2 older horses have been added to final invites

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A three-time winner of the commitment to trainer Brad Cox and a lasting four-time award winner were among the late additions to Saturday’s $3 million invite list. Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park.

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Shared feeling, a Street Sense-bred 5-year-old Godolphin, won the Indiana Derby (G3) and Oklahoma Derby (G3) for Cox in 2020. His only win since then was in last summer’s Tri-State Overnight Stakes at Ellis Park. It was his second start back from a seven-month hiatus. Cox has already entered Shared Sense for a compensation race on Friday in Oaklawn.

empty tomb, a 24-time starter, is a 6-year-old all of Speightstown who is trained by Robert Falcone Jr. In addition to his grant scores, he has a second-place finish on the line since his most recent start, the December 19. Queens County at Aqueduct.

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Three also eligible candidates were also in the final round of invitations issued Sunday and posted to the Gulfstream Park website Monday. They include Coastal Defense, seventh last out in the 2021 Santa Anita Handicap (G1); Speaker’s Corner, second in the Discovery Stakes two months ago at Aqueduct; and War Stopper, June 5 at the Salvator Mile (G3) in Monmouth Park.

Pegasus World Cup Age, gender Trainer January 23 January 16 January 9
chess master 6 hours Dallas Stewart X X AE
commander 4 grams Jimmy Toner X AE
empty tomb 6 hours Robert Falcone Jr. X
endorsed 6 hours Mike Maker X AE AE
fearless 6 grams Todd Pletcher X X AE
Knicks Go 6 hours Brad Cox X X X
Law professor 4 grams Michael McCarthy X X
Life is good 4 c Brad Cox X X X
Shared feeling 5 r Brad Cox X
Sir Winston 6 hours Mark Cassé X X X
Stilleto Boy 4 grams Ed Moger Jr. X X AE
Title ready 7 hours Dallas Stewart X X AE
Coastal defense 6 hours Dale Romans AE
Speakers corner 4 c Bill Mott AE
laundry stopper 5 hours Todd Pletcher AE
Ginobilic 5 grams Richard Baltas X X
happy saver 5 hours Todd Pletcher X X
Olympiad 4 c Bill Mott X
super stock 4 c Steve Asmussen X X
American position 5 r George Papaprodromou AE
warned 7 hours Uriah St Lewis AE
Happy American 4 c Neil Pessin AE
dr. Post 5 hours Todd Pletcher X
eight rings 5 hours Bob Baffert X
express train 5 hours John Shirreffs X
flight line 4 c John Sadler X
Mandalaoun 4 c Brad Cox X
Midnight Bourbon 4 c Steve Asmussen X
Tour 4 c Brad Cox AE
on duty 4 c Saffie Joseph Jr. AE
X – Invited
AE – Also Eligible
c – Foal g – Gelding
h – Knight r – Riddle

The 2021 winner Knicks Go, who is expected to be named Horse of the Year next month, will make the final start of his career in the Pegasus. He races for Cox and is probably the favourite. Life Is Good, making its 4-year debut for trainer Todd Pletcher, appears to be the second choice.

The Pegasus draw is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:30 PM EST in Gulfstream Park. It will be streamed live on the races website And his Facebook page.

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