Brian’s Derby Preps: The Rebel Stakes

  by Brian Nadeau of Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB TV. Oaklawn Park: The GII, $900,000 Rebel at 1 1/16 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points: 100-40-20-10) #1 Creator (6-1): Deep closer drew perfectly for his style and is one of two sons of Tapit in here for Asmussen; both come in off breakthrough runs, and this one blitzed a…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Rebel

This weekend’s prep takes us to Arkansas, and the presence of horses like Strong Mandate, Kobe’s Back, and Hoppertunity offer plenty of chances to earn points in our Kentucky Derby charity league.  Brian Nadeau of Horseplayer Now takes his usual thorough look at the race. Oaklawn Park: The Grade II, $600,000 Rebel at 1 1/16…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Rebel

Oaklawn Park: The Grade II, $600,000 Rebel at 1 1/16 miles #2 Carve: Lightly raced gelding looked like a new horse last time off the Asmussen claim, when he exploded in deep stretch with the addition of Lasix in an optional claimer to run his career mark to 2-for-2, with both wins coming over the…