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PODCAST: Owner and Trainer of TAX Talk Pegasus Cup

Horse Racing Radar
Rich Bieglmeier
Rich Bieglmeier is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Friday, January 22, 2021
Owner Randy Hill and trainer Danny Gargan stop by the show to talk about their horse, TAX. The dynamic duo share their views on how they see the Pegasus playing out and TAX's chances.

Hint: Randy is very confident. If TAX is leading in the stretch, the guy you hear yelling on TV... yeah, that's Randy. And if he wins, we learn there ain't no party like a Randy Hill party. 

Danny let's us know how TAX's training has gone and what's next for TAX depending on his Saturday finish.

It's a fun show and includes the crew's picks for the two Pegasus races and the Kentucky Derby Future pool. 

Don't skip this one folks. 



Gulfstream Park Race 11: $1 Million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes – Grade I

Shawn:

Commentary:
Top pick #6 Largent - Love this horse always right there never finished worst then second out of 9 races and has 6 wins, 2 of those 3 runner up finishes were by less than a head. Has won 4 out of 5 races at Gulfstream. How did this horse go off at 16-1 last time? I would love if we really get the ML of 9/2 here. Can't go wrong with having Paco Lopez riding him for the second straight race.

Others to Use-#8 Anothertwistafate- Should be part of the pace or right off of it. Only 3rd start on the turf won the last one. Has been running against will tough competition. I like playing jockey Joel Rosario on the turf.

#12 Social Paranoia- Always comes flying at the end. My concern as far as winning would be is there enough pace in here? I still would want to use this horse in exotics as it seems no matter what the pace is he will be there at the end to get a piece.

Wagers:
$50 win #6
$2 Exacta Key Box 6/8,12

Terry:

Commentary:
#6 - Largent is improving in each race and is going for a hat trip trying to win a 3rd race in a row. He has a great jockey/trainer combination - Lopez-Todd Plectcher

#11 – Say the Word has the most experience at the distance. He just missed his last time out.

#12 – Social Paranoia loves the track. He has been working well leading up to this race.

Wagers:
$20 to Win #6
$5 Exacta Box- #6,11,12

Thomas:

Commentary:
#8 Anothertwistafate bred for the turf but ran on dirt and all-weather to start career. Last 2 on the turf with on an ok 4th then a winning result. I think this horse will be on the lead because I don't see any other speed in this race and Joel Rosario with gives horses a measured ride. This is a race with old pros and the younger ones that are improving. Interesting race.

Wagers:
$20 to Win #8
$1 Exacta Box 4,6,8,10

Rich:

Commentary:
Todd Pletcher has three-horses in this race and put the top jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. on #6 Colonel Liam. The duo wins at more than 30% together. The other two aren't bad either.

Wagers:
$25 Win #6
$2 Trifecta 5,6/5,6,8,12/5,6,8,12

Gulfstream Park Race 12: $3 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes – Grade I

Shawn:

Commentary:
Top pick- #10 Code of Honor- I can't imagine everybody leaves the #4 Knicks Go completely free on the lead like what is projected. Remember jockeys and trainers handicap too it just takes one horse disrupt the plan of the #4. If they do leave him go can he get the distance? I will go with another classy and battle tested horse in the #10. The horse is always there and with his running style the post shouldn't hurt him too much. He has had decent success at Gulfstream with a win and a 3rd in 3 starts.

Others to Use: #1 Sleepy Eyes Todd - This horse reminds me of Largent, just a runner and will compete no matter the track or competition. This horse has had nothing stay the same. The last 9 races he has run at 9 different tracks while also having 9 different jockeys. This will be the second straight race at Gulfstream but unfortunately will have a different jockey again. The consolation prize isn't too bad though as he will get Jose Ortiz up.

#5 Jesus' Team- Loves Gulfstream and has handled this distance before. Will be there at the end no matter what odds he goes off at.

Wagers:
$30 Win #10
$1 Exacta Box 1,5,10
$1 Trifecta Box 1,5,10

Terry:

Commentary:
# 10- Code of Honor has plenty of class and is always in the mix just missing his last race out.

#7-Tax won easily last time out and likes the distance.

# 8- Harpers First Ride has been in the money 10 out of 11 races this year wining seven of those races.

# 1- Sleepy Eyes Todd has won 50% of his races this year and is very versatile either leading or coming from behind.

Wagers:
$8 to win #10
$2 Exacta - #7,10/1,7,8,10
$1 Trifecta #7,10/1,7,8,10/1,4,5,7,8,9,10

Thomas:

Commentary:
#10 Code of Honor – there appears to be 3 horses who will want the lead. If they go to fast up front, Code of Honor will be closer to lead with cover and catch them at the end. He made a strong bid in the Clark but the winner kept going on. I also like the jockey change to Tyler Gaffalione.

Wagers:
$20 to Win #10
$1 Exacta Box 2,6,8,10

Rich:

Commentary:
Speed has won the first four Pegasus' races. #4 KNICKS GO and #7 TAX could be one, two all the way around the track. #1 SLEEPY EYES TODD won't be too far behind. #10 CODE OF HONOR has the talent, but that outside post could hurt.

Wagers:
$10 Exacta Box 4,7
$2 Trifecta Box 1,4,7,10