Saturday, January 29 at Gulfstream Park is one of the biggest races of the year: the Pegasus World Cup (G1)! This $3 million race, covering a mile and an eighth on the Gulfstream dirt track, drew a field of nine handicap horses. The eyes of the racing world will be on Gulfstream on Saturday, and you can bet it from the comfort of your own home here in Canada!
$200,000 Grade III Modesty Attracts Full Field
The Grade III $200,000 Modesty Handicap is part of Million Preview Day July 12 in Chicago which features four graded stakes races on the turf.
The Modesty, run at a mile and three sixteenths on the grass is the local prep race for the Grade I Beverly D. August 16 on Million Day. The race draws a full field of 14 fillies and mares with the Christophe Clement trained Tabreed a lukewarm 7/2 favorite on the morning line despite not having run since November. In Tabreed’s last start, she finished second in the Grade III Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct going a mile and a half.
White Rose too sharp to ignore for Mott
For those not inclined to take a short price on a horse coming back from an eight month layoff, there are plenty of viable betting choices. The Thomas Proctor trained Gulsary is the 4/1 second choice despite showing an aversion to the winner’s circle with just two wins in sixteen lifetime starts on the grass. An interesting alternative at 9/2 is White Rose, a Bill Mott trainee, breaking from the far outside under rider Julien Leparoux after an impressive allowance score at Churchill Downs in June where she earned a 92 Beyer.
Angles abound on I'm Already Sexy
I’m Already Sexy (8/1 ML) has a live look for bettors searching for a contender outside the top three choices. In addition to her affinity for the Arlington turf (3 for 3 lifetime), I’m Already Sexy adds Lasix for the first time – a move that could allow her to carry her speed further as she makes the third start of her form cycle which often produces any runner’s top effort. I’m Already Sexy won The Pucker Up at Arlington last year going a mile and an eighth.
The Kentucky Derby trail makes its way to Oklahoma on Friday, December 17 for the Remington Springboard Mile! The race drew a field of nine up-and-coming two-year-olds to go a mile on the main track. The prizes are rich: a $400,000 purse, as well as Road to the Kentucky Derby points (10-4-2-1) for the first four horses across the wire.
The Los Alamitos Futurity (G2), California’s most important Kentucky Derby Prep in December, is coming up on Saturday, December 11! The race features the most promising two-year-olds in California, set to go a mile and a sixteenth over the dirt at Los Alamitos Racecourse. The race offers a purse of $300,000, as well as Road to the Kentucky Derby points, apportioned 10-4-2-1 to the top four finishers.