Sano 'so happy' with Pegasus World Cup contender Gunnevera



Picture: Leslie Martin/Gulfstream Park

Margoth’s a number of graded stakes winner Gunnevera breezed Saturday morning over Gulfstream Park West’s essential monitor as he continues preparations for a deliberate begin within the $9 million Pegasus World Cup, the richest Thoroughbred race in North America set for Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park.

 

It was the second work for the 4-year-old Gunnevera since his runner-up end behind possible Pegasus favourite Speed up within the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Basic on Nov. 3. Each breezes have include Irad Ortiz Jr., who rode within the Basic and can return aboard within the Pegasus, within the irons.

 

“Every thing went excellent,” coach Antonio Sano mentioned. “He went 5 furlongs in 1:01.2, 1:01.3. It was an excellent work.”

 

Gunnevera, a six-time winner with greater than $Four million in purse earnings from 19 profession begins, ran third behind Horse of the Yr Gun Runner on this yr’s Pegasus. Sano plans to work the Dialed In colt once more subsequent Saturday morning.

 

“I’m so proud of my horse,” Sano mentioned. “As we speak he labored excellent and he got here again very recent and appeared excellent.”

 

Along with Gunnevera and Hronis Racing’s Speed up, different horses confirmed for the 1 1/8-mile Pegasus are Mr. and Mrs. William Ok. Warren Jr.’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner Metropolis of Gentle; Charles Fipke’s Grade 1 winner In search of the Soul, fifth on this yr’s race; and Calumet Farm’s pair of Bravazo and True Timber. Tabor, Magnier and Smith’s Coolmore has additionally bought a spot for a horse to be decided.

 

Audible, the 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner, can also be being pointed to the Pegasus and can prep for the race in immediately’s $100,00zero Harlan’s Vacation (G3) at Gulfstream. Owned by China Horse Membership Worldwide, WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing, and Head of Plains Companions, Todd Pletcher-trained Audible completed third on this yr’s Kentucky Derby (G1).

 

Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Patternrecognition, who defeated True Timber by three-quarters of a size within the Cigar Mile (G1) Dec. 1 at Aqueduct, and Stronach Secure homebreds One thing Superior, a a number of graded-stakes profitable millionaire, and back-to-back stakes winner Unbridled Juan are additionally into account for the Pegasus.

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