Anyone looking for a repeat of the one-two-three European finish in last year's Arlington Million last year should go shopping elsewhere. While two of the three foreign invaders have legitimate claims in this year's Million, Gio Ponti need only run back to the form that has won him three consecutive Grade 1 races to land this year's edition.\nBut winning four races at the highest level is exceedingly difficult. If there is anything capable of beating the Christophe Clement-trained son of Tale of the Cat, it could be either Gloria de Campeao or Cima de Triomphe.\nA two-time Group 1 mile winner on turf in his native Brazil, Gloria de Campeao blossomed at Nad Al Sheba this winter when finishing a distant second to Well Armed in the Dubai World Cup. While he may have been flattered in finishing ahead of Albertus Maximus and Asiatic Boy that day, there was nothing irregular about his win in the Singapore Airlines International Cup on turf over the Million distance last time on May 17. In that race, he beat the Dubai Duty Free runner-up, Presvis, who would next take the 1 1/4-mile, Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin in Hong Kong. The 84-day layoff that Gloria de Campeao has had since then is a worry, but trainer Pascal Bary, who engineered the 2003 Breeders' Cup Mile victory of Six Perfections at Arlington off a 69-day absence, is sure to have him primed for a big effort.\nCima de Triomphe has been pointed to the Million since he upset last year's Breeders' Cup Turf winner, Conduit, in the 1 1/4-mile, Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes on May 28. He was a bit unlucky when 10 1/2 lengths fourth last time in the Group 1 Eclipse Stakes, and while he wasn't going to beat either Sea the Stars or Rip Van Winkle that day, he would have finished a few lengths closer but for a lack of room in midstretch.\nThe 2008 Italian Derby winner, Cima de Triomphe has always shown a preference for good to firm ground. Trainer Luca Cumani won a friendly argument with owner Teruya Yoshida in running Cima de Triomphe in the Million rather than the 1 1/2-mile King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes on July 25. Cima de Triomphe will be Cumani's sixth Million runner. The Newmarket-based Cumani won it most memorably in 1983 when Tolomeo defeated John Henry in becoming the race's only 3-year-old victor.\nThat same year the filly All Along earned Horse of the Year honors as Walter Swinburn guided her to victory in the DC International, the Turf Classic, and the Canadian International, as well as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Swinburn rode Petit Loup to a fourth-place finish in the 1994 Million and has since turned his hand to training. He returns to Arlington with the dark horse Stotsfold. A 6-year-old gelded son of Breeders' Cup Mile winner Barathea, Stotsfold was just a length behind Cima de Triomphe and Conduit in the Brigadier Gerard, then won the 1 1/4-mile La Coupe at Longchamp last time on June 18. A three-time Group 3 winner going 1 1/4 miles, Stotsfold has never been better but needs to show more to have a serious say in the matter.\nFavorite an honest one\nEinstein's three-length fifth in last year's Million puts him in the same league as Gloria de Campeao and Cima de Triomphe, but Presious Passion's two-length score over Lauro in the United Nations at Monmouth may not be quite up to the quality of either of those two European raiders or Einstein, all of whom have Gio Ponti to beat.\nA British bookmaker's take on the Million is not too far off Arlington's morning line. Blue Square lists Gio Ponti as its 9-4 favorite, followed by Gloria de Campeao at 7-2, Einstein 4-1, and Cima de Triomphe 9-2.\nAlnadana, owned by the Aga Khan, has been looking for firmish ground throughout her career and is likely to get it in the Beverly D. She has matched strides with colts in Group 3 company and was sharpened for speed last time, leading throughout to take the one-mile, Group 3 Prix Messidor against males on July 18. That was the race Goldikova won last year before embarking on a three-race Group 1/Grade 1 winning streak that culminated in the Breeders' Cup Mile. As with Goldikova, there are doubts about Alnadana's ability to stay 1 3/16 miles, but her dam, Alnamara, won a listed race at 1 1/2 miles as well as a 1 5/16-mile maiden and a 1 1/4-mile allowance, all on the tough Parisian circuit.\nDenomination is a rare 3-year-old trying the Beverly D. Trained by Criquette Head-Maarek, who won this race in 1994 with Hatoof. This daughter of Smart Strike won the Group 3 Prix Vanteaux at Longchamp at virtually the same distance as the Beverly D. She improved when she ran a close third in the Group 3 Prix Chloe on July 5 but will be facing older fillies and mares for the first time on Saturday.\nMad About You has been maddening for trainer Dermot Weld this year. A hot prospect since finishing second to the very talented Promising Lead in last year's 1 1/4-mile, Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes, she has beaten males in Group 3 company but has been slightly disappointing in three tries since. Out of Irresistible Jewel, a Group 2 winner at 1 1/2 miles and a Group 3 winner going 1 1/4 miles who was second in the 1 1/4-mile, Group 1 Prix de l'Opera, Mad About You has not run at or about the Beverly D. distance since her loss in the Pretty Polly. A return to that form makes her the day's value play in what looks like a great betting race.\nBlack Bear Island is the only European entry in the Secretariat Stakes, and he will become an American trainee after the race. Considered a leading Epsom Derby candidate after his game score in the 1 1/4-mile, 88-yard, Group 2 Dante Stakes, this full brother to two-time Breeders' Cup Turf winner High Chaparral disappointed when he finished 10th in the Derby, looked competent when third in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes, but was never in contention when sixth in the Grand Prix de Paris. Since sold by Coolmore to Hubbard, Masterson, and Allred, this son of Sadler's Wells should benefit by a return to 1 1/4 miles. If he can recapture his Dante form, he is at least as good as any of his five opponents who created a blanket finish in the American Derby.