Arlington Million Tops The Bill | What Are The Big Saturday Races?

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The Arlington Million, which has been rerouted to Churchill Downs following the sale of Arlington Park, is one of the big weekend graded-raced this Saturday. But we’ve also more top-notch contests at Saratoga and Del Mar to look forward to. Let’s take a look at the best races this Saturday and the probable runners.

We’ve three Grade 1 turf races to note – the Fourstardave (Saratoga) and the Arlington Million and Beverly D, which are now both at Churchill Downs – will headline the weekend. Both Saratoga and Del Mar also will showcase upcoming 2-year-old stars in sprints on their cards.

At Del Mar, the San Diego venue will also play hosts to the Sorrento (G2) and the Best Pal (G3) stakes – both staged over six furlongs. Del Mar also will showcase some high-class turf action with the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2) for fillies and mares aged 3+.

Saturday, 13th August 2022

Fourstardave Handicap (G1), Saratoga, 1 mile (turf), 3-year-olds+

At this stage six horses were entered as ‘probable runners’ for the 38th running of the Grade One Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. It’s a race trainer Mark E. Casse has won three times since 2017, so his entry Get Smokin will be trying to add to that top record. While the William Mott camp sent out the winner in 2014 and 2016, so their Casa Creed, who was third in the race 12 months ago, will be another of interest.

You can bet on the Fourstardave Handicap with BetOnline and also get a 50% welcome bonus (up to $1,000) to use on the race.

Probable Fourstardave Handicap Runners

Regal Glory
Trainer: C. Brown
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Just a Game (G1)

Front Run the Fed
Trainer: C. Caramori
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Van Clief Stakes (LS)

Casa Creed
Trainer: W. Mott
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Jaipur Invitational (G1)

City Man
Trainer: C. Clement
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Forbidden Apple (G3)

Get Smokin
Trainer: M. Casse
Last Run: 4th, 2022 Forbidden Apple (G3)

Masen
Trainer: C. Brown
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Poker (G3)

Watch the 2021 Fourstardave Handicap

 


Saratoga Special (G2), Saratoga, 6 1/2 furlongs, 2-year-olds

Arlington Million Tops The Bill | What Are The Big Saturday Races?

Just five horses were entered as ‘probable runners’ at this stage for this Grade 2 6 1/2 furlong contest. Gulfport is one of those engaged as this undefeated son of Uncle Mo, who is trained by Steve Asmussen, who won this race in 2017 and 2020, is sure to be popular in the horse racing betting for the race.

You can bet on the Saratoga Special with BetOnline and also get a 50% welcome bonus (up to $1,000) to use on the race.

Probable Saratoga Special Runners

Gulfport
Trainer: S. Asmussen
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Bashford Manor (LS)

Damon’s Mound
Trainer: M. Lovell
Last Run: 1st, CD MSW (7/2/2022-R3)

Owen’s Leap
Trainer: T. Amoss
Last Run: 2nd, 2022 Bashford Manor (LS)

Super Chow
Trainer: J. Delgado
Last Run: 1st, GP Claim (7/2/2022-R1)

Valenzan Day
Trainer: R. Rodriguez
Last Run: 9th, 2022 Sanford (G3)

Watch the 2021 Saratoga Special


Arlington Million (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 miles (turf), 3-year-olds+

Arlington Million Tops The Bill | What Are The Big Saturday Races?

At this stage we’ve a small but select probable field. compact but quality field of six, which are spearheaded by six-time stakes winner Smooth Like Strait. Also expected to head to Churchill Downs are were the Walsh-trained Santin, winner of the Turf Classic (G1) in May at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby.

With all six trainers with probable Arlington Million runners this year having never won the race, we’ll be seeing a new name on the roll of honour in 2022.

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Probable Arlington Million Runners

Set Piece
Trainer: B. Cox
Last Run: 5th, 2022 Forbidden Apple (G3)

Sacred Life
Trainer: C. Brown
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Monmonth Stakes (G3)

Field Pass
Trainer: M. Maker
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Texas Turf Classic (LS)

Smooth Like Strait
Trainer: M. McCarthy
Last Run: 2nd, 2022 Shoemaker Mile (G1)

Megacity
Trainer: M. Maker
Last Run: 2nd, 2022 Texas Turf Classic (LS)

Santin
Trainer: B. Walsh
Last Run: 6th, 2022 Manhattan (G1)

Admission Office
Trainer: B. Lynch
Last Run: 5th, 2022 Grand Couturier (LS)

Cavalry Charge
Trainer: D. Stewart
Last Run: 2nd, 2022 Jonathan B. Schuster Memorial (LS)

Cellist
Trainer: G.Arnold
Last Run: 10th, 2022 Colonial Turf Cup (LS)


RELATED: 2022 Arlington Million – 9 Runners Head To Post – Lastest Betting and Runner Profiles


Watch the 2021 Arlington Million


Beverly D Stakes. (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 miles (turf), fillies and mares, 3-year-olds+

Arlington Million Tops The Bill | What Are The Big Saturday Races?

