Malagacy wins first Graded Stakes in GII Rebel Stakes – Results and Replay

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.

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:43.00

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Malagacy Javier Castellano 8.60 6.60 5.60
Sonneteer Richard E. Eramia   58.20 15.40
Untrapped Irad Ortiz, Jr.     5.40

Also ran were:
4. – Petrov , 8. – Silver Dust , 11. – Lookin At Lee , 9. – Appalachian Gem , 2. – Uncontested , 10. – Royal Mo , 7. –American Anthem , 1. – Silver Bullion


Tapwrit just right in GII Tampa Bay Derby win – Results and Replay

Tapwrit – a convincing winner of the 2017 GII Tampa Bay Derby by 4 1/2 lengths!

Tapwrit, did as he has done before here in the GIII Sam Davis as he sat back early on letting the early speed burners like State of Honor, lead the way early on but upon entering the far turn Tapwrit, started threading his way thru his tiring running mates then went around a tired front runner in State of Honor, to roll home to a convincing 4 1/2 lengths win in today’s GII Tampa Bay Derby .

State of Honor, did hold on for 2nd with Wild Shot, coming 3rd, as No Dozing filled out the super for this race

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:42.36

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Tapwrit Jose L. Ortiz 4.20 3.20 2.80
State of Honor Julien R. Leparoux   7.00 4.60
Wild Shot Robby Albarado     4.00

Also ran were:
4 – No Dozing , 6 – Beasley , 3 – Basha , 1 – Tale of Silence , 7 – Sonic Mule , 10 – Zion Valley , 2 – The Money Monster

Mastery – Masterful in GII San Felipe Win – Results and Replay

Mastery – Winning the 2017 GII San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, is now off the Derby Trail now with a leg fracture!

Bob Baffert knew just what was doing when he sent this prize 3yo pupil out to the front early as Mastery held that lead every inch of the way while turning away the speedy Iliad at the top of stretch to go onto a commanding 6 3/4 lengths win in a gearing down 1:42.28 winning time!

Iliad did finish 2nd as 80/1 shot Term of Art scored the 3rd spot with Gormley filling in the super spot!

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:42.28

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Mike E. Smith 3.60 2.40 2.10
Flavien Prat   3.40 2.60
Term of Art
Tyler Baze     5.40

Also ran were:
5 – Gormley , 3 – Ann Arbor Eddie , 7 – Bluegrass Envy , 2 – Vending Machine


Gunnevera rolls to big win in GII Fountain of Youth Stakes – Results and Replay

Gunnevera – winning the 2017 GII Fountain of Youth Stakes

Gunnevera, who was sitting dead last halfway down the back stretch did what any son good of Dialed In would do over this Gulfstream main track as he rallied up quickly 4 wide on the far turn to snag a lead near the top of stretch then rolled home to 5 3/4 lengths and widening win over Practical Joke and the front-running Three Rules, who were just heads apart for 2nd and 3rd respectively with Talk Logistics, filling out today’s super for you!

The 2/5 post time favorite in Irish War Cry, could do no better than a very distance 7th finish in this important 2017 Kentucky Derby prep race.

Gunnevera, now with 64 Kentucky Derby Points is the new king of the Derby Points leaderboard this week and gains a May 6th berth into this season’s GI Kentucky Derby off this impressive win.

(“Current” 2017 Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard and Derby Trail Races Schedule)

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:44.25
Prgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Gunnevera Javier Castellano 10.40 4.00 3.20
Practical Joke Jose L. Ortiz   4.60 3.40
Three Rules Luis Saez     4.40

Also ran were:
4 – Talk Logistics , 11 – Lookin for Eight , 3 – Quinientos , 8 – Irish War Cry , 10 – Takaful , 9 – Made You Look , 1 –Huracan Americo

Scratched horses:
Beasley  (Trainer)