By way of Lynne Snierson

Mr Freeze – Picture courtesy of Coady Pictures

Now about to leap into the deep finish towards best stage pageant within the Pegasus International Cup Turf (G1), Five year-old Mr Freeze returns to motion after completing 3rd, crushed 6 ½ lengths, within the Clark (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 29.

After the son of twin Grade 1 winner To Honor and Serve received the Ack Ack (G3) remaining 12 months on Sept. 28 at Churchill, teacher Dale Romans pointed him to the Breeders’ Cup Grime Mile (G1), however as an alternative opted to skip it and stay him in Kentucky to race.

The verdict proved to be a sensible one as Mr Freeze then contested the Fayette (G2) at Keeneland on Oct. 26 and used to be the runner-up. His 4-year-old marketing campaign ended with the Clark.

As a 3-year-old, Mr Freeze used to be stored off the Triple Crown path and that used to be additionally to his get advantages. He used to be one cool buyer when the usage of his front-running taste to ice the contest within the 2018 West Virginia Derby (G3).

After disappointing with an eighth-place end within the 2018 Pennsylvania Derby (G1), Romans stopped on him and didn’t deliver him again till mid-January remaining 12 months when he used to be 7th within the Tropical Turf (G3) at the Gulfstream Park garden.

Mr Freeze has been operating ceaselessly at Gulfstream for the reason that Clark, maximum just lately breezing a very simple Five furlongs in 1:03.92 on Jan. 11. That effort adopted a 5-furlong paintings in 1:00.38 every week previous.

Mr Freeze

Teacher: Dale Romans

Homeowners: Jim Baake and Gerald Isbister

Profession report: 10 4-3-1

Profession profits:  $639,110

Pedigree: To Honor and Serve-Heavenly Cat by means of Tabasco Cat

Age: 5

Operating taste: Entrance runner

Handicapping Insights:

“Grade B stakes sort doesn’t belong in right here.’’ – Ed McNamara

“Two-time G3 Three winner … Attempted G1 corporate remaining day trip within the Clark at this 1 1/8-mile distance however came-up brief in 3rd.’’ – Noel Michaels

Notes:  Romans, the Eclipse Award-winning teacher in 2012, has received 3 Breeders’ Cups — the 2009 Juvenile Fillies Turf (Tapitsfly), the 2011 Mile (Court docket Imaginative and prescient) and the 2012 Turf (Little Mike); one Triple Crown race (2011 Preakness, Shackleford); and the Dubai International Cup (2005, Roses in Might) … One in every of greatest accomplishments got here in defeating 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah with Prepared Ice in Travers. … Prepared Ice ran fourth within the 2017 Pegasus International Cup … Romans-trained Making a song Bullet used to be 11th in remaining 12 months’s PWC … Mr Freeze’s maternal grandsire Tabasco Cat, who received the 1994 Preakness and Belmont Stakes … homeowners Baake and Isbister have had horses in combination since 2007, however Mr Freeze has delivered their simplest graded stakes win.

 Pegasus International Cup 2020 Contenders (Invitees)
HorseProprietorTeacher
Diamond OopsDiamond 100 Racing Membership, Amy E. Dunne, D P Racing, Patrick Biancone RacingPatrick Biancone
Upper EnergyHronis RacingJohn Sadler
Math WizardJohn Fanelli, Khalid Mishref, Money Is King, LC Racing, Collarmele Vitelli Stables, Ioannis Zoumas, Bassett StablesMichael Maker
McKinzieKarl Watson, Michael Pegram, Paul WeitmanBob Baffert
MidcourtCRK SolidJohn Shirreffs
Mr FreezeJim Bakke, Gerald IsbisterDale Romans
Omaha SeashoreFox Hill FarmsRichard Mandella
In quest of the SoulCharles FipkeDallas Stewart
Spun to RunRobert DonaldsonJuan Carlos Guerrero
TaxR.A. Hill Solid, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch, Corms Racing SolidDanny Gargan
True BushesCalumet FarmKiaran McLaughlin
Conflict TaleImaginary Stables, Glenn Okay. EllisElizabeth Dobles

 

Reserve invitees so as of choice
HorseProprietorTeacher
Mucho GustoMichael Lund PetersenBob Baffert
Magic WandMichael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Mr. M.J. JoosteAidan O’Brien
TenfoldWinchell ThoroughbredsSteve Asmussen
BodexpressBest Racing, World Thoroughbreds, GDS Racing SolidGustavo Delgado

In finding extra Pegasus International Cup Alternatives and Pegasus International Cup Turf Entries Profile right here:

Subsequent Stocks

Diamond Oops

Spun to Run

Math Wizard

Channel Cat

Upper Energy

In quest of the Soul

Mo Forza

Arklow

Tax

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