The Pegasus Plate – 24th December 2016 – London Bridge Racecourse

The Pegasus Plate

Call The Captain

A very competitive field lines up for the Pegasus Plate this weekend and Addie Over Captain was a convincing winner of the Jewel Of The Mile and Australian Cup and looks a massive runner in this field, he is a horse who likes to take a race by the scruff of the neck and dominate his opposition – a very powerful runner. Saturday’s race will be run on a fast/good track and the “Captain” may not have everything his own way with some impressive Fast Finishers in the field. Whole Lotta Love, Belle Epoque and Royal Flush will all be finishing strongly late and may well swoop past the front running captain while the stalker Bozo The Clown could do some damage late if in the right position.

An exciting race to look forward to!



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 5 Royal Flush Blackjack Farms Izetta Mormile 1:38.182
2 4 Addie Over Captain Addictive Racing Malcolm Rolfson 1:38.216
3 3 Bozo The Clown Angel’s Flight Nguyet Yelton 1:38.411
4 1 Whole Lotta Love Bristol Turks Lorean Pendon 1:38.603
5 12 Blitzman RCS Locos Eliana Selnes 1:38.723


1. Whole Lotta Love

5yo mare from Bristol Turks, Career earnings: $2,265,400
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Journeyman
Lineage:By Maddy Prime Gold out of Holly Approval 
Recent form:4,6,5,1,1

Stable comments: – “Right, this is a tough one. I think Whole Lotta Love is ready and I may have found the right jockey for her finally. The heat was better than I expected so there is hope for a Top3 finish. There are a few capable of a win in this though and it should be a good race.”

2. Belle Epoque

5yo mare from Woogle Wood, Career earnings: $1,651,621
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Woogle Wood
Lineage:By Afterburn out of Miesque Bolts 
Recent form:3,1,1,1,2

Stable comments: – “Always the bridesmaid in finals. I’ve not quite figured Belle Epoque out yet, though I know there is a huge run in her somewhere – hopefully sooner than later. I left her a little fat for the heat, so the run was encouraging given that she should strip leaner for the final. It’s a pretty hot race though, with strong representatives from multiple-cup winning stables, and you can make serious cases for at least five horses against the field.”

3. Bozo The Clown

5yo stallion from Angel’s Flight, Career earnings: $3,909,062
Overall rating: Admirable(56) – Stalker
Born:Fri 8th Jan 2016, bred by Angel’s Flight
Lineage:By Why So Serious out of Stella Artois 
Recent form:1,1,1,5,3

Stable comments: – ” A top five finish will be sufficient against these well trained medium age group runners. This will be Bozo last age cup run and he will relegated to run in league races only. Addie Over Captain has been superb over his last 5 starts and I don’t see why he won’t repeat his winning ways. A few of the FF look sharp also and if they can run AOC down they have a chance for the upset.

4. Addie Over Captain

5yo stallion from Addictive Racing, Career earnings: $2,254,000
Overall rating: Excellent(61) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by St Simon Racing
Lineage:By Blue Tyndareus out of Blue Rhea
Recent form:1,1,2,1,1

Stable comments: – “Been looking forward to this race all season, Captain has dominated the last 2 cup finals and will be looking to do the same again. Great run in the heat and still plenty to give. Some quality runners in this race but Captain has enough to see them off.”

5. Royal Flush

5yo stallion from Blackjack Farms, Career earnings: $1,873,871
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Blackjack Farms
Lineage:By Lord Blackjack out of Prancing Diva
Recent form:1,2,1,1,1

Stable comments: – “

6. Nonius

5yo stallion from Cape Hall, Career earnings: $483,691
Overall rating: Excellent(60) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Fourmyle Stables
Lineage:By Acceleration out of Linen Pokey 
Recent form:13,5,7,13,5

Stable comments: – “

7. Doodee Rolly

5yo mare from Rawhide, Career earnings: $863,100
Overall rating: Excellent(60) – Early sprinter
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Rawhide
Lineage:By Grey Ghost out of Naomi’s 
Recent form:4,11,9,5,3

Stable comments: – “I’ve never really got to grips with Early Sprinters – so anything might happen – but a place seems unlikely.”

8. Perfecto Circular

5yo gelding from Dawg’s Ranch, Career earnings: $364,200
Overall rating: Excellent(61) – Early sprinter
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Photo Finish Farms
Lineage:By Shannons Rigid out of Seven Of Nine
Recent form:4,3,2

Stable comments: – “

9. Mystro Ryder

5yo stallion from Back in black, Career earnings: $1,199,314
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Back in black
Lineage:By Beef German Prince out of Feels Like
Recent form:6,1,7,2,2

Stable comments: – “

10. Red Sky At Dusk

5yo mare from Lozzy Stables, Career earnings: $427,900
Overall rating: Excellent(60) – Stalker
Born:Fri 8th Jan 2016, bred by Lozzy Stables
Lineage:By Galilei out of Scarlet Brigade
Recent form:4,9,5,2,4

Stable comments: – “I am looking forward to running Red Sky At Dusk in the Pegasus Plate final. She came 4th in her heat but was ridden too aggressively. She will run better if she is ridden to suit her style more so I have changed the jockey. Whether that’s good enough to finish in the top half of the field is still doubtful given she’s been found out every time at this kind of level in the past. Whole Lotta Love quickened up really smartly to win that heat in the style of a very good horse so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if that went close, but the one to beat is most definitely Addie Over Captain who won the Jewel of the Mile last season and has big XP for the distance.”

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