Ticker
  • Unique Bella is off the Kentucky Oaks trail with a sore shin, per Steve Anderson.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Hence (10-1) rallies to win the Sunland Park Derby going away.Posted 1 day ago
  • Ghalia (2-1) edges a game Kell Paso in the Sunland Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Itsinthepost (6-1) drives home the win in the Grade 2 San Luis Rey.Posted 2 days ago
  • Fear the Cowboy (7-2) comes running late to capture the Grade 3 Skip Away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Fast and Accurate (24-1) bursts through to upset the Grade 3 Spiral.Posted 2 days ago
  • Purely a Dream (12-1) pulls ahead in the stretch to take the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Arrogate, despite a dreadful break, wins the Dubai World Cup easily.Posted 3 days ago
  • Jack Hobbs is much the best in the Sheema Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Vivlos flies late to get up for the win in the $6 million Dubai Turf.Posted 3 days ago

Premier Pegasus Wins Goodman Stakes

A 44-1 winner in his debut July 24 at Del Mar, Premier Pegasus returned with a much smaller surprise in the $59,800 Jack Goodman Stakes Saturday at Oak Tree/Hollywood Park.


Dispatched at 5-1 in the field of seven 2-year-olds, the Fusaichi Pegasus colt out of the Summer Squall mare Squall Linda led most of the way to remain perfect for owner-breeder and trainer Myung Kwon Cho.


The Goodman score was the second Oak Tree stakes win for Cho, the other coming with Street Hero, a half-brother to Premier Pegasus, in the 2008 Norfolk Stakes. Squall Linda is also Street Hero’s dam.


Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, Premier Pegasus did not break quickly from the rail, but quickly joined McKenzies Way, took the lead inside of that one on the backstretch and had something in reserve when challenged in the stretch.


The $35,400 payday increased his earnings to $65,400. While winning by 1 ¾ lengths, Premier Pegasus covered the six furlongs in 1:09.62.


As the fifth choice, Premier Pegasus paid $13, $5.60 and $3.60. McKenzies Way returned $6.40 and $3.60. The show price on Clubhouse Ride, the 5-2 favorite who finished a half-length behind McKenzies Way, was $2.60.


Celestic Night finished fourth, then came Awesome Patriot, the 5-2 second choice, Road Ready and Winning Desire.


Cho indicated Premier Pegasus could ship to Kentucky and run in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories