The Lumber Guy wins Big A's Jerome Stakes

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Lumber Guy beat Brigand by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday in the $200,000 Jerome Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct.

It was strictly a two-horse race. The top two finishers battled from the start with The Lumber Guy finally taking charge in the late stages for his third win in four starts. Mike Luzzi was aboard for trainer Mike Hushion as the gray colt ran a mile in 1:36.04.

The Lumber Guy paid $6.50, $4.10 and $2.50. Brigand returned $5 and $3, and Stirred Up paid $2.50 to show.