On Sunday, Argentinian Group 1 winner Eragon recorded his final work prior to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup. The recent James McIngvale purchase worked at Gulfstream Park, covering five furlongs in 1:02.34 under Edgar Prado, according to the Daily Racing Form.
“I thought today's work was better than last week. It was a little stronger,” said trainer Laura Wohlers. “Edgar said he really felt much better and has gotten fitter and adjusted to the track.”
Eragon broke off steadily at the five-eighths pole, but was joined in his breeze by an unplanned workmate. Lost Innocence, a 3-year-old filly trained by Ralph Nicks, ranged up alongside Eragon on the turn, and passed the older horse shortly thereafter. Under steady urging from Prado, Eragon fought back along the inside and got back in front of the filly before crossing under the wire, though he galloped out in an easy 1:17.91 afterward.
Watch the workout here:
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