It isn’t a question of whether Bob Baffert will send out horses in Kentucky Derby prep races. It is one of how many the two-time Triple Crown trainer will enter.
In Saturday’s Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, the answer is two. You can wager away on the prep for the Run for the Roses that carries 50 Derby points to the winner at BetUS. And don’t forget the futures odds on the May 1 first leg of the Triple Crown are there, too.
An Undefeated Baffert
So, who is Baffert bringing to the party?
Start with Concert Tour, a son of Street Sense that brings a 2-for-2 mark into the race, which is part of Arkansas preps toward the Derby. He drew post seven in the field of 8 for the 1 1/16-miles event that carries a purse of $1 million.
Concert Tour will be ridden by Joel Rosario, who has been on board for both of his victories.
The “other” Baffert is named Hozier and comes in off a victory in a maiden special weight. He figures to be at much longer odds than his stablemate. Baffert is seeking his eighth victory in the Rebel.
Caddo River, who won the Smarty Jones stakes by 10 1/4 lengths is trained by Eclipse Award winner Brad Cox.
Kentucky Jockey Club winner Keepmeinmind, drew post 6 and will be ridden by David Cohen.
OWNER: Shortleaf Stable, Inc.
|3/C||-/-||Florent Geroux||122||Brad H. Cox|
OWNER:Mike G. Rutherford
BREEDER:Mike G. Rutherford
|3/C||-/-||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||117||Steven M. Asmussen|
OWNER: SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Stonestreet Stables LLC, Golconda Stable, Siena Farm LLC and Masterson, Robert E.
BREEDER:WinStar Farm, LLC
|3/C||-/-||Martin Garcia||117||Bob Baffert|
Get Her Number
BREEDER:Philip Robertson Brenda Robertson
|3/C||-/-||Javier Castellano||119||Peter Miller|
OWNER: Carl R. Moore Management LLC
BREEDER:Knowles Bloodstock, Inc.
|3/C||-/-||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||119||Joe Sharp|
OWNER: Cypress Creek Equine, Bennewith, Arnold and Spendthrift Farm LLC
BREEDER:Southern Equine Stables, LLC
|3/C||-/-||David Cohen||119||Robertino Diodoro|
OWNER: West, Gary and West, Mary
BREEDER:Gary Mary West Stables Inc.
|3/C||-/-||Joel Rosario||117||Bob Baffert|
OWNER: Woolsey, Erv and Asmussen, Keith
BREEDER:Pedro Gonzalez P. J. Gonzalez
The Rebel is the last of this year’s Kentucky Derby preps that is worth 50 qualifying points to the winner, 20 for second, 10 for third and five for fourth. Most of the rest of the preps will have double the point values.
To Win The Kentucky Derby Odds 2021
|6||Hot Rod Charlie||+1800|
|11||Sittin On Go||+7500|
|21||Life Is Good||+350|
|56||Candy Man Rocket||+2000|
|57||Fire at Will||+4000|
|58||The Great One||+4000|
|61||Soup and Sandwich||+3000|
|62||Rock Your World||+2500|
|64||Hush of a Storm||+4000|
|66||Nicky The Vest||+1800|