Coastal Defense, Independence Hall In the Pegasus

By Emily Shields

If you are planning to bet the Pegasus World Cup and its sister race, the Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) online, then you need to gather all the information you can on the field and contenders.

The Pegasus World Cup Turf drew a field of 12 to run the 1 3/16 miles worth a purse of $1 million. This is the third Pegasus World Cup Turf, a race that started two years after the Pegasus itself. The field is as follows, with morning line odds and jockeys:

  1. Next Shares – 20-1 Drayden Van Dyke
  2. Breaking the Rules – 10-1 John Velazquez
  3. Storm the Court – 12-1 Julien Leparoux
  4. North Dakota – 10-1 Jose Ortiz
  5. Colonel Liam – 7/2 Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  6. Largent – 9/2 P Paco Lopez
  7. Aquaphobia – 20-1 Joe Bravo
  8. Anothertwistafate – 5-1 Joel Rosario
  9. Cross Border – 15-1 Tyler Gaffalione
  10. Pixelate – 15-1 Edgar Zayas
  11. Say the Word – 6-1 Flavien Prat
  12. Social Paranoia – 8-1 Luis Saez

Trainers Mike Maker, Todd Pletcher, and Shug McGaughey each have more than one horse in the race. Pletcher has three, including two of the three favorites.

The Pegasus World Cup Turf has been won by eventual Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar in 2019, and then Zulu Alpha last out. Mike Maker trained Zulu Alpha, who will miss defending his title this year. This race was formerly known as the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, which was won by stars such as Royal Anthem, Einstein, Kip Deville, and Court Vision.

The Turf goes as the 11th of a 12-race card, immediately followed by the Pegasus World Cup itself. Keep it TVG for the 2021 Pegasus World Cup, where you will find plenty of free picks and analysis for one of the biggest days of racing.