The 2014 Derby Trail winds its way thru Gotham this pre-Super Bowl Saturday in the form of the $250,000, GIII Withers Stakes, for 3yo’s, going 1 1/16 mile over the Aqueduct winter surface.
Probable combatants for this 2nd leg of the Aqueduct, 2014 Derby Trail are,
Classic Giacnroll, Scotland, and Matuszak, who are the 2-3-4 finishers in the GII Jerome Stakes here last out while the GII Jerome Stakes winner Noble Moon will make his probable next start here in the GIII Gotham Stakes in early March!
Samraat, winner of the Damon Runyon Stakes here on Dec 17th winning by a cavernous 16 1/4 lengths!
Street Gent, is a Mdn winner here last out going 1 1/8 mile in a good 1:51.4 and all the way on the front end, too.
Honorable Judge, winner of a 1 mile 1x Parx Alw tilt in his last out.
Uncle Sigh , winner of a Dec 27th Mdn tilt here at 1 mile and 70 in 1:42.4 by 14 plus lengths and Baratti, who is also a Mdn winner here at Aqueduct on Jan 10th covering the same 1 mile and 70 distance in a similiar 1:42.4 winning time but by 6 lengths!
So, a good crew seems to be shaping up for this Super Bowl weekend, 3yo scrap as the 2014 GIII Withers Stakes will award “10 Derby Points” to its victory!