08/29/2008 11:00PM

Sugar Bay scores in turf debut

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Sugar Bay ($14.30) landed her second straight stakes while making her first start on turf in the $182,800 Ontario Colleen at Woodbine.

Sugar Bay rallied strongly from midpack and passed the leaders at the eighth pole before pulling away for a 4 1/4-length score over Fareena. Favored Lickey Lemon came on belatedly for third in the one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies, from which the morning-line favorite, Northern Kraze, was scratched.

"She relaxed perfectly," said Jono Jones, who rode Sugar Bay for trainer Mac Benson. "When I asked her to make her move, it was a matter of how far she was going to win."

Sugar Bay covered the distance in 1:34.44, and banked $120,000 for Augustin Stable.