Megans Bluff returned $5.60, $3.40, and $2.80. The winning exacta combination paid $45.80. (Chart, Equibase)
Megans Bluff tracked the early leaders in third place before unleashing a three-wide rally under jockey Mark Guidry to win the $125,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) by eight lengths Saturday at Arlington International. The 3-year-old daughter of Pine Bluff -- out of the Cozzene mare Cozzena -- completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.22 over a fast track. Instinct finished second, followed by My Turn Kissin, Robbin Banks, Fiesty Countess, and Polish Penny.Megans Bluff is trained by John Hennig for owner James C. Routsong. In her last start, she finished second in the Cleveland Oaks, snapping a three-race win streak. She earned $75,000 for the win, her fourth in 10 starts. She was bred in Kentucky by Kevin Pipes.