It's a rainy day in South Florida, site of the 2019 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. A talented Pegasus World Cup lineup of 12 horses goes to post at 5:40 p.m. ET on Saturday, with over a 70 percent chance of more rain at start time. There have been plenty of scratches in the events leading up to North America's richest race, and Mother Nature could continue to affect the schedule throughout the day. The latest 2019 Pegasus World Cup odds list Accelerate as the 9-5 favorite, with City of Light at 5-2 and Gunnevera at 8-1. Four other horses are right behind them on the Pegasus World Cup odds board. With amateur and professional bettors alike putting down wagers on this must-see race, you need to see the 2019 Pegasus World Cup picks and predictions from legendary horse racing expert Hammerin' Hank Goldberg.
If you put $50 on Goldberg's Preakness picks last year, you would have won over $11,000. You would also be rolling in it if you followed his picks for the Arlington Million in August, as he nailed his exacta by fading the favorite to a huge payout. He also picked a 39-1 horse to show in the Secretariat Stakes, and that one paid off too.
Goldberg was dead-on throughout 2018, including at last year's Pegasus World Cup. He not only called for Gunner Runner to win, he also hit his exacta with West Coast taking second. He even nailed the Pick 5 at Gulfstream Park that day. "I was cashing all day," he told SportsLine.
That was the start of a fantastic year for Goldberg, who also cleaned up at the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, as he nailed the top four horses in order, winning his exacta, trifecta and superfecta. He even won the Pick 4 at Monmouth that weekend. In mid-August, he confidently picked Accelerate to take the Pacific Classic. The result: Accelerate won by more than 12 lengths.
The reason Goldberg has been so successful: He goes straight to the source. In the 2017 Preakness, for example, he chatted up Chad Brown, the trainer for Cloud Computing, before the race. "He was training off the charts, was Chad's top horse all year, and had a tough trip in the Wood Memorial," Goldberg said. "Brown skipped him for the Kentucky Derby, rested him, and trained him up for the Preakness."
When Goldberg learned Javier Castellano was getting off Gunnevera to ride Cloud Computing, the Hammer pounced on the 14-1 long shot to win and put him on top of his exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. Cloud Computing, of course, surged late and beat Classic Empire in one of the most thrilling Triple Crown races ever. Senior Investment -- a 30-1 long shot on the Preakness odds board Goldberg liked nearly as much -- finished third, giving the Hammer and his followers monster payouts.
A legendary prognosticator and current CBS Sports expert, Goldberg couldn't have been more dead-on about the 2018 Kentucky Derby. He picked Justify to win, saying he excelled in the slop. The result: Justify sloshed to victory over Good Magic in the rain and mud by two-and-a-half lengths. He also cashed the Pick 4, Pick 5 and Pick 6 at Pimlico last year. He followed that up by pegging Justify as the horse to beat at the Belmont, and we all know what happened.
Now that the 2019 Pegasus World Cup lineup is set, Goldberg is releasing his picks, predictions and exotic bets over at SportsLine.
We can tell you Goldberg is high on Gunnevera, who is listed at 8-1 Pegasus World Cup odds and finished behind Gun Runner and West Coast at last year's running of this event. He also took second in his last two races, finishing behind Yoshida in the Woodward Stakes and Accelerate in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
In a pace that's expected to start fast and end faster despite the wet Pegasus World Cup weather, Goldberg believes Gunnevera has the physical and mental tools to be there at the end. "He's won over $4 million and he's the real deal," Goldberg told SportsLine. "He has the right kind of running style to pick up the pieces if there's a big speed duel."
Gunnevera drew the No. 8 spot at Tuesday's post draw and is trained by Venezuela's Antonio Sano. His jockey is Irad Ortiz, Jr., who has over 2,000 career wins.
Goldberg is also very high on a long shot that has all the tools to put together a complete run at the Pegasus World Cup 2019. Anyone who follows Goldberg's advice could hit it big.
So what are Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's 2019 Pegasus World Cup picks? And which contender shocks the horse racing world? Visit SportsLine now to see Goldberg's picks for the Pegasus World Cup, and find out.