05/08/2005 11:00PM

Belmont: Sweet Sweet 3 for 3 after Bouwerie win


Sweet Sweet broke slowly but finished quickly to win Sunday's $116,000 Bouwerie Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies and remain undefeated in three starts.

Sweet Sweet, a daughter of Honour and Glory, won her first two starts on the lead. On Sunday, she was last out of the gate under Edgar Prado, but steadily advanced into third after a quarter-mile run in 22.61 seconds.

Prado got Sweet Sweet off the rail for the stretch and she blew past the front-runners inside the furlong marker and won by 1 1/4 lengths over Brushme On. It was another 1 1/4 lengths back to Party Maker.

Sweet Sweet, owned by Barry Schwartz and trained by Mike Hushion, covered the seven furlongs in 1:23.83. She returned $12.60 to win.

"I don't know if it is good to spot anybody at the start, but we certainly found out a lot about her," Hushion said.

"This is only the third race of her life and only the second since last year. She stood in there a long time, and I guess she forgot what it was all about."

It was the second stakes victory of the weekend for Hushion, who sent out Uncle Camie to win Saturday's Bold Ruler Handicap. Hushion won four races during Belmont's opening week.