2023 Pegasus World Cup Turf Betting Odds at Gulfstream racecourse

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Colonel Liam won the Pegasus Turf in 2021 as a four-year-old and the Todd A. Pletcher-trained charge then returned to Gulfstream Park a year later to secure another win. This means that the horse can make history by winning on Saturday 28 January, although it might be that one or two are too good for a runner who might have to run a personal best.

Ivar is the betting favourite and there have been some bright recent performances at Keeneland, with City Man trading at a similar price and perhaps Lady Speightspere can benefit from a mares allowance in the same race. Make sure you compare the latest horse racing odds before deciding which way to bet.

2023 Pegasus Turf Betting Tips

Ivar was successful when winning the Jonathan B Schuster Memorial Stakes at Indiana Grand last summer, with the Paulo H Lobo-trained runner then running into second behind favourite Modern Games at Woodbine on 17 September. A month later, Ivar was able to land another runner-up spot in the Coolmore Turf Mile Stakes and the horse could be the one to beat for the Pegasus Turf.

The last time the horse turned out at the track was in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, with the horse scoring some big prize money when finishing behind Modern Games and two other runners. However, City Man has scored a successive hat-trick of wins and perhaps this horse is the value bet in a race where there’s a considerable prize pot on the table.

The six-year-old might benefit from having a recent success at Gulfstream Park, with the horse winning the Ft Lauderdale Stakes. The Christophe Clement-trained charge was able to win by a mile and a furlong and he might benefit from having crack jockey Joel Rosario on board. A double autumn win at Aqueduct means that his stock is high.

Lady Speightspeare is a five-year-old with a bright future and the fact that she benefits from a fillies’ allowance means that the horse has a strong chance of success. Between July and September last year, there were three successive wins before the mare ran in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf where she was sent off at an enormous price.