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2018 Arkansas Derby draw: Magnum Moon favored

MAGNUM MOON - The Rebel Gr II- 58th Running - 03-17-18 - R10 - OP - Inside Finish 1.jpg

A field of nine horses will square off in Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. A trip to the Kentucky Derby is on the line.

Undefeated Magnum Moon, the Rebel Stakes winner, is the morning line favorite at 8-5. Magnum Moon currently ranks No. 12 on the Kentucky Derby points list. The other horses among the top 25 are No. 14 Quip (9-2), No. 19 Solomini (2-1) and No. 23 Combatant (6-1).

The Arkansas Derby is the final major prep for the Kentucky Derby. It offers 170 total points (100 to the winner, 40 to second, 20 to third and 10 to fourth).

Here is the full field:

1 Beautiful Shot - Richard Eramia, 30-1

2 Machismo - Scott Spieth, 20-1

3 Tenfold - Victor Espinoza, 10-1

4 Dream Baby Dream - Luis Contreras, 15-1

5 Solomini - Flavien Prat, 2-1

6 Magnum Moon - Luis Saez, 8-5

7 Plainsman - C.J. McMahon, 30-1

8 Quip - Florent Geroux, 9-2

9 Combatant - Ricardo Santana Jr., 6-1

Stay with KATV for complete coverage of the Racing Festival of the South.

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