Darley Stable’s Long River, a winner his last time out, makes his stakes debut Saturday in the $200,000 1-mile and 70 yards Grade 2 Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct. The chestnut colt was broken and trained in Aiken by Tim Jones. Long River has a win over the track and at the distance.
The son of the 1992 Horse of the Year A.P. Indy, is out of the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Round Pond, who is by the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Awesome Again.
Long River broke his maiden in his third start, a 1-mile and 70 yards start at Aqueduct on Dec. 15, winning by 3/4-length. The colt drew post position no. 3, will carry 115 pounds, and
and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. will have the return call on the Kiaran McLaughlin charge.
Long River last worked on Dec. 28, breezing a half-mile in 48 seconds at the Belmont Park Training Track.