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The 12th and ultimate slot of the Grade 1, $9 million Pegasus World Cup has been stuffed by Loooch Racing’s Grade 2
winner Crucial, proprietor Ron
Paolucci introduced on his Twitter account. The 9-year-old gelding is looking for his first win since
the 2017 Charles City Basic (G2). The Pegasus runs Saturday Gulfstream Park.
Paolucci tweeted he believes Crucial is sitting on a “monster race.”
The Anthony Quartarolo trainee gained the Poseidon Handicap on the undercard of
the inaugural Pegasus World Cup.
Win lose or draw I’ve gotten the place I’m at in life by following my intestine (which is manner greater now than this similar time final 12 months??) it tells me crucial is sitting on a monster race – win lose or draw we’re placing up our cash to search out out ! Like to see my little man coach win
— Ron Paolucci Racing (@LooochRacing) January 20, 2019
The Each day Racing Type’s Marty McGee was the primary to report, sharing Paolucci bought
the slot with Imaginary Stables and that Crucial will by ridden by jockey Tyler
Whereas making an attempt to recover from his robust luck with Dalmore within the Sunshine Thousands and thousands Basic, @LooochRacing reveals that he has bought the 12th and final beginning berth for the @PegasusWorldCup subsequent Saturday with Crucial.
— Marty McGee (@DRFMcGee) January 19, 2019
Loooch Racing and Imaginary Stables entered Struggle Story collectively within the first
two editions of the Pegasus World Cup. The gelding ran fifth in 2017 and
10th a 12 months in the past.
Gulfstream Park officers had been in dialogue
with the connections of current Malibu (G1) winner McKinzie after Clark Handicap
(G1) winner Leofric was pulled out. McKinzie will as a substitute factors to San Pasqual
Stakes (G2) on Feb. 2 as a Santa Anita Handicap (G1) prep.
Crucial holds a report of 6-8-Four from 44 begins and has almost $Three million in
earnings. After ending 14th in Saratoga’s Woodward (G1) and Keeneland’s
Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), Crucial returned to allowance non-obligatory claiming on
the dust. He completed third at Laurel Park in Nov. 11 and ninth at Gulfstream
Park Dec. 7.
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