Equibase Analysis: Assessing The Arkansas Derby’s Top Contenders – Horse Racing News

On the Road to the Kentucky Derby, we are down to two prep races – this Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and the Grade 3 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. Many more points are on the line in this race, with the winner earning 100 and therefore assured a starting spot in Louisville in three weeks. As such, 11 have signed on to run here including winners of both divisions of the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes run over the track one month ago – Long Range Toddy and Omaha Beach.

Improbable may go to post as the betting favorite in the Arkansas Derby even though he was beaten a neck by Long Range Toddy in one of the divisions of the Rebel. If this happens, it will be because Improbable had been away from the races for more than three…

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