ALL EYES ON THE LAWN AT ARLINGTON
Arlington Million Preview weekend is upon us, as the Arlington Race Course will play host to a quartet of grassy stakes that serve as preps for this big ones in three weeks on Million Day.
The $200,000 Arlington H. (G3) serves as a precursor for the Arlington Million and draws the likes of 2010 winner Rahystrada, Sea o’Erin S. winner Nikki’s Sandcastle, Jamaica S. (G1) fifth Sky Blazer and local favorite and course specialist Wilcox Inn.
An intriguing bunch of sophomores could try the $200,000 American Derby (G3), including graded winner Daddy Nose Best, Team Valor import Captain Futuro, Arkansas Derby (G1) fourth Cozzetti and possibly Dermot Weld’s Diplomat. The American Derby is a steeping stone to the Secretariat S. (G1) and is a key local prep event.
Hard Seven, Upperline, She’s All In, Bizzy Caroline and Romacaca are among some of the top draws likely headed for the $200,000 Modesty H. (G3), a local prep race for the upcoming Beverly D. S. (G1).
Also on Saturday are the $150,000 Star and Stripes S. (G3) and $65,000 Coach Jimi Lee S.