Pegasus World Cup Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes is set for Saturday at Gulfstream Park Race Track in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Pegasus World Cup Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Pegasus World Cup Stakes
- Purse: $3,000,000
- Track: Gulfstream Park Race Track
- Date: January 25
- Post Time: 5:34 p.m. (ET)
- Live: 2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes Odds: Click Here
2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes Handicapping
After setting up as strictly a two-horse race between multiple Grade 1 winner Omaha Beach and 2019 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun To Run, the complexion of the Pegasus World Cup has completely changed with news Thursday that both of those favourites have been scratched. Those defections leave a field of 10, and they’ll be racing 1 1/8 miles on the Gulfstream dirt track.
Odds listed here are from Bovada’s racebook.
2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Higher Power Race Odds: 9-4
After spending most of his career running in allowance races and lower-level stakes, Higher Power made his last three starts of 2019 in Grade 1 events, winning the Pacific Classic and finishing third in the Awesome Again and Breeders’ Cup Classic. He’s had some problems getting away cleanly from the gate in his last two, so the start will be a key for him as he has less distance to work with here than in his other recent races.
John Sadler trains, Flavien Prat gets the call to ride.
2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Tax Race Odds: 6-1
There were a lot of high hopes for Tax early in 2019 and he made the field for last year’s Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, where he ran fourth. Since then he’s been a bit inconsistent while racing against some top company.
Last February he picked up a win in the (G2) Withers Stakes, in August he won the (G2) Jim Dandy Stakes, and most recently he was a very good second in the (G3) Discovery Stakes. The significance is that all those races were at the Pegasus 1 1/8 miles distance.
Danny Gargan is the trainer, Jose Ortiz gets the assignment to ride.
2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Seeking The Soul Race Odds: 14-1
He’s been well out of the money in his last four starts since winning the (G2) Stephen Foster in June, but Seeking The Soul was second in this race last year and there’s a sense that you can never quite count this tough veteran out. His best might be behind him, but his second-best could be enough to get in the money in this field.
Dallas Stewart trains, Johnny Velazquez picks up the mount.
2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: War Story Race Odds: 16-1
Although his best results have come at the Grade 3 stakes level, similar to Seeking The Soul a repeat of those performances should put him solidly in the mix here. He comes in off a win in the (G3) Harlan’s Holiday stakes on the Gulfstream Park dirt at just 1/16th of a mile shorter than they will be going on Saturday, and that’s always a positive handicapping angle.
Here’s my 2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes Free Pick.
It’s not often you see both of the top-two favourites scratch out of a $3 million race, but the loss for the connections of Omaha Beach and Spun To Run is a handicapper’s gain. Despite his spotty win record, I think Tax is a solid contender in what is left of the field and the distance suits him perfectly. I’ll be betting him to both Win and Place. In a race where it makes sense to swing for the fences, I’ll play the other three mentioned here with him in various trifecta combos.
Full Field: 2020 Pegasus World Cup Stakes Odds
- Higher Power 9-4
- Mucho Gusto 5-2
- Tax 6-1
- Diamond Oops 8-1
- Seeking The Soul 14-1
- Bodexpress 16-1
- Mr. Freeze 16-1
- War Story 16-1
- True Timber 18-1
- Tenfold 25-1
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