2022 Pegasus World Cup Profile: Endorsed

In the days leading up to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, usracing.com is publishing profiles of the horses in the race set for Saturday, Jan. 29.

By Jenny Kellner

Endorsed – Photo courtesy of Zoe Metz / BloodHorse

How does a horse with a 15-race losing streak get invited to a $3 million race?

Maybe because Endorsed flashed some promising form way back when he was a 3-year-old. However, it seems a second-place finish in the Grade 3 Mr. Prospector last out at Gulfstream on Dec. 11 was enough, what with some other much better older horses choosing not to take on favorites Knicks Go and Life Is Good – and point toward next month’s $20 million Saudi Cup.

Endorsed was 0-for-10 in 2021, and has two top 3 finishes in the nine graded stakes he’s run in. He has a maiden win in his first career start, an allowance win and two allowance optional claiming wins.

Betting advice: Hard to figure this horse has any chance. A better bet is that he’ll be 0-for-16 and not in the top 5.

Post position: 8

Odds: 20-1

Jockey: Umberto Rispoli

Trainer: Mike Maker

Owner: Mark D. Breen

Age: 6

Career record: 23-4-6-4

Career earnings: $474,975

Top Equibase speed figure: 106

Pedigree: Medaglia d’Oro-Dance Card, by Tapit

Color: Bay

Running style: Mid-pack

Notes: Worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.17 at Gulfstream on Jan. 23, 11th fastest of 41 at the distance …