After Top rated Handicapper Mick McCabe predicted the 10-1 Kentucky Derby winner for Sportsbet Magazine subscribers he is back with his value pick and best bet for the Breeders Cup Classic. A world class field will compete in the richest horse race in North America when the starting gate opens on Saturday in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Bob Baffert-trained Improbable is the 5-2 morning-line favorite but our top rated handicapper likes the value of another Bob Baffert trained runner.
Race 12 – Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade 1) Pick & Best Bet
9 Authentic (6-1) how is the Kentucky Derby winner forgotten at 6-1? As he showed in winning the Kentucky Derby, the faster he goes, the better his chances are. He didn’t go to the lead in the Preakness, and that cost him the race and im willing to put a line through it. I think on paper he will do what he does best and take on the lead with stablemate maximum security. Despite the critics I don’t think the pace in this race is very hot and this horse has the character to lead all the way. Global Campaign may push forward to challenge the Baffert duo for the lead, however I don’t think he has the gate speed of Authentic. I will be watching lead up races very closely for on pace or run on track bias, if leaders are winning on Saturday I think the field won’t get past the Bob Baffert trained Authentic.
This is a wide-open and accomplished Breeders’ Cup Classic field. I think the value and top pick is the Kentucky Derby Champion Authentic.
Best Bet – Authentic 6/1
Best Bet Breeders Cup on Friday’s Card
Breeders Cup Friday – Race 10 – Tvg Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Presented By Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance No. 1. JACKIE’S WARRIOR 7/5
The Clear Best Bet for Friday’s Breeders’ Cup card has dominated every start and was simply breathtaking in the Champagne Stakes (G1) last time out, earning a 100 Beyer Speed Figure. He is easily Friday’s highlight horse to follow on the Breeders Cup card, and another win here would solidify him as the standout early favorite for the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1). This is not an easy field, but if he can repeat his previous efforts, then he’s simply the best horse and one to follow in 2021.