Pegasus World Cup Day Analysis By Padraic Manocchio and Aaron Vercruysse

Gulfstream Race 1         Maiden                         1 1/16th Turf


#2 Renewable sure cost a pretty penny and those slow Payson works are not a concern for barn that can have one ready on debut. Watch Tote as a few of these are well bred first time starters.

-Aaron Vercruysse


Gulfstream Race 2         Maiden                         7 F Dirt


#2 Cache is bred to be a good one and has been working lights out for the red hot Mark Hennig barn. 7 furlongs is a tough distance to debut, but Javier Castellano signs on and this filly could be special.

-Padraic Manocchio


Gulfstream Race 3         La Prevoyante Handicap            1 1/2 Turf


#2 Summersault comes back to favorite turf course and will catch firm ground, which she loves. Traded decisions with favorite last year and thinking is this will be her time to shine off the freshening.

-Aaron Vercruysse


Gulfstream Race 4         Maiden                         1 M Dirt


#4 Personal Time made a huge middle move while showing great improvement second time out. He adds Lasix for the patient McGaughey barn and this full brother to Orb should put it all together in start number three.

-Padraic Manocchio


Gulfstream Race 5         Maiden                         1/16th Turf


#7 Sargeant Drive sure woke up when moved to grass last time out and could take another step forward today with that race under his belt. Solid spin since raced adds to the appeal and that last winner is a flat out runner.

-Aaron Vercruysse


Gulfstream Race 6         Ladies Turf Sprint        5 F Turf


#11 Brandy’s Girl appears set for a peak performance after being given a perfect prep off a layoff last time out. This filly ran competitively against males in 5 straight races before running wide throughout and finishing well in her return. With 3 wins at Gulfstream and 4 wins at the distance, she is the filly to beat.

-Padraic Manocchio


Gulftsream Race 7         Fred Hooper                  1 M Dirt


#8 Tommy Macho has done his best running locally and also he is a better horse fresh, both apply to the circumstance today. Need only bring his A game to factor, but there are some live longshot prices in this race.

-Aaron Vercruysse


Gulfstream Race 8         W.L McKnight              1 ½ Turf


#3 Gold Shield got off the inner turf and crushed allowance foes at Aqueduct in November. He stepped up into stakes company last time and ran very well despite pulling throughout much of the race at a distance that may be too far. Look for him to sit back and make one late run at a distance right up his alley.

-Padraic Manocchio


Gulfstream Race 9         Hurricane Bertie                        7 F Dirt


#2 Jordan’s Henny is a solid runner who always shows up. Draw a line through the turf race and the off track Ky Oaks and the form looks much better. Could have grown up over the winter and at 20-1 ML this newly turned 4yo is dangerous for a top 3 placing at the very least.

-Aaron Vercruysse


Gulfstream Race 10        Turf Sprint Stakes         5 F Turf


#6 Rainbow Heir is as honest and consistent as horses come. He should be able to sit a perfect trip just behind the speed and get first jump on the closers. Servis and Ortiz Jr. win at a 29% clip when they team up. A simple repeat effort of his last should be good enough to get the job done.

-Padraic Manocchio


Gulfstream Race 11        South Beach Stakes        7 ½ F Turf


#6 Always Thinking gets a massive rider switch and has the right style in this speed filled field. Not that far behind ML favorite in recent starts and gets last run in lane for all the money.

-Aaron Vercruysse


Gulfstream Race 12        Pegasus World Cup       1 1/8 Dirt


#10 Gun Runner just keeps getting better and better and there is no reason to think that he will falter now. He ran at a distance further than he prefers on the worst part of the track and still got the job done in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The value lies underneath in trifectas. Collected should bounce back to run 2nd when ridden correctly this time around. Stellar Wind and Toast of New York are not just good storylines in this race and have the class and style to round out the trifecta at a nice price.

-Padraic Manocchio

Pegasus World Cup Day Analysis By Padraic Manocchio and Aaron Vercruysse


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