We are now in the final month of the long Winter/Spring Meet of Turfway Park. Days get a little more light. Temps get a little more warmer, as if they got a tap of the riding crop from the rider. This Sunday we have to turn the clocks up an hour, in fact.

Spring time is coming.

And, so is rider Gerardo Corrales.

He is coming, too.

With just a few races and race days to go, the question now becomes can Gerardo Corrales got enough rides and time left to corral perennial champ Albin Jimenez for the rider’s title?

And, only time — and wins — will tell.

After Saturday’s races were done, Corrales — who started riding at Turfway Park in December for trainer Wesley Ward and, pretty much, Wesley Ward only — is now only 5 wins behind Jimenez.

In 159 rides so far this meet, Jimenez has a record of 32 wins, 16 seconds and 11 thirds. His win percentage sits at .20% and his horses have hit the board at .37% clip.

On the other hand?

Corrales has a record of 27 wins, 23 seconds and 15 thirds in just 105 mounts. That’s 54 fewer attempts. And Corrales’ win percentage is .26%, and his horses have hit the board at a whopping .62% rate.

Let the race and the races begin.

Here’s a look at the Top 25 riders so far this meet:

1 Albin Jimenez 159 32 16 11 $602,211 20% 59 37%
2 Gerardo Corrales 105 27 23 15 $537,368 26% 65 62%
3 Joseph D. Ramos 139 21 15 27 $378,049 15% 63 45%
4 Sonny Leon 138 15 20 14 $308,434 11% 49 36%
5 Malcolm Franklin 64 10 10 7 $292,604 16% 27 42%
6 Rodney A. Prescott 116 10 14 15 $242,848 9% 39 34%
7 John McKee 135 13 13 20 $230,765 10% 46 34%
8 Alan Garcia 74 8 8 8 $170,634 11% 24 32%
9 Abel Lezcano 56 8 11 3 $140,425 14% 22 39%
10 Rogelio Miranda 95 10 6 10 $138,153 11% 26 27%
11 Alex Achard 56 5 4 6 $136,452 9% 15 27%
12 Javier Padron-Barcenas 72 6 3 8 $128,661 8% 17 24%
13 Luan Machado 78 4 4 9 $128,461 5% 17 22%
14 Leandro D. Goncalves 98 6 5 5 $101,523 6% 16 16%
15 Samuel E. Bermudez 39 10 3 3 $87,466 26% 16 41%
16 Angel Serpa 75 5 5 7 $84,490 7% 17 23%
17 Gabriel Lagunes 62 5 7 7 $77,197 8% 19 31%
18 Rafael Manuel Hernandez 47 4 5 4 $74,758 9% 13 28%
19 Azael De Leon 47 6 8 2 $73,729 13% 16 34%
20 Julie Burke 46 2 7 2 $62,526 4% 11 24%
21 Edgar Perez 35 5 2 3 $52,945 14% 10 29%
22 Jose Riquelme 73 2 9 3 $46,092 3% 14 19%
23 Virginia Tormey 63 1 3 7 $30,348 2% 11 17%
24 Eddie Zuniga 21 3 0 3 $29,963 14% 6 29%
25 Julio A. Garcia 2 1 0 0 $28,237 50% 1 50%

(Stats compiled by Equibase)