Pegasus World Cup Turf: Instilled Regard

By Noel Michaels

Instilled Regard – Photo courtesy of Amanda Hodges-Weir/Hodes Photography.

With the move from dirt to turf under trainer Chad Brown, it’s easy to see why the owners of Instilled Regard are optimistic heading into the $1 Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25.

“This is the same horse that showed up for me on Kentucky Derby day,” owner Larry Best of OXO Equine said after Instilled Regard (fourth in the 2018 Derby) won the Fort Lauderdale (G2) in his most recent start. “This is a real horse. He needed time to mature. This is the kind of race we need to go on to bigger things.”

Since turf wizard Brown took over training from Jerry Hollendorfer, Instilled Regard has given every indication turf his is best surface. After running ninth – and last – in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) on dirt in September in his first start for Brown, the trainer tried the turf and Instilled Regard has responded with a 4-1-1-2 record on the surface. Just to be sure turf was the right surface, Brown sent the horse out in the Alysheba (G2) on dirt, where he finished sixth.

Instilled Regard

Trainer: Chad Brown

Owners: OXO Equine LLC

Career record: 14-3-3-3

Career earnings: $589,240

Pedigree: Arch-Enhancing, by Forestry

Age: 5

Running style: Stalker

Handicapping Insights:

“Just won Gulfstream stakes at 1 1/8 miles; contender.’’ – Ed McNamara

“Benefited from a perfect trip to win Fort Lauderdale, but will need to run a lot faster to prove  up to this task … Can never count Chad Brown trainee out of turf race.’’ – Noel Michaels

Notes: Most recent work was Jan. 18 – 5 furlongs in 1:04 at Palm Meadows Training Center – the 15th fastest of 18 horses at the same distance … Let’s still remember this is same horse that finished third in an Aqueduct allowance optional claiming race Nov. 9 … Fort Lauderdale victory was his first trip to the winner’s circle in nearly two years … on plus side, distance will be no problem … Brown is looking at a fourth straight Eclipse-se Award as the nation’s top trainer … Instilled Regard was ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. in his last two outings … Other horses campaigned by OXO Equine include Cambier Parc, Instagrand and Brill.

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Horse Owner Trainer
Admission Office Amerman Racing Brian Lynch
Arklow Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger, Peter Coneway Brad Cox
Channel Cat Calumet Farm Todd Pletcher
Henley’s Joy Bloom Racing Stable Michael Maker
Instilled Regard OXO Equine Chad Brown
Magic Wand Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier Aidan O’Brien
Mo Forza Bardy Farm, OG Boss Peter Mille
Next Shares Debby Baltas, Richard Baltas, Christopher Dunn,
Jules Iavarone, Michael Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan,
Ritchie Robershaw, Mark Taylor
Richard Baltas
Sacred Life Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, Wonder Stables, Bethlehem Stables Chad Brown
Sadler’s Joy Woodslane Farm Tom Albertrani
Without Parole John D. Gunther, Tanya Gunther Chad Brown
Zulu Alpha Michael Hui Michael Maker
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Horse Owner Trainer
American Tattoo Calumet Farm, John Anthony Stables Todd Pletcher
Mr. Misunderstood Flurry Racing Stables Brad Cox
Synchrony Pin Oak Stable Michael Stidham
Tusk Jordan V. Wycoff Saffie Joseph, Jr.

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