In the past seven graded Triple Crown preps contested at Oaklawn, five
have contained at least one starter based on the California synthetic
tracks. Of those five Oaklawn invasions, the West Coasters own four
wins and a second-place finish. Keep that in mind as you analyze
Saturday's Rebel and recall the recent years' dominance by invaders
Sierra Sunset, Gayego, Papa Clem and Conveyance.