06/02/2008 12:00AM

Golden Gate: Sudan wires turf route


Favored Sudan ($4.60) led every step of the way and was never challenged in the Grade 3, $100,000 Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes.

Sudan, going 1 3/8 miles on turf under David Flores, registered a four-length victory over Fitz Flag in 2:16.86. Uffizi was third, one length behind the late-closing Fitz Flag.

An Irish-bred now trained by Bobby Frankel, Sudan had won the Group 1 Gran Premio di Milano last June in Italy.