03/08/2009 11:00PM

Let It Rock finishes fastest in Razorback


Let It Rock burst to the lead late to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Razorback Handicap by three-quarters of a length over Shim's Pride at Oakawn Park on Saturday. It was another neck back in third to Catmantoo.

The Razorback is the local prep for the Grade 2, $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap on April 4.

Let It Rock ($19.60) broke a step slowly in the 1 1/16-mile race and settled in fourth along the rail with Spotsgone moving to the lead through an opening quarter in 23.42 seconds. Spotsgone was joined by Silver Edition and Jonesboro through a half-mile in 47.73, as Let It Rock moved into contention on the final turn.

Approaching the sixteenth pole, less than two lengths separated the entire field and Let It Rock burst through an opening to win, covering the distance on a fast track in 1:44.18.

Terry Thompson rode the winner for trainer Judi Hicklin.

Let It Rock has now won 4 of 16 starts and $170,748. Let It Rock is a 4-year-old by Trippi and he races for Hicklin Farms and Tom Gregerson. He shipped to Oaklawn off a third-place finish in the $75,000 Super at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 7.

Attendance ontrack was 19,334.