Rebel Stakes preview

Taylor Made Stallions
by TCI 6 years ago

The TCI boys dive into Saturday’s $500,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn and talk about what to expect in Sabercat’s seasonal debut, along with favorite Secret Circle’s attempt at continuing to stretch out. They also discuss Gemologist vs. Currency Swap – Friday’s battle between a pair of undefeated juveniles making their 3yo debuts in a Gulfstream allowance. Watch it. Comment.

TCI Top Ten with top speed rating

Rank Name Bris Comments
1 Union Rags 103 Clear-cut Derby favorite has yet to show many weaknesses
2 Creative Cause 107 Back on track as California’s top 3yo after strong San Felipe win
3 El Padrino 111 He’s been as consistently good as any 3yo so far this year
4 Hansen 105 Settled well on the backstretch in Gotham; Distance still a concern
5 Bodemeister 102 Rated nicely in San Felipe and validated his big maiden win
6 Alpha 100 Yet to pass a true class test, which he’ll get in his next start
7 Take Charge Indy 109 Curiously passed on easier Tampa Derby for harder FL Derby
8 Dullahan 98 Good return on turf will set him up perfectly for G1 Blue Grass
9 Paynter 93 Maiden winner has top potential but would be bucking history
10 Gemologist 95 Needs to prove his quality at 3, and he will need to do it fast

through 3/12/2012


  • Polamalu4343


    Great work guys!  I make a point to watch every week!  Great information, combined with a passion for the sport.

    Look for Castaway to make a bug jump next week as well.  Rumor has it Baffert is also sending Stirred Up to the Sunland!

    • Joel Cunningham

      Thanks Polamalu, sorry for the late response!

    • Joel Cunningham

      Polamalu, thanks and sorry for the late reply! I am very anxious to see how Paynter handles the step’s asking a lot of a colt that’s run just once to ship across the country and go 1 1/8 miles against graded stakes 3yos in his first two-turn try. But I don’t think talent is an issue and you have to love the confidence of the connections to try it.

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