- Gulfstream Park hosts the Pegasus World Cup Turf on January 28
- Colonel Liam has won the previous two editions of the race
If you’re looking for the latest Pegasus World Cup Turf picks, predictions, and odds, then look no further than Vegas Odds.
A huge night of horse racing action is set for Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 28, as the Pegasus World Cup Invitational heads the card on a stunning evening of racing. However, one of the big races on the undercard comes in the form of the Pegasus World Cup Turf. Find the latest odds and information about the leading contenders here.
Schedule and How To Watch
- When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 4:40 p.m. ET
- Where: Gulfstream Park, Florida
- Distance: 1 1/8 miles
- Grade: Grade 1
- How To Watch: NBC/Peacock/FanDuel TV
Pegasus World Cup Turf Vegas Odds
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The G1 Pegasus World Cup Turf is the featured race on the undercard at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 28. There is yet another open feel to the race this year, and it has been made only more interesting following the news that the winner from the previous two years, Colonel Liam, will not be involved in 2023.
Todd Pletcher’s record in this race over the previous two years has been staggering, as he has trained the runners that finished first and second in both 2022 and 2021. His hopes this year ride on multiple dirt stakes winner Wit. The four-year-old has impressed on the turf to this point, winning the Better Talk Now, before finishing second in the G3 Bryan Station Stakes and third in the G1 Hollywood Derby.
However, Steady On is also eligible for Pletcher, and I think he has a stronger case. The four-year-old finished second in the Gio Ponti, before taking the runner-up spot once again in the Tropical Park Derby on the synthetic. I think he is likely to excel over the 1 1/8 mile distance more so than his stablemate.
Ivar heads the betting after taking an impressive fourth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile last year, but I’m not sure that the track nor distance will play to his strengths. The G2 Fort Lauderdale form line could be key, with three of the top four lining up here. City Man boasts leading claims from that race after beating Decorated Invader, King Cause, and Good Governance with a speed figure of 109 over course and distance.
Pegasus World Cup Turf Predictions
I’ll be having three plays on the Pegasus World Cup Turf this year. Lady Speightspeare impressed to take third in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf in November, reaching a speed figure of 115. She could go well again over this distance against the boys.
Speaking Scout is another that I like, having already won the G1 Hollywood Derby and Hawthorne Derby over this distance. Meanwhile, Frankie Dettori’s Hurricane Dream could be overpriced. He steps back down in trip after finishing second in the G3 La Coupe and a decent seventh in the G2 Prix Dollar in France over 1 ¼ miles.