10/06/2011 8:59AM

Woodbine: Bear It’s Time rallies for Classy 'n Smart score


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Favored Bear It’s Time came wide from fifth to take the $125,000 Classy ‘n Smart Stakes on Wednesday night at Woodbine.

Moonlit Beauty set a slow early pace in the 1 1/16-mile route and turned back bids from Askeaton and Dance to the Moon. Bear It’s Time loomed into contention early in the stretch and went by Moonlit Beauty at the eighth pole before prevailing by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:44.28. She paid $5 to win.

Moonlit Beauty held off Megavella, who nosed out Bubbles to the Top for third in the eight-horse field of Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

Emma Wilson, Woodbine’s hottest rider, rode the Reade Baker-trained Bear It’s Time, who collected $75,000 for Bear Stable.

“In the past when I rode her, she was a little sharp,” said Wilson. “We breezed her with a little ring bit on, and she seemed to manage quite well for me. Going into the first time, she settled back, listened to me, and I was in a great spot all the way. It was just a matter of when I pulled the trigger.”