By Blood Horse

Margoth’s multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera breezed Nov. 25 at Gulfstream Park West, his first work since dead-heating for fifth with Arrogate  in the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar.

Under jockey Edgard Zayas, the sophomore son of Dialed In  went five furlongs in 1:02.15 for trainer Antonio Sano, who plans to give Gunnevera his 4-year-old debut in the world’s richest horse race, the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. Arrogate won the inaugural Pegasus in January.

“He went the last furlong in :11, exactly. The horse did very well,” Sano said. “He galloped out (to six furlongs) in 1:14 and (2/5). I was very happy with the way he went. Everything was perfect.”

Sano plans to use the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3) for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles Dec. 16 at Gulfstream as a springboard to the Pegasus.


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