Arlington Million Stakes Grade 1 1m 2f

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f, 7 runners)
  • Winner $638,800 2nd $197,801 3rd $98,899 4th $49,300
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 23:39:57
Full result
Result 23:36 Arlington
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Hardest Core
2nd 3 Magician

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 2121-11
Brown, gold diamonds, green sleeves, brown cap Hardest Core (USA) 35
  • T:Edward Graham
  • J:Eriluis Vaz
  • Form: 2121-11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 Edward Graham Eriluis Vaz
2 (2) 351-142
Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, dark blue and light blue halved sleeves, white cap Smoking Sun (USA) 90
  • T:P Bary
  • J:S Pasquier
  • Form: 351-142
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 P Bary S Pasquier
3 (3) 1-61226
Royal blue, orange ball, orange stripes on sleeves, orange stripes on royal blue cap Magician (IRE) 21
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 1-61226
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien
4 (4) 246-861
Emerald green & yellow blocks, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap Finnegans Wake (USA) 35
  • T:Dale Romans
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 246-861
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 Dale Romans R L Moore
5 (5) 211-661
Red, gold sleeves, gold cap Up With The Birds (USA) 28
  • T:Malcolm Pierce
  • J:Eurico Silva Da
  • Form: 211-661
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 Malcolm Pierce Eurico Silva Da
6 (6) 239-421
White, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Real Solution (USA) 70
  • T:Chad Brown
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • Form: 239-421
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 Chad Brown Javier Castellano
7 (7) 5-74593
Yellow, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap Side Glance 41
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 5-74593
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 A M Balding J P Spencer

In depth

Verdict

Cape Blanco won the 2011 renewal for Ballydoyle and Magician won the Breeders' Cup Turf over 1m4f at Santa Anita last year. But the latter is becoming hard to predict with a poor effort at Ascot last time, though is still preferred to Andrew Balding's Side Glance. Real Solution arrives in fine form in a bid to repeat last year's success and Up With The Birds has improved with every start this season but French raider SMOKING SUN makes most appeal. A repeat of his second in the Group 1 Internatioal at Kranji in May should see Pascal Bary's charge go very close and he gets the vote.