gray son of Paddy O’Prado has run at nine different racetracks in his last nine
starts: Remington Park, Sam Houston, the Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Lone Star,
Charles Town, Santa Anita, Keeneland, and Gulfstream Park. On top top that, has
has also made appearances at Oaklawn Park and Canterbury, with eight wins in 15
starts. Five of those wins are stakes races.
Todd was last seen winning the Grade 3 Mr Prospector here on December 19. That
seven-furlong contest is one of two stakes races he won in a row, including the
Lafayette on the Breeders’ Cup undercard. He does have a win over the
nine-furlong distance of the Pegasus; that was in the rich Charles Town Classic.
On top of those
credential, the Miguel Angel Silva runner was placed in the Oklahoma Derby in
2019, and second in the Lone Star Mile in 2020. Jose Ortiz will take the mount
on the 8-1 shot. Click here to view the Pegasus World Cup odds:
Todd will have to get past Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Knicks Go, who
is on a three-race win streak, and top older horse Code of Honor. The dual
Grade 1-winning son of Noble Mission (GB) has won $2.6 million in his 15
starts, including the Grade 2 Fountain Of Youth over this track.
Tax might be
the play at 5-1 morning line, as the Danny Gargan runner has just scored a huge
comeback win here in the Harlan’s Holiday. His 105 Beyer speed figure from that
race is the highest of all last-out Beyers save for Knicks Go.
Mr Freeze ran
second in this race last year, beaten 4 1/2 lengths by the winner Mucho Gusto.
He has since won the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Mile over this track, and then the
Grade 2 Fayette at Keeneland. He ran sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile but
was beaten less than six lengths as a 19-1 shot.
several horses in with a shot that are overlooked, including recent Santa Anita
Grade 2 winner Kiss Today Goodbye, who defeated Mucho Gusto in that race.
Jesus’ Team won the Claiming Crown Jewel in December after running second in
the Dirt Mile and third in the Preakness Stakes. Harpers First Ride has won
four stakes in his last five starts.