The inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stake or simply the Pegasus Turf, with a $7million purse at 9.51pm managing to attract both the Japanese and Coolmore syndicates.
Aidan O’Brien sends over the high-class Magic Wand who is carrying only eight stone due to the fillies’ allowance and is running lasix free which is worth a full 7lbs.
The Japanese send over Aerolithe but we are best price against him. The one we like is Catapult, who was touched off by Expert Eye in the Breeders’ Cup Mile and will appreciate the better ground and lesser opposition tonight.
This feature event – the Pegasus Word Cup worth $9million is due off at 22.36 and we are treated to the Breeders Cup Classic winner, Accelerate vs the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile winner, City of Light.
They’ve already met twice and the score is 1-1. However City of Light was the winner over today’s trip last April.
If he manages not to be pressed by Patternrecognition in the early part of the race and Javier Castellano bosses the fractions for the first half of the contest, the party’s over and he should win again.
Elsewhere on this blockbuster, 12-race meeting in sunny Miami, Minute Madness (17:00), Painting Corners (18:31), Andina Del Sur (19:02) and Soglio (21:14) could all make into a very nice Lucky 15 on the night.