Trainer Chad Brown can add to his record number of victories when he sends out Field Pass in the 2022 Arlington Million on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 43-year-old Brown has won the race a record four times, including three from 2017 to 2019. He goes for No. 5 with Field Pass, who has more than $1.1 million in career earnings and is 8-1 in the 2022 Arlington Million odds. Smooth Like Straight is the 5-2 Arlington Million 2022 favorite, while the Brendan Walsh-trained Santin is 3-1 in the nine-horse 2022 Arlington Million field. After being held outside Chicago, the Arlington Million has moved to Churchill Downs due to the closing of Arlington Park last year. Post time is 6:25 p.m. ET. With an accomplished field set to leave the starting gate, you'll want to see what astute racing reporter and analyst Michelle Yu has to say before making any 2022 Arlington Million picks.

Few people in racing are as well-connected as Yu. An on-air host and reporter who has provided racing analysis for TVG, HRTV and the Breeders' Cup, Yu has spent a lifetime in racing. Prior to her television career, she worked for trainers Steve Asmussen and Ron Moquett. She also is married to Santa Anita-based trainer Ryan Hanson.

Yu also has tremendous handicapping chops. In the 2011 Kentucky Derby, she correctly tabbed Animal Kingdom to win at a hefty 21-1. In the 2017 Breeders' Cup, she nailed 11-1 long shot Wuheida to win the Filly and Mare Turf. Last year, in a wide-open Kentucky Derby, she gave out Medina Spirit, who crossed the finish line first, as the winner at 12-1. In Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager this year, she suggested a play on All Other 3-Year-Olds, which cashed at a whopping 18-1 when Rich Strike won the Derby.

Since joining SportsLine in November, her picks have cashed in the Breeders' Cup Classic, Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, Sham Stakes, El Camino Real Derby, San Felipe Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap, Kentucky Oaks and Preakness Stakes. And in June's Belmont Stakes, she hit the top two finishers. Anyone who has followed her is way up.

Now, Yu has handicapped the 2022 Arlington Million field, given her horse-by-horse analysis, made her picks and constructed her wagers. You can only see them here.

Top 2022 Arlington Million predictions

One surprise: Yu's top pick is not the morning-line favorite, Smooth Like Strait. Based on the West Coast, this five-year-old son of Midnight Lute has won almost $1.6 million in his career, but he is winless in two starts in 2022.

In addition, the 1 1/8-mile distance of the Arlington Million is arguably at his outer limits, as he is just 1-for-4 going that far. "Nine furlongs has proven to be a salty distance for him to hold his speed, and while I am sure he can hit the board, the added ground leaves me concerned," Yu told SportsLine. See who to pick here.

How to make 2022 Arlington Million picks

Yu's top pick is a horse who "has done his best while running shorter than this trip." She is including this horse in her 2022 Arlington Million bets, and so should you. She's sharing which horses to back only at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2022 Arlington Million? What does Yu think of every horse in the race? And how has she constructed her wagers? Visit SportsLine now to see Yu's picks for the Arlington Million

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