The top three finishers from last Saturday’s Jerome Stakes all appear
headed in different directions. The winner, Adios Charlie, is likely to
make his next start in the Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes at
Belmont on May 14. Astrology, the runner-up, is being considered for
the Preakness at Pimlico on May 21, while third-place finisher Justin
Phillip is being pointed to the Woody Stephens here on June 11.
Adios Charlie came out of his 2 1/2-length victory in the Jerome in
good shape, according to trainer and part-owner Stanley Hough, who said
the Peter Pan, at 1 1/8 miles, will give him more of a line on Adios
Charlie’s distance capabilities.