Guys Reward Closes Well to Win Oceanport

by | 07.27.2014 | 5:20pm
Guys Reward wins the Grade 3 Metropolitan Jets Oceanport Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 27.

In the 68th running of the Metropolitan Jets Oceanport Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park, Michael J. Bruder's Guys Reward burst out of the pack in midstretch and went on to a one-length victory over Fredericksburg, who had set all the pace.

Guys Reward, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Paco Lopez, raced the mile and a sixteenth in 1:40 2/5 on firm turf and paid $11.20, $4.80 and $3.20 across the board. Fredericksburg completed the $73.60 exacta and paid $6.60 and $4.80. Under Control was third, less than a length farther back and returned $8.40 to show.

This was the second stakes score of the year for Guys Reward, a 7-year-old son of Grand Reward. He earned $90,000 to kick his career bankroll to $777,709.

“I thought he was waiting a little closer than he usually does,” Romans said. “But it looked like he needed to. He's just a good, old hard campaigner. When the horse is right, he gives you his all, and he did that today.”

View the full Equibase chart here.

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