The best "Vegas" advice I've ever recieved was to always take it easy the first night in order to not be dragging the rest of the weekend. Sadly, I didn't follow that advice on Thursday.
Lots of big races today, especially at Arlington Park for the Million Festival. The European invaders have grabbed morning line favoritsm in all three of the Grade 1s in Chicago - Cape Blanco, Stacelita, and Treasure Beach. Of the three, Stacelita seems like the most likely winner. I think Cape Blanco and Treasure Beach are standouts, as well, but they may prefer just a bit more ground than the 10 panels of the Million and the Secretariat. A big question is "How will Gio Ponti do today?" Can he pull off a second win in the Million, or is he a better miler at this point?