Pegasus World Cup 2023 predictions, odds: Expert picks for win, place, show, trifecta, superfecta – CBS Sports


The 2023 Pegasus World Cup will take place at Gulfstream Park in Florida on Saturday, where 12 of the top four-year-olds in the world will compete for a $3 million purse. The race was created in 2017 with the idea that it would mark one last chance to win a high-profile race for championship thoroughbreds before being retired to stud. The Pegasus World Cup 2023 has attracted another strong field headlined by Cyberknife, a three-time graded stakes winner. Cyberknife won the Arkansas Derby, Matt Winn Stakes and Haskell Stakes and is the 5-2 favorite in the 2023 Pegasus World Cup odds. Proxy (9-2) and Skippylongstocking (5-1) round out the top three on the Pegasus World Cup 2023 odds board. With so much to consider while making your 2023 Pegasus World Cup picks, a little expert help can go a long way.

When the Pegasus World Cup launched with a $12 million purse, it surpassed the Dubai World Cup as the richest horse race in the world. In 2018, that number jumped to $16 million, but dropped to $9 million in 2019 and has carried a $3 million purse since 2020 when the structure changed. Past winners have included Life Is Good, Gun Runner and Arrogate, while Bob Baffert and Irad Ortiz Jr. are the only two-time winners as trainers and jockeys, respectively.

Given all the history, there’s a method to picking which horses to focus on for exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets in a Pegasus World Cup like this, and SportsLine expert Jody Demling knows what it is. He can help you make the best 2023 Pegaus World Cup picks possible.

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the 2023 Pegasus World Cup having nailed the winner of the Belmont Stakes four of the last fives years, including an exacta in 2022 with Mo Donegal and Nest. He also nailed Flightline’s win at the Breeders’ Cup Classic last November.

Demling is at his best in the biggest horse races in the world like the Pegasus World Cup 2023. In fact, he has hit 10 of the last 14 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but four times in the last 14 years. 

He’s also called nine of the last 18 Preakness winners, keenly understanding when the Kentucky Derby winner was poised for victory or a massive upset, and nailed the 2022 Preakness trifecta. Anybody who has followed him is up huge. Now, he’s sharing all of his 2023 Pegasus World Cup bets here.

Top 2023 Pegasus World Cup expert picks

Here’s a refresher on these types of bets from SportsLine’s Jody Demling:

Pegasus World Cup Exacta: Pick the first- and second-place finishers in the correct order. A $2 exacta returned $4.80 at the 2022 Pegasus World Cup with Life Is Good and Knicks Go.

Pegasus World Cup Trifecta: Pick the first-, second- and third-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 trifecta returned $7.80 at the 2022 Pegasus World Cup with Life Is Good, Knicks Go and Stilletto Boy.

Pegasus World Cup Superfecta: Pick the first-, second-, third- and fourth-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 superfecta returned $37.60 at the 2022 Pegasus World Cup with Life Is Good, Knicks Go, Stilletto Boy and Endorsed.

In what Demling describes as a wide-open race, he is high on a sleeper who will be on the lead early and whose jockey is the ultimate x-factor. Anyone who backs this horse could hit it big. You can see his picks here.

How to make 2023 Pegasus World Cup bets

Demling has specific recommendations for exacta, trifecta and superfecta wagers so you can cover all your bases at the Pegasus World Cup 2023. He’s sharing them over at SportsLine.

So which horses do you take in the Pegasus World Cup 2023? And in what combinations? Visit SportsLine to get Demling’s picks for exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets for the 2023 Pegasus World Cup.

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