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Gun Runner seeks final win in Pegasus Cup, a year after he was excluded from race

Gun Runner seeks final win in Pegasus Cup, a year after he was excluded from race

The overriding question going into Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational is whether anyone can stop favorite Gun Runner from a $7 million perfect ending to a sterling career.

The newly named Horse of the Year is a strong 4-5 morning line choice in a field of 12 set to post at 5:40 p.m. at Gulfstream Park.

What will never be answered is what may have happened if Gun Runner had been given the opportunity to engage rival Arrogate in last year’s inaugural running of the world’s richest horse race.

Winner of 5 of 6 starts in 2017, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Gun Runner was kept out of the Pegasus field due to circumstances surrounding an outbreak of...