Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

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REBEL S. (G2) Oaklawn Park, Saturday, March 17, 2018, Race 10
Grade II 1 1/16m Dirt $900,0003 yo 6:09 PM (local)


PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 Title Ready (KY) Jose L. Ortiz 117 Steven M. Asmussen -
2 Curlin's Honor (FL) Florent Geroux 115 Mark E. Casse -
3 Solomini (KY) Flavien Prat 115 Bob Baffert -
4 Magnum Moon (KY) Luis Saez 115 Todd A. Pletcher -
5 Higher Power (KY) Richard E. Eramia 117 Donnie K. Von Hemel -
6 Pryor (KY) Robby Albarado 115 Ron Moquett -
7 Sporting Chance (KY) John R. Velazquez 117 D. Wayne Lukas -
8 High North (KY) Gary L. Stevens 115 Brad H. Cox -
9 Zing Zang (KY) Corey J. Lanerie 115 Steven M. Asmussen -
10 Combatant (KY) Ricardo Santana, Jr. 115 Steven M. Asmussen -
11 Bode's Maker (KY) Jareth Loveberry 115 Allen Milligan -

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Solomini Set for Seasonal Debut in Rebel Stakes

Curlin colt hasn't raced since he was disqualified in Los Alamitos Futurity (G1).

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... bel-stakes
MySaladDays
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Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:03 pm

This is going to be a very competitive race.

I may have to do a "paddock" pick and not try to cap this "on paper" in advance.
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Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:31 pm

Every year I'm a little bit curious who will be the human interest stories on Derby day, hoping it won't be PETA related, and this year I think it's gonna be none other than D Wayne Lukas. Hard to believe but there's a lot of young fans in the sport who don't know his sizable contributions and impact to the game over the years.

About time they found out, and no reason not to start with a win in Rebel, I'm going with Hopeful winner Sporting Chance at 5/1 in his second back off the layoff and first with John Velezquez up, looking for a move forward on Saturday!

As for Luis Saez jumping ship and opting to ride Magnum Moon for Pletcher, I'll defer to the legendary Charlie Whittingham...."there's a reason why they wear size 3 helmets" :lol:
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:12 pm

Magnum Moon looks like a nice colt. I guess we'll find out.

I also would love to see Sporting Chance continue to move forward.
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Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:43 pm

stark wrote:Every year I'm a little bit curious who will be the human interest stories on Derby day, hoping it won't be PETA related, and this year I think it's gonna be none other than D Wayne Lukas.
Speak of the devil, i'm attending Oaklawn at Dawn tomorrow morning. You get to tour the barns backside, etc. and then sit around with one of the trainers or jockeys in informal setting with Nancy Holthus interviewing and ask quesitons etc.

Mr. Lukas is tomorrow's featured Dawn at Oaklawn person.....so I'm really interested in hearing what he has to say. He is getting on in years, this may be one of the last times I can do this.

I have an interesting story to ask him about. Should bring a smile to his face.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:57 am

enjoy, sounds like a great experience. Say "Hi" to the Coach from anonymous fans. Still rooting for Solomini, though.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:32 am

MySaladDays wrote:
stark wrote:Mr. Lukas is tomorrow's featured Dawn at Oaklawn person.....so I'm really interested in hearing what he has to say. He is getting on in years, this may be one of the last times I can do this.
Perhaps, but I think good three-year-olds keep a man young. ;)
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:55 am

I think it's going to be one of the Curlin kids.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:09 pm

Solomini should win this if he runs back to his last few, but it's no sure thing with the layoff. I like the odds on Title Ready and I'm hoping to see something interesting from one of the lightly raced colts in here.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:16 pm

Magnum Moon and the Lukas Tiznow horse both looked good in the parade.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:25 pm

For some reason the Oaklawn webcam is just showing one corner of the track :(
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:26 pm

That was... a remarkably strange race. I'm not sure what to make of it on first watch, except to say that Magnum Moon is a physical standout who may have quite a lot of talent as well.

Solomini had a great position early, looked like he was done turning for home, sort of re-rallied to get second but hit some trouble and didn't have much in the stretch. His first start on the year, but not exactly an encouraging one.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:42 pm

Magnum Moon lived up to the billing.

Solomini ran a good race, lost position, bumped, got clear and grinded home.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:45 pm

I'm starting to think Solomini is Frosted 2.0 except he isn't chasing one specific Pharoah :lol:
But from a betting perspective it is nice to have a horse that so reliably hits the exacta ;)
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Didn't help Solomini that he never changed leads down the stretch. Sounded like he's had that issue before.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:53 pm

Yeah. It's even a problem in his works.
He's a tenacious sort and may win a few races, but I don't see an improving sophomore who will be a factor in the Derby.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:09 pm

The winner looked VERY good in more ways than one. Looks like the "Justify" of the east, and with a pedigree that's second to none.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:43 pm

tcw wrote:The winner looked VERY good in more ways than one. Looks like the "Justify" of the east, and with a pedigree that's second to none.
he work for me 8-)
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:33 pm

preliminary 97 BSF
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:35 pm

Arkansas Derby shaping up as a good match up between Justify and Magnum Moon. MM looked like he could give J all he can handle. Really looking forward to the race. MMis a strong and handsome horse. Love that his dam is by UBS.
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