Flightline is Breeders' Cup Classic favorite at Keeneland
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.