Starlight Racing’s Neolithic, a 4-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday, has rebounded well from a strong third-place finish in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup in January, according to bloodhorse.com. Owner Jack Wolf and trainer Todd Pletcher have decided to send the colt across the ocean to contest the $ 10 million Dubai World Cup on March 25, again facing off against Arrogate.
“We’re going for it,” said Wolf. “I don’t know how we beat Arrogate and a couple of the other horses but we’re going to give it the college try and see what happens. The horse is doing very well, so that’s the number one thing. And number two, our other thought process was the (Santa Anita Handicap) and from a purely economical standpoint, it makes more sense to go to Dubai than it does the Big ‘Cap and just getting a piece of it.”
A two-time winner from eight starts, for earnings of $ 1,109,028, Neolithic will face a tough challenge in Arrogate. He will also line up against G1 winners Gun Runner and Hoppertunity in the Dubai World Cup, and while Wolf remains realistic about the Neolithic’s chances, he added: “You never know what can happen.”
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