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!
Fast Anna the One to Beat in $300,000 Gallant Bob
The $300,000 Grade 3 Gallant Bob has attracted a field of seven three year-old sprinters going six furlongs on the main track September 20 at Parx as part of the Pennsylvania Derby day undercard.
Fast Anna is the deserving 8/5 morning line favorite for trainer Kathy Ritvo after falling just short of winning the Grade 1 King’s Bishop in just the third start of his career. As a son of 2006 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies victor Dreaming of Anna, Fast Anna has proven to have the game to go with the fancy bloodlines. Prior to making his stakes debut at Saratoga, Fast Anna crushed a maiden special weight field and an allowance field at Gulfstream Park.
Favorite Tale should grab another piece
Favorite Tale (5/2 ML) always seems to be right there at the wire. The Guadalupe Preciado trainee has recorded four wins in nine lifetime starts to go with two second place finishes and one third. In his last race, Favorite Tale ran second in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore Stakes August 16 at Monmouth Park. While getting the better of Fast Anna may be a tall order, Favorite Tale is consistent and could be used as key in exotic bets.
Pure Sensation looking to improve
Pure Sensation (4/1 ML) is just two for nine lifetime, but did manage to finish ahead of Favorite Tale in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens in June at Belmont. The Christophe Clement runner will have to show significant improvement, however, to have any impact.
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.