Ten sophomores will go postward in the second division of the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Champion Game Winner shipped in from the Golden State and will commence his three-year-old campaign for conditioner Bob Baffert in the Road to the Kentucky Derby points race.

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Here is the field:

MARKET KING

Market King Career Racing Stats

6 Starts
1 Wins
1 Place
1 Show
Total Career Earnings: $70,785

Top BRIS Speed rating (85) for third in allowance

Owner: Robert C. Baker and William L. Mack
Breeder: Flaxman Holdings Limited (KY)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey: John Velazquez

Sire: Into Mischief
Dam: Divine Presence
Color: Bay

This expensive yearling purchase has shown steady improvement campaign and gets John Velazquez to ride. The Kentucky-bred adds to the pace of the race from the rail, but he needs a lifetime best to factor on this occasion.


LAUGHING FOX

Laughing Fox Career Racing Stats

4 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $105,518

Top BRIS Speed rating (93) in allowance win

Owner: Alex and Joann Lieblong
Breeder: Chester and Anne Prince (KY)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Sire: Union Rags
Dam: Saskawea
Color: Chestnut

The chestnut colt has improved his BRIS Speed figure in every lifetime start and sports a two-race win streak at Oaklawn. The closing type should receive a healthy pace to rally into at a price beneath Ricardo Santana Jr.


PARSIMONY

Parsimony Career Racing Stats

7 Starts
0 Wins
4 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $53,700

Top BRIS Speed rating (88) for second in maiden race

Owner: Reddam Racing LLC
Breeder: Maria Montez Haire (PA)
Trainer: Doug O’Neill
Jockey: Mario Gutierrez

Sire: Doneraile Court
Dam: Lil Cora Tee
Color: Gray/Roan

This California invader makes the maiden-to-stakes jump in his local debut. The consistent sort adds blinkers, but he is another who will need marked improvement to have a say in the outcome of the Rebel.


JERSEY AGENDA

Jersey Agenda Career Racing Stats

4 Starts
2 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $120,067

Top BRIS Speed rating (92) for win in maiden race

Owner: Charles Fipke
Breeder: Charles Fipke (KY)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Sire: Jersey Town
Dam: Risky Agenda
Color: Dark Bay

This win contender stopped in the stretch of the recent Southwest Stakes (G3), though he was a sharp allowance winner on this strip two prior. The talented three-year-old receives a positive rider change to Jose Ortiz for the initial time and major improvement is expected from the prospect in this spot.


GAME WINNER

Game Winner Career Racing Stats

4 Starts
4 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $1,496,000

Top BRIS Speed rating (103) for win in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)

Owner: Gary and Mary West
Breeder: Summer Wind Equine (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Joel Rosario

Sire: Candy Ride
Dam: Indyan Giving
Color: Bay

The champion colt shows nine morning drills in preparation of his 2019 bow and he should be fit for trainer Bob Baffert. The ultra-talented Kentucky-bred is the clear one to beat with Joel Rosario retaining the mount. The sophomore will be tracking the pace early on.


OMAHA BEACH

Omaha Beach Career Racing Stats

5 Starts
1 Wins
3 Place
1 Show
Total Career Earnings: $71,800

Top BRIS Speed rating (96) in maiden win

Owner: Fox Hill Farm
Breeder: Charming Syndicate (KY)
Trainer: Richard Mandella
Jockey: Mike Smith

Sire: War Front
Dam: Charming
Color: Dark Bay

This rising prospect has run a pair of big races since switching from the turf to the dirt. The well-bred colt smashed six furlongs in a bullet 1:10 and change in advance of his stakes debut and he could be any kind. The Kentucky-bred will have Mike Smith in the irons for the first time.


OUR BRAINTRUST

Our Braintrust Career Racing Stats

5 Starts
2 Wins
2 Place
1 Show
Total Career Earnings: $196,640

Top BRIS Speed rating (101) for third in Withers Stakes (G3)

Owner: Gary Barber
Breeder: Barak Farm (MD)
Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: David Cohen

Sire: Freud
Dam: Caller Trust
Color: Dark Bay

This consistently good Maryland-bred was a neck shy in the Withers Stakes (G3) in his two-turn debut at Aqueduct last out. The underrated colt adds blinkers and makes a lot of sense with even minor improvement against this field.


GUNMETAL GRAY

Gunmetal Gray Career Racing Stats

6 Starts
2 Wins
2 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $247,200

Top BRIS Speed rating (96) in maiden tally

Owner: Pearl Racing, West Point Thoroughbreds and Hollendorfer LLC
Breeder: Lee Pokoik (KY)
Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer
Jockey: Flavien Prat

Sire: Exchange Rate
Dam: Classofsixtythree
Color: Gray/Roan

The one-run closing type ships in from California as a late contender in the cast. The Kentucky-bred colt would benefit from a fast and contested pace in the Rebel, which is a scenario that is very possible. Flavien Prat gets back aboard.


KAZIRANGA

Kaziranga Career Racing Stats

6 Starts
1 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $32,067

Top BRIS Speed rating (88) in maiden score

Owner: Calumet Farm
Breeder: Calumet Farm (KY)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Richard Eramia

Sire: Candy Ride
Dam: Teammate
Color: Gray/Roan

This outsider has poor current form and would need a career-best to make the frame in a strong field. The gray will be equipped with blinkers for the first time, though he still looks overmatched at this stage of his development.


CAPTAIN VON TRAPP

Captain Von Trapp Career Racing Stats

5 Starts
2 Wins
2 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $126,480

Top BRIS Speed rating (90) in allowance win

Owner: Phoenix Thoroughbred III Ltd.
Breeder: E.H. Beau Lane III (KY)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ramon Vazquez

Sire: Trappe Shot
Dam: Julie From Dixie
Color: Bay

The bay colt is two-for-two at Oaklawn Park, and is also perfect since adding blinkers at the start of the season. This improving sort exits a solid allowance victory and could be a top-three contender with another step in the right direction.