Pegasus World Cup Turf Odds, Contender Profile: Instilled Regard

Pegasus World Cup Turf Odds and Post Positions

By Noel Michaels

Instilled Regard – Photo courtesy of Amanda Hodges-Weir/Hodes Photography.

With the move from dirt to turf under trainer Chad Brown, it’s easy to see why the owners of Instilled Regard are optimistic heading into Saturday’s $1 Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

“This is the same horse that showed up for me on Kentucky Derby day,” owner Larry Best of OXO Equine said after Instilled Regard (fourth in the 2018 Derby) won the Fort Lauderdale (G2) in his most recent start. “This is a real horse. He needed time to mature. This is the kind of race we need to go on to bigger things.”

Since turf wizard Brown took over training from Jerry Hollendorfer, Instilled Regard has given every indication turf his is best surface. After running ninth – and last – in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) on dirt in September in his first start for Brown, the trainer tried the turf and Instilled Regard has responded with a 4-1-1-2 record on the surface. Just to be sure turf was the right surface, Brown sent the horse out in the Alysheba (G2) on dirt, where he finished sixth.

Instilled Regard, 10-1 on the morning line, is one of three Turf entries from Brown’s stable. The others are Without Parole and Sacred Life.

Instilled Regard

Odds: 10-1

Post position: No. 6

Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.

Trainer: Chad Brown

Owners: OXO Equine LLC

Career record: 14-3-3-3

Career earnings: $589,240

Pedigree: Arch-Enhancing, by Forestry

Age: 5

Running style: Stalker

Handicapping insights:

“Just won Gulfstream stakes at 1 1/8 miles; contender.’’ – Ed McNamara

“Benefited from a perfect trip to win Fort Lauderdale, but will need to run a lot faster to prove  up to this task … Can never count Chad Brown trainee out of turf race.’’ – Noel Michaels

Notes: Most recent work was Jan. 18 – 5 furlongs in 1:04 at Palm Meadows Training Center – the 15th fastest of 18 horses at the same distance … Let’s still remember this is same horse that finished third in an Aqueduct allowance optional claiming race Nov. 9 … Fort Lauderdale victory was his first trip to the winner’s circle in nearly two years … on plus side, distance will be no problem … Brown is looking at a fourth straight Eclipse-se Award as the nation’s top trainer … Instilled Regard was ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. in his last two outings … Other horses campaigned by OXO Equine include Cambier Parc, Instagrand and Brill.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Post Positions
PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML
1 Zulu Alpha Tyler Gaffalione Michael Maker 12-1
2 Arklow Luis Saez Brad Cox 6-1
3 Without Parole Frankie Dettori Chad Brown 4-1
4 Sadler’s Joy Javier Castellano Tom Albertrani 8-1
5 Channel Cat John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 10-1
6 Instilled Regard N/A Chad Brown 10-1
7 Admission Office Jose L. Ortiz Brian Lynch 30-1
8 Henley’s Joy Julien Leparoux Michael Maker 30-1
9 Next Shares Jose Valdivia, Jr. Richard Baltas 30-1
10 Mo Forza Joel Rosario Pete Miller 5-1
11 Sacred Life N/A Chad Brown 12-1
12 Magic Wand Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 7-2

Find more Pegasus World Cup Picks and Pegasus World Cup Turf Entries Profile here:

Sadler’s Joy

Magic Wand

Omaha Beach

War Story

Mr Freeze

Next Shares

Diamond Oops

Spun to Run

Math Wizard

Channel Cat

Higher Power

Seeking the Soul

Mo Forza



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