02/06/2010 12:00AM

This Bud's for American Classic

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American Classic became a stakes winner Saturday at Sunland Park, when he was up for a head win over favorite Sky Jedi in the $50,000 Budweiser Stakes. It was another 2 1/4 lengths back in third to Loves Bonus.

American Classic ($23.40) raced in third early in the five-furlong Budweiser, as Cape of Bradford ran the opening quarter in 22.02 seconds while under pressure from Loves Bonus. American Classic continued to stalk the leaders, and was determined through the lane to win in 57.70 seconds. Agapito Delgadillo was aboard for trainer Jon Arnett.

American Classic has now won 5 of 10 starts and $126,340. He races for Brian Mundell.