Malagacy – is growing up quickly for Todd Pletcher with a big victory in today’s GII Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn!
Malagacy, sat a nice stalking trip just off the early pace setter Uncontested, in the early frames of this race, then snatched the lead at the top of the stretch to roll home to a 2 lengths victory in the 2017 GII Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Sonneteer, at 99/1, Untrapped and Petrov were all only noses apart at the line in a photo for 2nd, 3rd and 4th, respectively!
Malagacy, takes home over a half $million for the the win along with 50 Derby Points that were up for grabs in this race giving him a berth into the 2017 GI Kentucky Derby on May 6th at Churchill Downs. Todd Pletcher now has a pair of 3yos who are Derby bound as Tapwrit won the GII Tampa Bay Derby for the Pletcher barn last week.
Race #8 – GII Rebel Stakes, (gr.II) Post Time – 6:06 pm CT
Purse – $750,000, – 3yos at 1 1/16 mile (d)
(Please Note) – 2yo Eclipse award winning filly Take Charge Brandiwill not start the Rebel after an injury was discovered Tuesday morning. The 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner has a non-displaced chip in her right knee and will miss 60 days.