Stakes performers Caleb's Posse and Wilkinson are the cream of a
well-matched field of 10 three-year-old thoroughbreds competing Saturday
at Thistledown in the $100,000 Ohio Derby.
Caleb's Posse began the year with a victory in the $100,000 Smarty
Jones at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., but the wheels came off in
the $1 million Arkansas Derby there, his most recent start for the
McNeil Stables and Cheyenne Stables. The bay colt has $245,805 in career
earnings to lead the field.
Wilkinson is coming off an allowance win on May 11 at Churchill
Downs. After winning the $100,000 LeComte at Fairgrounds Park in
January, Wilkinson was sixth in the Louisiana Derby and 10th in the Blue