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 11 horses is very wide open heading into the race. Oscar Performance is the favorite at 3/1, but he will have to come from the 11th post position to win. There are really five horses in this field who have a legitimate shot at winning the race (6/1 or better odds), and four of them are in posts 8 through 11.
In this article I will outline the morning line odds for the 2018 Arlington Million, give you my pick for the race winner and also provide a simple guide to getting your Arlington Million bets placed online this Saturday.
2018 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.
- Oscar Performance 3/1
- Robert Bruce 9/2
- Almanaar 5/1
- Deuville 6/1
- Money Multiplier 6/1
- Spring Quality 8/1
- Divisidero 10/1
- Century Dream 12/1
- Catcho En Die 20/1
- Circus Couture 30/1
- Twenty Four Seven 30/1
As you can see Oscar Performance is the favorite heading into the race, but Robert Bruce, Almanaar, Money Multiplier and Deuville each have 6/1 or better odds as well, so it’s very likely that one of these five horses cross the finish line first. Outside of these top five we have another 3 horses with an outside shot in the 8/1 to 12/1 range, before dropping down to 20/1 and 30/1 for the final three horses.
I’m looking at Almanaar at 5/1. This 6 year old has not raced much over the past couple years, but looks to be well rested and ready to put down some strong times in a few races this summer. Almanaar hadn’t raced in a year and a half before winning her most recent race in June, putting down a great time for a 1 1/16 mile race. It was the fastest race of his career at that distance and I think he has the speed to win this race if he has the endurance to maintain down the stretch. This isn’t a distance he’s used to, but I still think there is value in him in this race.
Add in the fact he’s on the inside, while most other favorites are on the outside and I could see this race playing out nicely for him. I also expect him to start with odds closer to 8/1.
Play: Almanaar 5/1
Here’s the video of him taking the win in the Gulfstream Park Turf G1 in February of 2017. This was his last race before taking a year and a half off.
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.