Pegasus World Cup Looms Large

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By Emily Shields

The fifth annual Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) takes place at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 23. The $3 million contest will feature 12 of the best older horses in training, including Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Knicks Go, multiple Grade 1 winner Code of Honor, and the popular Sleepy Eyes Todd. Watch and wager on every race from Gulfstream Park live with TVG.

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TVG is also the place you will want to check for up to date Pegasus World Cup odds. In addition to the top contenders, the Pegasus will feature Claiming Crown Jewel hero Jesus’ Team, bold San Antonio (G2) winner Kiss Today Goodbye from the Eric Kruljac barn, and last year’s Pegasus runner up Mr Freeze. Top 2019 prospect Tax missed most of 2020, but returned with a flourish when winning the Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday here on December 12, scoring by 4 ½ lengths. True Timber was the winner of the Grade 1 Cigar Mile.

Its sister race, the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1), is a wide open betting affair with trainers Todd Pletcher, Mike Maker, and Shug McGaughey all having more than one runner. Peter Miller brings in Anothertwistafate, a classy sort who has won on dirt, synthetic, and turf, most recently in the $200,000 San Gabriel (G2) at Santa Anita. Pletcher will start Colonel Liam, who won a local prep race here in the Tropical Park Derby.

The card also features five other graded stakes races, the $200,000 Inside Information (G2), the $150,000 William L. McKnight (G3T), the $125,000 La Prevoyante (G3T), the $125,000 Fred W. Hooper (G3), and the $125,000 Marshua’s River (G3T).

TVG will have all of the updated information on the 2021 Pegasus World Cup this week, with post positions, live odds, and expert picks.


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