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Pegasus looks like a two-horse race between California Chrome and Arrogate

Pegasus looks like a two-horse race between California Chrome and Arrogate

The two heavyweights will have to take roundabout paths from opposite ends of the starting gate to lock up in the world’s richest horse race.

California Chrome, the two-time horse of the year, was installed Monday as the morning-line favorite at 6-5 despite drawing the outside post in the 12-horse field for Saturday’s inaugural $12-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational.

Younger rival Arrogate, who dealt California Chrome his only defeat in 2016 by half a length in the Breeders’ Cup, also received a tough assignment on the inside post. Arrogate is the next pick at 7-5 in what is expected to be a two-horse duel over 1 1/8 miles on the dirt at Gulfstream Park.

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