This Saturday, Arlington Park in Illinois will play host to the $1,000,000 Arlington Million race (official site), where the winner will also book their ticket into the Breeders’ Cup Turf race at the end of the season.
The field of 13 horses is very wide open heading into the race. Deauville is the favorite at 7/2, but he has had trouble winning races this year (1 win in 6 races), and there are really around 9 horses in this field who have a legitimate shot at winning this race.
In this article I will outline the morning line odds for the 2017 Arlington Million, give you my pick for the race winner and also provide a simple guide to getting your Arlington Invitational bets placed online this Saturday.
2017 Arlington Million Odds
Here are the morning line odds for the Arlington Million. The odds will change throughout race day depending on the amount of money wagered on each horse.
- Deauville 7/2
- Mekhtaal 9/2
- Beach Patrol 5/1
- Divisidero 5/1
- Scottish 8/1
- Ascend 10/1
- Kasaqui 10/1
- The Pizza Man 12/1
- Oscar Nominated 15/1
- Oak Brook 30/1
- Enterprising 30/1
- Ghost Hunter 30/1
- Fanciful Angel 30/1
As you can see Deauville is the favorite heading into the race, but Mekhtaal, Beach Patrol and Divisidero each have 5/1 or better odds as well, so it’s very likely that one of these four horses will cross the finish line first. Outside of these top four we have another 5 horses in the 8/1 to 15/1 range, before dropping way down to 30/1 for the final four horses, who will likely be outclassed on Saturday.
I’m going outside of the top four in this race and looking to get some value on Ascend, who is opening as a 10/1 horse. Ascend is coming off a 4th place finish at the Bowling Green Handicap, but won the Manhattan Handicap in June at the same length of the Arlington Million. That was a massive win with a million dollar purse and it shows that Ascend can perform huge at big races.
Play: Ascend 10/1
Here’s the video of him taking the win at the Manhattan Stakes. He was a 27/1 dog heading into that race. I think he can repeat the performance this weekend.
How To Bet On The Arlington Million In The USA
Follow these three easy steps to get your bets placed on the Arlington Million race this Saturday.
Step 1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
Bovada is our top rated betting site for American residents. They have a great easy to use racebook that takes bets on races from tracks across the USA, including Arlington Park. The Bovada brand is focused on offering a great betting experience to the American market and this shows through in their betting options, deposits and withdrawals, and customer service all being geared towards Americans.
After clicking on the above link, select the big ‘Join Now’ button and fill out the registration form.
Step 2. Deposit
Bovada accepts MasterCard, Visa and bitcoin deposits from American users. As I mentioned above, Bovada is geared towards the US marketplace, so they are focused on quick and easy deposits and withdrawals of funds.
Bovada.lv is currently offering a 50% matching bonus up to $250 for all first time deposits.
Step 3. Place Your Arlington Million Bets
You’re now ready to bet on the horse race.
After logging into your new Bovada account click on ‘Horses’ from the left sidebar and select ‘Arlington Park’ under the ‘Today’s Tracks’ drop down menu.
Select the race number with the corresponding post-time for the Arlington Million and then confirm that you see all of the horses I listed above before placing your bets.
Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv.