12/29/2007 12:00AM

Honey Honey Honey upsets

EmailTaking the lead at the break, Honey Honey Honey turned back several bids while setting the pace and then was able to hold off several rivals on the way to a nose upset in the Inaugural Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Tampa Bay Downs.

Under a strong ride by Jose Lopez, Honey Honey Honey returned a whopping $79.40 despite having raced with solid stakes company at Calder most of the season. He covered the six furlongs in 1:11.85.

Run Sully Run overcame a rough start and closed fast to be second, a half-length in front of Surrealdeal, with Service Corp a late-running fourth, another quarter-length back.

* In the Sandpiper Stakes, jockey Carlos Montalvo bided his time with Unfolding Wish while as many as five rivals tried to gain the lead through the opening half-mile. Unfolding Wish then slipped through along the rail to gain the lead in the stretch and held off a fast-closing Bear Lahaina for a half-length win in the six-furlong sprint for 2-year-old fillies.

Trained by Dale Bennett, Unfolding Wish returned $10.40 while covering the distance in 1:11.37 for her third straight win.