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Pegasus Invitational Invites and Early Favorites

Horse Racing Radar
Rich Bieglmeier
Rich Bieglmeier is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Thursday, January 7, 2021
The Pegasus Invitational is the first big race of the year. Super star horse ARROGATE was the first to be crowned the Pegasus Champ in 2017. The race was the idea of Frank Stronach. He was looking for a major stakes race between the Breeders' Cup and the Dubai World Cup.

Like the previous four races, the 1 1/8 mile race at Gulfstream Park is by Invitation only. The invitations have gone out. The potential field is headlined by CHARLATAN and defending champ, MUCH GUSTO. Unfortunately, MUCHO GUSTO won't have the opportunity to defend his crown due to a soft tissue injury discovered after the Grade II, San Antonio Stakes. As a result, MUCHO GUSTO will be retired.

Along with CHARLATAN, these are the other preferred entrants.

·         CODE OF HONOR

·         HARPERS FIRST RIDE

·         JESUS' TEAM

·         KISS TODAY GOODBYE

·         KNICKS GO

·         MR. FREEZE

·         SHARP SAMURAI

·         SLEEPY EYES TODD

·         TAX

·         TRUE TIMBER

With MUCHO GUSTO out, it opens the door for one of the Also Eligibles, list in order of preference.

·         ANOTHERTWISTAFATE

·         MATH WIZARD

·         KING GUILLERMO

·         IDOL

According to MyBookie.ag CHARLATAN is the pre-race favorite at 3/2, followed by KNICKS GO at 3-1 and TAX at 7-1.

Horse Racing Radar can't wait for the Pegasus Invitational on Saturday, January 23, 2021.  Of course, will cover the Pegasus Invitational from invitation to the winners' circle. We have some great guests lined up for The Player's Edge Podcast, ear to the ground for some inside insights, and of course our own analysis.

Make sure you keep it here for the best Pegasus Invitational coverage!