Cyberknife will make his first trip to Gulfstream for the 2023 Pegasus World Cup on Saturday. He won the Arkansas Derby and the Haskell Stakes last year before finishing in second place behind Cody's Wish in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile duel. Cyberknife is the 5-2 favorite in the 2023 Pegasus World Cup odds, while Proxy is 9-2 and Skippylongstocking is 5-1 in the loaded Pegasus World Cup 2023 field. Which horses should you be backing with your 2023 Pegasus World Cup bets? With so much to consider while making your 2023 Pegasus World Cup picks, a little expert help can go a long way.
The first edition of the Pegasus World Cup took place in 2017 with a purse of $12 million, marking the richest racing event in the world at the time. This race, which takes place at Gulfstream Park in Florida, gives horses one more chance to race before retiring in February. The race runs at the distance of 1 1/8 miles and features horses who are four years of age and older. It is named after the stallion Pegasus, who has a 110-foot statue at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Bob Baffert came out on top in 2017, as jockey Mike E. Smith rode Arrogate to the win in 1:46.83 as the odds-on favorite.
Given all the history, there's a method to picking which horses to focus on for exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets in a Pegasus World Cup like this, and SportsLine expert Jody Demling knows what it is. He can help you make the best 2023 Pegaus World Cup picks possible.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the 2023 Pegasus World Cup having nailed the winner of the Belmont Stakes four of the last fives years, including an exacta in 2022 with Mo Donegal and Nest. He also nailed Flightline's win at the Breeders' Cup Classic last November.
Demling is at his best in the biggest horse races in the world like the Pegasus World Cup 2023. In fact, he has hit 10 of the last 14 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but four times in the last 14 years.
He's also called nine of the last 18 Preakness winners, keenly understanding when the Kentucky Derby winner was poised for victory or a massive upset, and nailed the 2022 Preakness trifecta. Anybody who has followed him is up huge. .
Top 2023 Pegasus World Cup expert picks
Here's a refresher on these types of bets from SportsLine's Jody Demling:
Pegasus World Cup Exacta: Pick the first- and second-place finishers in the correct order. A $2 exacta returned $4.80 at the 2022 Pegasus World Cup with Life Is Good and Knicks Go.
Pegasus World Cup Trifecta: Pick the first-, second- and third-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 trifecta returned $7.80 at the 2022 Pegasus World Cup with Life Is Good, Knicks Go and Stilletto Boy.
Pegasus World Cup Superfecta: Pick the first-, second-, third- and fourth-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 superfecta returned $37.60 at the 2022 Pegasus World Cup with Life Is Good, Knicks Go, Stilletto Boy and Endorsed.
In what Demling describes as a wide-open race, he is high on a sleeper who will be on the lead early and whose jockey is the ultimate x-factor. Anyone who backs this horse could hit it big. You can see his picks here.
How to make 2023 Pegasus World Cup bets
Demling has specific recommendations for exacta, trifecta and superfecta wagers so you can cover all your bases at the Pegasus World Cup 2023. He's sharing them over at SportsLine.
So which horses do you take in the Pegasus World Cup 2023? And in what combinations? .