Big-Race Showdown: Pegasus World Cup Selections

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Whether it’s the run up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands or the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, there’s great racing action nearly every weekend of the year. Starting this year, America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse betting to come up with their top three picks for key races leading up to the Derby and the Breeders’ Cup.

This week the focus is the inaugural Pegasus World Cup, a $12 million race that drew 2016 Horse of the Year California Chrome and Horse of the Year finalist Arrogate, the champion 3-year-old male who defeated California Chrome in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic. The 1 1/8-mile race at Gulfstream Park will be televised on NBC, with live coverage set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Click here for more details on where to watch and listen leading up to the Pegasus World Cup.

The player’s picks will be posted here and a running bankroll will be kept to track their success all year long. Bankrolls will be tabulated on the basis of a $2 win bet on top selections and $2 exacta and $2 trifecta box bets of each player’s top three selections. Your players are Eric Bialek, Acacia Courtney, C.J. Johnsen, Bryan Simpkins, Dan Tordjman.


Eric Bialek (VIEW BIO)

National Handicapping Championship Qualifier

Pegasus World Cup

1. California Chrome

2. Arrogate

3. Shaman Ghost


Acacia Courtney (VIEW BIO)

TV Analyst/Host for Gulfstream Park

Pegasus World Cup

1. Arrogate

2. California Chrome

3. Shaman Ghost


C.J. Johnsen (VIEW BIO)

Director of Wagering for Kentucky Downs 

Pegasus World Cup

1. California Chrome

2. Arrogate

3. Shaman Ghost


Bryan Simpkins (VIEW BIO)

Handicapper and Writer for Danonymous Racing

Pegasus World Cup

1. Arrogate

2. California Chrome

3. Keen Ice


Dan Tordjman (VIEW BIO)

Video Correspondent, Handicapper and Writer for  America's Best Racing

Note: Weekly selections made using STATS Race Lens

Pegasus World Cup

1. Arrogate

2. Neolithic

3. California Chrome

2017 Pegasus World Cup Invitational S.
January 28th, 2017

Winning Time: 1:47.61
  • Purse: $12,000,000
  • Distance: 1 1/8 Miles
  • Age: 4 yo's & up
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Winning Time: 1:47.61
Results
Win
Place
Show
1st
1 Arrogate
$3.80
$2.80
$2.20
2nd
7 Shaman Ghost
$8.60
$5.80
3rd
3 Neolithic
$6.00
6th
4 Noble Bird
7th
8 Semper Fortis
8th
10 Breaking Lucky
9th
12 California Chrome
10th
2 Prayer for Relief
11th
6 War Envoy
12th
11 Eragon (ARG)
Scratches
Payoff
Pick 3
12-1-1/13/14/15
12-1-1/13/14/15
$40
Pick 4
11-12-1-1/13/14/15
11-12-1-1/13/14/15
$103
Pick 5
8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
$7
Pick 5
8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
$343
Pick 6 Jackpot
8-8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
8-8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
$3,145
Daily Double
1-1
1-1
$26
Exacta
1-7
1-7
$34
Superfecta
1-7-3-9
1-7-3-9
$46
Super High Five
1-7-3-9-5
1-7-3-9-5
$6,782
Trifecta
1-7-3
1-7-3
$104
Race Replay
Play
Payoff
Pick 3
12-1-1/13/14/15
12-1-1/13/14/15
$40
Pick 4
11-12-1-1/13/14/15
11-12-1-1/13/14/15
$103
Pick 5
8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
$7
Pick 5
8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
$343
Pick 6 Jackpot
8-8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
8-8-11-12-1-1/13/14/15
$3,145
Daily Double
1-1
1-1
$26
Exacta
1-7
1-7
$34
Superfecta
1-7-3-9
1-7-3-9
$46
Super High Five
1-7-3-9-5
1-7-3-9-5
$6,782
Trifecta
1-7-3
1-7-3
$104

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