Cyberknife, Colonel Liam Head List Of 2023 Pegasus World Cup Invitees

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Cyberknife (Gun Runner) and two-time defending champion Colonel Liam (Liam's Map) top the invitational lists for the $3 million GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the $1 million GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational respectively.

The seventh running of the Pegasus World Cup, a 1 1/8-mile stakes for 4-year-olds and up, will be featured Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park along with the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, a 1 1/8-mile stakes for 4-year-olds and up, and the GIII Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf, a 1 1/16-mile stakes for older fillies and mares on turf.

The invitation list includes 12 older horses for each, as well as a list of eight reserve invitees. Contenders for the GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational are: MGISW Cyberknife, GISW Defunded (Dialed In), GISW Proxy (Tapit), GISW White Abarrio (Race Day),  GISW Get Her Number (Dialed In), GISW Art Collector (Bernardini), G1SW Super Corinto (Super Saver), G1SW O'Connor (Boboman), MGSW & GISP Skippylongstocking (Exaggerator), GSW & MGISP Stilleto Boy (Shackleford), GSW & GISP Simplification (Not This Time), and GSW Last Samurai (Malibu Moon).

The eight horses on the reserve list are: Barber Road (Race Day), Endorsed (Medaglia d'Oro), Hoist the Gold (Mineshaft), Law Professor (Constitution), Muad'dib (Fiber Sonde), Pappacap (Gun Runner), Pioneer of Medina (Pioneerof the Nile), and Ridin With Biden (Constitution).

The GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational invitees incude: MGSW Cabo Spirit (Pioneerof the Nile), MGSW City Man (Mucho Macho Man), MGISW Colonel Liam (Liam's Map), GISW Decorated Invader (Declaration of War), GSW Dicey Mo Chara (Adaay {Ire}), GISW Ivar (Brz) (Agnes Gold {Jpn}), MGSW & GISP Masteroffoxhounds (War Front), GSW Master Piece (Chi) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), GISW Shirl's Speight (Speightstown), GISW Speaking Scout (Mr Speaker), MGSW Who's the Star (Tonalist), and MGSW & MGISP Wit (Practical Joke).

The eight horses on the reserve list are: Atone (Into Mischief), Cellist (Big Blue Kitten), Dark Shift (Dark Angel {Ire}), Good Governance (Kingman {GB}), Hurricane Dream (Hurricane Cat), In Love (Brz} (Agnes Gold {Jpn}), King Cause (Creative Cause), Lady Speightspeare (Speightstown), Law Professor (Constitution), Never Surprised (Constitution), and Street Ready (More Than Ready).

Leading the list of 12 for the GIII Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf is GISW Shantisara (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}), GSW & GISP Wakanaka (Power {GB}), GISW Dalika (Pastorious {Ger}), and GISW Pizza Bianca (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). Also invited are: Artie's Princess (We Miss Artie), Gam's Mission (Noble Mission {GB}), Justify My Love {Brz} (Agnes Gold {Jpn}), Lady Speightspere (Speightstown), Queen Goddess (Empire Maker), Skims (GB) (Frankel {GB}), Sparkle Blue (Hard Spun), and Stolen Holiday (War Front).

Five reserve invitees include: Kate's Kingdom (Animal Kingdom), Lady Rockstar (GB) (Frankel {GB}), Perseverancia (California Chrome), Saffron Moon (Malibu Moon), and Scotish Star (Arg) (Key Deputy).

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