03/06/2016 8:43AM

Icy Gentleman survives objection after Pelican romp

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Icy Gentleman earned his second straight stakes win in the Pelican Stakes.

Icy Gentleman stormed to his second straight stakes win at Delta Downs in Saturday night’s $100,000 Pelican, rolling by nine lengths over Hunker Down.

Following the race there was a claim of foul against the winner by the rider of fourth-place finisher Chattanoogan, but the objection was disallowed by the stewards. Icy Gentleman was coming off a win in the $125,000 Premier Night Prince.

The Pelican, a 7 1/2-furlong race around two turns, was restricted to 3-year-olds bred in Louisiana. Sea Vow was scratched from the Pelican.

Icy Gentleman ($4) was with the pace Saturday, attending an opening quarter-mile of 23.05 seconds and a half-mile of 47.13. He started to separate himself from the field into the stretch, and went on to cover the distance on a track rated fast in 1:33.63.

Jorge Guzman rode the winner for trainer H.B. Johnson Jr.

Icy Gentleman picked up $60,000 for the win, his fourth from eight career starts. He has now earned $212,835. Icy Gentleman is a son of Yankee Gentleman and races for his breeders, Ironwater Farms Joint Venture. Overall, the horse has won three stakes, dating back to the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile in August at Louisiana Downs.