Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes goes down this Sunday, June 21 from Monmouth Park on the Jersey Shore. Three year olds will be featured when they saddle up and go 1 1/16 miles on Monmouth Park's dirt track.
A field of eight will line up in the Pegasus Stakes - race 11 on Monmouth Park's Sunday schedule Post time is 5:43 PM. Let's take a look into the past performances of all eight combatants for this Grade 3 stakes.
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2015 Pegasus Stakes Race Favorite Entries
Mr. Jordan - has three wins and two runner-up finishes in five career starts for trainer Edward Plesa - consecutive seconds in minor stakes action ahead of this weekend. Last time out was a second in the Tarpon Stakes April 25 and before that was a second in the Tamarac Stakes in March - both results at Gulfstream. He did break maiden at first asking and did follow that with two straight minor stakes scores - the Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West November 8 and the Smooth Air Stakes on that same track November 29.Mr.Jordan has been a factor in every race of his career so far and should be again Sunday. Paco Lopez rides from gate 6.
Bodhisattva - has placed in eight of 12 career starts for trainer Jose Corrales and enters off a last of eighth in the Preakness Stakes after being eased. It followed his first stakes win - the minor Fredrico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico at this distance April 18 and an OK second in the minor Private Terms Stakes March 21. Before that was a pair of fourths in minor stakes action at Laurel Park to start his year. Bodhisattva has one other graded stakes start - a fifth in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes back in November. He has placed in two of his last three starts, has won both starts at this distance and looks to bounce back from his Preakness experience when he departs from gate 2 with Trevor McCarthy in the saddle.
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Good Pick Nick - Kiaran McLaughlin trainee has placed in four of five career starts - a win and three runner-up finishes. He makes his stakes debut Sunday off a second behind The Truth Or Else in an Allowance Optional Claiming May 22 at Belmont Park and a maiden score at Aqueduct April 11. Before that was a pair of seconds in MSW races at Tampa Bay this past spring. He leaves from the outside gate 8 Sunday looking to make a little noise - with Fernando Jara in the reins.
Chipit - Todd Pletcher trained colt will try to remain perfect in his short career - he has two starts and two wins. Last time out was an Allowance Optional Claiming score April 9 after a maiden win at first asking in March - both results at Gulfstream. Chipit looks to keep the run going when he departs from post 7 with Joe Bravo guiding him.
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Tekton - ha two wins in five career starts for trainer Anthony Dutrow -one of those wins coming last time out by an impressive 10 3/4 lengths in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Pimlico May 21. His other win was a maiden score in his second career start in December at Laurel Park. Tekton makes his stakes debut Sunday on OK form from post 5 with Alex Cintron in the irons.
Dontbetwithbruno - Todd Pletcher trained colt has two wins, a second and a third place finish in six career starts. He enters off an OK third in the minor Parx Derby May 2 after an Allowance score on that same track in April and a sixth in his only graded stakes action to date - the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct in March. Dontbetwithbruno has been decent so far in his career and will be looking for his first graded stakes score from the rail with Elvis Trujillo aboard.
Ambidextrous Alex - Joan Scott trained gelding makes his graded stakes debut Sunday off a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming May 31 and an eleventh in a similar race May 10 - both results on this track. He did break maiden in his second career start in October and now has a win and a second place finish in five career starts. Angel Serpa has been tabbed with getting Ambidextrous Alex his first stakes win from post 3.
Instant Replay - Wayne Catalano trained colt makes his graded stakes debut Sunday after six career starts produced two wins and a third place finish. Last time out was a fifth in an Allowance at Keeneland after a third in a similar race in March and an Allowance Optional Claiming score in January at Oaklawn Park. Instant Replay has been respectable against lesser company but takes a huge step up in class Sunday - from gate 4 with Daniel Centeno guiding him.
2015 Pegasus Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 11 on Monmouth Park's Sunday card with a Post Time of 5:43 PM.
|1||Dontbetwithbruno||E. Trujillo||T. Pletcher|
|2||Bodhisattva||T. McCarthy||J. Corrales|
|3||Ambidextrous Alex||A. Serpa||J. Scott|
|4||Instant Replay||D. Centeno||W. Catalano|
|5||Tekton||A. Cintron||A. Dutrow|
|6||Mr. Jordan||P. Lopez||E. Plesa, Jr.|
|7||Chipit||J. Bravo||T. Pletcher|
|8||Good Pick Nick||F. Jara||K. McLaughlin|