07/28/2011 3:57PM

Del Mar: Sugarinthemorning rested, ready for Fleet Treat

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Benoit & Associates
Sugarinthemorning, with Patrick Valenzuela riding, wins the Manhattan Beach.

DEL MAR, Calif. - A six-week gap between the Manhattan Beach Stakes at Hollywood Park and Saturday’s $100,000 Fleet Treat Stakes at Del Mar has left trainer Ron McAnally confident that Sugarinthemorning is on the verge of her third career stakes win.

“She’s had enough time,” McAnally said. “We have to give her a little bit of time. She’s not the biggest eater in the world.”

Owned by breeder Stephen Weissman and his granddaughter Samantha Clement, Sugarinthemorning will be favored in the Fleet Treat, which is run over seven furlongs for state-bred 3-year-old fillies.

Last summer, Sugarinthemorning won a maiden race here and finished sixth in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante. She worked six furlongs here in 1:12.60 on Sunday.

A stalker, Sugarinthemorning will be ridden by Patrick Valenzuela. She is the lone stakes winner in a field of five and must catch Zenidekka, while holding off late threats from Chokecherymary and Screaming Regal.