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
Shares – 20-1 Drayden Van Dyke
the Rules – 10-1 John Velazquez
the Court – 12-1 Julien Leparoux
Dakota – 10-1 Jose Ortiz
Liam – 7/2 Irad Ortiz, Jr.
– 9/2 P Paco Lopez
– 20-1 Joe Bravo
– 5-1 Joel Rosario
Border – 15-1 Tyler Gaffalione
– 15-1 Edgar Zayas
the Word – 6-1 Flavien Prat
Paranoia – 8-1 Luis Saez
Maker, Todd Pletcher, and Shug McGaughey each have more than one horse in the
race. Pletcher has three, including two of the three favorites.
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
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