Violence colt last finished off the board in the Rebel Stakes (G2).
Maggi Moss and Greg Tramontin took a gamble with their talented Louisiana-bred sprinter No Parole in March when they entered him in the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park. Described as an “experiment” by trainer Tom Amoss, the move was designed to give the 3-year-old Violence colt, who had already proved himself as a more-than-competent sprinter, a shot at the Triple Crown trail.
But an off-the-board finish in the March 14 Rebel told the team all they needed to know. With six furlongs comfortably in No Parole’s sweet spot, the colt will return to Oaklawn for an allowance optional claiming race April 24 at his preferred distance.
No Parole was unbeaten in three starts upon entering the Rebel, his longest win coming at a mile in the Feb. 8 LA Bred Premier Night Prince Stakes at Delta Downs. Though the colt broke sharply in the 1 1/16-mile Rebel, he managed only a brief duel with winner Nadal before fading at the six-furlong mark to finish eighth.