Picks and Ponderings: 2017 Rebel Stakes Preview

This Saturday, the Oaklawn spur of the Kentucky Derby trail continues with the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes.

Bob Baffert has been dominant in this race in recent years, and sends out another solid entry this year in American Anthem.  But, ten others will try to put his streak on halt.  The field includes several from the Oaklawn series, including Uncontested, Petrov, and Lookin at Lee.  Steve Asmussen also sends his solid Fair Grounds horse, Untrapped.  Todd Pletcher doesn’t send out Southwest winner One Liner — but he does send Malagacy for his stakes Debut.  American Anthem isn’t the only west coast shipper — Lewis winner Royal Mo comes, too.  And, a few other real long shots come to try and spoil the party.

Who do I like?  Head over to Picks and Ponderings, read my preview of Saturday’s Rebel Stakes, and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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