12/31/2005 12:00AM

Tampa Bay: Misty Rosette now 2 for 2


Ranging up along the outside turning into the stretch, Misty Rosette shook off favored Rgirldoesn'tbluff leaving the furlong marker and drew off to post a 3 3/4-length victory in the $60,000 Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

Under a confident ride by Sebastian Madrid, Misty Rosette covered the six furlongs over a speed-favoring strip in 1:10.33 to score her second win from as many starts. She returned $12.20 as third choice in the field of 12 juvenile fillies.

Runaway in Love finished second at 41-1, 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Running Lass.