Timeline and Javier Castellano easily win the Pegasus Stakes

Timeline and Javier Castellano easily win the Pegasus Stakes

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Timeline Stays Undefeated With Pegasus Win

Hard Spun colt won by 3 1/2 lengths June 18 at Monmouth Park.

Woodford Racing's Timeline kept his undefeated streak alive, coasting to an easy victory in the $100,000 Betfair.com Pegasus Stakes (G3) June 18 at Monmouth Park.

The Hard Spun  colt, who was the odds-on favorite at post time, easily assumed the lead from his four rivals in Sunday's 1 1/16-mile event. Under jockey Javier Castellano, Timeline galloped through fractions of :23.70, :47.07, and 1:10.64, as Talk Logistics and Honor the Fleet tried to stay close. 

Coming out of the turn for home, Talk Logistics went wide in an attempt to get past Timeline in the stretch but was no match, as the undefeated runner pulled away to win by 3 1/2 lengths. The final time was 1.41.32 over a fast track.

"He was brilliant again. There was a chance he would wind up on the lead," said winning trainer Chad Brown. "Ultimately, I just left it up to Javier. He rode a terrific race, as always."

With a game effort, Talk Logistics finished second, 13 1/4 lengths ahead of Honor the Fleet. Glory Stars and Greek Prince completed the order of finish. 

"I used him a little out of the gate to just get him going," Castellano said. "I loved the way he did it today, because when I asked him early, he didn't rush. He just galloped along on the lead. He handled the track so well. He's a very nice horse."

Off at 1-9, Timeline returned $2.20, $2.10, and $2.10 across the board. 

Timeline won his debut in March, when he took a seven-furlong maiden race by a half-length at Gulfstream Park. He then dominated a one-mile optional-claiming allowance at Aqueduct Racetrack in April by 13 1/2 lengths and won the May 13 Peter Pan Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park by 3 1/2 lengths. With his four wins, he has accumulated $243,000 in earnings. 

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Bred by Alexander Groves Matz, out of the Empire Maker  mare Azorina, Timeline was purchased by his owner for $500,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale from the Gainesway consignment.