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Talk Logistics Returns to Graded Stakes in Sunday’s Pegasus

June 16, 2017


            Talk Logistics makes his second start of the meet at Monmouth Park as he makes his return to the graded stakes ranks against four others in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Pegasus Stakes, going a mile and a sixteenth on the main track.

            The three-year-old by High Cotton out of the Trippi mare Alotofappeal was last seen in stakes action in the Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, finishing sixth behind Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming. His two other tries against graded company came in a pair of Grade 2 events, the Fountain of Youth Stakes and the Holy Bull Stakes, finishing fourth in both behind a pair of Kentucky Derby runners Gunnevara and Irish War Cry.

            Talk Logistics finished second, going wide around both turns, in his first try over the Monmouth main track on May 13.

            “He’s been doing excellent,” said conditioner Eddie Plesa Jr. “He went against the big boys all winter and had a bad trip last time out. We gave him a little breather and a stamina work before this one and he looks ready to go.”

            Owned by Hardway Stables, Talk Logistics has worked three times since his most recent race. The last breeze came on June 10 where he went a mile in 1:44 on a fast Monmouth main track.

            Talk Logistics graduated at first asking as a two-year-old in a five furlong, maiden special weight event on the main track at Parx.

            Chad Brown brings in undefeated Timeline to put his perfect record on the line after winning the Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park on May 13 over a sloppy track. He has only seen a fast track once and that was when he broke his maiden earlier this year.

            The Pegasus Stakes, a major prep for Monmouth’s big dance, the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 30, will go as race 10 on Sunday’s 11-race Father’s Day Card. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post at 12:50 p.m.