Given that the Breeders’ Cup is the best trial you can wish for and that it’s now all over and done with, we have a good idea of what horses are the top contenders for the third Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in January.
Having won the Classic and the Dirt Mile respectively in November at Churchill Downs, Accelerate and City Of Light are sure to be at the head of most people’s lists and indeed they show up highly in the early odds for the race. Favorites have won the first two runnings of this race and so the pressure is on Accelerate to deliver. The latest odds for 2019 are below.
Right now odds on the Pegasus World Cup are based purely on how well these horses have done at Grade 1 level and as always the money surrounds their success or otherwise at the Breeders’ Cup – but watch out for some fresh horses who skipped the Championships too.
Once we get to Florida the starting odds will be 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; if 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 will fluctuate a lot leading up to the race, never more so than in the few minutes before post time at Gulfstream so be prepared not to know exactly what odds you will get on your horse until go time.
We don’t know the final field of course but contenders are naturally limited due to the fact that owners will need to stump up a cool $1 million to enter a horse. Some of the front-runners are obvious however based on their exploits in 2018 and with that in mind, here’s how things look for January 26:
|City of Light||4/1||5/1|
|Seeking the Soul||16/1||14/1|
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