Grade 1 winner Verrazano and Classic-placed Itsmyluckyday
are among a field of seven entered for this Sunday’s Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Owned by Let’s
Go Stable, Tabor, Magnier and Smith, Verrazano was a perfect four-for-four
going into the Kentucky Derby with victories in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby and
Grade 1 Wood Memorial to his credit.
Sunday’s Pegasus will be the first start for the Todd Pletcher trainee
since the Kentucky Derby.
Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday enters the $150,000 Pegasus off a
runner-up effort in the Preakness Stakes on May 18. Trained by Eddie Plesa Jr., the son of Lawyer
Ron captured the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes earlier this year at Gulfstream and
was runner-up to eventual Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Grade 1 Florida
Pegasus, which serves as a prep for the Grade 1, $1 million William Hill
Haskell Invitational on July 28, will go as race 11 of 12 on Sunday’s Father’s
in post position order, for the mile and sixteenth Pegasus (with jockey
of Reality (Stewart Elliott)
Star (Angel Serpa)*
5. Bethel (Brian Pedroza)
Kid (Angel Serpa)*
* Report Star and Kanturk Kid run as an entry for owner
Gilbert G. Campbell