Malagacy gave his future Hall of Fame conditioner another legitimate sophomore to point toward the first Saturday in May when he captured the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) by two lengths over Sonneteer at the Hot Springs oval March 18.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2014
The Rebel Stakes (G2) is the penultimate leg of Oaklawn's Kentucky Derby prep race series, and with such a large purse, the Rebel has drawn a field of eleven horses that look very competitive on paper.
Both Brad Grady's Girvin and Coffeepot Stables' Farrell exited their Feb. 25 grade 2 victories well, according to their respective connections.
The Risen Star Stakes (G2) became an unlikely coming out party for Brad Grady's Girvin when he captured the $400,000 test by two lengths over Untrapped, earning 50 qualifying points on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.
The house horse has held a decided advantage in the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) in recent years, with three of the last four winners having prior form or being a regular trainee over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots surface.
Guest Suite trained perfectly up to the Jan. 21 Lecomte Stakes (G3), then won it.
The Road to the Kentucky Derby will continue this Saturday with a competitive renewal of the LeComte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds.
A promising field of 12 will go to post in New Orleans' first Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1) prep of the year in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (G3) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|Breeder||Indian Creek & Jonathan Sheppard|
|Untrapped View Five-Cross Pedigree||Trappe Shot||Tapit|
|Exit Three||Giant's Causeway|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Springhouse Farm||Indian Creek, agent||$97,000|
|Yearling||B.L.B.||Paramount Sales, agent||$150,000|
|Two-year-old||Michael Langford||Crupi's New Castle Farm, agent||$125,000|