Gary Stevens will get the mount on D. Wayne Lukas trainee Oxbow for the April 13 Arkansas Derby, the trainer revealed on Tuesday.
Mike Smith was aboard for Oxbow's runner-up effort in the Grade 2 Rebel because Stevens had a previous commitment in California for that day, according to Lukas. Stevens and Lukas have teamed up for two of the trainer's four Kentucky Derby victories: Winning Colors in 1988 and Thunder Gulch in 1995.
Lukas also mentioned that Oxbow stablemate Will take Charge is possible for the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, while Titletown Five will likely go to the Louisiana Derby.
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