Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Classic Rock, winner last time out of the Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3), gamely held off the stakes winner Cautious Giant the length of the stretch under jockey Luis Saez to win Sunday's $75,000 Jeblar at Gulfstream Park.
Trained by Kathy Ritvo, Classic Rock, the 1-5 favorite, covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.33 for his third consecutive victory and sixth in 10 starts.
Classic Rock broke on top and was chased by Early Entry past an opening quarter in :22.10. After a :44.99 half, Cautious Giant drove past Early Entry, engaged Classic Rock entering the stretch from the outside, and the duel was on. Despite a gutsy effort by Cautious Giant, Classic Rock never relinquished the lead and actually pulled away to win by a length at the finish.
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