by Blood Horse Staff

Margoth’s Gunnevera continues to please trainer Antonio Sano with his preparation for the Pegasus World Cup. The 5-year-old son of Dialed In breezed six furlongs in 1:15 4/5 under Irad Ortiz Jr. Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West.

“I feel very happy with him,” said Sano, whose trainee finished third in last year’s Pegasus. “He’s a different horse. He’s a stronger horse.”

Gunnevera, who concluded his 2018 campaign with a runner-up finish behind Pegasus contender Accelerate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), worked in company with stablemate Cometin.

“He worked really good. He’s doing everything right. Hopefully, he comes back to racing the way he is right now,” said Ortiz, who has the return mount on Gunnevera.

Gunnevera, who has more than $4.1 million in earnings, captured the 2017 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream. He also won the 2016 Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) and the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (G3).

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