Five British horses on Arlington Million card
USA: Five British-trained horses are set to run on the Arlington Million card in Chicago on Saturday.
Luca Cumani's York Stakes winner Summit Surge is joined by the John Gosden pair Tazeez and Debussy in the Million itself, where Breeders' Cup Classic runner-up Gio Ponti (Christophe Clement) will bid to complete back-to-back successes for the home team
Dual Listed-race winner Pachattack represents Gerard Butler in the $750,000 Beverly D Stakes, where rivals will include former John Gosden-trained Rainbow View, now with Jonathan Sheppard in the USA.
Ave (Roger Attfield), who started out with Sir Michael Stoute, and former Andre Fabre-trained Treat Gently (Bill Mott) will also be major contenders in a race where Biased (Mikel Delzangles) will represent France.
John Smith's Cup winner Wigmore Hall (Michael Bell) is set to take on top US turf performer Paddy O'Prado (Dale Romans) in the Secretariat Stakes, a $400,000 contest forthree-year-olds.
There will also be European interest in California on Saturday, when Fairyhouse Group 3 winner Berg Bahn (Ger Lyons) and Distinctive (Bryan Smart) are set to run in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks, a 1m1f turf race for three-year-old fillies carrying prize-money of $300,000.
Leading US contender will be Evening Jewel (Jim Cassidy), touched off in the Kentucky Oaks and now on a hat-trick after a pair of Grade 2 successes.