The Steve Asmussen-trained Aurelius Maximus returns from an eight-month layoff on Saturday when he leaves the starting gate in Race 7 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. He is the lukewarm 7-2 favorite in the 12-horse field. Post time for the race is 2:20 p.m. ET.
Before making any 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 Race 7 on Saturday, made his picks and constructed his bets.
Kinchen is completely fading Bodexpress, who is the co-second choice on the morning line at 4-1. Kinchen will not use Bodexpress on any of his tickets.
Instead, Kinchen's top pick is a horse who "has tactical speed." 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 Race 7 on Saturday at Churchill Downs? And how has Kinchen constructed his wagers? ... Join SportsLine now to get Race 7 picks and bets, all from an unmatched handicapping champion who once won $150,000 on Kentucky Derby day!