Rebel Dane Wins 2013 Royal Sovereign Stakes – Race Results

February 18th, 2013

Rebel Dane has won the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse last Saturday February 16, 2013.

The three-year-old won the race by a head in front of Urquidez, who finished second, and Taxmeifyoucan, who placed in third.

Trainer Gary Portelliwas thrilled with Rebel Dane’s latest race win, which continued his unbeaten winning streak.

Rebel Dane

Rebel Dane winning the 2013 Royal Sovereign Stakes. Picture by Steve Hart.

“When he was so far back I thought we might have had a few excuses,” Portelli said.

“At the top of the straight I thought `here we go we might run a nice third or fourth.

“But what he did to give those horses a start like that was unbelievable.

“I don’t want to get carried away but he might be better than I first thought.

“I don’t think I’ve ever trained a horse like him with the ability to adapt that he has.”

Rebel Dane was ridden by jockey Jason Collett in the 2013 Rebel Dane in the 2013 Royal Sovereign Stakes.

“I was confident at the 200 (metres). I felt him kick,” Collett said.

“We had a plan to go forward but had to switch to Plan B.

“He’s tough and he’s got a very big heart him. It was very special, I can’t stop smiling.”

The colt has now won all four of his race starts and has earned more than $220,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

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