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2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic horses, odds: Expert who nailed Flightline’s win reveals picks, best predictions

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic will run on Saturday from Santa Anita Park. The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic field was turned upside-down on Tuesday, when Arcangelo, one of the top favorites at 7-2, scratched from the race with a foot injury. Arabian Knight is the 3-1 favorite in the 12-horse 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic lineup and drew post No. 12. White Abarrio and Ushba Tesoro are both 4-1 in the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic odds. Other 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic horses include Bright Future (10-1), Saudi Crown (12-1), Proxy (12-1), and Zandon (12-1).

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic post time is 6:40 p.m. ET. You’ll want to see what SportsLine’s Jody Demling has to say before entering any 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic picks or horse racing predictions of your own, considering his spectacular track record.

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling nailed Flightline’s win at the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2022. This is the same expert who nailed the winner, trifecta and superfecta in the 2023 Preakness Stakes. Demling also enters the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic having nailed the winner of the Belmont Stakes four of the last six years, including an exacta in 2022 with Mo Donegal and Nest.

Additionally, he has hit 10 of the last 15 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but five times in the last 15 tries. Anyone who has followed him is up huge.

Now, with the Breeders’ Cup Classic 2023 approaching, Demling is sharing his picks and predictions over at SportsLine. Go here to see them.

Top 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic predictions

One of Demling’s surprising 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic picks: He is fading White Abarrio, even though he’s one of the favorites in the Breeders’ Cup Classic odds at 4-1. In fact, Demling says the four-year-old with two career Grade 1 wins doesn’t even hit the board at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.

The four-year-old colt has 14 races under his belt. Over his career, he’s won the 2023 Whitney Stakes, the 2022 Florida Derby, and the 2022 Holy Bull, among others. However, Demling is concerned about White Abarrio being able to handle the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic distance. “I don’t think he can get the mile and a quarter distance,” Demling told SportsLine. See which horses to pick here.

How to make 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic picks, bets

2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic horses, odds

Prg # Horse Odds Projection
1 Arcangelo SCR
2 Zandon 12-1 SEE PICKS
3 White Abarrio 4-1 SEE PICKS
4 Missed The Cut 30-1 SEE PICKS
5 Derma Sotogake 20-1 SEE PICKS
6 Saudi Crown 12-1 SEE PICKS
7 Clapton 20-1 SEE PICKS
8 Ushba Tesoro 4-1 SEE PICKS
9 Senor Buscador 30-1 SEE PICKS
10 Dreamlike 30-1 SEE PICKS
11 Bright Future 10-1 SEE PICKS
12 Arabian Knight 3-1 SEE PICKS
13 Proxy 12-1 SEE PICKS

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