2023 Pegasus World Cup Turf Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Pegasus World Cup Turf Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Pegasus World Cup Turf Preview

Scheduled to take place in January of each year at the Gulfstream Park racecourse is the Pegasus World Cup Turf, a race that was established two years after the dirt equivalent in 2019, the race is open to runners aged four or older and is run on the turf over a distance of one mile, one and a half furlongs.

The race replaced the Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes, a race that carried a purse of $300k on its final renewal, the first-ever Pegasus World Cup Turf in 2019 which was won by Bricks and Mortar has a purse of $6.7m but that dropped just below the $1m mark for both the 2020 & 2021 renewals but has now settled as a $1m purse.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Content:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Gulfstream Park Betting Picks page to see which of those runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet.

When looking over the past 4 renewals, a time of 1:47.48 was set by Colonel Liam in 2022, that is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. The slowest winning time was set in 2019 when Bricks And Mortar won in a time of 1:54.59, booked to ride was Irad Ortiz Jr on this Chad C Brown trained runner.

These are the top three quickest run Pegasus World Cup Turf over the last 4 renewals:

  • 2022 - Colonel Liam (1:47.48)
  • 2020 - Zulu Alpha (1:51.60)
  • 2021 - Colonel Liam (1:53.09)

How competitive is the Pegasus World Cup Turf market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 4 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 when the race had an over-round of 122%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 123%, whilst on average over the last 4 renewals of the Pegasus World Cup Turf, the over-round has been 123%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £123 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 4 if you had followed the winner of the Pegasus World Cup Turf next time out then you would have back a total of 3 winners. Backing all 3 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +2.00. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Past Winners

Here are the Pegasus World Cup Turf past winners for the last 4 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall which the horse came from and also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Pegasus World Cup Turf as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2022
1:47.48
Colonel Liam (USA)
5yo 8-11 (6 of 12) 8/5F
Irad Ortiz Jr
Todd Pletcher (USA)
2021
1:53.09
Colonel Liam (USA)
4yo 8-11 (5 of 12) 5/2F
Irad Ortiz Jr
Todd Pletcher (USA)
2020
1:51.60
Zulu Alpha (USA)
7yo 8-12 (1 of 12) 118/10
Tyler Gaffalione
Michael J Maker (USA)
2019
1:54.59
Bricks And Mortar (USA)
5yo 8-12 (7 of 10) 14/5
Irad Ortiz Jr
Chad C Brown (USA)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Pegasus World Cup Turf have been based:

  • USA: 4 winners with an additional 6 placings from 41 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 2 placings from 2 runners
  • CAN: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • JPN: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Pegasus World Cup Turf Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Pegasus World Cup Turf over the last 4 renewals is Todd Pletcher who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Colonel Liam (2021) & Colonel Liam (2022).

Here are some of the top Pegasus World Cup Turf trainer statistics over the last 4 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Todd Pletcher 6-2-4 +0.10 +0.24
Michael J Maker 8-1-2 +4.80 +1.98
Chad C Brown 5-1-2 -1.20 -0.81
A P O'Brien 2-0-2 -2.00 +0.31
Peter Miller 2-0-0 -2.00 -2.00
Claude R McGaughey III 2-0-0 -2.00 -2.00
William Mott 2-0-0 -2.00 -2.00
Richard Baltas 2-0-0 -2.00 -2.00
Brendan P Walsh 1-0-1 -1.00 +0.72
James Jerkens 1-0-1 -1.00 +0.43

Pegasus World Cup Turf Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Pegasus World Cup Turf over the last 4 renewals is Irad Ortiz Jr who has won the race 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Bricks And Mortar (2019), Colonel Liam (2021) & Colonel Liam (2022).

Here are some of the top Pegasus World Cup Turf jockey statistics over the last 4 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Irad Ortiz Jr 4-3-4 +5.90 +4.65
Tyler Gaffalione 4-1-2 +8.80 +5.98
Jose L Ortiz 4-0-0 -4.00 -4.00
Joel Rosario 4-0-0 -4.00 -4.00
Luis Saez 3-0-1 -3.00 -2.14
Javier Castellano 3-0-0 -3.00 -3.00
Frankie Dettori 2-0-1 -2.00 -0.57
Paco Lopez 2-0-1 -2.00 -1.08
Flavien Prat 2-0-0 -2.00 -2.00
John R Velazquez 2-0-0 -2.00 -2.00

2023 Pegasus World Cup Turf Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,6,11,1,1

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well. The trend information is based on the available information on the racing post in terms of previous runs etc.

  • 4 / 4 (15%) - Had 2-3 wins (Course)
  • 4 / 4 (35%) - No bigger than 21/10 (Last Win)
  • 4 / 4 (39%) - Made 2-4 starts (Course)
  • 4 / 4 (43%) - Field of 10-12 runners (LTO)
  • 4 / 4 (43%) - Fewer than 2 placings (180 Days)
  • 4 / 4 (46%) - Not in a G2 or G3 (LTO)
  • 4 / 4 (48%) - Beaten no more than a nose (Debut)
  • 4 / 4 (48%) - No bigger than 5/1 (Debut)
  • 4 / 4 (48%) - Field of 10-12 (Debut)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Gulfstream Park racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Pegasus World Cup Turf. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

Are you already a member? If not, then why not! With over £6,000 given away each month in the tipster competition, why not get involved? Remember, It is completely FREE! So, head over to the registration page to sign up today! If you are already a member, then why share your thoughts on the Pegasus World Cup Turf by adding a tip on the race here.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 2+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +16.10 is when runners had 2 career wins at the track. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career wins at the track, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-33.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2022: Winner in 6 (12,1) [12 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 5 (6,9) [12 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 1 (12,6) [12 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 7 (1,8) [10 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Pegasus World Cup Turf is Gulfstream Park, there has been a total number of 2 winners of this race who ran at Gulfstream Park last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 4 winners from a total of 42 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 4 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Pegasus World Cup Turf, that stallion is Liams Map who has produced 2 winners (2022,2021).

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Pegasus World Cup Turf, that stallion is English Channel who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 4 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Zulu Alpha in 2020 when winning for Michael J Maker at odds of 118/10 under the guidance of Tyler Gaffalione. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 4 renewals there has been a total of 2 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Pegasus World Cup Turf see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today. All figures and trends above, such as the horse's previous runs are based on the information that is available on the racing post. If you are interested in other races at Gulfstream Park racecourse, then why not have a read of our blog for the Pegasus World Cup.

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