The extremely touted four-year-old Life Is Good, with Irad Ortiz within the irons, bested the one barely extra extremely touted Knicks Go to take the 2022 Pegasus World Cup and in so doing, he denied Knicks Go’s pre-retirement bid to win the race twice. Life Is Good, who went off at barely higher odds, paid $3.60 to win, Knicks Go paid a disheartening however not unexpectedly low $2.10 to position. Stilleto Boy knifed his approach into present, paying $2.80. The $2 exacta with the 2 favorites gives a window on the low payouts that such a match race inside the race creates, at $4.80.
Life Is Good had created appreciable trackside chatter in coaching, placing up some sizzling fractions and customarily changing into the person about city, all of which was exactly and presciently famous by our personal Bluegrass Clever Man on this piece earlier at the moment, that, by taking the race, Life Is Good might usher in a metaphorical passing of the mantle of a nationally famend Thoroughbred as Knicks Go heads on towards retirement. That, amongst different issues, appears to have been achieved at the moment. The race greater than erases any doubts in regards to the comparatively lightly-raced Life Is Good. His earnings, due to the Stronachs, have been elevated by orders of magnitude, and he’s now been licensed as a power on the game’s massive levels.
For his half, Knicks Go’s “loss” of getting merely positioned in one of many sport’s richest races doesn’t have an effect on his report, his hard-earned oceans of regard, or, heading into the halcyon days at stud, his bookings. His coach Brad Cox was unafraid of getting drawn the rail on this race, and he’s typically unafraid of Knicks Go’s golden future. Knicks Go has little for which to apologize, and far to rejoice.