Third-place finisher in the Pegasus on Saturday, Gunnevera could now be pointed to the Dubai World Cup in March. Trainer Antonio Sano told drf.com that the 4-year-old son of Dialed In exited the $16 million race in good order.
“I am so proud of my horse,” Sano said. “I know some people said the horse was working very slow, but that's how I train him. He's never been a flashy work horse. I train him to finish while also two-minute-licking him between works during the week. He's older now and a different horse than he was last year. He's put on weight, so now I train him a little differently.”
Though Gunnevera finished 13 3/4 lengths behind winner Gun Runner, he could be poised for a strong 2018 campaign with West Coast as his major adversary.
“Hopefully, he'll stay on the West Coast and we can run on the other coast and avoid him whenever we can,” added Sano.
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