03/26/2005 12:00AM

Laurel: 'Moonshine' gets up late


Malibu Moonshine wore down 53-1 longshot Hello Jerry inside the sixteenth pole to score a neck victory in the $50,000 for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park.

The second choice in a field of 10, Malibu Moonshine ($8.60), under Steve Hamilton, was last after a quarter-mile and still had only one horse beaten with four furlongs remaining. He made a big move approaching the turn for home and rallied down the center of the track to just overtake Hello Jerry in deep stretch. Hello Jerry, coming off a maiden win at Philadelphia Park, was making his first start beyond six furlongs.

Trained by King Leatherbury, Malibu Moonshine covered the mile on a fast track in 1:40.04.