After the Coolmore partners-owned Highland Reel stole away from the pack to win Saturday's Longines Breeders' Cup Turf, trainer Aidan O'Brien refused to rule the son of Galileo out of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, according to the Daily Mail.
“He has never raced on the Dirt but he is the type of horse who you couldn't rule out doing anything,” said O'Brien. “He loves racing, a total pro. He is something to look forward.”
While Highland Reel has never raced on dirt, O'Brien is confident that the 4-year-old colt's versatility would allow him to be competitive over the surface. Should Highland Reel appear in the Pegasus, he is likely to face off against California Chrome, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Classic. It's also not impossible that the Classic winner Arrogate's connections would consider the race. Hoppertunity, fourth in the Classic, is being considered for the Pegasus as well.
Read more at the Daily Mail.
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