Having won the Classic and the Dirt Mile respectively in November at Churchill Downs, Accelerate and City Of Light were at the head of most people’s lists and indeed they showed up highly in the odds for the race. Favorites had won the first two runnings of this race and so the pressure was on Accelerate to deliver. The final odds for the 2019 Pegasus World Cup and World Cup Turf races are below.
Odds on the 2019 Pegasus World Cup were based partly on how well these horses have done at Grade 1 level and as always the money surrounded their success or otherwise at the Breeders’ Cup – though there were some fresh horses who skipped the Championships too.
Once we got to Florida the starting odds were decided on the Pari Mutual system, the final odds for each contender based on the amount of cash going in on each horse from bettors both at the track and right around the country.
To put it another way; whenever there is a lot of money in the wagering pool but very few people are betting your horse then its odds could potentially be huge. On the flip side though, there is the possibility of a lot of bettors wagering on your horse and its price in that case could be pretty slim.
On the Pari Mutual betting system, the odds as always fluctuated a lot leading up to the race, never more so than in the few minutes before post time at Gulfstream with the final prices listed below.
|1st||City of Light||2/1||$5.80||$4.20||$3.00|
|2nd||Seeking the Soul||34/1||$19.20||$8.20|
|1st||Bricks and Mortar||3/1||$7.60||$4.20||$3.20|
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