10/23/2010 8:11PM

Cho thinking big with Premier Pegasus

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Benoit & Associates
Premier Pegasus may be headed for the BC Juvenile Turf after winning the Jack Goodman under Alonso Quinonez.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Premier Pegasus may be bound for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6 after winning Saturday’s $59,800 Jack Goodman Stakes at Hollywood Park.

Myung Kwon Cho, who bred, owns and trains Premier Pegasus, said in the winner’s circle that he will consider a pre-entry when such nominations are due on Monday. “I’m considering it now,” Cho said.

Premier Pegasus remained unbeaten after two starts with a front-running win in the Goodman, run over six furlongs on the main track. By Fusaichi Pegasus, Premier Pegasus had not raced since beating maidens as a 44-1 longshot at Del Mar on July 24.
 

n the Goodman, Premier Pegasus took the lead from McKenzies Way shortly after the start, set a quick pace of 21.92 and 45.44 seconds, and finished 1 3/4 lengths in front of McKenzies Way, in 1:09.62 under jockey Alonso Quinonez.

Quinonez hustled Premier Pegasus to the lead from the start and said he felt comfortable despite the quick pace.

“That’s the way he wants to do it,” Quinonez said of the colt. “He wants to be in the race. I had to send him a little because of the post position.”

McKenzies Way finished a half-length in front of Clubhouse Ride, the 5-2 favorite in the field of seven 2-year-olds.

Premier Pegasus has earned $65,400.