11/05/2005 12:00AM

Woodbine: 'Surprise' ending

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Colonial Surprise, under Eurico Rosa Da Silva, captures the Ontario Fashion Handicap at Woodbine at 9-1.

Colonial Surprise recorded a 9-1 upset in the $153,175 Ontario Fashion Handicap at Woodbine, winning by 1 3/4 lengths over 19-1 shot Search the Church.

Friendly Theresa set lively fractions of 22.12 and 45.42 seconds in the six-furlong sprint. Colonial Surprise commenced a three-wide rally from a stalking position on the turn, and overtook Search the Church at the sixteenth pole before drawing clear under jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva. Favored Silver Bird finished sixth in the seven-horse field of fillies and mares. The final time was 1:10.89.

Colonial Surprise ($21.60) banked $81,225 in her first stakes score for owner/trainer Nick DeToro.

* Can Ihavethisdance ($7.80) won her first stakes by a nose over Kabul in the $110,400 River Memories, which was taken off the grass and run at a mile and 70 yards on the main track. With Ray Sabourin riding for trainer Mark Casse, Can Ihavethisdance covered the distance in 1:44.46.