Meet the 3 Favorite Contenders Of the Pegasus Cup 2021
We are fast approaching the next Pegasus Cup event, which is happening on January 23, 2021, at Gulfstream Park. Horse racing enthusiasts are very excited about this event and have been starting to pick and bet for the most promising horse in the line-up.
For many fans, it would be an excellent start to their year to witness their favorite horse race in one of the most significant horse racing events. But like any other race, there will be contenders that stand out among the others.
Fans and bettors alike are always looking forward to these contenders. Before you make a wager, let’s get to know the three favorite horses in this event that will likely dominate the race this year.
Tiz the Law
In his previous performances, Tiz the Law has a significant chance to win this race. Have you witnessed his performance at the Travers Stakes? Where he managed to win by 5 ½ lengths and a 126 TimeformUS Speed figure?
He dominated all other races before the Travers Stakes, such as the Holy Bull Stakes, Florida Derby, and the Belmont Stakes last June. Although he did not win the Kentucky Derby and the Breeder’s Cup this year, he still managed to finish both races within the top six, being a runner-up in Kentucky and sixth placer in Breeders.
Tiz the Law is the first New York-bred racehorse who won the Belmont Stakes for the last 138 years. He was the most favorite contender of the Breeder’s Cup but only finished second to Authentic.
Code of Honor
The next favorite contender in the Pegasus Cup is Code of Honor. He had a three-race winning streak last year, which concludes his capabilities in the race track. He outshined old horses in the three races he dominated: the Dwyer Stakes, Travers Stakes, and the Jockey Club Gold Cup.
He won the Jockey Club Cup with an outstanding 128 TimeformUS Speed Figure, which put him in the horse race fan’s list of top horses to look out for. Although he landed on the seventh spot in this year’s Breeders Cup, just one spot below Tiz The Law, race enthusiasts still had a great expectation for this horse.
However, this year did not turn out well for Code of Honor after he took home the Westchester Stakes. The next races he participated in weren’t good for his career. He finished the Metropolitan Handicap in third place and the Whitney Stakes in fourth.
Although these performances can be a reason to doubt his ability, doing his best to stay within the top five of these two races is enough to earn the people’s trust and believe in what he can do.
Although Charlatan falls behind Tiz the Law and Code of Honor in terms of the comprehensive resumes, this 3-year-old racehorse can outshine the others. During the Arkansas Derby, Charlatan won first place in the Division 1 race.
The horse shows a comfortable win, which proved that he has a lot of power and can dominate any race he enters. He was the favorite of the race with a 2-5 odds, and he didn’t disappoint, giving trainer Bob Baffert his sixth win at the Oaklawn.
However, Charlatan was disqualified short-after his victory due to a positive drug result. But everyone should be aware that even without the extra help, Charlatan can still dominate a race with his raw talent.
Full List Of 2021 Pegasus World Cup Contenders
Now that you know the three most favored horses for the Pegasus Cup next year, it is also best to know the full list of the horses contending alongside Tiz the Law, Code of Honor, and Charlatan in the Pegasus Cup.
- Tiz the Law
- Happy Saver
- Knicks Go
- Code of Honor
- Mucho Gusto
- True Timber
- King Guillermo
- Jesus’ Team
- Math Wizard
- Mystic Guide m
- Eye of A Jedi
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The list provided is in no particular order, and it is also not the basis of the possible post positions of the race. According to the HRN Fan Votes, the order was ranked via the top achieving horses in training.
The post positions of the said event are yet to be announced by the management. Everyone is waiting for that information as post positions of each horse can impact the result of the race. The most favorite spot is number two.
For most horse racers, horses positioned from the number two gate to number ten will most likely win the race. But it still depends on the horse if they are more comfortable in the position that is more inside the rail or prefers positions that are farthest outside. It is the matter of where the horses move comfortably.
Knowing the top three horses that will likely win the Pegasus Cup 2021 is important if you bet on this event. You will need to consider so many possibilities in a specific racing event, but the facts and figures based on the contenders’ performances can also help you choose the perfect horse to bet.
All the horses that will run in this race were given an equal chance to win the game. However, you can not deny that some horses perform better than others. By looking back at their past performances, you can conclude their ability and likelihood to win the race.