Oaklawn Park holds its final prep race for this year’s GI Arkansas Derby this Saturday in the GII Rebel Stakes, for 3yo’s at 1 1/16 mile over the Oaklawn main track!
As always, Oaklawn Park will bring out some top 3yo company in the country to go to post here on Saturday, including the top 3 finishers in last month’s GIII Southwest Stakes.
Kobe’s Back , by Flatter, winner of the GII San Vicente Stakes out at Santa Anita last out came with a big finish in a last to first burst will try 2-turns here for the first time!
Tapiture, by Tapit, the 4 1/4 length winner of the GIII Southwest Stakes here last out in a commanding effort!
Strong Mandate, by Tiznow, was back those 4 1/4 lengths last out here in the GIII Southwest Stakes for, 2nd.
Ride On Curlin, by Curlin, 3rd in the GIII Southwest Stakes here last out, but well off the winner.
Street Strategy, by Street Sense, winner of a $55k Mdn here at 1-mile winning by a strong 6 1/2 lengths!
We’d expect more top 3yo names to run here on Saturday as it is time to get the 3yo’s moving toward a May 3rd start at Churchill Downs in Derby #140!