06/05/2010 11:00PM

It's Time Bear upsets Bold Ruckus


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - It's Time Bear ($25.60) made all the running in his first stakes victory Sunday at Woodbine in the .

Over a soggy turf course that was labeled yielding, It's Time Bear set splits of 24 seconds and 47.42 while being tracked by favored Mobil Unit in the six-furlong sprint. He opened up a daylight lead in the stretch and went on to score by a length, in a time of 1:11.68.

The Bob Tiller-trained Race for Gold outran his stablemate Arepeatee for second. Mobil Unit faded to finish eighth in the 10-horse field of Ontario-sired 3-year-olds.

Emile Ramsammy rode It's Time Bear, who banked $75,000 for Bear Stable and trainer Reade Baker in his second start as a gelding.

"He was pretty relaxed, and they left me alone," Ramsammy said. "He's a young, maturing horse. He's got some quirks, but he's versatile enough to handle either surface."