Post positions were drawn on Wednesday for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park.
Rebel runner-up Oxbow drew post position No. 10 and was installed as the 5-2 second choice. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Oxbow will be ridden for the first time by jockey Gary Stevens. Overanalyze, who will break from post No. 9, was made the third choice at odds of 4-1. Rafael Bejarano will ride for trainer Todd Pletcher. War Academy, despite having never started in a stakes race, was made the 2-1 favorite and will start from post No. 3 for trainer Bob Baffert. The son of Giant’s Causeway will be ridden by Mike Smith.
From the rail out, the Arkansas Derby field consists of: 1. Carve; 2. War Academy; 3. Divine Ambition; 4. Falling Sky; 5. Den’s Legacy; 6. Heaven’s Runway; 7. Texas Bling; 8. Frac Daddy; 9. Overanalyze; 10. Oxbow.