HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - War Academy tops the field for Saturday's Arkansas Derby, with Oxbow a close second choice in the field of 10 3-year-olds in the $1 million Kentucky Derby prep race.
The Bob Baffert-trained War Academy was made the 2-1 favorite following Wednesday's post position draw. The colt will leave from the No. 2 gate.
War Academy has won two of three races this year will attempt become Baffert's second straight Arkansas Derby winner. He won with Bodemeister last year.
Oxbow drew the far outside No. 10 gate and was made the 5-2 choice. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, the colt was edged by stablemate Will Take Charge in last month's Rebel Stakes.