Big-Race Showdown: Rebel Stakes Selections

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Whether it’s the run up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands or the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, there’s great racing action nearly every weekend of the year. This year America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse betting to come up with their top three picks for key races leading up to the Derby and the Breeders’ Cup.

On Saturday, the focus shifts to the $900,000 Rebel Stakes, a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race that awards 50 points to the victor. TVG will televise the Rebel at Oaklawn Park at 7:06 p.m. ET. 

The players' picks will be posted here and a running bankroll will be kept to track their success all year long. Bankrolls will be tabulated on the basis of a $2 win bet on top selections and $2 exacta and $2 trifecta box bets of each player’s top three selections. Your players are Eric Bialek, Acacia Courtney, C.J. Johnsen, Bryan Simpkins and Dan Tordjman.


Eric Bialek (VIEW BIO)

National Handicapping Championship Qualifier

$900,000 Rebel Stakes

1. Malagacy

2. Untrapped

3. American Anthem

Top Selection Winners: 4/12

Exacta Winnings: $182.80

Trifecta Winnings: $269.50


Acacia Courtney (VIEW BIO)

TV Analyst/Host for Gulfstream Park

$900,000 Rebel Stakes

1. American Anthem

2. Petrov

3. Lookin At Lee

Top Selection Winners: 3/12

Exacta Winnings: $168.80

Trifecta Winnings: $65


C.J. Johnsen (VIEW BIO)

Director of Wagering for Kentucky Downs 

$900,000 Rebel Stakes

1. Petrov

2. American Anthem

3. Untrapped

Top Selection Winners: 2/12

Exacta Winnings: $93.60

Trifecta Winnings: $41.00


Bryan Simpkins (VIEW BIO)

Handicapper and Writer for Danonymous Racing

$900,000 Rebel Stakes

1. American Anthem

2. Petrov

3. Lookin At Lee

Top Selection Winners: 4/12

Exacta Winnings: $166.30

Trifecta Winnings: $218


Dan Tordjman (VIEW BIO)

Video Correspondent, Handicapper and Writer for  America's Best Racing

Note: Weekly selections made using STATS Race Lens

$900,000 Rebel Stakes

1. Petrov

2. American Anthem

3. Lookin At Lee

Top Selection Winners: 4/12

Exacta Winnings: $180.70

Trifecta Winnings: $259

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