04/03/2006 11:00PM

Illinois Derby post positions


A field of 10 has been entered in Saturday's Grade 2, $500,000 Illinois Derby. The two favorites converge on Hawthorne Race Course from opposite coasts, with Cause to Believe, Northern California's top 3-year-old, shipping in from Golden Gate Fields, and Sweetnorthernsaint, most recently a close third in the Gotham Stakes, coming from Laurel Park. High-profile trainers Bobby Frankel, who will start Racketeer, and Todd Pletcher, who will start My Golden Song, also have horses for the 1 1/8-mile race.

1MalameezeJ. McKee8-1
2Creative ForceE. Perez30-1
3ItsallaboutthechaseC. Emigh12-1
4Lewis MichaelF. Alvarado 20-1
5DevilofarushE. Baird30-1
6Mister TriesterB. Blanc8-1
7Cause to BelieveR. Baze5-2
8RacketeerP. Valenzuela5-1
9My Golden SongC. DeCarlo5-1
10SweetnorthernsaintK. Desormeaux4-1