Review: Pegasus World Cup 2020 (Race Video, Runner list, Race info)
Triple Group one winning-Mucho Gusto blew past the duelling Mr Freeze and Bodexpress to claim the Gr.1 US$3 million Pegasus World Cup following high-profile scratches of Omaha Beach and Spun to Run.
Bob Baffert trained-Mucho Gusto will now be aimed at the Saudi Cup in agreement with his new Saudi Arabian connections. Bob Baffert previously won the Pegasus winner following Arrogate’s score in the inaugural 2017 running.
In his four starts, Mucho Gusto has only once placed runner-up to Maximum Security in the Haskell Invitational.
8YO War Story running in his third Pegasus, filled out the board in third with Diamond Oops fourth in the field of 10.
Pegasus contenders ran for the first time Saturday without race-day medication such as Lasix.
1st Mucho Gusto (B. Baffert, I. Ortiz, Jr.), 2nd Mr Freeze (D. Romans, L. Saez), 3rd War Story (E. Dobles, J. Rosario), 4th Diamond Oops (P. Biancone, J. Leparoux), 5th Bodexpress (G. Delgado, E. Jaramillo), 6th Tenfold (S. Asmussen, T. Gaffalione), 7th Seeking the Soul (D. Stewart, J. Velazquez), 8th True Timber (K. McLaughlin, J. Bravo), 9th Tax (D. Gargan, J. Ortiz), 10th Higher Power (J. Sadler, F. Prat)
Distance: 1 1⁄8 miles (9 furlongs), Surface: Dirt, Track: left-handed, Qualification: Four-year-olds and up, Weight: 124 pounds (56 kg) with allowances, Purse: $3 million (2020)