JP’s Gusto puts in sharp drill for Rebel

by | 03.13.2011 | 3:15pm

Kentucky Derby hopeful JP's Gusto drilled a five-furlong bullet in :59 2/5 Sunday morning at Oaklawn Park.  Trainer Joe Petalino said the colt had been doing things too easily of late.

“We were looking for something a little sharper,” said Petalino.  “That's what he needs because the water is getting a little deeper now.”

Ramon Dominguez is expected to ride JP's Gusto in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn March 19.  Dominguez was aboard for the Successful Appeal colt's troubled second place finish in the Southwest Stakes last month.

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