Noble Moon, by Malibu Moon won the opening test of the 2014 Derby Trail season at Aqueduct today by grabbing the lead at the 2nd call and never letting it go as he skimmed the rail to a 2 length win in the $200,000, GII Jerome Stakes, for 3yos, going 1 mile and 70 yds over the near frozen tundra of the Aqueduct main this afternoon!
Coming 2nd, was Classic Giacnroll, a son of Giacomo who chased in the stretch to no avail. 3rd went to Scotland, 2/2 lengths futher back at the line and filling out the super was long shot Matuszak, back just a head futher after trailing this field early!
Noble Moon, also collected 10 points towards a GI Kentucky Derby berth this coming May 3rd in this 10-4-2-1 Derby points race!
Payouts and Winning Time
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Distance: One Mile And Seventy Yards On The Inner track|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:45.08|
|1.||Noble Moon||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||3.60||2.50||2.10|
|7.||Classic Giacnroll||Alex O. Solis||4.10||3.10|
|Also ran were: 5. – Matuszak , 3. – Lawmaker , 6. – Mental Iceberg , 8. – Master Lightning , 4. – Pin and Win|