01/08/2011 6:32PM

See I A wins fifth straight in Pelican Stakes

Tom Cooley Photography
See I A wins the Pelican Stakes under Huber Villa-Gomez.

OLDSMAR, Fla. - Ranging up three wide after a half-mile, See I A rallied past 40-1 longshot Gary D leaving the furlong marker and went on to post a 1 3/4-length victory in the $60,000 Pelican Stakes before 3,265 fans.

Under a well-judged ride by Huber Villa-Gomez, See I A returned $17 while posting his fifth straight win and 11th from 28 career starts.

Gary D, who had secured a clear lead from even-money favorite and early pacesetter Wildcat Frankie in midstretch, held on late to save the place by a neck over late-closing Good Lord. Guam Typhoon finished fourth, a length and a half farther back, as Wildcat Frankie faded to eighth.

See I A, trained by the leading conditioner at Tampa Bay Downs, Jamie Ness, covered the six furlongs over a fast racing strip in 1:10.18 and topped a $532.20 exacta and $1 superfecta of $53,318.