Pegasus Stakes 2014 Contenders & Odds

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - Monmouth Park on the Jersey Shore will be the scene of the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes on Father's Day Sunday, June 15. Three year olds will be featured as they take to Monmouth Park's dirt track and go 1 1/16 miles in search of the winner's share of the $150,000 purse.

A field of seven will line up in the Pegasus - race 11 on Monmouth Park's Sunday card. Post time is 5:43 PM. Let's take a look into the past performances of all seven entries for this Grade 3 stakes - a major prep for the Haskell Invitational later on this summer at Monmouth Park.

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Ring Weekend - H. Graham Motion trainee has been good in his eight race career. He is coming off an OK fifth in the Preakness Stakes after a good second in the minor Calder Derby April 5 and a terrific win in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby March 8. He finally broke maiden at Gulfstream February 8 in his fifth career start after a second January 18 and a pair of thirds in the fall. Ring Weekend will have Daniel Centeno in the reins of the 123 pound high weight Sunday looking for a second graded stakes win from the 4-hole. He is one of the two serious favorites in the race along with...

Uncle Sigh - New York bred will race for the seventh time for trainer Gary Contessa and is coming off a somewhat disappointing fourteenth after setting the pace and tiring in the Kentucky Derby as one of the long shots. Before the Derby was a fifth in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial April 5 and a pair of good seconds - in the Grade 3 Gotham and behind Samraat in the Grade 3 Withers February 1. This after breaking maiden December 27 by an incredible 14 1/2 lengths. He has a win and three second place finishes in six career starts and will be looking to place for the first time in three starts - after hitting the board in his first four. Joe Bravo gets the call from the rail Saturday.

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Albano - Larry Jones trained colt looked to be on the Derby trail but didn't start a race in the Triple Crown - he hasn't been seen since March. Last time out was an OK fourth in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby back on March 29 at Fair Grounds after a pair of good seconds in graded stakes action on that same track - the Grade 2 Risen Star February 22 and the Grade 3 LeComte January 18. He has two wins, two seconds and a third place finish in six career starts - competitive virtually every time out. Kerwin Clark rides from the six-hole Sunday as Albano looks for his first graded stakes score - it could come Sunday!

Allstar - raced in stakes company for the first time March 29 and finished eighth in the Grade 1 Florida Derby for trainer Marcus Vitali and followed that with a fourth in the minor James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico May 17. He has two wins and a second place finish under his belt in seven career starts including an Allowance score at Calder February 28 and after breaking maiden in January in his third career start - also at Calder. He will have Orlando Boccachica guiding him from the outside post Sunday looking to hit the board for the first time in three races Sunday.

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Lynx - Ontario bred Cathal Lynch trained gelding will make his stakes debut Sunday after seven career MSW starts resulted in a win (last time out May 25 at Parx) and a third place finish. He steps up in competition in the Pegasus off a career best result and will have Frankie Pennington in the saddle from post 2.

Encryption - has just two career starts for trainer Kelly Breen and enters after breaking maiden last time out on this track May 24. He started his career with a third in a MSW also on this track back on September 15. Encryption will have Paco Lopez aboard for his stakes debut from post 3.

Wildcatpleasures - will race in stakes company for the first time Sunday off a pair of runner-up finishes - both on this track. Last time out was in a Starter Allowance May 26 after a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming May 10. He has a win, two seconds and a third place finish in seven career starts and will have Ramon Moya aboard from post 5.