Casse: ‘Good Possibility’ That Leavem In Malibu Will Enter Pegasus World Cup

Grade 3 winner Leavem in Malibu is officially being considered for the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup.

Trainer Mark Casse said Saturday a decision on the Pegasus will come after Leavem in Malibu breezes Monday morning at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County. His most recent work came over the dirt Dec. 27 at Casse’s training center in Ocala, a four-furlong move in 48.60 seconds.

“There’s a good possibility that we’ll have him in the Pegasus,” Casse told drf.com. “We’re looking to close a deal.”

Leavem in Malibu is an Ontario-bred owned by Gary Barber and Conrad Farms, and has raced primarily on the synthetic surface at Woodbine. His lone graded stakes score came in his most recent start, the G3 Valedictory over 1 3/4 miles on the Tapeta. The horse did show some affinity for the dirt in his one attempt over the surface; he finished second in the 2016 Prince of Wales Stakes.

Nine entrants for the Pegasus have been confirmed: Gun Runner, Stellar Wind, Collected, West Coast, Seeking the Soul, Gunnevera, Toast of New York, Giant Expectations, and War Story. Other horses under consideration for the Pegasus include: Sharp Azteca, Fear the Cowboy, Giuseppe the Great, and Game Over.

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