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Arlington Million A True Global Affair
Last year's Arlington Million victor Little Mike (Spanish Steps-Hay Jude, by Wavering Monarch) will have to see off a strong international challenge if he is to successfully defend his title on the weekend, reports horseracingnation.com. The three-time Gr1 winner, who rounded out his 2012 campaign with wins in the Arlington & Breeders' Cup Turf, will face stern opposition from Gr1 winners Hunter's Light (Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Stakes at Meydan), The Apache (Champions Cup at Greyville in South Africa), Indy Point (G.P. Jockey Club at San Isidoro in Argentina), & Gr1-placed Grandeur (runner-up Hollywood Derby), which is currently favourite for the race. The winner will receive an automatic entry into the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita on November 1st.