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.