Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby PJMIII » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:33 am

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
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Re: Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby MySaladDays » 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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Re: Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby stark » 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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Re: Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby Starine » 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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Re: Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby MySaladDays » 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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Re: Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby Diver52 » 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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Re: Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby Starine » 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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Re: Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby Ballerina » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:55 am

I think it's going to be one of the Curlin kids.
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Re: Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby Tessablue » 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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Re: Rebel Stakes (G2) - 03/17/18

Postby middleground » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:16 pm

Magnum Moon and the Lukas Tiznow horse both looked good in the parade.
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