The $3 Million Pegasus World Cup 2023 Field, Odds and Picks
The $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park has quickly become one of horse racing's most anticipated events. Now in its 7th year, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational is the headliner on Jan. 28 on a 13 race card that features seven graded stakes including the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf.
FanDuel Racing has you covered for the biggest racing days and events. Saturday's Pegasus World Cup Invitational is Race 13, and the 1 1/8 mile Grade 1 event for older horses drew 12 entries.
The Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational and Pegasus World Cup Invitational in Races 12 and 13 will be shown live on NBC and Peacock during a broadcast from 4:30-6 p.m. ET. Post time for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational is 5:40 p.m. ET.
The Pegasus has been dominated and won by short prices and favorites with odds ranging from 4/5 last year when Life Is Good was the winner to the longest odds of 7/2 in 2020 won by Mucho Gusto.
Pegasus World Cup Invitational Field and Odds
1. Proxy (9/2)
Jockey: Joel Rosario - Trainer: Michael Stidham
2. Simplification (15/1)
Jockey: Paco Lopez - Trainer: Antonio Sano
3. Ridin With Biden (20/1)
Jockey: Julien Leparoux - Trainer: Butch Reid, Jr.
4. White Abarrio (10/1)
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione - Trainer: Saffie Joseph, Jr.
5. Defunded (6/1)
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr. - Trainer: Bob Baffert
6. Art Collector (10/1)
Jockey: Junior Alvarado - Trainer: Bill Mott
7. Skippylongstocking (5/1)
Jockey: Jose Ortiz - Trainer: Saffie Joseph, Jr.
8. Get Her Number (15/1)
Jockey: Luis Saez - Trainer: Peter Miller
9. Last Samurai (20/1)
Jockey: Frankie Dettori - Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
10. Cyberknife (5/2)
Jockey: Florent Geroux - Trainer: Brad Cox
11. Stilleto Boy (30/1)
Jockey: Mike Smith - Trainer: Ed Moger, Jr.
12. O'Connor (10/1)
Jockey: Javier Castellano - Trainer: Saffie Joseph, Jr.
13. Endorsed (10/1) - Also Eligible
Jockey: Julien Leparoux - Trainer: Mike Maker
Pegasus World Cup Invitational Pick
O'Connor is a Group 1 winner in Chile, where he won 9-of-10 races as a long distance specialist. His last race has affected his odds in the Pegasus, as O'Connor finished 4th in the Grade 3 Harlan's Holiday at Gulfstream. O'Connor was the favorite that race on New Year's Eve, which was won by Skippylongstocking. He did win an Allowance race over this track in his U.S. debut in October. O'Connor will sit off the projected fast pace and make a run late with new jockey Javier Castellano looking for the upset at a price for the Championship Meet's leading trainer, Saffie Joseph, Jr.