Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rebellion Breezes, Ships to Keeneland

On a mission to defend his title in the Commonwealth at Keeneland, Rebellion breezed for the final time at Palm Meadows on Monday and packed up for Keeneland.

The 6-year-old's second place finish in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile is looking pretty strong after three horses from that heat have gone on to win big-time races.

The winner of the BC Dirt Mile, Albertus Maximus captured January's Donn Handicap. Third place finisher that day, Two Step Salsa won the $2,000,000 Godolphin Mile last weekend. Well Armed who finished out of the money on Breeders' Cup day, won the $6,000,000 Dubai World Cup.

Rebellion worked 5-furlongs with his usual partner Better Talk Now. The duo worked over the Palm Meadows turf course in 1:02.60. Regular rider Xavier Aizpuru was aboard Rebellion.

"All right I'm done. It's all up to you now bud," Aizpuru said as he dismounted his morning counterpart.

The Grade II $250,000 Commonwealth will be ran on April 11 at 7-furlongs over the Keeneland Polytrack.

Keeneland opens its historic boutique meet Friday April 3. Herringswell Stables will have a large contingent during the 3-week season.


  1. I'll definitely be cheering Rebellion on! He's such a cool horse! :-)

  2. Very cool. Can't wait to see the big man in the afternoon again.

  3. Go Rebellion. You are one handsome Dude.

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