Pegasus World Cup
- January 26th 2019
- Gulfstream Park
- Florida, USA
- Surface – Dirt
- Distance – 9 Furlongs (11/8 miles)
- Purse – US$9m
For those weathering winter a little wager on a race in sunny Florida can be the perfect antidote to the grey-sky blues, and whilst the prize money is down this year the quality of entrants certainly isn’t. There’s Breeders Cup Classic and Dirt Mile winners and runners up, a Preakness runner up and a Florida Derby winner, there’s even a Cigar Mile winner in the mix and those 2019 Pegasus World Cup odds that Diversify gets aren’t the only 10/1 shots on offer for the brave.
Those taking advantage of ever liberalizing US gambling laws will find sites like Bovada are offering 50/1 on Pavel, Gronkowski and Kukulkan (only the latter of which is worth even considering) with Hofburg and the somewhat counter-intuitively named Promises Fulfilled both getting 33/1. For the less courageous among us there’s True Timber at 20/1, a price it shares with Battle Of Midway, still way off the 2019 Pegasus World Cup odds that Diversify and co are getting.
Could Bravazo Be The Wager Of The Day?
At 16/1 on Bovada, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the US, you can find Seeking The Soul and Catalina Cruiser, which might attract a fair bit of each-way action. The same is true of as might the 14/1 shot Leofric, and 12/1 Bravazo although that’s only if those 10/1 2019 Pegasus World Cup odds that Diversify, Catholic Boy, Yoshida, Gunnevera, Audible and Patternrecognition are getting aren’t more tempting, and compared to Bravazo they frankly probably shouldn’t be.
Audible might have won the Florida Derby but Bravazo came runner up in the Preakness Stakes and whilst Gunnerva was runner up at the Breeders’ Cup Classic it was runner up to Accelerate the 2/1 favorite in this race so might have the same sort of finish. The 2019 Pegasus World Cup odds that Diversify gets are good, but Bravazo is the each-way wager of the day and as for picking a winner? Well there’s really only three horses in this one for you on-the-nose betting aficionados.
2019 Pegasus World Cup Odds – Diversify 10/1 At Bovada
Now Mckinzie fared badly in the Breeders Cup Classic but its 1st place in Malibu in December showed it’s back with a vengeance, the bookies like Bovada, only give it 6/1 because that was over only 7 furlongs. This puts it behind City Of Light at 5/1, which took that Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile win and has yet to fail to place in a race it has entered. Indeed if you want a dull deadcert bet instead of those 2019 Pegasus World Cup odds that Diversify gets, back City of Light each-way.
Of course on the day it’ll be Accelerate they’ll all be trying to beat. The 2/1 favorite at Bovada is already quite a legend in racing having won six of its last eight races (placing 2nd in the other two) culminating in that Breeders Cup Classic win back in November. The 2019 Pegasus World Cup odds that Diversify gets might tempt the each-way brigade but it’ll be Accelerate the smart money will be on and, if you like to bet on sports in the US, perhaps yours should be too.