Churchill Updates Road to Kentucky Derby, Oaks Leaderboards
Following three official prep races on Saturday along the Roads to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs announced updated leader boards to include the new points-earners.
The Grade 2 Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct, the first 3-year-old race of the year on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, afforded its winner, Treadway Racing Stable’s Noble Moon, with ten points to hit the board for the first time. Noble Moon enters into a five-way points tie for fifth place with Cleburne, the Ontario-bred Ami’s Holiday, the Ramseys’ We Miss Artie and Delta Jackpot-winner Rise Up.
In fourth place is FrontRunner Stakes-winner Bond Holder with 11 points and Ron Winchell’s Tapiture is in third place with 12 points. Tied for first place on the leaderboard is Remsen Stakes-winner Honor Code, behind in earnings to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Havana, with 14 points each.
The Jerome Stakes also gave runner-up Classic Giacnroll four points, third-place finisher Scotland two and fourth-place runner Matuszak one point.
Saturday’s two prep races for the Kentucky Oaks gave out ten points each to Awesome Baby, the winner of the Santa Ynez at Santa Anita, and Fierce Boots, who captured the Busanda at Gulfstream.
Winner of Aqueduct’s Demoiselle and Tempted Stakes, Stopchargingmaria still tops the leaderboard with 12 points, ahead of Ria Antonia, My Conquestadory, Artemis Agrotera, Tepin, Untapable, Madly Truly and Vexed, all with ten points.
See the complete leaderboard for the Road to the Kentucky Derby
See the complete leaderboard for the Road to the Kentucky Oaks