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Audible, inside, works in company with Hi Happy on Dec. 8

Defeated in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday at odds of 1-10, Audible’s connections were initially hesitant to commit to their original plan and point toward the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. On Thursday, WinStar Farm CEO Elliott Walden told thoroughbreddailynews.com that the soon to be 4-year-old son of Into Mischief had officially been confirmed as a probable starter for the Pegasus.

“It was an odd race, a very odd race,” Walden said of the Harlan’s Holiday, in which Audible was defeated a half-length by 25-1 shot Sir Anthony. “He’s a very talented horse and we believe he’s one of the best horses in the country. Hopefully, it will be fast on Pegasus Day. Javier [Castellano] didn’t think he has handling the track and didn’t put his best foot forward.”

The Harlan’s Holiday was run over a sloppy main track, but Audible has proven himself a solid contender on the fast surface at Gulfstream with wins in the G1 Florida Derby and G2 Holy Bull. Overall, the colt has won four of seven starts, including a third in this year’s Kentucky Derby.

In other WinStar news, Kentucky Derby hopeful Improbable will not race again until March. Walden explained that the break is designed to have the Bob Baffert trainee in top form coming into the Run for the Roses with a pair of prep races.

Read more at thoroughbreddailynews.com.



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