The supporting act for Saturday’s Arlington Million is the Grade 1 Beverly D – a race for fillies and mares. At this stage we’ve only five horses probable runners, but plenty of class. Five-time graded-stakes winner Princess Grace one of the five and we’ve also California Angel, winner of the Jessamine Stakes (G2) at Keeneland last season.

12 months ago we saw the Irish trainer, Aidan O’Brien win the race with Santa Barbara and Ryan Moore riding and he’s trying again by sending over Lily Pond, with John R Velazquez, who rode the winners in 2019 and 2018, booked to ride. It’s also been a race the Chad C Brown team have farmed in recent years – winning 5 of the last 6 runnings – they send the ex-French trained Rougir to post.

You can bet on the Beverly D Stakes with BetOnline and also get a 50% welcome bonus (up to $1,000) to use on the race.


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Probable Beverly D Stakes Runners

Crystal Cliffs
Trainer: H. Motion
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Nassau (G2)

Princess Grace
Trainer: M. Stidham
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Dr. James Penny Memorial (G3)

California Angel
Trainer: G. Leonard, III
Last Run: 2nd, 2022 Allen LaCombe Memorial (LS)

Dalika
Trainer: A. Stall, Jr.
Last Run: 5th, 2022 Diana (G1)

Family Way
Trainer: B. Walsh
Last Run: 2nd, 2022 New York (G1)

Watch the 2021 Beverly D Stakes


Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 miles (turf), fillies and mare, 3-year-olds+

Arlington Million Tops The Bill | What Are The Big Saturday Races?

At this stage we’ve eight probable horses engaged for Saturday’s Grade 2, with past Grade 1 winners Going Global and Going to Vegas included. Trainer Philip D’Amato is mob-handed too, with 50% of the 8 runners entered at the moment – Going Global, Going To Vegas, Burgoo Alley and Fearless Girl.

You can bet on the Yellow Ribbon Handicap with BetOnline and also get a 50% welcome bonus (up to $1,000) to use on the race.

Probable Yellow Ribbon Handicap Runners

Going Global
Trainer: P. D’Amato
Last Run: 3rd, 2022 Gamely Stakes (G1)

Going To Vegas
Trainer: P. D’Amato
Last Run: 2nd, 2022 Gamely Stakes (G1)

Flippant
Trainer: V. Oliver
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Indiana General Assembly Distaff (LS)

Park Avenue
Trainer: J. Sadler
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Ouija Board Distaff (LS)

Stolen Holiday
Trainer: C. McGaughey III
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Eatontown (G3)

Avenue De France
Trainer: L. Powell
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Osunitas Stakes (RS)

Burgoo Alley
Trainer: P. D’Amato
Last Run: 6th, 2022 Megahertz Stakes (G3)

Fearless Girl
Trainer: P. D’Amato
Last Run: 1st, Dmr AlwOC (7/23/2022-R3)

Watch the 2021 Yellow Ribbon Handicap


Sorrento Stakes (G2), Del Mar, 6 furlongs, 2-year-old fillies

Arlington Million Tops The Bill | What Are The Big Saturday Races?

Six probable runners at this stage starters with two of those trained by Doug O’Neill – Vegas Magic and Absolutely Zero, who is by O’Neill’s 2016 Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist – O’Neill won this race in 2013 with Concav too. 12 months ago we saw the Philip D’Amato-trained Elm Drive win the race and D’Amato could be back for more in 2022 with Dazzling Dominika entered.

You can bet on the Sorento Stakes with BetOnline and also get a 50% welcome bonus (up to $1,000) to use on the race.

Probable Sorento Stakes Runners

Absolutely Zero
Trainer: D. O’Neill
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Fasig-Tipton Futurity (LS)

Uncontrollable
Trainer: M. McCarthy
Last Run: 1st, Dmr MSW (7/22/2022-R5)

Vegas Magic
Trainer: D. O’Neill
Last Run: 1st, 2022 Everett Nevin Stakes (LS)

Halosnheaven
Trainer: B. Baffert
Last Run: 2nd, Dmr MSW (7/23/2022-R4)

Dazzling Dominika
Trainer: P. D’Amato
Last Run: 1st Chu MSW

Outofnothingatall
Trainer: R. Diodoro
Last Run: 1st, EvD MSW (7/7/2022-R1)

Watch the 2021 Sorrento Stakes

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