02/19/2011 3:34PM

Oaklawn: J P's Gusto in Post 5


J P's Gusto has drawn post 5 for Monday's Grade 3, $250,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The one-mile race is the first of two local steppingstones to the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 16. A field of 11 was entered in the Southwest on Saturday, with two intended starters for the stakes, Alternation and Bluegrass Bull, opting instead for an extra that came up, a conditioned allowance that will be run as the seventh race on Monday. The Southwest goes as the ninth, with a scheduled post of 5:02 p.m. Central.

Below is the field in post position order, with riders:

1. Caleb's Posse, Eddie Razo Jr.

2. Derivative, Terry Thompson

3. Ghost is Clear, Corey Lanerie

4. Grant Jack, Cliff Berry

5. J P's Gusto, Ramon Dominguez

6. Archarcharch, Jon Court

7. Bonaroo, Joe Johnson

8. Yankee Passion, Gabriel Saez

9. Elite Alex, Calvin Borel

10. Brickyard Fast, Bryan McNeil

11. Picko's Pride, Israel Ocampo