Hall of Fame coach Bill Mott was extremely pleased on January 29 with the way Bruce Lunsford’s Art collector my 15-1 exit upset win in $3 million Pegasus World Championship (G1) in Gulfstream Park Yesterday.
“He’s happy. He’s bright, alert and seems to feel pretty good about himself,” Mott said.
Art Collector, who has established himself as a solidly classified bet performer having earned more than $2.3 million in his previous 20 appearances, had the best performance of his career. at the 1 1/8 mile Pegasus World Championship.
Mott said: “It’s weird. I know he did a great job in the race. I feel like he trained well, but you really can’t predict the outcome in a race like that. “. “There are some nice horses there and you don’t know much about the rest. I know our horse is doing well. Did it exceed expectations? I won’t say that because I don’t know the thing. what will happen.”
Art Collector, who won the 2021 Woodward Stakes (G1) and Charles Town Classics (G2) in a row while setting pace, gave a kind assessment of the controversial initial pace in Pegasus before passing. three laps to take the lead under Junior Alvarado on the way to a 4 and a half win difference.
“Yesterday we made the wise decision to not let him stumble and see if he could do it that way, and it went well,” Mott said. It’s been a good year,” said Mott.
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