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National handicapping champion offers picks for 2020 American Turf Stakes

One of the nation's most successful horseplayers who once cashed for $150,000 on Kentucky Derby day, Jonathon Kinchen offers his picks for the American Turf Stakes on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
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The Mike McCarthy-trained Smooth Like Strait will try to stay hot when he leaves the starting gate in the 2020 American Turf Stakes on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The 3-year-old colt is the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the eight-horse field. Post time for the race is 2:55 p.m. ET.

Before making any 2020 American Turf 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. At the 2015 Kentucky Derby, he cashed for $150,000 after nailing a Pick 6 and a cold Pick 3 that paid $50,000.

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. 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 2020 American Turf Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets.

Kinchen is completely fading Fancy Liquor, who is the third choice on the morning line at 9-2. Kinchen will not use Fancy Liquor on any of his tickets.

Instead, Kinchen's top pick is a horse who "will appreciate" the distance on Saturday. Kinchen is including this horse in his wagers, and so should you. You NEED to see Kinchen's predictions and analysis before making any picks of your own.

So who wins the 2020 American Turf Stakes? And how has Kinchen constructed his wagers? ... Join SportsLine now to get 2020 American Turf picks and bets, all from an unmatched handicapping champion who once cashed for $150,000 on Kentucky Derby day!

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SportsLine Staff