The Pegasus Plate – 25th March 2017

Pegasus Plate

It Never Rains In Southern California

Trainer Zane holds a powerful hand in Saturday’s Pegasus Plate over 1700m. He has done exceptionally well with his five year old mare Northern Skies, with her winning the last medium cup for the age group, The Jewel Of The Mile. She oozes class and the obvious horse to beat. 

The roan stallion from the Sootie yard, Lump Of Ice, has won six of his seventeen starts and produced a dazzling display over 1600m last time when he simply ran away from his field. He is expected to make them run for their lives. The evergreen Smirr is back for more after her game third to Northern Skies in the Jewel of The Mile. Ignore this bay flyer at your peril!

D R Stable’s runner, the multiple world cup winner Nyquist, will have his supporters despite the low overall rating. The 1700m looks likely to suit him down to the ground. The son of Blitzen has a superb finishing effort and has one of our best jockeys in the saddle in Ferdinand Blixt. Salamandar Spurs ran a cracker at her penultimate start when winning the Aussie Clothing Down Under Long cup. She will strip a fit horse on Saturday and must have a chance.

Keane Coney and Nimrod Alben both looks looks very promising, and decent efforts is expected.

Race field

# Form Horse Stable Jockey Final Odds
1 1,1,2,1,1 Smirr Woogle Wood Lang Lampshire N/A
2 1,2,5,1,2 Bayakoa St Simon Racing Rebecka Decoster N/A
3 1,1,1,1,1 Northern Skies Lost In The Fog Pam Farruggio N/A
4 3,5,1,4,1 Lump Of Ice Sootie !Madlyn Rexwinkle! N/A
5 2,6,1,3,2 Nyquist DR Stables Ferdinand Blixt N/A
6 2,1,2,1,1 Salamandar Spurs flying spurs Jesica Dage N/A
7 2,6,9,1,2 Keane Coney Rawhide Exie Marzan N/A
8 3,5,7,4,4 Nimrod Alben Whispering Death Sandy Novik N/A


1. Smirr

5yo mare from Woogle Wood, Career earnings: $2,516,120
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Woogle Wood
Lineage:By Philip Fry out of Seething Rain

Stable comments: – “Smirr is Scots for a light, annoying misty rain. In a race deep in quality, Smirr has a light chance of annoying the standout Northern Skies. She was under-cooked for the heat, so with a better racing weight, stride and RIs for the final she could run a place. Maybe.”

2. Bayakoa

5yo mare from St Simon Racing, Career earnings: $2,197,210
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Seahorse Racing
Lineage:By Dancin out of Boe Whizbang Song

Stable comments: – “In the race, just for the fun of it, I will be happy with a top5 finish.”

3. Northern Skies

5yo mare from Lost In The Fog, Career earnings: $1,358,200
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Slo Mo Stables
Lineage:By Straight Liner out of Spore

Stable comments: – “The Pegasus has a fantastic field. Top to bottom. Northern Skies, my mare bred by Autogod has been fantastic. She set another age world record time in her heat. She comes out of the 3 hole. Inside 3 is usually critical for mid WC’s starting on a bend. She has a chance to win. Smirr drew the rail, has the OR and xp to make a serious run. Bayakoa, always seems to fly out of the gates. She could upset. Lump of Ice has been running wet mids super fast. I expect a real good showing. Nyquist has the xp to compete. I expect a late run. Daniel winning another WC no matter the OR surprises nobody. Salamander Spurs is a sneaky one. She comes with a brilliant late kick every time. If the front runners use too much, she’ll run them down in the final quarter.

4. Lump Of Ice

5yo stallion from Sootie, Career earnings: $3,460,608
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 8th Apr 2016, bred by Sootie
Lineage:By Lara Blitzen out of Screenscraper

Stable comments: – “

5. Nyquist

5yo stallion from DR Stables, Career earnings: $4,106,366
Overall rating: Admirable(57) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by DR Stables
Lineage:By Blitzen out of Weer Flawless

Stable comments: – “Nyquist has shown he’s a better long runner than a medium runner. He doesn’t have the speed and power to go all out in a medium race which he will need to do to keep up with Northern Skies. With a little luck he may finish top 5.”

6. Salamandar Spurs

5yo mare from flying spurs, Career earnings: $2,270,040
Overall rating: Admirable(55) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by flying spurs
Lineage:By Epic Flail out of Spider Elliots

Stable comments: – “My little mare goes around again won her last 2 starts. Won the Aussie Long when not seen as a chance and looking at this field will be long odds again so I hope she fights hard and get in the money.”

7. Keane Coney

5yo stallion from Rawhide, Career earnings: $721,263
Overall rating: Grand(66) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Rawhide

Stable comments: – “

8. Nimrod Alben

5yo stallion from Whispering Death, Career earnings: $1,049,265
Overall rating: Grand(67) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Washington DC
Lineage:By Jaysie Csillag out of Hershey Spots

Stable comments: – “Nimrod Alben has not had the best career to date. But is well prepared for this race so I’m expecting a top 3 finish…”

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