08/15/2010 9:56AM

Sugardazzle upsets Amadevil at Columbus


COLUMBUS, Neb. - Sugardazzle got his biggest career win as the longest price on the board in a short field of four older Nebraska-breds as he claimed the $15,450 Amadevil Stakes by a length at Columbus on Saturday night.

Ridden by Jordan Olesiak, Sugardazzle dueled through the opening half-mile with 1-5 favorite From The Ashes. He edged clear leaving the quarter pole to draw off and then held safe as Justabit Shawklit, with Armando Martinez up, made a late run to claim second. Sugardazzle covered the six furlongs over a fast track in 1:14.40.

Sugardazzle returned $17.60.

Sugardazzle, trained by Dan Coughlin, got his first career stakes win in the Amadevil. He was third in the Who Doctor Who Handicap earlier this summer at Horsemen's Park and came into the race off a second against $2,5000 starter allowance company. Sugardazzle improved his career record to 5-3-2 from 14 starts. He has earnings of $40,474.