Horse Racing - Lukas plays down Oxbow's draw

Oxbow's trainer Darrell Wayne Lukas has played down the significance of the draw for the Belmont Stakes.

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Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow grazes outside his barn with assistant Trainers Raphael Castellanos and John Sica at Belmont Park (AFP)

Oxbow will start Saturday's Triple Crown race in New York in the seventh position - just as seven previous winners have done.

But Lukas is not convinced where his horse, ridden by Gary Stevens, starts will have a bearing on where he finishes.

“It’s nice for the press to have something to write about, but we have a tendency to overanalyse the post-position draw," Lukas said.

"I’m more concerned about who is around me and what they’re going to do than what gate we got.”

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