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Flightline is Breeders' Cup Classic favorite at Keeneland

John Minchillo/AP
FILE - Flightline, jockey Flavien Prat up, wins The Hill 'N' Dale Metropolitan horse race before the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Undefeated Flightline and Rich Strike, upset winner of the Kentucky Derby, head a field of nine for the Breeders' Cup Classic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Flightline is coming off a 19 1/4-length domination of the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar in September.

Flightline looks to go 6-0 lifetime against an eight-horse field that includes Kentucky Derby
longshot winner Rich Strike, starting the 1 1/4-mile race from the No. 8 at 20-1 odds — and horse of the year candidate Epicenter, the 5-1 second choice from the No. 6 post.

Taiba will start from the rail at 8-1 odds for embattled Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who will make his return to Kentucky for the first time since being suspended for 90 days earlier this year by Kentucky racing stewards.