Malagacy Officially a Derby Contender With Rebel Win
By Margaret Ransom
Sumaya U.S. Stable’s Malagacy catapulted himself right into the center of the Kentucky Derby (GI) picture with an impressive two-length victory in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (GII) at Oaklawn Park. The son of 2011 Preakness Stakes (GI) winner Shackleford, who is trained by Todd Pletcher and was ridden to victory by Javier Castellano, remains undefeated in three starts and has earned $586,800.
As the second choice in the field of 11 at odds of nearly 7-2, Malagacy returned $8.60, $6.60 and $5.60. Sonneteer, the longest shot on the board at odds of more than 112-1, capped off a generous $285 exacta and was worth $58.20 and $15.40. Untrapped was another nose back in third and paid $5.40. The $.50 trifecta was good for $943.
Petrov, Silver Dust, Lookin at Lee, Appalachian Gem, Uncontested, Royal Mo, the 8-5 favored American Anthem and Silver Bullion rounded out the order of finish.
As expected, Uncontested sped straight to the lead after the break and… (more)
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