Jambalaya found a seam down the stretch today and used it to catch and pass defending champion The Tin Man and win the 25th Arlington Million.
The Tin Man was caught inside the 16th pole by the Canadian horse and beaten by three-quarters of a length.
Jambalaya's victory entitles the 5-year-old gelding to an automatic entry in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf.
Trained by Catherine Day Phillips and ridden by Robby Albarado, Jambalaya started on the inside, stayed close in fourth position and then came on at the end of a slow-paced race. Jambalaya won the 1 1/4-mile turf race in 2:04.76 and paid $17.20, $6.60 and $3.80.
The Tin Man, taking second by a nose, returned $3.80 and $2.60. Doctor Dino paid $3.60.