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Sunday's Pegasus Stakes Draws Solid Field of Seven

Posted Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

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Sunday’s $150,000 Pegasus Stakes has drawn a field of seven with the undefeated Unified topping the cast of 3-year-olds looking to springboard into the July 31 Haskell Invitational.

            In the colors of Centennial Farms and under the tutelage of Jimmy Jerkens, Unified captured the Grade 2 Peter Pan in his most recent try and will make his two turn debut in the mile and a sixteenth Grade 3 Pegasus, which goes as race 10 on an 11-race Father’s Day program.  Unified, a colt by Candy Ride from the Dixie Union mare Union City, broke his maiden on Feb. 21 by three lengths as the 4-5 choice at Gulfstream.  He followed that up with a win in the Grade 3 Bay Shore at Aqueduct on April 9 before taking the Peter Pan.

            Set to take on Unified are Awesome Slew, a recent winner over the Monmouth strip in his 2016 debut and Abiding Star, winner of the Parx Derby, who enters the Pegasus from the Preakness Stakes. 

            With an estimated post of 5:24 p.m., the Pegasus field, from the rail out (with rider assignments), is:        

                        1.  Awesome Slew (Paco Lopez)

                        2.  Extinct Charm (Dylan Davis)

                        3.  Saratoga Jack (Jose L. Flores)

                        4.  Unified (Jose Ortiz)

                        5.  Memories of Winter (Jose Ferrer)

                        6.  Donegal Moon (Joe Bravo)

                        7.  Abiding Star (J.D. Acosta)

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