This is a Grade 1 stakes race in Arlington Heights, Illinois with eleven horses entered. The horses are from the United States and also from foreign countries for this horse race. Let’s look at a preview of each horse in the Arlington Million then give our thought on each one. Then we will give our selections for winning this race. The race is for 1 1/4 mile.
Looking at each horse from highest odds to lowest odds:
Twenty Four Seven enters as a 50/1 entry to win this race. This horse is a local horse and is the favorite of the locals even though there is no chance to win. In his last race, he was sixth in the Grade 3 Arlington Handicap. The longest of longshots and not worthy of your bet.
Catcho En Die is at 30/1 odds to win. He has failed to finish on the board in any race he has run. The son of Catcher in the Rye has very little chance in this race.
At 25/1 odds to win, Circus Couture will be in his longest start of the season. This 6-year-old figures to be a longshot will a small chance to surprise bettors. This is a huge jump in class since he ran third in the Ascot’s Royal Hunt Cup. This horse is not really ready for your bet.
Divisidero is 20/1 win and earned a spot on July 7 when he won the Grade 3 Arlington Handicap. This horse has no reason to be ready for this kind of competition or the initiative to win this length of a race.
Chad Brown’s Almanaar is 15/1 odds win. He previously won in his fourth start at the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap. It appears this horse has some stamina but is not a good closer but is worth a chance in the money for this race.
At 10/1 odds we have Century Dream making his first start in the United States. He has won a stakes race at Ascot and will garner some attention. Look for this horse to be well ready for this race and competition. I like some money spent here.
Money Multiplier, the son of Lookin At Lucky, is another Chad Brown horse that has gone overseas and returned as a winning horse. This horse has big-time aspirations and the ability to produce. Another money horse.
In his last two races at Arlington, Deauville has placed third. This appears to be a horse that just can’t get over the finish line before the other horses. At 8/1 odds, I am staying away.
Spring Quality is 5/1 odds to win the Arlington Million. In his last race, he was a winner of the Grade 1 Manhattan. The horse will need to have a perfect race and for another horse to fail for him to close and become a winner. Not in the money for me.
Robert Bruce, trained by Chad Brown, is 4/1 odds to win this race. He is a worthy candidate to win and was unbeaten in his first seven starts with six of them in Chile. He was beaten in the Manhattan with a sixth-place finish and some bumping going on near the finish line.
Odds have Oscar Performance at 9/5 to win the Arlington Million. He is well rested and a former winner of the 2017 Secretariat Stakes. It is conceivable he will lead from start to finish and become the winner.
Our Final Arlington Million Thoughts :
We have to give it to Oscar Performance but there is some horse that will push throughout the entire race.
First place- Oscar Performance
Second Place- Century Dream
Third Place- Robert Bruce
- I will box these horses.