On one of the best betting days of the year, a wonderful international cast gathers for Saturday's Grade I Beverly D Stakes at Arlington Park once again. With not alot of pace presence, longshot #5 Dubawi Heights should have a favorable pace setup as the lone front runner, though she has never traveled this far. She should be included on all exotics, but is not my top pick. I'll lean toward #6 River Jetez to grab the lion's share of the $750,000 purse. Super-trainer, Mike de Kock, sends the 8-year-old mare across the pond after a perfect prep in a shorter than preferred, one-mile Group I stakes at Newmarket following a short break in the springtime. Earlier this year, River Jetez finished second in two multi-million dollar stakes in Dubai and Singapore, both against males. Moreover, River Jetez already has a workout over Arlington's turf course to help acclimate to her new surroundings. #1 Stacelita is a high-class, multiple Group I winning European that looks to improve in her second start in America, while cutting back in distance to help strengthen her closing kick.
$10 Win/Place #6=$20
$1 trifecta 6/1-5-7-8/1-3-5-7-8-11=$20
$1 trifecta 1-5-7-8/6/1-3-5-7-8-11=$20
Total bet $60