Rebel Raider Primed For Another Comeback

August 5, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Rebel Raider Primed For Another Comeback

2008 Victorian Derby winner Rebel Raider will return to the track after nearly a year off the scene in Saturday’s Group Three Spring Stakes at Morphettville.

Rebel Raider

Rebel Raider's road to the Melbourne Spring Carnival starts in the Spring Stakes at Morphettville

There were plans to send the former Group One winner to stud, however co-trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas had a change of heart and decided to bring the horse back for one last tilt at the Melbourne spring carnival.

“He’s been back in work for 16 weeks now and he’s done a fair spot of work,” Gluyas said.

“There are unknowns out there, but from what he’s shown us, he’s pretty much raring to go.”

The connections of Rebel Raider will be hoping that lightning can strike twice in the same race, as the six year old also won the Spring Stakes last year when resuming off a long break.

After winning the Spring Stakes last year, Rebel Raider was taken to Flemington for the Makybe Diva Stakes, however the horse cracked his sesamoid bone and there were fears he would have to be retired from racing.

Macdonald and Gluyas will take a slightly different approach with the horse’s spring campaign this time around and they are likely to give him at least two runs in South Australia before he goes to Melbourne.

The listed Penny Edition Stakes over 1400m at Morphettville is shaping as a likely target for Rebel Raider, who will then go onto Melbourne and target the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

Rebel Raider will be reunited with Clare Lindop in the weight for age Spring Stakes and will carry 58.5kg from barrier five in the $115,000 race.

The former Derby winner has been installed as a $21.00 chance in the Spring Stakes, despite the fact that he is defending the crown he won in the race last year. He also has a rock solid first up record of two wins and two placing’s from six starts.

The Morphettville track is currently rated a Slow 7, which will be music to the ears of Gluyas and Macdonald as Rebel Raider is undefeated on slow tracks.

If you like the look of Rebel Raider in the Spring Stakes at Morphettville then visit Luxbet now and get all the best odds on races from Australia and around the world.

New Luxbet customers can also earn a 100 per cent deposit bonus worth up to $400 when they join using the promotional code BONUSBET

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Dubai-Bound Hey Doc Resumes in...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australia...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australian Guineas Contingent

Sydney-based Chris Waller is stepping-up the autumn lead-up work for his...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway Stakes Shot

A good run fresh in Saturday’s Summer Sprint at Royal Randwick could earn the...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Ta...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Target for Houtzen

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 in Adelaide this May could be calling for Toby...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for La...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018

Group 1 placed Mr Sneaky could target the 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field