Seeking the Soul Tabbed as Fipke's Pegasus Horse


Seeking the Soul | Coady photo

Charles Fipke purchased one spot in the Jan. 27 GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational, which will be used by this year's GI Clark H. winner Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul {Ire}). Fipke had also discussed running Forever Unbridled after her victory in the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff, but since indicated he'd run only one horse. John Velazquez, who rode Forever Unbridled in the Breeders' Cup and Seeking the Soul in the Clark, has committed to riding Seeking the Soul in the Pegasus, according to trainer Dallas Stewart.

“We're looking at it with Seeking the Soul right now,” Stewart said. “It was [Fipke's] decision. He wants to run Seeking the Soul, so that's what we're doing. We think he's got a big shot. A lot of things went into the decision, and his final decision was just to run one. And John Velazquez was very happy to have Seeking the Soul–as I understand–running in the race. He wants to ride him. He likes the horse. I think that was probably a big selling factor.”

Seeking the Soul worked a half-mile in :49 2/5 Sunday morning at the Fair Grounds–his second work in New Orleans since winning the Clark.

“[It was] just a maintenance work,” Stewart said. “Just very, very good. Keeping him sharp. He looked good.”


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