Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Patternrecognition (Adios Charlie) may have earned himself a start in the Jan. 26 GI Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park with his win in Saturday’s GI Cigar Mile H. at Aqueduct.
“The owners and I talked about the Pegasus last night. It’s definitely a consideration,” confirmed trainer Chad Brown.
Brown, who captured his first Cigar Mile in 2016 with Connect, praised his staff, including assistant trainer Whit Beckman, for persevering with Patternrecognition.
“The Cigar Mile is a great race to win and we’re lucky to have won it now for a second time,” Brown said. “He’s a horse that really earned it and everyone in the barn here with Whit has done a great job with the horse, keeping him sound. He didn’t get started until he was four, so he’s clearly had some physical setbacks. But he’s now in good form and has been healthy thanks to a lot of hard work from my team, and a lot of heart and determination from the horse.”