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Capsules for the Pegasus World Cup starters


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Capsules for Saturday’s 2nd running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park:

SINGING BULLET

Post: 1

Jockey: Robby Albarado

Trainer: Dale Romans

Odds: 30-1

Earnings: $150,764

10 starts, 3 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third. … Finished third in the Grade 2 Amsterdam at Saratoga last year.

WEST COAST

Post: 2

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Odds: 8-1

Earnings: $2,083,800

9 starts, 6 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third. … Won Travers and Pennsylvania Derby last year, then 3rd in Breeders’ Cup Classic.

STELLAR WIND

Post: 3

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Trainer: Chad Brown

Odds: 30-1

Earnings: $2,253,200

16 starts, 10 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third. … Field’s lone filly. … Six Grade 1 wins. … 8th in last start, the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

SHARP AZTECA

Post: 4

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Trainer: Jorge Navarro

Odds: 6-1

Earnings: $1,756,740

16 starts, 8 wins, 5 seconds, 1 third. … Has finished top-three in 13 of last 14 races, never finishing worse than fifth.

COLLECTED

Post: 5

Jockey: Mike Smith

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Odds: 8-1

Earnings: $2,316,500

13 starts, 8 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third. … Has one Grade 1 win on its resume, was second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

GUNNEVERA

Post: 6

Jockey: Luis Saez

Trainer: Antonio Sano

Odds: 15-1

Earnings: $1,627,200

14 starts, 5 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third. … Three-time winner at Gulfstream in seven starts. … Second in 2017 Travers.

FEAR THE COWBOY

Post: 7

Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

Trainer: Efren Loza Jr.

Odds: 30-1

Earnings: $570,869

27 starts, 9 wins, 7 seconds, 2 thirds. … Possible horse-for-the-course, with four wins in seven starts at Gulfstream.

WAR STORY

Post: 8

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Trainer: Jorge Navarro

Odds: 25-1

Earnings: $1,584,305

24 starts, 5 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds. … Fourth in last three starts, all Grade 1s. … Only Pegasus returnee, fifth last year.

TOAST OF NEW YORK

Post: 9

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Trainer: James Osborne

Odds: 20-1

Earnings: $2,359,014

9 starts, 4 wins, 3 seconds. … Second in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic, retired to stand stud, 1-for-1 since returning.

GUN RUNNER

Post: 10

Jockey: Florent Geroux

Trainer: Steven Asmussen

Odds: 4-5

Earnings: $8,988,500

18 starts, 11 wins, 3 seconds, 2 thirds. … Horse of the Year for 2017, retiring after Saturday. … Has won last four races.

SEEKING THE SOUL

Post: 11

Jockey: John Velazquez

Trainer: Dallas Stewart

Odds: 25-1

Earnings: $551,162

17 starts, 5 wins, 3 seconds, 5 thirds. … Coming off Grade 1 win at Churchill Downs, hit the board in last six starts.

GIANT EXPECTATIONS

Post: 12

Jockey: Gary Stevens

Trainer: Peter Eurton

Odds: 30-1

Earnings: $449,200

13 starts, 4 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third. … Needed seven tries before his first win. … Winner of two Grade 2 races.


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