08/11/2017 6:14PM

Hersh: How I'll play Arlington for Saturday, Aug. 12


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The fireworks come at the end of this loaded 12-race Arlington Million card, but I’ll be getting involved much earlier in the day with a strong opinion in race 2. The pick there is WESTERN ELEGANCE (#2), who might be second choice, but figures a distant second choice with Good Bye Greg taking a lot of play. GBG is an admirable horse, but very unsound and liable to regress at any time. He does not need the lead but he needs to be close, and there is other real speed in the race. Western Elegance returned from a long layoff two starts ago at this same class level and distance and absolutely would’ve won with a fair trip. He held his form in a Canadian G3 last out, and with luck will run down the pace this time.