Rebel to get new shooter// Astrology stretches to 6 panels// Toby’s Corner the Gotham Sleeper?

Summary: Crossbow officially off the trai// There will be another maiden winner thrown to the Derby Prep wolves- and another Uncle. Uncle Brent most likely will be asked to stretch from his 6 furlong 89 Beyer performance last Saturday to the Rebel Stakes// Interesting stat in the first article below. 8 of the 11 graded Derby preps have been won by horses who were first or second at every call.  While that leads to the obvious point of looking for more patient runners, it must be noted some of those winners have sat off the pace in earlier races (Soldat, Brethren).  Plus, others in that group of 8 may prove to be sprinters (The Factor, Flashpoint)//

·       Gotham Stakes brings New York Derby focus (Saratogian)
·       Discovering Toby’s Corner (Zipse at the Derby)
·       Derby Threat: Soldat (TrueNicks via Bloodhorse)
·       2011 Kentucky Derby: Raw times by contenders (And Down The Stretch They Come)
·       War Front progeny attack Triple Crown from both coasts (Thoroughbred Times)
·       All together now (re; NBC Contract) (Bloodhorse)

·       Astrology: SA- 6F- 1.12:60- H- 10/21
·       Smash: SA- 4F- 50.00- H- 40/48
·       Beamer: PMM- 5F- 1:03- B- 5/9
·       Preachintothedevil: BEL- 4F- 47.88- B- 3/20

·       Gary West’s Top 10 (Star-Telegram)

·       Top winning BRIS figs last week: Flashpoint-108; Soldat-104; J J's Lucky Train-104; Akkadian-99; Vee's Accolade-96; Hoorayforhollywood-96 (@DerbyContenders Twitter)