Friday Furlong: Week 5

Friday Furlong: Week 5
Omaha Beach (right) and Game Winner (left)(c) Coady Photography/Oaklawn Park

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - On the heels of a big performance in last Saturday’s Rebel, a new name finds its way on our Derby Radar.

On a day many projected would be dominated by Bob Baffert’s Game Winner and Improbable, Omaha Beach put on an impressive performance in the Rebel.

He’s by War Front, out of Charming and trained by Richard Mandella.

Saturday’s win gave him 37.5 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

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Check out the final stretch of his close win over Game Winner in Division II of the Rebel Stakes here.

We’ll most likely see Omaha Beach at either the Arkansas or Santa Anita Derby next month.. But that win put him in a comfortable spot on the Road to the first Saturday in May

One prep race to keep your eye on this weekend, the Louisiana Derby and it’s 170 points up for grabs.

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