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.