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2021 Pegasus World Cup Tips - 13/8 shot can Knick another big prize at Gulfstream Park

  • We take a look through the field set to run in the 2021 Pegasus World Cup
  • This lucrative Grade One takes place at Gulfstream Park on Saturday 23rd January
  • Knicks Go tops the betting, ahead of Tax and Code Of Honour
  • Knicks Go is our best bet at 13/8
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A view of the start to the Pegasus World Cup. (Getty)

When it was first created, the Pegasus World Cup was the richest horse race in the world. The prize-pot has shrunk considerably in the last few years, but this Grade One is still highly lucrative, and a top-quality field will contest the 2021 renewal on Saturday.

2021 Pegasus World Cup Odds


Name
Odds
Knicks Go13/8
Tax3/1
Code Of Honour5/1
Jesus' Team11/1
Sleepy Eyes Todd11/1
Mr Freeze16/1
Bar20/1

*Odds taken from Ladbrokes on 21/1/21*

2021 Pegasus World Cup Runners


Knicks Go2021 Pegasus World Cup FavouriteGET 13/8 HERE
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Knicks Go will be looking for a fourth win on the bounce at Gulfstream on Saturday. Brad Cox's star bolted up in two Claiming races last season, before completing a hat-trick in stunning style in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, beating Jesus' Team by three-and-a-half lengths.

Sitting closest to Knicks Go is Tax, who could only finish ninth in this race 12 months ago. Luis Saez's mount made all to win the Harlan's Holiday Stakes last time out, and will relish another crack at the Pegasus World Cup, having stumbled coming out of the stalls last year.

Code Of Honour was beaten by Bodexpress, after being backed into favouritism for the Clark Stakes in November. Coastal Defence and last year's Pegasus World Cup runner-up Mr Freeze, who finished fifth and sixth last time out in the Clark Stakes, will also enter Saturday's feature race.

Following that runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Jesus' Team has won the Crown Jewel Stakes and has to be respected.

Sleepy Eyes Todd has only lost one of his last five starts, finishing last of five as Improbably beat Maximum Security in the Awesome Again Stakes. 

Harpers First Ride and Kiss Today Goodbye also bring a couple of victories into the Pegasus World Cup, albeit at a lower level than this. Last Judgement, Independence Hall and Math Wizard round off the betting.

2021 Pegasus World Cup Tips


Knicks Go2021 Pegasus World Cup TipsGET 13/8 HERE
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History tells us that you have to be up with the pace from the get-go to win this lucrative race. in all four of the previous editions, the horse rounding the final corner in the lead has won. 
Although it's not essential, as Gun Runner Proved when he was drawn out in stall ten, a low draw is extremely advantageous.

I would fancy the consistent Code Of Honour if he was a little longer in the betting, as 5/1 isn't the greatest price for an each-way bet. As it is, I cannot see past KNICKS GO.

Brad Cox's charge blew the field apart when winning the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, immediately hitting the front from stall five and stretching clear when the field entered the home straight. Knicks Go comfortably beat Jesus Team and Mr Freeze that day. Complexity, who beat Code Of Honour in the Kelso, was beaten four lengths back in fourth.

This race is a furlong further, but he's won over eight-and-a-half furlongs before, so I doubt an extra hundred yards will make a difference. The favourite is drawn in stall four, and two of the three drawn inside him tend to start slowly, so it should be fairly easy for the favourite to grab the rail early on.
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Verdict

Knicks Go is drawn perfectly in stall four. We know how well he can control a race once he hits the front, and those tactics work around Gulfstream Park. 13/8 on the best horse in the race is a good price.

2021 Pegasus World Cup Tips: Knicks Go Straight Win @163.00 at BetMGM - 25 Units

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