In less than two weeks, the Pegasus World Cup will finally commence in Gulfstream Park, Florida. It is one of the most awaited horse racing events every year since it showcases the finest four-year-old thoroughbred racers across the U.S. In fact, this will also serve as a basis of the bettors to select which one will start a strong record this year.
The Pegasus Organization led by its owner, the Stronach Group, has released the official names of the racers who were invited to run at Gulfstream Park. Among these racers is Diamond Oops. He was initially enlisted as a reserved runner to replace anyone that might back out. Today, he finally earned a spot to run in 2020 Pegasus, after McKinzie declined the Pegasus invite.
By the time he took the challenge of running in Pegasus, Diamond Oops is now part of the entries with the highest odds value to bet. As the line-up changes, many were amazed as to how Diamond Oops ended his racing forms last year. Some fans think that his previous achievements can ultimately help him in achieving the Pegasus crown on January 25.
As Diamond Oops takes Gulfstream Park on Saturday, the tension is added as the competition for the Pegasus crown becomes tight. Based on the current odds, Diamond Oops has taken over Maximum Security, Omaha Beach, and Spun to Run in the leaderboards? Can Diamond Oops continue to get the best odds position as part of the Pegasus Cup race picks until Saturday? Let’s dig in more.
Diamond Oop’s Profile
Diamond Oops is a five-year-old thoroughbred owned by Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC. He was foaled on March 26, 2015, and trained by Patrick L. Biancone. Throughout his racing career, he had recorded total earnings of $646, 490 tallying a total of five titles, two 2nd places, and one in third place.
His early racing career happened on June 1, 2017, when he joined the Maiden Special Weight and end up in the first place. This victory paved the way for Diamond Oops to participate in his first stakes races that happened last July 1, 2017, at Gulfstream Park. He won his first Stakes races title in his first time joining after taking part in the Kiss A Native Stakes.
After that, he joined the Saratoga Special Stakes on August 13, 2017, where he got the 6th place. His last race in 2017 happened in Buffalo Man Stakes, still in Gulfstream Park, where he won the title. He then rested and prepared for various racing events in 2019.
Diamond Oops Latest Achievements
Last year, Diamond Oops did quite well after accomplishing seven stakes races. He started the year 2019 strong as he took part in Crystal River Stakes on May 27, 2019, and bagged the third place. After that, he moved to Belmont Park and joined the Jaipur Invitational Stakes and ended in fifth place.
Diamond Oops never lost his hope and decided to join the Smile Sprint Stakes on June 29, 2019, where he won the title. After one month of rest, he presented in Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap and Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes, where he both bagged the second place. Diamond Oops has then successfully developed his confidence to make it at the Pegasus World Cup.
Last November 2, 2019, Diamond Oops took part in the Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, but he only managed to finish at 8th place. However, he bounced back big when he took home the title for Mr. Prospector Stakes on December 21, 2019, held at Gulfstream Park.
Diamond Oops Strengths
Competing and winning in the dirt mile many times is one of Diamond Oops skills that other contenders must reconsider. According to his trainer, Biancone, Diamond Oops has well-measured positioning statistics, the gate added by his ability to adjust his speed when he’s inside the racing field.
Second, his racing records last year has what it takes to win the 2020 Pegasus World Cup. It is also the main reason why Stronach Group incited him to run in Gulfstream Park because of this racing field in his comfort zone. If Diamond Oops continues to show his excellent positioning skills inside the field and is in the best health condition, then we are expecting a head to head horse racing competition in the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational.
In the upcoming 2020 Pegasus World Cup, we are expecting an action-packed show since all the contenders have excellent saddling skills.
As Diamond Oops joins the troops being considered as the entry with the highest odds value to bet for the Pegasus crown, will he finish the racing line on Saturday with flying colors, leaving all other contenders behind him?