HRT Highlights #47: 2023 Pegasus World Cup Recap

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HRT Highlights #47: 2023 Pegasus World Cup Recap

While trainer Bill Mott had confidence in Art Collector, the bettors let the 6-year-old go off at 15/1 and he delivered a masterpiece with a four-and-a-half length victory under Junior Alvarado. Defunded was 2nd and Stilleto Boy checked in 3rd. Cyberknife making his final career start was 6th.

Atone steals the show from Ivar  in the last furlong

While Art Collector was the star of the day, it was Irad Ortiz who kept getting his picture taken.  In the Pegasus Turf, Ortiz guided Atone through traffic and past Ivar in the last furlong to capture the G1 million dollar race. 

Hollywood Derby winner Speaking Scout won the 5-horse photo for third place.  Atone was trained by Mike Maker who won three stakes races on the day including the G3 Hooper and a 1-2-3 finish in the McKnight. 

Queen Goddess rules over Shantisara and Wakanaka

In the second running of the Pegasus Filly and mare turf, Dalika was making her final start and Wakanaka went off as the 2/1 favorite, but it was California invader Queen Goddess who got to the lead coming into the stretch and cruised to a 2-length victory under Luis Saez for trainer Michael McCarthy.

Arabian Knight conquers the Southwest Stakes and leads the Future Book for the Kentucky Derby 

Meanwhile in Hot Springs, Arkansas Arabian Knight, who was last seen on Breeder Cup weekend, took the track in the Southwest stakes.  The son of Uncle Mo went off at 2/5 and strolled home 5 and a half lengths in front under John Velasquez from trainer Bob Baffert.  The victory was so impressive that Arabian Knight is currently the 7/1 Derby future book favorite at Jazz Sports.

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