Stewart: Seeking The Soul Has ‘A Big Shot’ In Pegasus World Cup

Charles Fipke purchased one spot in the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27, which will be used for this year’s Clark Handicap winner Seeking the Soul. Fipke had also discussed running Forever Unbridled right after she won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), but since indicated he’d run only one horse. John Velazquez, who rode Forever Unbridled in the Breeders’ Cup and Seeking the Soul in the Clark, has committed to riding Seeking the Soul in the Pegasus, said trainer Dallas Stewart.

“We’re looking at it with Seeking the Soul right now,” Stewart said by phone, saying of Fipke, “It was his decision. He wants to run Seeking the Soul, so that’s what we’re doing. We think he’s got a big shot. A lot of things went into (Fipke’s) decision, and his final decision was just to run one. And John Velazquez was very happy to have Seeking the Soul, as I understand, running in the race. He wants to ride him. He likes the horse. I think that was probably a big selling factor.”

Seeking the Soul worked an easy half-mile in : 49 2/5 Sunday morning under exercise rider Emerson Chavez at the Fair Grounds. The move was the 19th fastest among 96 at the distance.

“Just a maintenance work,” Stewart said. “Just very, very good. Keeping him sharp. He looked good.”

Other Sunday morning works included Loooch Racing’s War Story breezing five furlongs in 1:00.60 at Gulfstream Park West, and multiple Grade I winner Stellar Wind breezing four furlongs in :49.90.

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