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Cyberknife to Make Last Race in Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Cyberknife to Make Last Race in Pegasus World Cup: Two-time Grade 1 stakes winner Cyberknife will make his final start in the USD3-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday, January 28, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Four-year-old colt Cyberknife, a 5-2 favorite in the 12-horse field, drew Post No10 in the race slated to flag off at 5:40 PM ET. Win or lose in the 1 1/8-mile stakes race, Cyberknife will be retired for stallion duty in Kentucky. It will be his first – and last – race in Gulfstream and trainer Brad Cox hopes that his horse can adjust to the conditions in the course. Florent Geroux will ride Cyberknife in the Pegasus World Cup, experts in sports betting said.

Cyberknife to Make Last Race: Proxy, White Abarrio to Race in Pegasus World Cup

Proxy, who is the second favorite at 9-2, will compete in the Pegasus World Cup two months off his first-career Grade 1 victory in the Clark Stakes at Churchill Downs. The five-year-old son of Tapit drew Post No1 and will be ridden by Joel Rosario, who rode 2021 Pegasus World Cup winner Knicks Go. White Abarrio (10-1) drew Post No4. He is one of the three horses under the stewardship of Saffie Joseph Jr who is scheduled to race in the event. Other entries were Skippy Longstocking (5-1; Post No7) and O’Connor (10-1, Post No12). White Abarrio has won four of his starts in Gulfstream heading into the Pegasus World Cup. This includes a 1 1/4-length win in the Grade 1 Florida Derby. Skippy Longstocking won in the Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream on December 31. Jose Ortiz will ride on Skippy Longstocking while Tyler Gaffalione and Javier Castellano are designated for White Abarrio and O’Connor, respectively.

Other Entries

Bob Baffert-trained horse Defunded (6-1) will get Post No5 on Saturday as Baffert aims for his third Pegasus World Cup win after Arrogate in 2017 and Mucho Gusto in 2020. The thoroughbred, who will be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr, claimed successive wins in the Awesome Again (G1) at Santa Anita and Native Diver (G3) at DelMar. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas chose Last Samurai to be his entry in the race. The five-year-old colt, who was drawn in Post No9, has a 20-1 odds of winning the event. He finished fourth behind Proxy in the Clark and won the Oaklawn Handicap last season. Six-year-old Art Collector drew Post No6 and will be the 10-1 longshot in this race. Meanwhile, 15-1 longshot Get Her Number was positioned in Post No8 and is coming off a strong second-place finish at the Cigar Mile ahead of White Abarrio. Simplification (15-1, Post No2), Stiletto Boy (30-1, Post No11), Ridin With Biden (20-1, Post No3) are the other horses that are taking part in the big-time event for people who love betting for stakes races. Hoist the Gold and Endorsed also are eligible in the listed order.

2023 Pegasus World Cup List

  1. Proxy (9-2)
  2. Simplification (15-1)
  3. Ridin With Biden (20-1)
  4. White Abarrio (10-1)
  5. Defunded (6-1)
  6. Art Collector (10-1) 
  7. Skippy Longstocking (5-1)
  8. Get Her Number (15-1)
  9. Last Samurai (20-1)
  10. Cyberknife (5-2)
  11. Stiletto Boy (30-1)
  12. O’ Connor (10-1)