Hoppertunity takes bumpy GII Rebel Stakes win – Results and Replay

Hoppertunity - coming home the winner of the GII Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park!
Hoppertunity – coming home the winner of the GII Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park!

Hoppertunity, and Tapiture, put on a  bumpy and sloppy outside stretch duel show for the Oaklawn faithful over a very muddy main today as the inquiry sign came out fast for the finish of the $600,000, GII Rebel Stakes, for 3YO and up, at 1 1/16 mile (dirt) as this pair was bumping, pushing and sliding all over the stretch here today!

The Stewards however, let this one stand as is, so Hoppertunity, did walk off with the 1/2 length win and those all important “50” Kentucky Derby Points, too!

Full Results,

Tapiture, was 2nd back that 1/2 length being out kicked after that bumpy stretch run, Ride On Curlin, was a good 3rd here after sparring with Strong Mandate,(who filled out today’s super back 1 1/2 length further) for the early lead was back another 1/2 length at the line!

Payouts and Winning Time,

Age Restriction: Three Year Old
  Purse: $600,000
  Distance: One And One Sixteenth Miles On The Dirt
  Track Condition: Wet Fast
  Winning Time:  1:43.90
Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
5. Hoppertunity Mike E. Smith 14.20 5.80 4.20
3. Tapiture Ricardo Santana, Jr.   3.80 2.60
2. Ride On Curlin Kent J. Desormeaux     4.60
Also ran were: 4.  – Strong Mandate ,  6.  – Sheltowee’s Boy ,  7.  – Street Strategy ,  8  – Kobe’s Back ,  1.  – Jet Cat

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