05/27/2010 11:00PM

Stotsfold being aimed at Million again.


Stotsfold is heading for the Arlington Million for the second year in succession. Third in last year's race to dual Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti, the 7-year-old Walter Swinburn-trained gelding returned to form at Sandown Park on Thursday evening with a come-from-behind neck victory in the Group 3, $93,000 Brigadier Gerard Stakes. Ridden by Adam Kirby, he rallied late at 8-1 to defeat the pacesetting Tazeez, getting the 1 1/4 miles on good to firm ground in 2:05.73. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to the 13-8 favorite Glass Harmonium.

Stotsfold had won the Group 3 La Coupe at Longchamp prior to his Million third last year. His Brigadier Gerard victory ended a six-race losing streak that had begun at Arlington. It was his first win in three outings this season, and he now boasts four Group 3 victories at 1 1/4 miles.