The $3 million
contest lost one of its major players Wednesday just before entry time when
True Timber was declared out of the race. The winner of the Cigar Mile (G1) had
been training for this race when trainer Jack Sisterson noted he wasn’t 100%.
is the horse who was entered to take his place. The son of Congrats is coming
off a win in the Sunshine Classic Stakes here just last Saturday. Mike Maker
trains the five-year-old, who has won three of his last five starts. He was
stakes placed here last year as well.
Romans has two horses in the race, while trainer Michael McCarthy, with
Independence Hall, is the only trainer entered to have won it before. The
Pegasus World Cup is the last of 12 races on a card with seven stakes, two
exceptional maiden races, and a trio of allowance races. Watch TVG every day
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