04/20/2013 2:50PM

Hollywood Park: Champ Pegasus might return in Charles Whittingham Handicap

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Champ Pegasus, idle since a second-place finish in the Grade 2 Clement Hirsch Turf Championship in October 2011, might return in the Charles Whittingham Handicap on June 8.

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella is preparing the major stakes winners Champ Pegasus and Indy Point for stakes at Hollywood Park.

Champ Pegasus, unraced since a second in the Grade 2 Clement Hirsch Turf Championship in October 2011 at Santa Anita, is a candidate for the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap over 1 1/4 miles on turf June 8.

Champ Pegasus, 7, won the 2010 Clement Hirsch Turf Championship when the race was a Grade 1 and was second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs that year. Champ Pegasus was sidelined by a series of injuries in 2012.

Indy Point, a 4-year-old Argentine-bred, has yet to start in the United States.

The winner of the Group 1 Gran Premio Jockey Club in Argentina last October and three other group stakes in that country, Indy Point is a candidate for the $150,000 American Handicap over a mile on turf May 25, Mandella said.

Indy Point was second in the Carlos Pellegrini Stakes in Argentina in his last start, which came in December.