The Rebel morning line set, 2 scratches// Uncle Mo looks good on Rag numbers, has a lunatic fan in Iowa// Flashpoint flashy in work...

Glint and Dreaminofthewin scratched from tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby prep race The Rebel Stakes. We won’t know Elite Alex’s status until tomorrow// According to Uncle Mo’s adjusted Ragozin number of 4, he’s in perfect position to peak May 7th.  In his weekly column, Jeremy Plonk disagrees.  He claims if you’re only having two preps they need to be tough.  He must not remember Big Brown’s allowance (or workout) at Gulfstream against 4 horses. Yes there was more pace in that race, but Big Brown was sitting off of it and cruised to a 12 length win// Speaking of Mo (and if you’re into homemade rabid fan videos), be sure to check out the fan video from Iowa on the Zipse At The Derby blog// Flashpoint flashes a bullet and still most likely going to the Swale Stakes. Dutrow is not ruling out the Derby, but I can’t imagine asking a horse to stretch out like that­- in the Derby no less// Sunland Derby and Turfway’s Spiral Stakes probables outlined// more…

3/19 Rebel Stakes (G2): pp’s, videos, articles, and handicapper picks here

·       Rebel Stakes could provide many answers (Star-Telegram)
·       Rebel Stakes Preview (And Down The Stretch They Come)
·       The Rebel: Got speed (Horse Racing Nation)
·       Rebel Stakes: pick the order of finish (Bloodhorse)
·       Uncle Mo looks invincible but Stay Thirsty has legs (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
·       Uncle Mo mania rages through middle America (Zipse At The Derby)
·       Countdown To The Crown 3/18 (ESPN)
·       Kentucky Derby Report 3/18 (Brisnet)
·       Spring is in the air and life is good for racing fans (Desert Valley Times)

·       Rebel Video Preview with Jill Byrne (Churchill Downs)
·       Inside Post- Rebel Stakes (TTimes)

·       Flashpoint: GP- 5F- 59:85- B-: 1/14

·       Dick’s Picks for the Rebel (Downey Profile)
·       The Morning Line: Rebel Stakes (The Derby Post)
·       Rebel Video preview and picks (DRF)


Probable for Sunland Derby: Astrology, Beer Meister, Behold de Buy, Fusa Code, Nacho Saint, Ruler On Ice, Supreme Ruler

Probable for Spiral Stakes: Preachintothedevil, King Congie, Crimson China, Positive Response, Decisive Moment, Rescind the Trade, and Thirtyfirststreet, Son of Posse.  Possibles:  Twinspired, Smarter Than Ever.

Probable UAE Derby Field: Ahlaain, Alexander Pope, Introvert, Khawlah, Laser Bullet, Mahbooba, Mantoba, Master of Hounds, Reem, Splash Point, Sweet Ducky, Utley, Xin Xu Lin

Joe Vann likely to scratch from tomorrow's Private Terms S. @ LRL. Illinois Derby a possibility (Derby Contenders Twitter)

Imhotep under consideration for the Louisiana Derby (Derby Contenders Twitter)