2012 GII Rebel Stakes | Posts, Picks, PP’s, M/L Odds

the 2012 GII Rebel Stakes is this Saturday at Oaklawn Park!

This Saturday at Oaklawn Park they will run the 2nd of their 3 big derby trail tests in the GII Rebel Stakes, going 1 1/16 mile, for an upgraded purse here in 2012 of $500,000!

Free Past Performances,

A full field of 13-top 3yo’s was drawn for this Arkansas Derby prep as that race is scheduled for Apr. 14th!

Headlining this GII tussle is Sabercat , with a first out since winning the GIII Delta Downs Jackpot tilt last Dec. where Sabercat took home the winner’s share of that Million dollar purse that put him the slow boat to the Derby Trail this year.

Making a first out in a $500,000 GII 3yo test wouldn’t be our first thought for a 2012 debut and that Delta Downs Jackpot win wasn’t a very speedy affair at 1:46.62 either!

So Sabercat has been idle for 3 months now so the winter is still on his bones and he’ll has shake it off fast on Saturday because he’ll be the target horse in here!

The Bob Baffert’s Secret Circle the co-winners of the GIII Southwest Stakes last month is back and stretching out the extra 1/16 here on Saturday! It shouldn’t be any problem for him as his pedigree shows! Baffert must have plans for his other GIII Southwest winner Castaway as he has been redirected elsewhere!

Scatman, who gave Secret Circle so much trouble in their half of the Southwest Stakes last month is also coming back after fading just a bit in the shadow of the line here last month that allowed Secret Circle the win. Scatman only needs to grow a wee bit more off that lose to be in the mix here again on Saturday!

Oh and if you are looking for Gemologist here, well Uncle Todd will run him instead in a Friday allowance down at the friendlier confines of Gulfstream against Currency Swap!

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So here is the field for the 2012 GII Rebel Stakes with a pot of $500,000 up for grabs!

By Posts, Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer, M/L Odds,

1. Ring It Up, L Wade, 115, C Richard – 20/1  an early scr

1a. Pee H Dee, I Ocampo, 117, C Richard – 20/1

2. Unbridled’s Note, C Hill, 115, S M Asmussen  – 20/1

3. Scatman,  L S Quinonez, 117, M E Lauer – 8/1

4. Cyber Secret,  R Albarado, 117, L S Whiting – 15/1

5. Optimizer, J K Court, 115, D W Lukas – 30/1

6. Jake Mo, M C Berry, 117, A Milligan – 20/1

7. Sabercat, C S Nakatani, 119, S M Asmussen – 5/1

8. Secret Circle, R Bejarano, 122, B Baffert – 9/5

9. Atigun ,T J Thompson, 117, K G McPeek – 12/1

10. Reckless Jerry, J Rocco Jr., 115, K P Smith – 12/1

11 Najjaar, C H Borel, 117, D C Peitz – 6/1

12. Adirondack King, S Elliott, 117, J C Servis – 6/1

Post time is 5:48 pm CDT!

Picks are –  3,8,7,12 or 11 bx’d exacta with the 10,4,9 mixed in to your super play!

So a big field, with a big purse is coming this Saturday in the lone Derby Trail outing of the weekend in the $500,000, GII Rebel Stakes where the winner probably locks-up another 2012 Kentucky Derby berth on the first Saturday in May!

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2012 GII Rebel Stakes | Probables

Probables for the 2012 GII Rebel Stakes

“Update” – click “here” to see our Picks, Posts, PP’s, M/L Odds posting for Saturday’s Big GII Rebel Stakes!

On March 17th, Oaklawn Park will present the 2nd of its 3 derby trail tests in the $500,000, GII Rebel Stakes, for 3yo’s only, being tested at 1 1/16 mile.

Free Past Performances

Already a field that might fill all 14-gates is beginning to coalesce as some of the top names on the 2012 derby trail are mulling a run here!

The Bob Baffert twins in Secret Circle and Castaway, the co-winners of the GIII Southwest Stakes look to be on board.

Scatman, who gave Secret Circle just all kinds trouble in their half of the GIII Southwest Stakes is on our list!

Steve Asmussen’s derby hopeful in Sabercat, the Delta Downs Jackpot winner is coming out of winter mothballs for his first start of 2012 and about time too!

Gemologist, another of Todd’s clutch of 3yo pupils may awaken here from a long winter’s nap after closing his 2yo season with a win in the Kentucky Jockey Club test last fall at Churchill.

This is a pretty tough spot for a first out of 2012 for both Sabercat and Gemologist!

Other names getting some buzz here are,

Cyber Secret, Jake Mo, Reckless Jerry, Adirondack King, Pee H Dee, Najjaar, Majestic Stride, Dance With Monarch, Sir Bond and Unbridled’s Note!

We’d expect a lot of changes to this field before the “call to the post” here this Saturday, so stay tuned and we’ll keep you up on this important derby trail happening!

Secret Circle takes Part 2 of the GIII Southwest Stakes | Results and Replay

Secret Circle coming home the winner in Part 2 of the GIII Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park today

Secret Circle, the 2011 B/C Juvy Sprint champ stretched out just fine to the mile distance here today in Part 2 of the GIII Southwest  Stakes, for $250k, winning by 3/4 length, in a good time of 1:37.08 over a “fast” Oaklawn Park main today!

Coming 2nd that 3/4’s was Scatman, 3rd to Adirondack King back 5 1/2 lengths more and Pee H Dee filling in the super for you back 2 more lengths!

“Full Chart”

Also ran were: Cyber Secret, Z Rockstar, Chalybeate Springs, King Coral, Apprehender, Big Wednesday !

Bob Baffert gets the training double on both ends of this two-part contest with Rafael Bejarano getting a doubly big payday for riding both winners!

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Castaway wins Part 1 of the GIII Southwest Stakes in a Romp | Results and Replay

Castaway romping home in Part 1 of today's GIII Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park

Castaway won the division #1 half of the $250,000, GIII Southwest Stakes in a 3 3/4 lengths romp.

2nd going to Jake Mo, 3rd to Reckless Jerry back 1/2 length more and a nose in front of Ring It Up filling the super spot.

Also ran were: Majestic Stride, Junebugred, Longview Drive, No Spin, Unbridled’s Note, Laurie’s Rocket, Red Jack !

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Winning time was 1:38.09 over a “fast” Oaklawn main!

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