he cashed for $150,000 after nailing a Pick 6 and a cold Pick 3 that paid $50,000.
And he has been hot this year 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. On July 11 he nailed both the Ashland Stakes, for $500, and the late Pick 5 at Keeneland, for $721.70. And on July 18 he cashed the late Pick 5 at Saratoga for $1,376. Those are just some of his biggest hits this year.
Anyone who has followed him is up big.
Now, Kinchen has handicapped the late Pick 5 at Santa Anita for Saturday, made his picks and constructed his tickets.
We can tell you that Kinchen is high on Counterparty Risk, a 4-1 shot in Race 11, the final leg of the Pick 5. "Counterparty Risk ships west for trainer Chad Brown and will have Joel Rosario on board," Kinchen tells SportsLine. Counterparty Risk is Kinchen's top pick in Race 11 and a single A horse on his Pick 5 tickets.
In addition, Kinchen is high on a double-digit long shot on Saturday! Kinchen tells SportsLine that this horse "should get a nice trip saving ground on the inside" and could light up the toteboard and spice up the Pick 5. You ABSOLUTELY need to see Kinchen's analysis before making any picks of your own.
What is the optimal Pick 5 for Saturday at Santa Anita? And which double-digit long shot do you need to jump on? ... Join SportsLine now to get picks for Saturday's late Pick 5 at Santa Anita, all from an unmatched handicapping champion who recently had a $366,000 payday!