Pegasus World Cup: Gulfstream posts new list with 12 invitations

Pegasus World Cup: Gulfstream posts new list with 12 invitations
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Defending champion Knicks Go continues to headline the list of invitees for the Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Gulfstream Park.

Korea Racing Authority’s Knicks Go, the favorite to be named 2021 Horse of the Year next month, is most prominent among the 12 names on the second invitation list for the 1 1/8-mile stakes for 4-year-olds and up, which will headline a card that also will feature the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) and the $500,000 Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G3).

RELATED: Knicks Go fires bullet work Sunday.

Knicks Go, who registered a dominating 2 1/2-length, front-running victory in last year’s Pegasus World Cup and concluded his 2021 season with a dazzling victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar, also headlined the initial invitation list last Sunday.

Others on both the first and second invitation lists include Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Life Is Good, Ginobili, Happy Saver, Sir Winston and Super Stock.

Chess Chief, Fearless, Law Professor, Olympiad, Stilleto Boy and Title Ready were added to the second list of 12 invitees.

The reserves on the second list of invitations include American Theorem, Commandeer, Endorsed, Forewarned and Happy American.

Here are the invitations for the Pegasus World Cup, showing the updated list this week as well as the first list issued last Sunday:

Pegasus World CupAge, sexTrainerJan. 16Jan. 9
Chess Chief6 hDallas StewartXAE
Fearless6 gTodd PletcherXAE
Ginobili5 gRichard BaltasXX
Happy Saver5 hTodd PletcherXX
Knicks Go6 hBrad CoxXX
Law Professor4 gMichael McCarthyX 
Life Is Good4 cTodd PletcherXX
Olympiad4 cBill MottX 
Sir Winston6 hMark CasseXX
Stilleto Boy4 gEd Moger Jr.XAE
Super Stock4 cSteve AsmussenXX
Title Ready7 hDallas StewartXAE
American Theorem5 rGeorge PapaprodromouAE 
Commandeer4 gJimmy TonerAE 
Endorsed6 hMike MakerAEAE
Forewarned7 hUriah St. LewisAE 
Happy American4 cNeil PessinAE 
Dr Post5 hTodd Pletcher X
Eight Rings5 hBob Baffert X
Express Train5 hJohn Shirreffs X
Flightline4 cJohn Sadler X
Mandaloun4 cBrad Cox X
Midnight Bourbon4 cSteve Asmussen X
Concert Tour4 cBrad Cox AE
Officiating4 cSaffie Joseph Jr. AE
X - Invited    
AE - Also eligible    
c - Colt g - Gelding    
h - Horse r - Ridgling   

Flavius is added to Pegasus Turf invitation list 

Michael Iavarone’s Flavius, a Juddmonte homebred who was purchased at the Keeneland November sale, has been added to the list of invitees for the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, a 1 1/8-mile turf stakes for 4-year-olds and up.

The multiple-stakes winner formerly trained by Chad Brown replaced Two Emmys among the second invitations. The list once again is headed by defending champion Colonel Liam, who captured last season’s Pegasus Turf by a head over stablemate Largent.

Other horses on both the first and second invitation lists include Channel Cat, Cross Border, Doswell, Field Pass, Hit The Road, March to the Arch, Never Surprised, Point Me By, Sacred Life and Space Traveller.

The reserve invitees on the second list for the Pegasus Turf are Atone, Bob and Jackie, English Bee, and Law Professor.

Bipartisanship, Stunning Princess join new race

Bipartisanship, who rallied from off the pace to capture the Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream last time out for trainer Graham Motion, and Stunning Princess, who finished a close second the Tropical Park Oaks for trainer Danny Gargan, are new additions to the second invitation list for the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

Others on both the first and second invitation lists for 1 1/16-mile turf race for older fillies and mares include Alms, Bodhicitta, Gift List, In a Hurry, Lady Speightspeare, Nicest, Regal Glory, Shifty She, Summer in Saratoga and Sweet Melania.

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