Salomon Del Valle’s Margoth has purchased a spot in the $9-million GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational, confirming MGSW/MGISP Gunnevera (Dialed In) for the Jan. 26 fixture at Gulfstream Park. Gunnevera, who finished third in the 2018 renewal of the Pegasus, was last seeing finishing second behind Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky) in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 3.
“I’m paying all the money myself,” said Del Valle, a Venezuelan businessman who entered Gunnevera in a partnership in last year’s Pegasus. “I’m happy to be in the race.”
“I have a good chance,” added Antonio Sano, who trains Gunnevera at nearby Gulfstream Park West. “He just got beat by a length in the Breeders’ Cup. Maybe, there will be more speed in the Pegasus. One more chance. It’s in my house.”