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Colonel Liam 7/2 Favorite for Pegasus World Cup Turf
Colonel Liam winning the Tropical Park Derby (Credit: Coglianese Photos / Ryan Thompson)

Colonel Liam 7/2 Favorite for Pegasus World Cup Turf

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Robert and Lawana Low’s Colonel Liam drew post 5 and was made the 7/2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

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A $1.2 million purchase as an unraced juvenile, Colonel Liam waited until last April to debut, but it was his move from dirt to turf for start #3 when he finally unleashed his potential on the track. The Todd Pletcher-trained son of Liam’s Map (whom Pletcher also trained) exits a strong 3 1/4-length victory in the local 1 1/6-mile Tropical Park Derby.

Colonel Liam keeps 2020’s winningest jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard for his first test against older horses.

“It’s always fun when you’re training the offspring of a horse that you’ve trained,” Pletcher said. “It’s great to see Liam’s Map doing well as a stallion and showing his versatility of getting dirt horses and turf horses and good 2-year-olds, and showing that he’s capable of siring just about any type of horse.”

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Here is the full field for Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Turf:

1Next SharesRichard BaltasDrayden Van Dyke20/1
2Breaking the RulesShug McGaugheyJohn Velazquez10/1
3Storm the CourtPeter EurtonJulien Leparoux12/1
4North DakotaShug McGaugheyJose Ortiz10/1
5Colonel LiamTodd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.7/2
6LargentTodd PletcherPaco Lopez9/2
7AquaphobiaMike MakerJoe Bravo20/1
8AnothertwistafatePeter MillerJoel Rosario5/1
9Cross BorderMike MakerTyler Gaffalione15/1
10PixelateMike StidhamEdgard Zayas15/1
11Say the WordPhil D'AmatoFlavien Prat6/1
12Social ParanoiaTodd PletcherLuis Saez8/1
Check out the full field for the Pegasus World Cup (G1)!

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