2024 Pegasus World Cup Contender Profile: Trademark

The $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) is Saturday (Jan. 27) at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/8-mile race is for 4-year-olds and up. usracing.com is publishing profiles of all the contenders.


This well-traveled Upstart gelding earned the biggest win of his career when annexing the Clark Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs over Thanksgiving weekend, adding it to his previous wins in last summer’s Michael G. Shaefer S. at Horseshoe Indianapolis and Churchill’s Commonwealth Turf Stakes (which was off the turf on a sloppy main track) in 2022. He doesn’t win a lot, but he is fairly consistent in hitting the board, but unfortunately, when he fails to fire he really fails to fire. He seems to excel at a mile, though his last at this distance was impressive and he just got up in time to beat a game First Mission, who is 7-2 here, by a nose.

He has a tactical turn of foot he’ll be able to use depending on how the pace sets up, jockey Fernando De La Cruz can put him closer to a slow pace or drop a bit farther back if a speed duel materializes on the front end. If he brings his best, he will be tough at a decent price.

2024 Pegasus World Cup Contender: Trademark

Betting advice: When he shows up, he really shows up and if he does he will be tough for a large share at a large price.

Post position: 5

Odds: 12/1

Jockey: Fernando De La Cruz

Trainer: Victoria Oliver

Owner: BBN Racing, LLC

Age: 5

Career record: 22-6-3-1

Career earnings: $1,055,865

Most recent race: Clark Stakes (G2), Churchill Downs, Nov. 24, won

Top Equibase speed figure: 112

Pedigree: Upstart-Creative Trick, by Creative Cause

Color: Bay

Running style: mid-pack

Notes: He is also multiple graded stakes-placed in the Lukas Classic (G2), Philip. H. Iselin Stakes (G3) and Salvatore Mile Stakes (G3)… Was a $275,000 RNA as a horse of racing age at Keeneland in November of 2022, BBN Racing retaining ownership. Also sold for $37,000 as a Keeneland November weanling in 2019 and through the same sales ring nearly a year later for $42,000… bullet worked a mile in 1:02 at his winter base of Payson Park last Thursday…

2024 Pegasus World Cup Odds and Post Positions

PP Horse Odds Trainer Jockey
1 Nimitz Class 20-1 George Weaver Edgard J. Zayas
2 O’Connor 8-1 Saffie A. Joseph, Jr. Paco Lopez
3 Dynamic One 15-1 Todd A. Pletcher Irad Ortiz, Jr.
4 Hoist The Gold 12-1 Dallas Stewart John R. Velazquez
5 Trademark 12-1 Victoria H. Oliver Fernando De La Cruz
6 Senor Buscador 6-1 Todd W. Fincher Junior Alvarado
7 National Treasure 9-5 Bob Baffert Flavien Prat
8 First Mission 7-2 Brad H. Cox Luis Saez
9 Grand Aspen 8-1 Todd A. Pletcher Jose L. Ortiz
10 Il Miracolo 20-1 Antonio Sano Javier Castellano
11 Crupi 20-1 Todd A. Pletcher Lanfranco Dettori
12 Skippylongstocking 8-1 Saffie A. Joseph, Jr. Tyler Gaffalione
13 Castle Chaos AE Robert N. Falcone, Jr. Tyler Gaffalione



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