11/13/2006 12:00AM

Smitty's Sunshine upsets


Smitty's Sunshine, ridden by Robby Albarado, turned back a racelong bid from favored Nicole's Dream and went on to victory in Sunday's $116,400 Pent Up Kiss at Churchill Downs.

Smitty's Sunshine took sole command soon after the field of eight fillies and mares straightened for home, then had enough left to finish three-quarters of a length clear of a belated bid by Beautiful Bets.

Nicole's Dream, who was making the 53rd and final start of her illustrious career, wound up just another neck back in third.

Smitty's Sunshine returned $16 as fifth choice after finishing the five furlongs in 57.94 seconds over a firm turf.

Smitty's Sunshine, a 3-year-old Louisiana-bred filly by Seeking a Home, is trained by Morris Nicks.