Arlington Million Saturday August 13, 2011

On Saturday August 13th we will have the 29th running of the Arlington Million which will be an exciting race indeed. We have the Irish Bred Cape Blanco’s who is the morning line favorite at 9-5 who loves racing on the turf. This horse had a very impressive win on July 9th winning the Man O War stakes (G1) beating Gio Ponti so its coming off a great win which was well needed after a disappointing 6th in the (G1) Queen Annie on June 14.

Another horse that will be making his present felt for sure is Gio Ponti who is the second favorite at 2-1. Gio Ponti has 11 career wins and lifetime earnings of over 5 million. Mission Improved 6-1 comes from a great Canadian Champion of Approval so should be in the mix as well and likes to take the lead early setting the pace. Details Below:

The Arlington Million
Post time: 6:15 p.m. EDT at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill. Purse: $1 million. Distance: 1 ¼ miles on turf. Television: HRTV. Radio: WHBE 680-AM in Louisville and

1.*Rahystrada*Russell/B . Hughes*12-1
3.*Dean’s Kitten*Leparoux/Maker*30-1
4.*Zack Hall*Soumillon/Delzangles 10-1
5.*Gio Ponti*Dominguez/Clement*2-1
6.*Proceed Bee*Emigh/Becker*50-1
7.*Cape Blanco*Spencer/O’Brien*9-5
8.*Mission Approved*J. Espinoza/Chatterpaul*6-1
9.*Wigmore Hall*H. Turner/M. Bell*8-1
10.*General Perfect*Gomez/Thompson*50-1

Man O war where Mission Approved, Cape Blanco and Gio Ponti battled in July.

Below is Mission Approved Going wire to wire after his first start 11 months in the Manhattan Handicap beating Gio Ponti.

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