Picks and Ponderings: 2018 Jerome Stakes Preview

Originally scheduled for January 1st, the Jerome Stakes — like much of the northeast and midwest — has been stuck in a deep freeze.  As New York will have hopefully become warm enough to safely race, the Jerome has been released from its suspended state, and scheduled for January 13.

The race had been a Grade 2 as recently as 2014, but was downgraded to a Grade 3 starting with the 2015 running, and was downgraded to listed status for the 2018 running.  This year’s edition drew seven runners to contest for a $150,000 purse, as well as Road to the Kentucky Derby points (10-4-2-1) for the top four finishers.

Head over to Picks and Ponderings, read my preview of the Jerome Stakes, and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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